The new hottest boy band out there is One Direction. A British-Irish boy band consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, finished third on the seventh season of The X Factor.
Following The X Factor, the group signed a record contract with Syco Records and released their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” in September 2011. Their second single, “Gotta Be You”, was released in November 2011, which peaked at number three. Their debut album Up All Night was released in November 2011. The album peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart.
“What Makes You Beautiful” won the Best British Single award at the 2012 BRIT Awards.
One Direction will be performing on NBC’s Today Show on March 12, 2012. The guys took to Twitter with the announcement, telling their fans:
Performance update We’re going to perform on @todayshow on Monday March 12th. Who’s planning to come down to see us? #1Dtodayshow
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