"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).
On , the band announced their first stadium tour, the Where We Are Tour, which began in April 2014.
The album's lead single, "Live While We're Young", released in September 2012, reached the top ten in almost every country it charted in and recorded the highest one-week opening sales figure for a song by a non-US artist in the US One Direction performed "Little Things" at the 2012 Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II, and headlined a sold-out show at New York City's Madison Square Garden on 3 December 2012.
As part of their involvement with the UK charity, One Direction travelled to Ghana to volunteer at a children's hospital, visit a school and make donations.
Take Me Home was written in groups and has an average of just under five songwriters per track.
Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub, and Carl Falk, who composed One Direction's hits "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing", spent six months in Stockholm developing songs for the album, and were able to shape melodies around their tones.
Nearly 270,000 copies of the film were sold in the UK within three days of its release, beating the record previously set by Michael Jackson's This Is It in 2010 by 10,000 copies.
On 21 July 2014, One Direction announced One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film, a film which documents the concerts of 28 and 29 June 2014 that took place in San Siro Stadium during their Where We Are Tour.
They also confirmed that a portion of the proceeds from the alliance would go toward an anti-bullying educational program intended to promote kinder behaviour in schools. The day constituted of a landmark 7.5-hour socially interactive You Tube live-stream featuring live band performances, celebrity guests including, Simon Cowell, Cindy Crawford, Piers Morgan, Jerry Springer and many more.According to Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represented a million business empire by June 2012.They were proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard.The Official Charts Company revealed that One Direction had sold 2,425,000 records in the UK by February 2013.The concert tour consists of over 100 shows in Europe, North America and Australasia.