Author(s): Malcolm Croft
Movie stars. Pop icons. Best Friends. Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Niall have got it all - success, fame, each other and, of course, the most loyal fans any band has had since the Beatles. One Direction Confidential is the ultimate band companion - the book no true fan can live without. See the world through the band's eyes: up close and personal, on stage and exclusively behind-the-scenes, on set and on tour as they travel the world from one record-breaking show to another. This revealing, candid and highly illustrated biography shows the band hard at work and up where they belong. With over 19 million singles and almost half a billion views on YouTube for their hit-single 'That's What Makes You Beautiful' One Direction are a global phenomenon, a band that proves that pop success can come from anywhere at any time with the right amount of chemistry, talent and luck. From very separate beginnings as five X Factor contestants, to becoming the world's most popular band of brothers from different mothers since the Backstreet Boys, One Direction have conquered the world with their zany antics, charm, good looks, singing talent, genuine friendship and devotion to their loyal fans.
Malcolm Croft is a former music journalist and commissioning editor turned author. After graduating Nottingham University with a Masters degree he decided to throw it all away and spend time travelling around the UK interviewing the biggest bands, artists, comedians and actors. Over the years he spent time with many of the world's most important groups, from Mcfly to the Flaming Lips, Coldplay to The Verve and many others.
Introduction; Where We Begin (pre X-Factor); Harry; Saturday Night Alright! (X Factor Success); Niall; In the Studio; Zayn; Boys To Men (going from normal teens to overnight stars); Liam; From Britain With Love (international success); Hitting the Road (on tour); Louis; Where We Belong (collecting awards, being famous); Boys Will Be Boys (the band relaxing, having fun); This Is Us (movie stars).