Watch videos & listen free to One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful, One Thing & more, plus 470 pictures. There are two bands under the name One Direction 1. One Direction is a well known boy band from the United Kingdom 2. One Direction is a pop punk band of the United States 1. One Direction is a five-member boy band made up of Liam Payne (born 29 August 1993) from Wolverhampton, Louis Tomlinson (born 24 December 1991) from Doncaster, Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, Harry Styles, (born 1 February 1994) from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and Zayn Malik, (born 12 January 1993) from East Bowling, Bradford. They applied as solo candidates on the 2010 edition of the X Factor, but the judges, after a suggestion by Simon Cowell, put them in a band in London, UK; therefore qualifying for the Groups category. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.