One Direction Earn £100 Million In Their First Two Years
One Direction may have not been crowned winner’s on the X Factor but it seems the lads have come a long way from then as it has been reported that the group have earned an estimated £100 million between them over the past two years. Not bad going!
Since leaving the X Factor series in 2010, One Direction have become one of the most financially successful UK groups of all time…and that’s after releasing just one album.
The claims were made in the new edition of Tom Bower’s biography of Simon Cowell, called Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell.
“One Direction were Cowell’s new Westlife – a revival of his mastery of the music business,” Tom Bower writes in the new chapter, reports The Mirror.
“Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling over five million copies.
“The songs, publishing, discs, DVDs, merchandising and endorsements brought in huge profits, with the five members of the group together estimated to have earned nearly £100 million ($162 million). Naturally, Sony and Syco raked in much more.”