One Direction

  1. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart, Sells 546K

    December 04, 2013 10:28 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums ...

  2. The Business Strategy Behind One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Roll-Out (From the Magazine)

    November 25, 2013 11:40 AM EST In this excerpt from our most recent issue's cover story on One Direction, Billboard's Andrew Hampp examines the many moving parts of the group's business strategy with manager Richard Griffiths, Simon Cowell and more. To read the ...

  3. Exclusive: One Direction Teams With Nabisco For Multi-Brand Tour Sponsorship, Marketing Blitz

    May 21, 2013 7:20 AM EDT One Direction’s 2013 North American tour has been sold out for nearly a year, ever since tickets went on sale just months after the British boy band’s American breakthrough in March 2012 when “Up All Night” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. ...

  4. One Direction Solves Legal Issue Over Band Name

    September 06, 2012 8:24 AM EDT One Direction, the mega-selling UK act that was put together by Simon Cowell on The X Factor, has settled a legal war over its band name. Cowell's record label, Syco Entertainment as well as Sony Music and members of the band were sued in Apr ...

  5. MTV O Music Awards: Recapping 23 Awards In 24 Hours As The Flaming Lips Break A World Record

    June 29, 2012 3:35 PM EDT MTV's quirky award show, the O Music Awards, set out to be even quirkier and more ambitious with their latest "ceremony." As with the show's previous installations, this iteration focused on setting a Guinness World Record. Thi ...

  6. One Direction Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 20, 2012 8:00 PM EDT U.K. pop vocal group One Direction makes history on the Billboard 200 albums chart as the first U.K. group to bow at No. 1 with a debut album. Up All Night enters atop the list with 176,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. One Direction ...

  7. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 3:40 PM EST Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You Are Not Alone& ...

  8. One Direction Has Highest Hot 100 Debut For New U.K. Act Since The Verve In 1998

    February 23, 2012 7:15 AM EST Vocal group One Direction makes waves on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week as its "What Makes You Beautiful" debuts at No. 28. It's the highest bow for a U.K. act's debut U.S. single in nearly 14 years. Katy Perry&# ...

  9. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  10. Download Derby: Katy Perry Leads Pack of Digital Debuts

    February 17, 2012 4:34 PM EST Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. Katy Pe ...

  11. One Direction's 'One Thing' Spurs Big Billboard Chart Jump

    January 20, 2012 9:10 PM EST UK vocal group One Direction makes a striking jump straight into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, rising 35-10 thanks to the Jan. 13 debut of its music video for "One Thing." The clip racked up more than 5 million views in ...

  12. Wonder Girls, One Direction Arrive on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    November 18, 2011 6:55 AM EST K-pop group Wonder Girls arrives onto Billboard's Social 50 chart, jumping into the tally at No. 33 -- this week's highest debut. The release of the video for their latest single "Be My Baby" on Nov. 5 prompted a burst of eight ...