Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and ex-member Zayn Malik make up the British boy band One Direction. The group of five came in third place behind winner Matt Cardle and runner-up Rebecca Ferguson on the talent competition The X Factor in 2010 after being put together.
They swiftly signed with X Factor boss Simon Cowell’s Syco record company and went on to have enormous worldwide success, becoming one of the most successful boy bands in history thanks to five chart-topping albums and record sales of over 70 million.
The beginning of the end came on 25 March, 2015, when Zayn Malik announced he would be leaving the band, insisting that “my band has been really supportive” and that “I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall”
As a four-piece, the band performed 80 stadium shows on the “On the Road Again” tour that year. During the tour, it was revealed that the band would take a “hiatus” in 2016 to work on other projects, but that “they will remain together and plan to work together in the future.”
On November 13, 2015, the band’s fifth album, “Made in the A.M.,” was released, although the five surviving members did nothing to promote it before splitting up.
Harry Styles has had the greatest success of the five members since the beginning of 2016, but the purportedly brief break has persisted ever since with nothing in the way of further explanation.
Recently, Liam Payne said in an interview that the band members are discussing a comeback and added that they are now chatting in a group chat.
When the question of “when will we get to see the band together?” was raised during the interview, “I don’t know, but we just started a group chat” Liam Payne stated. As soon as Liam Payne revealed this incredible details, the fans went wild.
Watch the video below:
Liam Payne talking about One Direction recently!
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