One Direction

Band Biography
Formation Date: 2010 – London, England
Notable Achievements: Often described as sparking the resurgence in the boy band concept, and of forming part of a new “British Invasion” in the United States, the vocal ensemble have sold over 14 million singles and 8 million albums. Their achievements include a BRIT Award and 3 MTV Video Music Awards. According to the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represented a $50 million business empire by June 2012. They were proclaimed 2012’s ‘Top New Artist’ by Billboard, while The Huffington Post named 2012 “The Year of One Direction” source