Some argued that the members' songwriting showed signs of maturity, while others claimed the musical content was too similar to the band's previous work. Archived from on 1 January 2015. The group's debut studio album was released in November 2011. Enter Four in the field Titel. Archived from on 7 January 2014.
The song was uploaded onto the band's account on 22 September. Promotional singles There were five promotional singles released on five different days; when fans pre-ordered the album, they received an instant download of the songs. They signed with 's record label after being formed and finishing third in the of British television singing competition in 2010. It debuted at number one in 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. The band's second studio album was released in November 2012. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Archived from on 29 November 2011.
Tour Main article: The was announced on the Australian breakfast television program , where the band gave a pre-recorded interview releasing the details of their return to Australia. In the 24-hour span, 1. Malik announced his official departure from the group just six days later. The album was also One Direction's last with member , who announced he was leaving the band on 25 March 2015. Archived from on 13 October 2007. Week 48, 2014 in Chinese.
Enter One Direction in the field Interpret. Commercial performance Released on 12 November 2014, the album quickly rose to the top of the , with 142,000 copies sold during its first week. With their fourth album, , they extended the record to four consecutive number-one albums. Archived from on 11 January 2015. Horan came up with the name of the album, commemorating the fact that it is the band's fourth album and that it has been four years since their formation. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
One Direction follows three solo artists who have attained No. Week 48, 2014 in Chinese. The tour began on 7 February 2015 in Sydney, Australia and ended on 31 October 2015 in Sheffield, England. Archived from on 25 May 2015. On 19 March 2015, it was announced that group member Zayn Malik would take a break from the tour due to stress. The album reached its millionth sales mark in the U. Archived from on 1 December 2014.
More negative reviews came from Chuck Arnold of magazine and James Rainis of , both awarding just two-and-a-half stars. Archived from on 29 October 2015. One Direction thus became the first musical group to have each of their first four studio albums debut at No. Archived from on 15 September 2014. The film captures the band on the road during the and documents their origins and rise to fame.
The group will be making debuts for some countries, particularly in the. Archived from on 15 January 2015. Select album in the field Format. Archived from on 16 October 2014. Archived from on 12 January 2016. Select albums in the Format field. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
As of 2017, the band has sold a total of 50 million records worldwide. It was later announced that the band would also be touring Asia and Africa. The album scored One Direction their third consecutive number one album. Archived from on 4 December 2014. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. Archived from on 8 May 2011.