UK boy band One Direction is making their mark on the US scene after their turn on Britain's
X Factor in 2010. They're currently traveling the world on their Up All Night tour, and stopped in NYC to perform on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Click through to find out more about the group and its five members, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson as they continue to dominate the charts with their catchy hits!
One Direction gained fame after placing third on UK's
The X Factor in 2010.
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Harry is the youngest member of the band, having just turned 18 in February.
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Zayn has multiple tattoos including a Yin Yang sign on his left wrist, a heart on his stomach, and a hand showing a peace sign on his right arm.
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Liam has said he wants to buy a "nice house in America" when he makes it big.
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Louis has been dating model Eleanor Calder but says his celebrity crush is
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One Direction was the first UK group in history to debut at number one on the US Billboard chart, with their single "Up All Night" selling 176,000 copies in its first week.
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Liam asked fans to donate to a cancer charity instead of buying him gifts for his 18th birthday last year.
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Harry briefly dated
Xtra Factor host, Caroline Flack, who is 15 years older than him.
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Niall is the only member of the band who is not from England. He was born in Mullingar, Ireland.
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Louis and his bandmate Harry live together in North London.
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The group recently met up in the studio with Justin Bieber, which sparked rumors that the band might be working with Justin on new music, though they
insist that "there's no real collaboration or anything."
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Louis's acting career includes roles in
If I Had You and Waterloo Road as well as an extra part in Fat Friends.
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Niall invited Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom to a recent One Direction concert in Dallas, but they were unable to attend.
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Tickets for One Direction's first Madison Square Garden concert on Dec. 3, 2012 sold out in less than an hour.
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Liam is dating dancer and model Danielle Peazer.
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When he's traveling between appearances,
Harry likes to play Draw Something on his phone.
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Niall learned to play the guitar at a young age.
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Harry used to be the lead singer for a band called White Eskimo.
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Zayn dated fellow
X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson last year.
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One Direction is signed to
Simon Cowell's label, Syco Records, as well as Columbia Records.
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Louis has four younger sisters, Charlotte, Félicité, and twins Daisy and Phoebe.
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Getting to Know . . . One Direction
originally posted on POPSUGAR Celebrity