The guys of One Direction, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson, let loose off the coast of Sydney today. The group is fresh off an SNL performance over the weekend, and seems to be celebrating with some much-deserved downtime before embarking on their Australian tour. The British-Irish boy band rose to fame following a third place finish on the seventh season of the UK's X Factor, and since then they've been signed to Columbia and Simon Cowell's own Syco Records.
The group is taking the music charts by storm around the globe. Their album, Up All Night, is currently ranked in the top 10 on iTunes and their latest single "What Makes You Beautiful" has been teetering between the number one and two positions on the digital singles chart. In addition to dominating the online music industry, the band is also selling out shows on multiple continents. The Australian leg of their tour is completely sold out, and tickets for their Dec. 3 Madison Square Garden concert went on sale Friday and were gone in less than an hour!