2013 was a big year for getting inked, because it seems like rock stars of every stripe stopped by the tattoo parlor for some brand new body art. Perhaps they were inspired by our very own Black Ink Crew? You never know…
One Direction returned to the Saturday Night Live stage last night to perform two songs off of their new album, Midnight Memories. The guys not only set hearts aflutter during their performances, but they also might have made a fan out of last night’s Saturday Night Live host, Paul Rudd. Or at least they did in a pre-recorded sketch…
Cash registers were ringing with music sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving week. One Direction tops the chart, but an overwhelming majority of albums experiences week-to-week sales gains during the busy holiday frame. For a closer look, we present this week’s installment of SoundScanner:
Just in time for the holidays, One Direction has a new album in stores. We normally don’t give too much thought to the artistic aspirations of boy bands, but seeing as how One Direction is almost certainly the most popular band in the world these days, we decided to take a close listen to Midnight Memories. And you know what? We were pleasantly surprised by the new direction (pun intended) that they boys decided to take musically, referencing acts like David Bowie, Mumford And Sons and Don Henley along the way.
What were some of the highlights from the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle? One Direction‘s Liam Payne has a fire in his London apartment, and performers from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards see sales bumps for their records.
In the new documentary, This Is Us, One Direction takes us behind the scenes on their recent world tour and opens up about who they are as a band. However, This Is Us isn’t the first time the boys have had the cameras following them.
Most everyone knows that One Direction started out on the UK version of X Factor, but unless they watched that reality show as obsessively as we (and most Directioners) do, they might not have picked up on some really weird and fascinating parts of the boy band’s origin story.
Did you know that a sea urchin almost destroyed the group? Or that One Direction was this close to having a Welsh member? Or that One Direction might never had existed if not for the benevolence of Katy Perry?