LIVE: One Direction

One Direction, the beloved UK pop band, had Qualcomm Stadium in the throes of adoration on July 9. Icona Pop opened.

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One Direction -- yes, THAT One Direction -- packed in a sold-out Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday, July 9.
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The shrieks and screams of thousands upon thousands of rabid fans filled the stadium from start to finish.
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1D, as they're commonly abbreviated, was the biggest musical act in years to hit Qualcomm.
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The Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop opened the show.
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The group, which up until recently had five members, is now down to four and is comprised of Niall Horan, Liam Payne (pictured), Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
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Their fifth member, Zayn Malik, departed the band in March 2015.
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The group signed to Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Records, after forming and finishing third in the seventh season of the British TV show "The X Factor" in 2010.
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The band's four studio albums, "Up All Night," "Take Me Home," "Midnight Memories" and last year's "Four," have all topped the charts upon release and been majorly successful.
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Some of One Direction's biggest hits include "What Makes You Beautiful," "Live While We're Young," "Story of My Life" and "Night Changes."
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They've won five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, 11 MTV Europe Awards and 19 Teen Choice Awards (out of 19 nominations, mind you).
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After the release of "Four," they became the first band in the U.S. Billboard 200 chart history to have their first four albums debut at No. 1.
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For those who aren't familiar with their music, their style contains elements of pop, rock, dance and electro.
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In a Beatles-esque approach, each member is known for a feature: Horan is "the cute one"; Payne is "the sensible one"; Styles is "the charming one"; and Tomlinson is "the funny one."
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Icona Pop opened the show -- and their danceable radio-friendly anthems were a perfect fit.
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Their biggest hit to date is "I Love It."
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