T en years ago, five aspiring singers were grouped together by Simon Cowell to compete as a boyband on the then-popular reality show, The X-Factor. While their potential for success was noted by many at the time, no one could have predicted the phenomenon they would become. They have sold million records worldwide, and as recently as , achieved 3. Yet after five virtually non-stop years, it was clear that even these energetic young lads were beginning to run out of steam. In March , it was announced that Malik was quitting the group. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boyband in the world, it felt weird. Just nine months later, the rest of the band announced they were going on an indefinite hiatus while they explored solo careers a decision that had been discussed the previous year. These solo projects were met with various degrees of success — Styles and Horan are arguably the most successful of the five, with two No 1 albums apiece and a string of sold-out tours.
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By Hannah Frishberg. July 22, pm Updated July 23, pm. Soon after the re-following, Page Six revealed that the group was secretly working on a 10th-anniversary plan.
One Direction have revealed their year anniversary plans, but are Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson set to release new songs to commemorate the occasion? They even tweeted for the first time in two years, which let's be honest, was a lot to take in! But will the celebration include their existing songs? Or will they drop new music? Niall also teased he was recording new music after posting a picture in his home studio. Despite the boys dropping bangers over the years, none of them has confirmed that there will be new music coming on July Simon Jones explained that there will be a 'brand new celebration video' on One Direction's YouTube channel on their anniversary day, however, which has had fans speculating!
As fans celebrate 10 years since the band formed on 'The X Factor', we break down their greatest music videos. This week, One Direction fans and the band themselves are celebrating 10 years since the group formed on The X Factor. Over the course of five years, One Direction scooped more than awards, including recognition for their colourful music videos. Many of those acknowledged the personalities of each member while also highlighting their close bond as a band. Things get a tad hotter when Harry Styles turns up in a soaking wet T-shirt. Global fame sounds fun in some ways, but 1D showed fans the things they missed the most while on the road in this touching video, starring family and friends of the band. One Direction went full boyband with this retro-style black and white video, for their hit song written with Ed Sheeran.