By Demian Russian
Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Artist Confidential series will feature an exclusive acoustic performance and interview with hit group One Direction on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. SiriusXM’s Artist Confidential with One Direction will be hosted by SiriusXM Hits 1’s The Morning Mash Up crew and feature One Direction performing acoustic versions of songs from their new album Take Me Home, which entered the chart at #1 in 32 countries, along with songs from their debut album Up All Night. Sirius XM Radio’s Hits 1 channel was the first radio outlet in North America to play One Direction’s music.
“As the first radio outlet in North America to play One Direction, we are glad to have them back for a special performance. One Direction has become an international phenomenon with style and showmanship that is selling out arenas and drawing fans of all ages. We are very excited to have them performing for our national audience of listeners and those lucky listeners who get to share the same studio.”
– Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM Radio
One Direction — Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — were discovered by Simon Cowell on the U.K.’s The X Factor in 2010. The band quickly gained a huge following and became one of the competition’s all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut album, Up All Night, made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group’s debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band went on to quickly sell over 13 million records worldwide. One Direction recently topped the charts with their sophomore album, Take Me Home, which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young.” Read More