Five talented boys, with one common dream: to make it to the top in the music industry. This is the story of Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Niall, who all auditioned as individual competitors for The X Factor in 2010 and formed the boy band One Direction – aka 1D – under the guidance of the British television show. Thanks to talent, hard work, social media, and the popularity of the show and its live tour, this British-Irish boy band has proved that they have what it takes to reach the top of the charts. The X Factor was in its seventh season when the UK's newest pop icons first appeared on screen.
From five young guys who didn't know each other, One Direction quickly established themselves as an up-and-coming band and now has an impressive devoted fan base of Directioners, a #1 debut single, "What Makes You Beautiful," and the debut album "Up All Night," which started at #2 on the UK Albums Chart and became the fastestselling debut album of 2011 in the UK. In the US it did even better and it debuted at #1. This epic rise made One Direction the first UK group in history to hit the top spot on the US Billboard 200 with a debut album!