It’s been more than ten years since Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson started their journey on the X Factor. Since then, they went on to become one of the biggest boy bands in the world, with an incredible 36 million sales worldwide and four UK number ones.
But what is the history of One Direction, when did they form and what year did they split? Here’s what we know. 1D announced they were going on hiatus in August 2015 so they could pursue solo projects.
This came five months after member Zayn Malik left the boy band in March of the same year. All members have since gone on to release their own music, with Harry Styles even pursuing a career in acting.
But here’s the important question: will One Direction reunite? With the 10th anniversary of One Direction this year, rumours have been flying around that they will get back together to celebrate.
Fans have also noticed that Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis have all started re-following Zayn Malik on social media. Recently, Liam Payne said on an Instagram Live that he would love to reunite the band one more time. We can only hope!