One Direction are Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik. All five boys auditioned for the UK X Factor as solo artists. However, at the suggestion of Simon Cowell and guest judge Nicole Scherzinger they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming one of the competition's most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fan-base along the way.
Stand out tracks on their debut album, Up All Night, include the first single 'What Makes You Beautiful', the pulsating pop/rock 'Tell Me A Lie' written by Kelly Clarkson and 'Gotta Be You', an emotive and heartfelt ballad with lush strings, soaring harmonies and an indelible melody. The epically anthemic 'One Thing' is another hit-in-waiting: 'More Than This', a beautiful and melodic smash, has the boys distinctive vocals sounding stronger than ever.