Why One Direction• We chose One Direction because they are a talented band from England. They went to the show called X Factor and performed a song.
Music they play• One direction are a British boy band consisting of members Nial Horan, Zayne Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Style and Louis Tomlinson.• The genre they sing is dance-pop, teen pop, pop rock and power pop, which has rock and electro-pop inﬂuences.• They have done cover songs by other artists such as Pink, Coldplay, The Beatles, Rhianna, Snow Patrol and Elton John.
Music career• In 2010 the individuals of One Direction all auditioned for the seventh series of X Factor, but they all failed to qualify in the ‘Boys’ category. X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger suggested they form a boy band, which would qualify them for the ‘Group’ category.• Harry Styles came up with the name of ‘One Direction’.• One Direction ﬁnished X Factor in 3rd place.
Awards and highlights• 2011 One Direction signed with Simon Cowell’s record company ‘Syco Records’ for 2 million pounds.• November 2011 One Direction signed with Columbia Records in North America.• February to April 2011 toured with X Factor Live Tour in U.K.• Debut album ‘Up All Night’ released in the U.K and U.S.A in September 2011.
Awards continued...• May 21 2012 of this year, One Direction have sold 2,060, 303 digital downloads in the U.S.A.• 21 February 2012 One Direction received BRIT Award for Best British Single.
What they are doing now...• They will be embarking on an arena tour in 2013.• April 2012, One Direction are being sued for using the same name as an American band of the same name. The U.S band has had the name since 2009 and recorded 2 albums. One Direction are expected to make for Sony music, in excess of 100 million over the next year, such is their global success.
Comparisons One Direction similarities Brooke Fraser 1D is a band both artist Brook FraserThey do pop as their both is a solo singer. music genre. famous She does they sing. charity work
Insight on artist• We have learned that One Direction has auditioned for X Factor. Then they decided to be in a boy band and Harry came up with the name One Direction for there band.
Websites we used• www. One Direction Wikipedia . co.nz• www. google images. co.nz