26/04/2012 11:51 BST | Updated 08/08/2013 04:03 BST

One Direction: The Road To World Domination (PHOTOS)

It doesn't seem possible that it was less than two years ago since five wee lads were thrown together at an X Factor bootcamp and told to form a band if they stood any chance of achieving their pop dream.

Now, not content with being the biggest boyband in this country, Liam, Louis, Harry, Niall and Zayn are taking over the world thanks to their recent global promotional tour, and even became record breakers when What Makes You Beautiful topped the US Billboard charts.

So we thought it was about time someone charted their rise from humble X Factor contestants to global megastars, mainly because it meant we got to gawk to pics of the lads for a whole hour.


One Direction's Road To World Domination