Guest Mentor: One Direction

The biggest group in the world, One Direction, are taking time out of their busy schedule to become guest mentors at X Factor Australia's home visits!

Formed on the 2010 series of The X Factor UK, they released their Number 1 sensation debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” in September 2011 and haven’t looked back since. 1D mania has swept the globe, with acres of news print being covered and the band selling a massive 12 million records worldwide.

The eagerly awaited second album, Live While We’re Young, is due for release in November 2012. The album is sure to be another huge smash from a truly international pop phenomenon.

Their debut album Up All Night has to date reached No.1 in 17 countries. They've sold out tours across the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, alongside New York’s Madison Square Garden along the way. One Direction's live DVD has also been an amazing success, reaching No.1 in 27 different countries.

In 2013 One Direction will begin their sold out World Tour, hitting Australia in September. Up All Night: The Souvenir Edition is certified triple Platinum in Australia, their debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful” is 5x Platinum and “One Thing” is now double Platinum.

One Direction have accumulated over 358 million YouTube views, 22 million followers on Twitter and over 6.3 million followers on Facebook. The music video for “What Makes You Beautiful” has already garnered over 147 million views alone.

One Direction are Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik.

Visit One Direction's Official Website, Facebook or Twitter.

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