Monday, 24 August 2015

One Direction's New Direction is to Breakup After 5years' Success

Finally the group One Direction who were formed on the UK X Factor in 2010 and have gone on to conquer the world - made the decision during crunch talks in London last weekend for each of the band members to go their separate ways for at least a year. But indications are that they will never come back again.

The boyband - comprised of Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson -
have reportedly decided to take at least a year out to focus on solo projects and will not tour their upcoming fifth album.

According to reports from The Sun newspaper UK, 'The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boyband.
'They fully deserve to have at least a year to work on their own projects. There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100 per cent behind the decision.'

Story of their lives: A timeline of One Direction 
Summer 2010
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik faudition for the seventh series of The X Factor. They are all eliminated before the final round of the competition, but judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell put them together to form a new boy band.

December 2010
One Direction finish in third place on X Factor and shortly afterwards, it is confirmed that the band had been signed by Cowell to a reported £2million Syco contract. Recording for their debut album begins in January 2011.

September 2011
One Direction top the charts with their first single, What Makes You Beautiful while their debut album, Up All Night is also a best seller.

November 2012
One Direction's second studio album, Take Me Home is released

November 2013
Midnight Memories is released globally on 25 November 2013

May 2014 
Video emerges showing Zayn and Louis apparently sharing a roll-up 'joint' during the Latin America leg of their 2014 Stadium Tour.

November 2014
One Direction release their fourth studio album, aptly titled Four.
Zayn finds himself at the centre of a row when he failed to join his bandmates in the US to promote their fourth album Four, prompting Today show's Matt Lauer to ask if it was related to drugs.

March 2015
Zayn leaves the band's On The Road Again tour, flying home from Thailand for 'crisis' talks with Perrie after being spotted with blonde Lauren Richardson.
Zayn announces he has left One Direction.

July 2015
It is revealed that Louis Tomlinson is set to become a dad following a fling with stylist Briana Jungwirth.
Drag Me Down, the group's first single as a four piece, is released without any fanfare earlier this month and shot straight to No 1 on iTunes in 86 countries.

August 2015
Just two days after the band drop their new video for Drag Me Down (Filmed at NASA's Johnson Space Center), it is revealed that One Direction are set to take an extended hiatus of at least a year.

Usually when people split to pursue solo careers, it's hard to get everyone back together again.
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