Boy bands regain popularity with One Direction

Boy bands regain popularity with One Direction

British boy band One Direction found immediate success with U.S. fans.

Rachel Frenz, Video Editor

The UK boyband, One Direction, was the first UK group to go number one with their debut album in the US. The group of five British-Irish teenage boys was formed on the UK’s show, The X-Factor.

The members of the band, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson, have captivated their audience of pre-teen and teenage girls with their stunning looks and songs that cater directly to their fans. It comes at no surprise that their single “What Makes You Beautiful” is a favorite among teen girls. The song is fun and summery, making it perfect to play on repeat.

One Direction is currently on their World Tour and is set to stop by the Target Center July 18, 2013. Tickets for the summer concert have sold fast, even though the concert is more than a year away.

The group brings us back to the age of Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. One Direction’s album, “Up All Night”, features songs that relate back to the boy bands that have gone before them. Songs like “Stole my Heart” and “Gotta be You” from the album focusing on love like other boy bands. With groups like One Direction and Big Time Rush becoming popular the boy-band trend is back.

The success of One Direction depends on if they are capable of producing more songs that make their teenage girl audience feel good and fall in love with their sensitivity and good looks.