1. One Direction’s Harry Styles Supports Gay NFL Player Michael Sam at St. Louis Concert

    August 30, 2014 7:46 PM EDT 34.608 k 169 80 Harry Styles sported Michael Sam’s Rams jersey onstage on Aug. 27. One Direction singer Harry Styles showed his support for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, in front of thousands of fans during the group’s A ...

  2. Harry Styles Erotic Fan Fiction Heads to Hollywood

    June 16, 2014 12:31 PM EDT 1 28.052 k 866 0 Hollywood is shopping a piece of One Direction fan fiction that just landed a six-figure book deal after receiving 800 million reads online. This article first appeared in the June 21st issue of Billboard Magazine . If One Direction fan A ...

  3. Steamy One Direction Fan Fiction Being Shopped to Hollywood

    June 13, 2014 12:57 PM EDT 90 1.509 k 2 A 25-year-old Texan just landed a six-figure book deal for her wildly popular fan-fic starring Harry Styles and the boy band. What's next? If One Direction fan Anna Todd wrote her own lyrics to the group's hit "Story of My Life ...

  4. Taylor Swift, One Direction Top List of Most Charitable Stars

    December 26, 2013 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also hit top five Taylor Swift and One Direction are 2013’s most charitable celebrities, according to social change organization DoSomething.org. The country-pop singer tops the sixth annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Go ...

  5. British High Court Orders Paparazzi to Leave One Direction's Harry Styles Alone

    December 16, 2013 7:16 PM EST 0 0 0 A British High Court judge has ordered paparazzi to stay away from One Direction member Harry Styles. The order from justice Nicola Davies bars several photographers from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance and l ...

  6. One Direction Joins Up With 'Anchorman' Co-Stars on 'Saturday Night Live'

    December 08, 2013 1:29 AM EST The boys of One Direction got the chance to test out their acting abilities, appearing alongside the stars of "Anchorman" on "Saturday Night Live" last night (Dec. 7). The band appeared in two sketches in addition to performin ...

  7. Justin Bieber Teams Up With Prizeo for Typhoon Haiyan Charity Campaign

    December 04, 2013 7:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber is doing his part to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8. The pop star has launched a global campaign on Prizeo.com to solicit donations from his massive fan base. In return, Bieber is offering on ...

  8. One Direction’s Harry Styles Wins Britain's ‘Style Icon’ Award

    December 03, 2013 3:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Harry Styles' name says it all: The pop star has been crowned this year's British Style Icon at the British Fashion Awards on Monday. The British Style Icon Award, which recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an ...

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

    November 22, 2013 9:26 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  10. One Direction Top Richest UK Celebrities Under 30 List

    October 22, 2013 10:40 AM EDT One Direction tops the latest annual heat magazine list of the richest British celebrities under the age of 30, with combined estimated earnings of $95.70 million (£59.33 million) for the past year. Ranking just behind the boy band is Daniel Rad ...

  11. Chart Moves: Bastille's 'Bad Blood' Debuts, Fleetwood Mac's 'Opus' Opens, Little Big Town's 'Tornado' Celebrates Anniversary

    September 13, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, budding pop princess Ariana Grande claimed her first No. 1. Her debut album, "Yours Truly," has sold 138,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Behind Grande at No. 2, ...

  12. '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.&qu ...

  13. 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,&qu ...

  14. 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 tr ...

  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 ...

  16. 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 g ...

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Taylor Swift Rocks Times Square, Kisses Harry Styles on New Year's Eve: Watch

    January 01, 2013 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 31), Swifties crowded around their tubes to watch Taylor Swift rock "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with her pop-perfect performance. But it was her encounter with One Direction 's Harry Styles th ...

  20. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST 1 0 0 Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then t ...

  21. Ed Sheeran: The Breakout Star of 2013?

    December 18, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 How the singer-songwriter positioned himself to have a massive year. Justin Bieber may have been the headliner at the annual Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden Dec. 7, but the night secretly belonged to Ed Sheeran . Not only did the English f ...

  22. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Gramme ...

  23. One Direction: Q&As With Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks ago, I knew just about as much as a 29-year-old American male should know about One Direction -- that they were a boy band who got their start on the "UK Factor," had a couple genuinely solid pop songs that reminded people of the ...

  24. One Direction Q&A: Harry Styles

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Harry Styles has the devil may care hair, a dimple that's melted a million hearts, and now that girlfriend, Taylor Swift. The 18-year-old Englishman is also a member of One Direction, the saviors of boy band virtue and Billboard's Top New ...

  25. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction and More Light Up NYC at Z100 Jingle Ball

    December 08, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Z100's annual Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden Friday night (December 7) was bookended by an opening performance from One Direction and a closing headline set from Justin Bieber , with plenty of teen pop, British imports and R&B thrown ...

  26. Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

    November 14, 2012 7:08 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters UNIVERSAL MUSIC EARNINGS DIP, REVENUES RISE IN FIRST NINE MONTHS: Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes ...

  27. One Direction 3D Film Gets 'Super' Director

    November 13, 2012 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 'Super Size Me' Star Morgan Spurlock to Helm Sony Project, Set for Labor Day Weekend 2013 Prepare to have Harry Styles lurch at you at your local cineplex. Sony Pictures announced on Tuesday it's making a 3D film, directed by "Su ...

  28. Justin Bieber: Who Should Be His New Girlfriend?

    November 12, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Although the world is in shock and Beliebers are still reeling over the news of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's break-up, we know that eventually the young couple is going to move on. Rumors about their next love interests have already started ...

  29. One Direction Drops 'Little Things' Single: Listen

    October 29, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction ventures into ballad territory with its new single, "Little Things," released Monday from the group's upcoming "Take Me Home" album, due Nov. 13. Listen below. Although the song's official lyric video was ...

  30. One Direction & Drew Brees Form Fake Supergroup: Video

    October 24, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees teamed up to promote Pepsi in an ad campaign released earlier this month , and Brees has now joined the U.K. boy band, forming supergroup 1DB. In a new behind-the-scenes video, we see the rise and ...

  31. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart , marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  32. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Chart Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 3:33 PM EDT One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  33. One Direction: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 No. 2: One Direction Last Year's Rank: 19 Birthdates: Zayn Malik - Jan. 12th, 1993 (age 19); Harry Styles - Feb. 1, 1994 (age 18); Louis Tomlinson - Dec. 24, 1991 (age 20); Niall Horan - Sept. 13, 1993 (age 19); Liam Payne - Aug. 29, 1993 (age ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. One Direction (U.S.) Changes Name to Uncharted Shores

    September 04, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The battle for One Direction is over. A California rock group with the same name as the U.K. version will now be known as Uncharted Shores , putting an end to a legal kerfuffle that sought damages from the "What Makes You Beautiful" quinte ...

  36. One Direction Reveals 'Take Me Home' Album Cover

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction 's debut album "Up All Night" was released less than six months ago, but the U.K. vocal group is already moving on to its second full-length. The album artwork for the group's "Take Me Home" was released T ...

  37. One Direction Returning with New Album in November

    August 23, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 First single, 'Live While We're Young,' hits iTunes on October 1. One Direction 's debut album "Up All Night," which spawned the hits "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing," was released less tha ...

  38. Yes, There Are 2 One Directions on This Week's Charts

    April 24, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Your eyes aren't deceiving you. There are two different groups named One Direction on the Billboard charts this week. While the U.K. pop quintet is at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with Up All Night (66,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; d ...

  39. Yes, There Are 2 One Directions on Charts

    April 24, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Your eyes aren't deceiving you. There are two different groups named One Direction on the Billboard charts this week. While the U.K. pop quintet is at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with "Up All Night" (66,000 sold according to Nielsen So ...

  40. One Direction Nips at Justin Bieber's Heels on Social 50

    April 20, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The five piece juggernaut that is Britain's One Direction is unwavering in its march up the Billboard Social 50 chart. Striding to two spots to No. 2 this week, the group is now nipping at the heels of the social king himself, Justin Bieber (No ...

  41. One Direction Live: Shriek Show in Australia

    April 19, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction mania spilled into central Brisbane on Wednesday, as the boy-band from Britain closed their mini-tour of Australia with a show that sent its female audience into a teary, screaming frenzy. To say 1D is the hottest boy-band on the scene ...

  42. Simon Cowell's Record Label Sued Over Hot Boy Band One Direction

    April 10, 2012 7:04 PM EDT One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands' members finished strongly on the seventh season of UK's "X-Factor." On Saturday, the group had a successful performance on "Sa ...

  43. One Direction & The Wanted: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 27, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Melissa Lonner, senior entertainment producer for NBC's "Today," booked Brit pop quintet One Direction in January, she scheduled the group for a routine in-studio performance. But once news broke that the boyish fivesome would be ...

  44. Backbeat: One Direction's Harry Styles Gets a Faceful of Ice-Cream Cake at Z-100

    March 26, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sweet Smile: (from left:) Z-100's Skeery Jones, Billboard's Maggie Doherty, Z-100's Danielle Monaro, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction, Z-100's Elvis Duran, One Direction's Harry Styles a ...

  45. One Direction Tour! Headlining Trip Through America Begins May 24

    March 21, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction mania will keep its grip on America's teens and tweens well into the summer. The U.K. pop vocal sensations announced on Wednesday they'll headline their first-ever North American Tour, starting May 24 in Fairfax, Va. and swee ...

  46. One Direction Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    March 20, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. A ...

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