One Direction performed at Z100’s Jingle Ball in New York City yesterday (December 7th). I’ve added a total of over 60+ images to the gallery of Louis. From the videos, it looks like the band performed great! Enjoy the pics and videos below.
Also, the boys attended a radio station the same day, and I’ve added photos from that below:
In 2012, One Direction went from virtual unknowns in the United States to undoubtedly one of the biggest acts in music, and it doesn’t look like they will be slowing down in the new year.
Following the success of their smash album Take Me Home, the British/Irish boy band will spend the better part of next year working on their 3-D movie, which Simon Cowell said will not only be “about the fans,” but will also follow their massive 2013 world tour, which kicks off in February at London’s O2 arena.
They have their first-ever headlining tour for Up All Night under their belts, but this time around, the boys promise it will be bigger and better.
“With the last tour, we didn’t expect it to be as big as it was,” Harry Styles said. “We never expected to do that many dates. I think we did 92 shows, and this time we are kind of preparing it for bigger arenas so we can make the stage a bit bigger. The whole show is bigger, and we’re doing, like, 101 dates on the next one, so it’s going to be a long one.”
One Direction did admit that they’ve already picked out their opening act but wouldn’t disclose the lucky artist. However, they did reveal who is on their dream list of tourmates.
“Celine Dion!” Liam Payne said of who he would want to tour with before rattling off the names of Bruno Mars, Pink and Kanye West.
Zayn Malik admitted that going on tour with Katy Perry “would be amazing,” but hip-hop mogul Jay-Z tops his list.
“Imagine going on tour with Jay-Z,” Malik asked the group.
“Lads, I don’t think there’s much chance,” Louis Tomlinson admitted.
And while they might not get to go on tour with Jay, they are keeping their hopes up for a possible collaboration.
“I would love to do a hip-hop collaboration with Jay-Z,” Payne said. “I don’t know how to talk to him, though. I think he’s wicked. I love Jay-Z. It upsets me that we’re not cool enough, but I wish we could.”
Not so fast: It seems Liam already made the first move. Payne snapped a photo of himself with Jay at the Brooklyn, New York, stop of Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour, after tweeting, “Alssoooo my biggest news todayy i met one of my idols and couldnt even look him in the eye…”
Wonder if he asked him about that collaboration? Fingers crossed, Directioners.
One Direction is in the issue of PARADE Magazine, and I’ve added some Christmas-themed photoshoot pictures, as well as an interview below. They talk about Christmas as well. Enjoy!
Editor’s note: To view an exclusive video message from the band, scan the code found on the cover of this weekend’s issue of PARADE, or come back Monday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. ET to watch the video at Parade.com/one. Click here for a full list of PARADE partner papers.
There is, as Dorothy so eloquently put it, no place like home. Especially at Christmas, and especially for the five hardworking members of Britain’s most popular boy band. After a year in which they toured the U.K. and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and 21 cities in North America; landed a spot at the Olympics closing ceremony; and recorded a new album, the lads of One Direction are looking forward to some downtime with family and friends. “I’ll probably go home to Ireland and do the same thing as every year: drink, eat, and sleep a lot,” says Niall Horan, 19. “Just chill out, become fat. We always go to the pub on Christmas Eve.”
“It’s the Christmas dinner,” says Harry Styles, 18, who tackles it with a Jagger-esque swagger. “You go in hard. Then about 7 o’clock, watching a film, you make a turkey sandwich.”
Since forming in 2010 for season seven of Britain’s The X Factor(they finished third), One Direction have become a phenomenon worth an estimated $42 million, a figure that may double next year. Their first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., a feat no other Brits—not even the Beatles or theRolling Stones—ever managed. At September’s MTV Video Music Awards, they won three Moonmen, including Best Pop Video for “What Makes You Beautiful.” “That and doing the Olympics was when I thought, ‘This is bigger than I ever expected it to be,’” says Liam Payne, 19. The band’s second album, Take Me Home, has just been released.
Despite their success, the band members retain a refreshing mix of innocence, charm, and cocksureness, ribbing each other as they don winter wear for their PARADE shoot. All have sensibly plowed their newfound wealth into property—for themselves and, in the case of 19-year-old Zayn Malik, for Mum and Dad. “Now that we have a bit of money, it is nice to get gifts for people,” says Zayn, who bought his parents a house in Bradford, England, where he grew up. “Before I was getting and not really giving.”
Intense media and fan scrutiny ensures that every new hairstyle or offbeat occurrence (“I lost a shoe in Paris,” says Liam, “and that made world news”) gets maximum exposure, making a trip to the shops difficult. Still, the boys like to splash their cash in person. “It’s nice to go and pick out stuff rather than doing it online,” says Harry. Adds Louis Tomlinson, 20, “I do a bit of both. I prefer to go out, but it’s finding the time and the motivation, because [when] we’ve got time off it’s nice to do nothing.”
If it comes to it, there’s always One Direction merchandise to hand out. “My little cousin might get a few dolls,” Zayn says with a laugh. “But I don’t think my mum would be too happy with a doll of me for Christmas.”
And what will they get their bandmates? “I don’t think we’ve ever bought each other a Christmas present,” muses Liam. “If it’s somebody’s birthday, I have to arrange the present—always late because I’m a bit lazy. I’m not about to become the Christmas Man as well. That’s too many jobs.”
One Direction appeared and performed on NBC’s TODAY Show yesterday and I’ve added a bunch of photos of Louis to the gallery. You can also watch the video from the appearance below. Louis did an amazing job performing.
Also, our gallery has a new theme made by Tamara (:
One Direction are the cover stars for the December/January issue of Teen Vogue!! If you are subscribed or are going to buy the magazine, you get a random pick of one of the 5 boys, (either Louis, Niall, Zayn, Harry, or Liam) as your cover boy! I am actually subscribed to Teen Vogue so I hope I get Louis’ cover.
As a general rule, once an action figure has been created in your likeness and shipped to toy stores around the globe, any claims of regular-guy status pretty much go straight out the window. But the five members of the British boy band One Direction—that’s, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles, for those of you who were literally raised by wolves—tend to insist, quite convincingly, that they’re still the same lads who first auditioned for the U.K. version of The X Factor more than two years back. “What we do isn’t normal,” allows Niall, nineteen, in an interview conducted on the London set of the group’s Teen Vogue cover shoot. “But we’re normal.”
Harry, eighteen, agrees. “One time, a girl dropped her phone in my pocket,” he recalls, “and I found it and was like, ‘There you go.’ And she said, ‘If you’d had my phone, you’d have had to meet up with me to give it back.'” Hearing this story, one can’t help but be struck by the girl’s optimism—and cheek—but Harry seems more astounded by the idea that she deemed him worthy of such a ploy in the first place. “It’s nice to have people go to these lengths for you,” he says, “but sometimes it’s hard to understand, because we’re just guys. We’re guys who would be at your school, who got this amazing opportunity.”
Of course, it’s true. And thanks to the fact that the band was formed while cameras were rolling, anyone who wants to see what their favorite member of 1D was like pre-fame is able to do so simply by entering a few keywords on YouTube. (We recommend Zayn refuses to dance at boot camp for a combination of shyness, stage fright, and stubbornness that’s almost as crush-inspiring, at least in retrospect, as any of the slick videos that came afterward.)
Now, the guys are hard at work promoting their just-released second album, Take Me Home, and prepping for a world tour that begins in February. “We’re playing the Staples Center in Los Angeles,” announces Zayn, nineteen. “One of the first concerts I saw in America was there—Britney Spears—and I remember thinking, ‘This place is massive.’ Now we’re going to be playing there? I can’t wait.” Their schedule is intense enough that Liam, nineteen, has to think long and hard to come up with a single thing about his life that hasn’t changed in the past year. “I still put on underwear every day,” he offers, at last. But according to Louis, who is about to turn 21, the boys continue to have plenty of time to be boys, so to speak. “There’s quite a lot of waiting around,” he explains, “so we often find the need to be a little mischievous. Like today, for example, Liam and I managed to get on the roof of [the photo studio], and we were hiding from everyone. We just try to keep ourselves entertained.” Luckily, they’re doing a pretty good job of keeping everyone else entertained while they’re at it.
One Direction was on the ‘El Hormiguero’ Show yesterday in Spain, and I’ve added over 60+ photos to the gallery! They all got into a glitter fight, which is pretty funny — make sure to check out the funny pics below! The full show is below as well for you to watch. Unfortunately the interview is in Spanish so you can’t understand all of it but it’s still pretty funny to watch. The quality isn’t that well either but when a better version comes up I will definately make sure to post it.
The X Factor hopefuls must be quaking in their boots ahead of Saturday’s first live show we imagine, especially the wildcard acts. However, Adam Burridge can rest assured that if all goes tits up at least he’s got friends in high places.
Last night the X Factor star performed at a secret gig in Shoreditch and his pal Louis Tomlinson, of One Direction fame obvs, turned up to show his support.
Burridge narrowly missed out on a spot in Nicole Scherzinger’s category, but some of the boys who did make it into it tagged along to the reality star’s gig last night along with a small selection of his fans.
Louis arrived at the event with his long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder in tow who, coincidentally, he’s been talking about today.
In an interview with The Sun, the 1D singer admitted that when he first got with the stunning model he texted her mother to reassure her he wasn’t a player. Louis divulged:
“I was worried about my reputation at first. I remember I sent Eleanor’s mum a few text messages saying, ‘Please don’t judge me thinking I’m like the stereotypical boyband type who is going to go around and sleep with everything that moves.
“I was trying to convince her I’m quite a good lad but I didn’t really need to. Her family are really cool actually and very understanding of the situation.”
“It’s important for me to treat a girlfriend with respect. My mum would be horrified if I behaved any differently – and I have sisters, and would hate for them to be treated badly by guys.”
Is he purposely trying to tug at his fans’ heartstrings or does it just come naturally to him?