Up All Night – One Direction, Label: Columbia Records, Released (in US): March 13, 2012
Summary and Critical Evaluation
Up All Night is One Direction’s debut album that was first released in Ireland at the end of 2011 and then in North America in early 2012. It features collaborations with Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub, RedOne, Jamie Scott, Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Toby Gad and Carl Falk. The album went straight to number one on the Billboard 200.
The full list of songs contained on the CD are: What Makes You Beautiful, Gotta Be You, One Thing, More Than This, Up All Night, I Wish, Tell Me a Lie, Taken, I Want, Everything About You, Same Mistakes, Save You Tonight and Stole My Heart.
The songs are a mix of dance-pop music, songs about heartbreak and other relationship issues. One Direction also is described as a “boy band” that makes them especially popular with teenage girls.
About the artist
One Direction is a boy band comprised of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after coming in third on the British tv show, The X Factor. They later signed on with Columbia Records.
Why did I included this album
While watching the Teen Choice Awards last month One Direction was the winner of three Choice awards and when I asked for popular singers on Twitter their name was mentioned again.