With a whopping £15million pounds each there won’t be a shortage of presents under the One Direction Christmas tree this year.
The boys have had an amazing 2013 – their third album Midnight Memories has hit the top spot in 80 countries and their movie This Is Us has raked in over £40million.
There’s been fights, fires and engagements – we take a look at the year that was all about One Direction.
The year didn’t start so well for Zayn who had to jet back to the UK from France to try and save his relationship with Little Mixer Perrie Edwards. Rumours started to circulate that Zayn had done the dirty after an Australian waitress claimed she had slept with the star – and she had pictures to prove it. The waitress sold pictures of Zayn sleeping after their alleged romp and claimed she had no idea who he was when she met him. Luckily the crisis talks seemed to pay off as Zayn and Perrie appeared stronger than ever!
On the 17th the boys released their charity single One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) in aid Comic Relief. The single topped the chart in 63 countries in the week it was first released and according to the Comic Relief website raised over £2 million! The lads also bagged themselves a Brit Award – they took home the gong for Global Success.
The lads were certainly busy this month – they travelled the length and breadth of the country performing to thousands of adoring fans.
This was the month 1D became immortalized forever – they were made into waxworks! Directioners can now cuddle up to Liam or snap a selfie with Harry. Even 1D’s plastic counterparts don’t get a rest – the waxy band are on tour as well, visiting New York and Sydney.
The boys found themselves in the record books again – this time for the most twitter followers for a boyband – back in May they had 12,130,152 followers which showed no sign of slowing down, increasing month on month. By mid December that figure has increased to 16,738,242 followers.
There was controversy in June when two of the 1D boys were snapped smoking suspicious looking cigarettes. Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were spotted puffing away on a boat during a short break in June.
Our fave music video of the year! We couldn’t stop laughing when the boys dropped their music video for Best Song Ever... Zayn in drag and Niall as a middle aged man left us in stitches and received over 169 million views on YouTube.
The premier we had all been waiting for! The world premier of the film was held In Leicester Square on August 20 and attracted some of the biggest stars in the world including Simon Cowell. It was of course a box office smash and raked in £41,077,265 worldwide!
August was also the month millions of Directioners were left nursing a broken heart when Zayn and Perrie revealed they were engaged!!
Have you ever wondered how the 1D boys would like you to smell? Of course you have! In September our questions were answered when the boys released their debut fragrance entitled Our Moment. According to Harry the very pink perfume smells “like a summers day”.
They may only be young but the boys have got enough strength to knock even the biggest stars of the top spot. 1D managed to knock old timer Cliff Richard off Amazon's top calendar list where he has been at the forefront for a whopping 13 years before the Direction lads stole his crown.
Arguably the biggest month in the 1D year! The 23rd saw the first ever 1D Day where the boys took part in a mammoth 7 hour live steam on the web. The boys held a live youtube hangout packed full of musical performances and celebrity guests. The end of the month saw the boys finally release their much anticipated third album Midnight Memories, it was of course another huge hit. The boys bagged a number one and the album became the fastest selling album of the year selling 237,000 copies within the first week of release!
It doesn’t seem like the lads are showing any signs of slowing down – already this month they’ve performed on Saturday Night Live and the X Factor, as well as plenty of other promotions for their new album – we think it’s about time the lads took some time off!
2014: What does the future hold?
The lads are coming home next year for a mammoth UK and Ireland tour and with Zayn’s engagement to Perrie we could have a pop wedding to look forward to.
All in all, it has been a great year for the lads. Zayn even got engaged to his girlfriend and fellow
pop star, Perrie Edwards. The pair publicly announced their new relationship
status at the world premiere for the One Direction film, perhaps 2014 we will
have a wedding to look forward to.
It may only be January 2nd but the lads have already broken another record - check out what here: http://nativemonster.com/music/1d-bag-biggest-selling-album-of-the-year
By Beth Motherwell