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One Direction Events Timeline

  • One Direction are joined

    One Direction are joined
    One Direction, each boy being an individual artist are formed as a group by Simon Cowell on the 7th season of the X-Factor UK.
  • Getting Signed

    Getting Signed
    Simon Cowell signs the band a $2 million record deal.
  • What Makes You Beautiful

    What Makes You Beautiful
    The release of the track What Makes You Beautiful debuted world-wide and was almost instantly on the top charts.
  • Up All Night

    Up All Night
    One Direction's first album release.
  • World Tour 1

    World Tour 1
    This is the date in which their 1st world tour started. They performed about 60 shows in over 40 countries. The entire tour sold out in 12 minutes.
  • Today Show

    Today Show
    One Direction are interviewed by the Today Show
  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden
    The boys were given the opportunity to perform at Madison Square Garden.
  • Take Me Home Kick-off

    Take Me Home Kick-off
    The beginning of the Take Me Home tour begins on this day
  • Entire Album Leaked

    Entire Album Leaked
    A group of hackers within the fandom changed the alphabetizing within the itunes system, and instead of purchasing the song, directioners over an 8 hour period leaked the Midnight Memories Album