Harry Styles is the most popular One Direction member in Google Trends

The boy band-fever is back with the popularity of British-Irish group formed from Simon Cowell's X-Factor reality show, the One Direction or 1D, composed of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

One Direction Members popular today
One Direction (1D) members from right: Niall Horan,Liam Payne,Zayne Malik,Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles (Photo from Entertainment.ie)

1D has a huge fan base today as they always dominate local and worldwide trends on microblogging site Twitter.

The band is known from their hit album Up All Night which became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK. The album spawned the Official UK Singles Chart top ten singles — "What Makes You Beautiful", "Gotta Be You", and "One Thing".

But, do you know who among 1D members is the most popular in Google Trends? The Summit Express conducted a research study using the effective and reliable tool from Google which provides insights from the broad search patterns.

Data below shows who's the most popular using 2011 as time period with all sub-regions.

We made Harry Styles as our reference (1.0) and we found out the he is the most popular among 1D members for 2011. Zayne Malik came in second or 40% less popular than Harry. Niall Horan is the least popular among them.

Harry Styles most popular 1D Member
Harry Styles is the most popular in Google Trends for 2011. Photo Credit: Screenshot result from Google Trends

Below are the top stories that made 1D members popular in the search engine. Peak results were recorded at the fourth quarter of 2011. This is the period when the group started their career.

Top News Items for 1D 2011
Top News Items for 1D. Photo Credit: Google Trends
For the latest Google Trends result, Harry Styles by far is still the no. 1 1D member. Louis Tomlinson is now the least popular.
Harry Styles most popular
Harry Styles is still the most popular 1D member for 2012

Here is the top searches for 2012 that creates a big bang for One Direction Career.
Top Searched News for 1D 2012
Top Searched News for 1D 2012

Since we already compared all 1D members, let's try to compare also which fanbase, Beliebers (Justin Bieber fans) or Directioners (One Direction fans) is more popular in Google Trends for 2012 and all sub-regions.

Beliebers vs. Directioners the most popular
Beliebers vs. Directioners: Which fanbase is more popular?

Data shows Justin Bieber is still the most talk-about young artist for 2012 on top of 1D by more than 70%. But 1D will definitely improve it's fanbase as they are set to do world tour by 2013.

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