One Direction Covers 'Billboard'

One Direction Covers 'Billboard'

One Direction get the pop-art effect on this week’s issue of Billboard mag, out on stands NOW.

The guys — Niall, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Harry – became the first British band to debut at No. 1 in the U.S. without a runaway radio hit.

“The Internet in general—YouTube and Twitter and Facebook—that’s where they found us,” Niall dished about their fans. “It’s crazy to us. [The fans have] proven over and over again how strong the power of the Internet is.”

Simon Cowell, who signed 1D to his Syco Records imprint after they won X Factor in 2010 shared, “I don’t like to say what’s going to happen in a year’s time, because I genuinely don’t know. Nobody sits here with some grotesque master plan. You just go, look after the guys, respect the fans and, most importantly, you’ve got to make fantastic records. Because without that, it doesn’t work. If you start looking at them as objects, it dehumanizes them.”

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  • Lisa

    Love the cover of Billboard, One Direction is so AWESOME

  • maila

    I wish they didn’t have the pop-art effect, they should have done a nice proper photoshoot with them. It comes off so childish.

  • maila

    And don’t hate on me for my comment, I am a HUGE 1D fan, but this cover is terrible.

  • Lisa

    @maila , i thought about the cover, and you are right about the cover. LOVE ONE DERRCTION

  • Michelle

    “after they won X Factor in 2010″ Didn’t they come in third?

  • craig e

    Haha yes Michelle, they came third to Rebecca Ferguson and then the actual winner Matt Cardle… This article is mistaken, although you’re not all up to speed in the USA – which you can’t help. I do like their music though, they’re cool.

  • fabiha

    Uhm, they came in third in the X-Factor. AWKWARD FOR YALL! But it’s okay, because they’ll always be first in my heart. <3

  • karla

    Awesome :)x

  • nora

    @michelle, your right, they did NOT win xfactor

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  • http://@meganlynch09T MEGAN

    They didn’t win X factor, they came 3rd

  • http://louiset.twitter Amy

    urrrm they didnt win the x factor? they came third

  • http://saragonzalez sofia

    hate one direction is a very cheap copy of rush big time competition will not be able to make a big time never rush

  • Ellie

    LOVE 1D more than anything!!!!
    I`m just so happy for them….

    Harry`s dimple … .. have no words.

    HARRY STYLES is SO freaking hot!!! OMG

  • shannon

    i think when simon said “they won X factor” he meant they truely became the bigger singers. because after the x factor one direction was all you heard. im not saying the first or second place winners are not winners and have no chance im just saying that because thats what simon or someone else said in another magazine article. :) <3 one direction!

  • Lauren

    They came third! Trust me, im a huge fan, and I live in the UK- i’ve seen X Factor!

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