Yesterday marked the 10th Anniversary for One Direction! Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik make up one of the most successful boy bands of all time. The boys all auditioned for The UK’s X Factor as individual artists but Simon Cowell saw something special in them as a group. They didn’t win the show but Simon decided to sign them anyway.. smart move. One Direction has won close to 200 various awards, done multiple sold out world tours including the highest-grossing tour by a vocal group in history. Who came up with the band’s name? According to Harry Styles it was him…
“I thought it sounded good. We threw around names for a little bit, and I honestly don’t know.
“I suggested it and everyone was like ‘Yeah we like that’ and then it kind of stuck, and that was what it was.”
Zayn was the first to leave the group in 2015 and since then they have all gone solo.
To commemorate their 10th Anniversary they have a bunch going on on YouTube..
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