Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles have apparently been handed £2m each by record label boss Simon Cowell following their worldwide success.
“Simon Cowell wants them to know what they deserve. They have been a massive success, what they have achieved is phenomenal. Simon thinks they are the hardest-working people in pop at the moment,” a source told The People.
“They have made him an absolute fortune and he is incredibly proud. He always saw potential in them and now it’s paying off. Girls across the globe simply love them.”
Last week the boys celebrated some more good news as their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful, has racked up more than a million sales stateside.
Their album Up All Night is still at the number one position, too, after debuting in the top slot.
June 13, 2013 at BankAtlantic Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
June 14, 2013 at American Airlines Arena
June 18, 2013 at Nationwide Arena
June 19, 2013 at Bridgestone Arena
June 21, 2013 at Philips Arena
June 22, 2013 at PNC Arena
June 23, 2013 at Verizon Center
June 26, 2013 at Comcast Center
June 28, 2013 at Nikon at Jones Beach
July 4, 2013 at Bell Centre
July 6, 2013 at Hersheypark Stadium
July 8, 2013 at Consol Energy Center
July 9, 2013 at Air Canada Centre
July 12, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 13, 2013 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 18, 2013 at Target Center
July 19, 2013 at Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO
July 24, 2013 at Pepsi Center
July 25, 2013 at Maverick Center
Salt Lake City, UT
July 27, 2013 at Rogers Arena
July 28, 2013 at KeyArena
July 31, 2013 at Oracle Arena
August 2, 2013 at Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, NV
August 6, 2013 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, CA
August 7, 2013 at Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are now on pre-sale, so be sure to use the pre-sale password 1D2013 to buy tickets.
The dates will soon be added to the sidebar.
Will you be attending one of their concert’s next year?
Anyways, a few weeks ago, the boys announced their “Up All Night: The Live Tour” DVD! The DVD is set to release on May 16th. You can pre-order your copy of the DVD at Amazon.com for only $11.99 USD.
To increase the excitement of the release, the boys uploaded a clip from the DVD of them performing “Moments” which you can view below.
40 excited One Direction fans had their dreams come true earlier today! Niall, Zayn, Harry, Liam, and Louis did a secret appearance at the MuchMusic headquarters downtown Toronto. The small crowd of “Directioners” were given the chance to get up close and personal with the UK boy band about their album, tour, and more.
You can watch the moment Friday April 20th at 6pm ET on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE.
I have also added some photos to the gallery from their appearance as well!
After making it to no.1 in the US, the boys can quite rightly hit back at claims they’re ‘not competition’.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has responded to comments that The Wanted‘s Max George made before 1D’s album success was announced.
Having now made history with their no.1 debut, Louis told InDemand radio: “We haven’t seen the boys, I’ve only read in the press what they might have said, but as far as where we stand I think it’s all pretty silly to be honest.
“We are 2 boy bands but we actually make quite different music.”
Just last week Max was chatting happily about The Wanted’s chart success in the US with their single, Glad You Came, and claimed 1D weren’t competition to them just yet.
He said: “Our song is number four in the charts. Maybe when they have a song right next to us in the charts over there, they’ll be competition.”
Ouch, we wonder what The Wanted boys will make of 1D as competition now…
One Direction have denied that they are involved in a TV show for the Nickelodeon channel.
Band member Louis Tomlinson has said that “personally” he is not keen to starting a TV career alongside his music.
Speaking to US radio station In Demand, Louis said: “I think there must have been some misunderstanding. We are doing the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, but as far as a TV show goes we haven’t sat down and had that conversation.”
Earlier this month Nickelodeon posted on twitter to say the group were involved in a “development project”.
Tomlinson added: “To be honest, if it was up to me personally; I just want to focus on the music for now.”
However, bandmate Niall Horan said: “Nickelodeon have been amazing to us. They have helped us out so much while we’ve been here.”
The X Factor stars have filmed a guest appearance in iCarly on the network.