Although they were placed 3rd runner-ups in last year's X Factor UK, the new boy band One Direction have already stolen many teenage hearts all over the UK. The British-Irish boy band consisted of five talented and cheeky boys named Niall Horan, 18, Zayn Malik, 18, Liam Payne, 18, Harry Styles, 17, and Louis Tomlinson, 19, all originally auditioned for the X-Factor as solo artists. After none of them getting through as solo acts, one of the judges, Simon Cowell, insisted in giving them another chance and let them go through the show as a boy band. With their first ever debut album, Up All Night, out November 21st, 2011, One Direction already have a #1 single on the UK Charts called "What Makes You Beautiful" and have broken records in top pre-order album sales. The boys, who are signed to Syco Music, have big plans set from Simon Cowell and are going on their solo tour this winter. One Direction are not that big in the US yet, but be prepared to fall head over heels for their catchy-pop sound soon. They are heading this way!
Up All Night by One Direction
November 4, 2011