1. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' U.K.'s Best-Selling Album of 2013

    December 31, 2013 1:11 PM EST The boy band's third release topped 2012 winner Emeli Sande Boy band One Direction’s "Midnight Memories," released in late November, is the top-selling album of 2013 in the U.K. Its sales overtook Emeli Sande’s "Our Version of Events," which had topped the 2012 sales…

  2. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift Lead AMAs to Record Twitter Traffic (Exclusive)

    November 26, 2013 6:34 PM EST The American Music Awards engaged record levels of social media activity while attracting their largest television viewing audience in four years. AMAs dominated Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings for the week of Nov. 18-24 as more than 7.6 million tweets went out during the broadcast…

  3. One Direction Announces North American Stadium Tour Dates

    November 26, 2013 11:07 AM EST 'Where We Are' run heads to the U.S. next August. One Direction shared the first tour dates of their 2014 Where We Are stadium tour way back in May , when the boy band plotted some shows in South America and in the U.K. On Tuesday (Nov. 26), the 1D boys finally announced the North…

  4. One Direction, 'Midnight Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    November 25, 2013 2:00 PM EST Did you really expect the world's biggest boy band to drop the ball on 2013? "Midnight Memories," the third full-length from the "X Factor"-formed quintet (out Nov. 25 via Columbia/Syco), follows up on what worked best on last year's "Take Me Home,"…

  5. One Direction Celebrates Upcoming 'Midnight Memories' Release in L.A. With Performance, Q&A

    November 22, 2013 9:26 PM EST Friday afternoon (Nov. 22), One Direction celebrated the release of "Midnight Memories" with a show at L.A.’s new iHeartRadio venue. Shortly after 2 p.m., the British-Irish pop stars appeared in front of a sea of screaming female fans and a handful of their parental chaperones. The…

  6. One Direction Talk 'Midnight Memories,' Fans, & the Future: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    November 22, 2013 8:31 AM EST This is an exclusive One Direction Q&A, parts of which appear in the new Billboard. For the complete cover story, buy this week's issue . "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album (out November 25) is perhaps the most representative work of the band&…

  7. One Direction Shares 'Story of My Life' In Photo Form: Watch New Video

    November 04, 2013 12:32 PM EST The One Direction lads have toned down their zaniness and aimed directly at fans' heartstrings on "Story of My Life," the second single from their forthcoming "Midnight Memories" album. Naturally, the folksy ballad has received a music video as emotionally resonant…

  8. 1. One Direction: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 11:32 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: 2 Birthdates : Zayn Malik - Jan. 12th, 1993 (age 20); Harry Styles - Feb. 1, 1994 (age 19); Louis Tomlinson - Dec. 24, 1991 (age 21); Niall Horan - Sept. 13, 1993 (age 20); Liam Payne - Aug. 29, 1993 (age 20) Why They're Hot: Success has never been a…

  9. 'One Direction: This Is Us' Extended Cut Coming Soon

    September 10, 2013 3:28 AM EDT Can't get enough of One Direction? You're in luck. Banking on young fans' insatiable appetite for anything related to the British pop band, Sony is releasing an extended version of the concert doc "One Direction: This Is Us." The film will hit theaters on Friday,…

  10. One Direction to Release 'Midnight Memories' Album in November

    September 06, 2013 12:01 PM EDT British pop juggernaut One Direction announced on Friday they'll release "Midnight Memories," their third album in two years, on Nov. 25 via Syco/Columbia. The album will include the group's latest hit, "Best Song Ever," which bestowed the boy band with its…

  11. 'The Butler' Beats One Direction’s ‘This is Us’ At Labor Day Box Office

    September 03, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Lee Daniels' "The Butler" engineered a surprise victory over Morgan Spurlock's 3D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Labor Day box office, becoming the first movie of 2013 to top the North American chart three weekends in a row. Overall,…

  12. One Direction Film Expected to Gross $22M Over Labor Day Weekend

    August 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT The boy band's 3-D concert documentary, "One Direction: This Is Us," will play on more than 2,000 screens. One Direction is expected to top the Labor Day movie box office chart as their 3-D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" is expected to pull in …

  13. One Direction Tap 3D, Social Media to Get Close to Fans: At 'This Is Us' N.Y. Premiere

    August 28, 2013 2:58 AM EDT Despite waiting for hours to meet One Direction, the dedicated fans gathered alongside the black carpet at Monday night's New York premiere of the documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" didn't lose their enthusiasm. As they tried to keep from fainting, the group of…

  14. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: One Direction & Amelia Lily

    August 23, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: One Direction One Direction hit the red carpet looking dapper in black for the world premiere of “One Direction: This Is Us” held at the Empire Leicester Square in London on…

  15. One Direction's 'This Is Us' Film Premiere Causes Hysteria In London

    August 20, 2013 5:31 PM EDT The British capital rang out to teenage screams the likes of which has not been seen in decades as pop sensations One Direction hit the red carpet for the world premiere of "1D: This Is Us." Band members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson…

  16. One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' Breaks One-Day Vevo Record

    July 23, 2013 5:30 PM EDT One Direction's video for its "Best Song Ever" is breaking records just one day after release. Music video and entertainment platform VEVO announced Tuesday that within 24 hours of its release on the site yesterday, the video had garnered 10.9 million views. The rabid fan…

  17. One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' Now Has a Video

    July 22, 2013 2:26 PM EDT One Direction has released the highly anticipated video for their new single, "Best Song Ever." The video, which the band has been hyping on social media, is characteristically goofy, and even stars Zayn Malik as a woman. Although the video eventually breaks into the sharply…

  18. One Direction Tease ‘Best Song Ever,’ Release New Movie Trailer

    June 26, 2013 5:18 AM EDT One Direction are teasing their fans with a taste of new music. A snippet of the tune “Best Song Ever” appears in the newly-release trailer for their forthcoming first movie, the 3D concert film “This Is Us.” The three-minute-long clip should get hearts-racing; there's the music,…

  19. One Direction's '1D3D' Teaser Trailer Arrives Online

    February 12, 2013 5:51 AM EST Grab your earplugs, because the One Direction “1D3D” trailer has hit the Web. The teaser trailer for the British boyband’s debut 3D feature film is just 1 minutes and 52 seconds in length. But it should prove more than enough to set young pulses pacing ahead of the TriStar Pictures release…

  20. One Direction Battles Justin Bieber for VEVO Record, Social 50 Chart Supremacy

    January 18, 2013 8:52 PM EST Justin Bieber blocks One Direction from making a return trip to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, as he keeps the British/Irish group at bay at No. 2 for a third straight week.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud,…

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