1. 'Saturday Night Live' Recap: One Direction Performs 'Night Changes' & 'Ready to Run'

    December 21, 2014 11:31 AM EST One Direction returned to Saturday Night Live on Dec. 20, performing two tracks from the their latest chart-topping album, Four . One Direction on 'Saturday Night Live': Their Best Moments For the British group’s third appearance on SNL ...

  2. One Direction Announce New Performance: Where Will They 'Steal' Hearts Next?

    November 01, 2014 8:02 PM EDT Australian Directioners might want to mark November 26 on their calendars. One Direction has confirmed they will perform their Four  single, "Steal My Girl," during the ARIA Awards next month. In a video posted by the band, Niall Horan s ...

  3. Details on One Direction's Secret Financial Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer

    October 03, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Welcome to the new (boy band) sharing economy. When One Direction ­members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne tweeted at fellow boy banders 5 Seconds of Summer back in February, announcing to their millions of followers that the Aussie pop-rockers had ...

  4. Ed Sheeran Debuts Cheating Song 'Don't' in Beats by Dre Ad (Watch)

    May 30, 2014 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran may be the star of a new Beats by Dre commercial, revealed Thursday, but the brand new track he sings in the ad allegedly centers on former flame who cheated with a close friend.  "Don't," featured in the ad ahead of Sheera ...

  5. AMAs Dominate Twitter Traffic (Exclusive)

    November 26, 2013 6:31 PM EST AMAs Score Best Ratings in Years Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards American Music Awards Backbeat Gallery: Lady Gaga Godiva, Johnny Wright, Taylor Swift & Keith Caulfield, Scooter Braun, Wiz Khalifa, Way More! Th ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. '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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. One Direction's Songwriting Secrets: Their Plan for YouTube Dominance

    December 17, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "We wanted to do something where we didn't copy anything right off," says 1D tunesmith Carl Falk. If One Direction 's songs sound a bit familiar, it's no coincidence. THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2012 BUY THIS SPECIAL ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE ...

  14. One Direction Q&A: Niall Horan

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Niall Horan is blonde, Irish and One Direction 's resident rock and roller. "He just bounces off the walls and has not changed one bit -- he'll always be Niall," says writer/producer Savan Kotecha. Horan, 19, has also picked up a ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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, ...

  20. 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, ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Simon Cowell's Label Sued Over One Direction's Name

    April 11, 2012 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 "The X Factor" in the U.K. The group's debut album recently topped the U.S. chart, ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Justin Bieber Studio Update: One Direction, Usher, Will.i.am Stop By

    April 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What happens when two teenage pop music phenomenons collide? Scientists have pondered this question for decades, but they're finally about to find out, as U.K. boy band One Direction and the one and only Justin Bieber shared studio time earlier ...

  30. One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden

    April 04, 2012 7:15 AM EDT British/Irish pop group One Direction will be headlining New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, the band announced today. The show follows the band's U.S. summer tour, which sold out within minutes. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover S ...

  31. One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2012 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 British/Irish pop group One Direction will be headlining New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, the band announced today. The show follows the band's U.S. summer tour, which sold out within minutes. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover Sto ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. One Direction Aiming for Historic No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 14, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction could be on the way to making history on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the vocal quintet's "Up All Night" may sell between 160,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week o ...

  38. One Direction Aiming for Historic No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 14, 2012 5:55 PM EDT One Direction could be on the way to making history on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the vocal quintet's "Up All Night" may sell between 160,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week ...

  39. 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&# ...

  40. One Direction Has Highest Hot 100 Debut For New U.K. Act Since 1998

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 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. "Beautifu ...

  41. 21 Under 21: One Direction (2011)

    September 27, 2011 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 No. 19. One Direction Birthdates: Zayn Malik - Jan. 12th, 1993 (age 18); Harry Styles - Feb. 1, 1994 (age 17); Louis Tomlinson - Dec. 24, 1991 (age 19); Niall Horan - Sept. 13, 1993 (age 18); Liam Payne - Aug. 29, 1993 (age 18) Why They're Hot: ...

  42. Ed Sheeran Tops U.K. Chart; Tony Bennett in First Top 40 Hit in 46 Years

    September 19, 2011 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran followed his two recent top ten U.K. singles with an instant No. 1 album as the Official Charts Company's new data was published Sunday (18). Sheeran's "+" opened at the top, while new boy ban ...