You and I, One Direction’s next singles music video is set to be released on April 18th. I’ve added to the gallery pictures from the single cover, the photoshoot plus of the boys shooting the music video. Enjoy!
One Direction have released the official artwork for their Comic Relief single ‘One Way Or Another.’
One Direction have become the latest musicians to take part with the annual Comic Relief single, with the heartthrobs covering Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another’ for Red Nose Day.
It has been confirmed that the lads will be performing the single at this year’s BRIT Awards in February, which will be their first live TV performance of the track.
I can’t wait to see Louis perform at the BRIT awards!
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 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 were voted Ultimate Men at this year’s Cosmopolitan VO5 Ultimate Women Awards. Check this video out giving you total behind-the-scenes access
Update Sept 28 – Added the magazine cover with all the boys. -Lexi
Magazine Scans > 2012 > [October] Fabulous Magazine
See 1d in concert!
We’re putting on an exclusive One Direction gig for The Sun readers. You could be there for just £9.50 per ticket – and there are thousands up for grabs. The concert will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday April 20, 2013, and to have a chance of being there, you’ll need to collect FIVE differently numbered tokens. The second is printed in Fabulous this Sunday (30 Sept) and there will be another each day in The Sun until Thursday, October 11. Check out Fabulous on Sunday for the full terms and conditions.
1D performed at the Beacon Theatre yesterday in New York City! Photos of the boys performing have been added to the gallery:
Also, the boys are in today’s, Sunday Mirror issue! I’ve added the magazine cover as well as a new photoshoot they did for the magazine. Make sure to view those!