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iTunes Price: $10.99

Genre: Pop

Released: Mar 13, 2012

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Up All Night – One Direction

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With boyish looks reminiscent of The Osmonds and pop-hooks delivered in heavy doses of tween-friendly flirtations, a boy band like One Direction couldn’t have happened without mentorship from Simon Cowell, everyone’s favorite critic. Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne auditioned for England’s popular talent show The X Factor as individual contestants, but Cowell suggested they form a five-piece vocal group. One Direction's debut album, Up All Night, opens with “What Makes You Beautiful,” a flirty pop hit with flawless harmonies and grappling hooks. The group moves closer to the dance floor with the pulsing “Tell Me a Lie,” a Kelly Clarkson–penned song that contrasts uplifting melodies with lovelorn lyrics of burning adolescent urgency. The singers prove their prowess as balladeers with “Gotta Be You,” an elegantly produced number backed by lush string arrangements and soaring, congruent vocal magic coming together to make one voice. The lads are also adept at belting out arena-sized anthems, as evidenced by the epic “One Thing.” “Stole My Heart” closes with vintage house production.

Customer Reviews

<3 1D (5 stars)
I have been a fan of 1D for awhile and not only do I love their music, but they are the sweetest, funniest, and most down to earth band! Did I mention they are adorable? ;) It's so easy to fall in love with them but don't fall too hard!

Love (5 stars)
Best. Album. Ever

One Direction have hit the U.S.! (5 stars)
One Direction has finally hit America. This is a great first album filled with great pop music. I look forward to more to come by One Direction! Great Job!


Formed: 2010 in London, England
Genre: Pop
Years Active: '10s

Following the success of JLS and the Wanted, X-Factor contestants One Direction were the next group of heartthrobs to help revive the previously dying concept of the boy band. Niall Horan from Mullingar, Ireland; Zayn Malik from Bradford; Harry Styles from Cheshire; Louis Tomlinson from Doncaster, and Liam Payne from Wolverhampton (the latter had previously reached the judge's house stages of The X-Factor as a 14-year-old back in 2008) originally entered the 2010 seventh series of the talent show...

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I WantOne Direction2:51$1.29
Everything About YouOne Direction3:35$1.29
Same MistakesOne Direction3:37$1.29
Save You TonightOne Direction3:24$1.29
Stole My HeartOne Direction3:25$1.29


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