A British Boy Band. They finished third on the seventh series of The X Factor. Following The X Factor, the group signed a record contract with Syco Music.
One Direction’s debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” was released on 11 September 2011. It peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. Their second single, “Gotta Be You”, was released on 13 November 2011, followed by their debut album Up All Night on 21 November.
Each of the five members applied as solo contestants, but failed to qualify for the Boys category. After a suggestion by guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, the five teens were put into a band, thus qualifying for the Groups category
Date of Birth: December 24, 1991
Hometown: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK.
Audition Song: ‘Hey There Delilah’
Date of Birth: January 12, 1993
Hometown: West Lane Baildon, Bradford, UK
Audition Song: ‘Le Me Love You’
Date of Birth: August 29, 1993
Hometown: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
Audition Song: ‘Cry Me A River’
Date of Birth: September 13, 1993
Hometown: Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Audition Song: ‘So Sick’
Date of Birth: February 01, 1994
Hometown: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, UK
Audition Song: ‘Isn’t She Lovely’
Last Updated: 11/25/11