You may know that the U.K. pop group One Direction broke records when it hit the U.S. music scene. The singers' album Up All Night debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard charts. But did you know that: • the stars didn't know each other before getting their big break on The X Factor with Simon Cowell? -• the band needed 100 security guards for its first performance in Dallas, Texas? • one of the band members has a fear of spoons? Want to know more about the group's singers—Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson? Read on to learn all about 1D's amazing rise to fame!
Marcia Amidon Lusted is a published author of over forty nonfiction books for children and young adults. She is also an assistant editor for the Cobblestone Publishing magazine group, and an instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature.