Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's five albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A. (2015), topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", "Little Things", "Best Song Ever", "Story of My Life", "Drag Me Down" and "Perfect".
Their awards include six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 20), and 28 Teen Choice Awards, among many others.
After the announcement, the band announced the film would also have a limited 10–11 October 2014 international cinema release before its home media release in November 2014.
The group made their first official public appearance as a four-piece on The Late Late Show with James Corden on 14 May, where they confirmed that they would continue working without a new fifth member.
"Best Song Ever" broke the 24-Hour Vevo Record with 10.9 million views on You Tube (this was the second time the band held the record with "Live While We're Young" attaining 8.2 million views on 20 September 2012).