It’s been five years since One Direction became third-place winners of The X Factor.
At that moment, the world fell in love with these ordinary boys who dreamt of becoming singers.
Since then, they’ve notched up 137 number ones, over 61 million sales worldwide, over 1 billion Spotify streams, 25 million Twitter followers and 38 million Facebook fans later - and the boys have succeeded in making their dream come true.
In November they released their fifth album, Made In The A.M. The one they say they are ‘most proud of’.
Their first album as a four piece comes at an exciting time for the band. Each of the 17 tracks featured on the Deluxe Edition came together with Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis at the helm. Countless hours were spent in studios all over the world while touring – and these are the 17 songs that best represent them.
“We are all incredibly proud of this album,” explains Niall. “We definitely believe this is our best yet and cannot wait to share it with all our amazing fans.”
To say One Direction is one of the hardest working bands in the industry is an understatement. A lot of sweat - and even some tears went into making this record.
‘[Harry’s] song was quite emotional for me to do,’ says Liam. ‘I may have shed one or two tears.’
Featuring on the album is yet another string of much loved collaborators, including Julian Bunetta, Ed Drewett, Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Wayne Hector and TMS - a true testament to the boys’ place in the music world.
Lead single Drag Me Down went straight in at the top of the charts in the UK and 90 other countries. And as a special treat to fans, Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis have made album track Infinity available to download instantly while pre-ordering.