50 Facts About One Direction

Written by: Luke Ward
Reading time: 3 mins
Last updated: April 16, 2021

Members of One Direction failed as solo contestants in the UK’s X-Factor, but gained their success after being grouped together.

One Direction Facts

One Direction came from contestants on a TV show, to one of the biggest boy bands ever to have made it in the UK.

Whilst the boyband may have broke up in 2016, there’s still many interesting facts about the boys, and their amazing music.

Here are 50 facts about One Direction.

The five members of One Direction are Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik.

To hire One Direction out for one night, it would cost over £30,000!

Each member of One Direction applied as solo contestants on the UK X Factor, but failed to qualify for the Boys category. They were then put together as a group.

One Direction starred in a series of TV ads and events for Pokémon Black and White.

Liam Payne Appeared on The UK’s X Factor in 2008. He made it through to the judges houses.

Harry’s full name is Harry Edward Styles. His Twitter is @Harry_Styles.

One Direction finished third on the seventh series of UK’s X Factor.

Liam’s middle name is James.

Liam’s star sign is Virgo.

Louis’ middle name is William.

Louis was born on Christmas Eve in 1991.

Zayn was born on January 12, 1993.

Amazon revealed that One Direction’s 2012 calendar is the top-selling calendar of all time.

One Direction have had three books released.

Their first book called One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story) reached the number one spot on the Sunday Times Best-seller list.

One Direction announced their debut UK tour, which sold out within 12 minutes of release!

Zayn didn’t have a passport before he was in One Direction.

As a band, One Direction’s biggest inspiration is ‘Take That’.

Harry used to be in a band called ‘White Eskimo’.

‘White Eskimo’ performed at a wedding in June 2010.

Harry is the youngest member of One Direction.

They saw each other naked pretty much the first time they worked together, Harry stripped-down first!

Louis is the oldest member of 1D.

‘What Makes You Beautiful’ was the third fastest-selling single of 2011.

Harry’s favorite film genre is action/adventure.

Harry was the one who came up with the band’s name ‘One Direction’.

Liam’s favorite sport is boxing.

The only book Niall has ever read is To Kill A Mockingbird.

Louis has four sisters.

Louis got suspended from school and had to retake year 12.

Harry can speak French.

Louis had a chili-flavored ice cream in France and said it was amazing!

Juggling is one of Harry’s hidden talents.

Their first single, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ was released on September 11, 2011, and was number one of the UK singles charts a week later.

One Direction’s second single, ‘Gotta Be You’, was released on November 13, 2011, which made number 3 in the charts.

Their debut album ‘Up All Night’ was the fastest-selling debut album on the UK Albums Chart in 2011.

‘Up All Night’ was the 16th biggest selling album of 2011.

After The X Factor, the band signed a £2 million record contract with Syco Music.

Louis’ favorite film is Grease.

Liam and Zayn played Pokémon loads when they were younger, but Harry didn’t play much until he was introduced to it, now 1D are all Pokéfans!

Louis does not like tattoos, but has some anyway!

Harry’s star sign is Aquarius.

‘The Fray’ is Louis’ favorite band.

Harry had his first kiss when he was 11.

Niall is the only member of 1D who was not born in the UK. He was born in Ireland.

Niall plays the guitar.

Niall’s favorite color is blue.

When Harry was younger his hair used to be straight!

Harry does not like mayonnaise.

One Direction launched limited edition Nokia C2-02 and Nokia C3-00 phones.

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  1. Whilette Whales September 21, 2016

    I would marry harry instead..his cute dimples and all..nice smile he got ..muaaah?

  2. Cherry March 25, 2015

    Niall is so verry cute…i like him!!!!

  3. Lily November 14, 2014

    Why do we faena overa the taken?
    Because they are hawt duh!

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