Niall Horan has teased that his debut solo album will be ready later this year.
Niall Horan is hoping to drop his debut solo album ''later this year.''
The One Direction singer has received rave reviews following the release of his two singles 'This Town' and 'Slow Hands' and, although he can't wait to give fans more content, he's not ready to share his LP just yet as he's still coming up with a name.
Speaking on 'Lorraine', he said: ''I listen to a lot of 80s funk rock, and I started playing on the piano and that came up... and hopefully the album will be later this year. I'm still trying to come up with the name, we've only recently just finished recording it.''
Continue reading: Niall Horan To Drop Solo Album This Year
The 23-year-old and his girlfriend welcomed a baby boy earlier this year
When One Directioner Liam Payne and former Girls Aloud member and X Factor judge Cheryl got together it was a match made in pop heaven. Now the pair has had a baby and it seems their happiness keeps on expanding - with Liam declaring his girlfriend "mum of the year".
Liam Payne has nothing but praise for new mum Cheryl
The Strip That Down hitmaker revealed Cheryl has taken to motherhood as a natural.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Thinks Cheryl Is The "Mum Of The Year"
The One Directioner released his self-titled album on 12 May
One Direction may have broken the hearts of fans worldwide when they took a "hiatus" in January 2016 but Directioners everywhere have been repeatedly treated to a bevvie of solo singles first. This time the man on top is Harry Styles who has just made history with his self-titled debut album.
Harry Styles' new album has topped all the charts
The album - which was released on May 12 - topped the Billboard 200 album chart with over 230,000 equivalent album units sold, making it the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first album in the US.
Continue reading: Harry Styles Made History With His Debut Album
A lyric video for Liam's debut solo single 'Strip That Down' appeared this week.
Liam Payne’s debut solo single is finally with us – and One Direction devotees are already speculating that the star is taking a shot at his former band in its lyrics!
A lyric video for ‘Strip That Down’, which features Migos’ rapper Quavo, dropped first thing on Friday morning (May 19th) and has already notched up several thousand views. However, the early attention has not just been on the music, but on the lyrical content.
Diehard One Direction fans hoping for that eventual reunion will be discouraged to see the words: “You know I used to be in 1D, but now I'm out free.”
Continue reading: Liam Payne's 'Strip That Down' Takes A Shot At 1D
Cheryl and Liam raised a few eyebrows by deciding to call their first child Bear.
Their choice of name of Bear for their newborn son has been one of the biggest celeb stories of the last month, and now Liam Payne has, perhaps unsurprisingly, revealed that he favoured a “more traditional” name for their baby and had to be “strongly convinced” by Cheryl.
In an interview for American magazine Total Access this week, Liam spoke in detail for the first time about how he’s enjoying first-time fatherhood, and described the battle – or rather, non-battle – that took place over what they were going to name their baby boy.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Had To Be Convinced By Cheryl To Name Baby Son Bear
The pair got to know their new son before picking the unusual name
The surprise whirlwind relationship between of X Factor judge, Cheryl and former mentee, Liam Payne caught many celebrity fans off guard - particularly when the songstress and One Direction band member announced they were expecting a baby together.
Cheryl and Liam have named their baby boy, Bear Payne
Since that announcement, fans of the two have been hooked on their story and the happy couple became parents to a baby boy five weeks ago.
Continue reading: Cheryl And Liam Finally Reveal The Name Of Their Baby Boy
In a hearing lasting a matter of seconds, Cheryl's separation from Jean-Bernard was confirmed on Thursday morning.
Former ‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl has finally been granted a divorce from her estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, more than a year after they effectively split up, leaving the singer free to move on in her new relationship with Liam Payne.
The 33 year old former Girls Aloud star, and solo hitmaker in her own right, was granted a decree nisi at the Central Family Court in London on Thursday morning (October 20th), in a court session that lasted a matter of seconds. Neither party was in attendance.
Since separating from Jean-Bernard, Cheryl has been dating 1D's Liam Payne
Continue reading: Cheryl's Divorce From Jean-Bernard Finalised In Court Hearing
The singer is rumoured to be expecting her first child with boyfriend Liam Payne.
Cheryl’s divorce drama will reportedly end later this week when she is granted a decree nisi at the High Court in London on Thursday.
According to The Sun, Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini agreed divorce terms two months ago, with the restauranteur ‘not receiving a penny’ from the singer.
Cheryl will finally be divorced later this week
The ‘X Factor’ boss has previously been outspoken about the lack of loyalty from some One Direction members.
Horan’s ‘This Town’ is at number nine in this week’s singles chart, while James Arthur, who is signed to Cowell’s Syco label, is at number one with 'Say You Won't Let Go'.
Simon Cowell has taken a cheeky swipe at Niall Horan
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Takes Dig At Niall Horan Over Solo Single
The band’s website tricked fans into thinking they might be about to make a comeback.
One Direction fans thought the day they’d been waiting for had finally arrived yesterday, when an update on the band’s website seemed to suggest their hiatus was over. However it appears the fan’s celebrations were a little premature and there’s still no sign of when the band will be back. But they do have some new t-shirts.
One Direction aren't back…yet
It all started when the band’s official website added a ‘Future Events’ section, causing fans to immediately think that show announcements were imminent. Almost immediately fans on Twitter started freaking out and the hashtag #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection began trending.
The former couple are yet to reach a settlement to end their 18 month marriage.
Cheryl’ s estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has reportedly hired one one of the UK’s top divorce lawyers in a bid to reach a better financial settlement. Jean-Bernard is said to have dumped his former legal team after failing to reach an agreement with his estranged wife.
Cheryl’s ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini is thought to have hired a top legal team.
The Mirror reports that Cheryl may have to pay out as much as £5million, despite their marriage lasting little over a year. A source told the newspaper: “She just wants this settled and to move on with life.
Continue reading: Cheryl's Ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini "Hires Top Divorce Lawyer"
Cheryl is said to be the happiest she’s ever been after finding love with the One Direction star.
Cheryl and Liam Payne have reportedly told friends they want to start a family, just eight months after they started dating. Cheryl, who is still in the process of divorcing estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, is said to be ready to commit fully to Liam, once her divorce is official.
Are Liam and Cheryl trying for a baby?
A source told The Sun: "It’s very serious now between Cheryl and Liam and they have been talking among close friends about starting a family.” Liam is even said to have put his post-Oe Direction solo career on hold to concentrate on his relationship with Cheryl.
Continue reading: Cheryl And Liam Payne Reportedly Trying For Baby
The new single precedes their upcoming fifth album, 'Made In the A.M'.
Just under a week before they drop their new album Made in the A.M., One Direction have released new single ‘History’, which serves as an emotional goodbye to their fans before their upcoming hiatus. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, band member Liam Payne described 'History' as a "modern version" of ‘You've Got a Friend in Me’.
One Direction have just released new single, ‘History’.
"More than anything, the song is about the way the fans and everyone have created this massive thing—One Direction—over the past five years. Out of [‘History’] comes a little bit of closure for this chapter of One Direction.”
Continue reading: One Direction's 'History' Gives Band Closure After Zayn Malik Exit
The music mogul reminded everyone who was missing at the Music Industry Trusts awards last night.
Simon Cowell caused a bit of an awkward moment at the Music Industry Trust Awards on Monday evening. Accepting the 24th MITS award in recognition of his contribution to the music and entertainment industry as well as his charity work, the ‘X-Factor’ judge thought the time was right to make a Zayn Malik joke in front of his former bandmates.
Simon Cowell made a Zayn Malik joke as he was honoured at the Music Industry Trusts awards.
Taking to the stage to accept the award from the One Direction boys, Cowell quipped: "Just by luck I get the award I've been wanting all my life and I'm completely hammered. Guys, who misses Zayn?”
It’s been a bad week from Liam, after One Direction were forced to cancel their gig in Belfast due to him falling ill.
One Direction star Liam Payne has reportedly split from girlfriend Sophia Smith after two years of dating. The pair were thought to be one of the strongest One Direction couples, as they had known each other since their schooldays before they began dating in 2013.
Is Liam Payne now a single man?
A source confirmed the couple’s split to MailOnline saying, 'Liam and Sophia have split. Liam is incredibly sad, but is going to keep busy. He really hopes that everybody will respect both his and Sophia's privacy and stop speculating.'
Continue reading: Liam Payne Reportedly Splits From Girlfriend Of Two Years, Sophia Smith
A new report in The Sun suggested that Payne suffered a panic attack before the SSE Arena gig on Tuesday night.
Many a fan was left upset by One Direction’s last-minute cancellation of their huge gig in Belfast earlier this week, but the reason for it may be more serious than people thought.
On Tuesday evening (October 20th), the group pulled out of the first of three performances at Belfast’s SSE Arena after Liam Payne had been struck down with a mystery illness, which a new reports suggests consisted of panic attack-like symptoms just moments before the group was due to take to the stage.
One Direction fans in Belfast had been camping out all day awaiting a statement from the group.
One Direction have announced they will play the SSE Arena in Belfast on Friday, after cancelling Tuesday night’s show when band member Liam Payne fell ill. The show on Tuesday evening was set to be the first of a three night run in Belfast for the boyband, however fans have been assured that tonight and tomorrow's shows are going ahead as planned.
One Direction have rescheduled their Belfast gig for Friday.
Writing on twitter Payne apologised to fans and said, "I'm so sorry to everybody I disappointed last night. I'm feeling better now. I really hope everyone can make the rescheduled date on Friday.”
Continue reading: One Direction Reschedule Belfast Gig Following Liam Payne Illness
And obviously fans went wild
One Direction may have broken hearts all over the world after announcing their 'hiatus' next March but, determined to make amends, the boys have released the title of their fifth album and a new song all in one fell swoop.
One Direction have made fans extremely happy with a new single and a new album title
For some, the album cover of the former quintet’s latest release may be bittersweet without Zayn standing on the front but Made In The A.M has all the hallmarks of another get direction offer and is due out on Nov, 13.
Continue reading: One Direction Drop New Album Title And A New Single Release
Liam Payne put fans’ fears to rest by stating One Direction will “work together again”.
Liam Payne revealed One Direction have plans to continue working together after their hiatus. Speaking in a recent interview with Attitude, Payne addressed rumours that the band - which consists of Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – are planning on permanently separating.
Liam Payne at the US Open in New York, September 2015.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Promises One Direction Will Reunite After Hiatus
Simon Cowell has addressed rumours about the longevity of One Direction’s planned ‘break’ in 2016.
Simon Cowell has addressed rumours that One Direction are permanently splitting up. The boy band, which is down to four members after the departure of Zayn Malik in March, devastated their fans earlier this week when they announced they plan to take a temporary break.
One Direction are taking a break next March.
Continue reading: One Direction’s Planned 2016 Break Is “Healthy”, Simon Cowell Claims
The band are reportedly taking a hiatus for a year from March 2016.
One Direction fans have been going into panic mode since Monday, when the news broke that the boyband were planning to go on a year long hiatus starting next March. But while the band had initially stayed quiet on the reports, three members have now taken to twitter to try and assure fans this is not the end.
One Direction will be taking a break sometime next year.
‘Ok so Lots of rumours going round. We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,’ Niall Horan wrote on twitter. ‘Don't worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve! Can’t wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform,’ the 21 year old added.
Continue reading: One Direction Take To Twitter To Assure Fans Break Won't Be Permanent
The 1D boys have agreed to take a hiatus of at least a year to pursue solo projects, starting in March.
Take a deep breath, Directioners, they're not officially splitting up - and this apparently has nothing to do with Zayn Malik's departure from the band. Today it was revealed that Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have agreed to an extended break of at least 12 months, starting in March 2016, to pursue solo projects.
The 1D boys are going in different directions
The Sun reveals the boys have decided not to take the opportunity to tour after the Christmas release of their fifth album, and will instead temporarily disband, leaving each of them free to pursue other avenues.
Continue reading: One Direction Will Take Long Break After Fifth Album
‘Drag Me Down’ is the boyband’s first video since Zayn Malik’s exit.
One Direction have released their new video for single ‘Drag Me Down’ and let’s just say it’s out if this world! The video shows Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis inside the NASA Space Centre in Houston, Texas fooling around and being put through their paces before blasting off into outer space.
One Direction have released the video for single ‘Drag Me Down’
The video dropped on Friday (August) 21st and is the group’s first as a foursome following the departure of Zayn Malik earlier this year. The promo was an instant hit among the boyband’s ever loyal fans who had #DragMeDownVideo trending worldwide on twitter within hours of the clip hitting.
Continue reading: Watch One Direction Blast Off With NASA In 'Drag Me Down' Video
A remark made by Payne at 1D's gig at Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday evening was seized upon as homophobic, which he strongly denies.
One Direction’s Liam Payne has defended himself against accusations of homophobia, after a comment he made during a gig on their North American tour ignited an online backlash from some of the group’s fans.
During their concert in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday evening (August 18th), 21 year old Payne introduced one of the band’s love songs by saying: “This is my favourite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life… which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about.”
Liam Payne of One Direction
Continue reading: 1D's Liam Payne Takes To Twitter To Deny Homophobia Accusations
One Direction have just released their first single as a four piece and ex member Zayn is proud of his former bandmates.
Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has proved once and for all there’s no bad blood between him and his former bandmates. The singer, who left the group earlier this year, took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate his former bandmates on their first single since his departure, 'Drag Me Down'.
Zayn Malik has shown his support for One Direction’s new single.
The group unexpectedly released ‘Drag Me Down’ on Thursday, with band member Liam Payne tweeting, ‘Bit of a surprise ! Check out our new single! It’s called Drag Me Down & I hope you love it as much as we do.’ The track then climbed to the top of the charts on iTunes and Spotify just hours after it’s shock release.
'Drag Me Down' appeared early on Friday morning, and with no radio airplay or promotion ahead of its release, it still reached the top of the iTunes and Spotify charts in double-quick time.
Just a day after Zayn Malik said that he had left them to make “#realmusic”, One Direction are showing that life continues without him as they dropped their first single as a quartet on Friday morning, entitled ‘Drag Me Down’.
The single made a surprise appearance on the iTunes store and Spotify at around 6:30am on Friday (July 31st), followed by its radio debut on BBC Radio 1 a couple of hours later. 1D’s Liam Payne also tweeted a link to the iTunes store, saying “Bit of a surprise! Check out our new single! It’s called ‘Drag Me Down’ & I hope you love it as much as we do.”
One Direction in Sweden
Continue reading: Surprise New One Direction Single Tops ITunes Chart Within An Hour
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam
After Louis and Zayn’s twitter spat the band are looking to move on with an awards show appearance.
One Direction will be appearing at next weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, in their first public outing since Zayn Malik quit the band back in March. Billboard have confirmed that Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan will all be in attendance at the ceremony, where they will be presenting a trophy.
One Direction, now without Zayn Malik.
The group will surely be hoping to put recent dramas behind them with the appearance as they step out for the first time as a fourpiece. Last month former member Zayn Malik made his first public appearance since leaving the band, at the Asian Awards in London.
All it took was one very 'naughty boy' to start a boyband Twitter fight of epic proportions.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao might have been billed as the fight of the century last weekend, but don’t underestimate the drama which can occur when a former boyband member, his producer and his ex-bandmate get into a twitter spat. Yes just over a month after One Direction went from five to four, it appears the gloves are well and truly off between former member Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.
Zayn announced his departure from the boyband back in March.
It all started on Wednesday afternoon, when producer Naughty Boy, who’s been working with Zayn on solo material, tweeted an pic of the pair using an image filter along with the caption, ‘Replace this’.
One Direction have been writing songs for an upcoming fifth album, and Payne was describing them to Capital FM.
Barely a month after the departure of Zayn Malik, One Direction are clearly wasting no time in getting on with their career. Group member Liam Payne has suggested that the songs for their new album sound “great” and a bit like Oasis.
Payne was speaking to Capital FM on Tuesday morning and said “the album's coming together really well actually. The boys we've been writing with have come up with some great, great songs that are kind of like a bit Oasis-y almost, which is ace. I love that.”
Liam Payne was talking about the new 1D album to Capital FM on Tuesday
Continue reading: Liam Payne Claims New One Direction Songs Sound Like Oasis
The former One Directioner attended the event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday.
Zayn Malik has made his first public appearance since leaving One Direction, at the fifth Annual Asian Awards. The 22 year old debut a new shaved hairstyle at the event, where he was accompanied by his mother Trisha Malik.
Zayn was accompanied to the event by his mother, Trisha.
The 22-year-old was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony, which was held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Accepting the award Zayn referenced his time in the million selling pop group and thanked his former bandmates.
Zayn left the band last month and is said to be now pursuing a solo career.
We knew it would happen one day, but One Direction have officially picked up the pieces and moved on since saying goodbye to Zayn Malik last month. In news which might be upsetting to some, the group have just released their first official photo as a four piece, showing life will go on for the boyband after Zayn's departure.
The new One Direction, minus Zayn Malik
In the pic Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson stand against a plain background and appear to look a little apprehensive about their future. While some have described the image as a little on the depressing side, the band do seem to be getting on with things as normal and have even begun recording their fifth album.
The boys have given their first interview since the departure of Zayn Malik.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for One Direction and the group’s legion of fans, but it seems the boys are beginning to come to terms with Zayn Malik's exit. Speaking for the first time since Zayn's departure, the band assured fans they would continue, despite going from a five piece to a four some in the past month.
Don't cry fans: One Direction will carry on without Zayn Malik.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper Liam Payne said, “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”
The 1D star is annoyed at the BBC show for continually criticising 'The X Factor'.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is tired of ‘The Voice’ continually slagging off ‘The X Factor’. Ahead of the BBC’s flagship talent contest making its reappearance this Saturday (January 10th), the boyband member suggested that there wasn’t even a contest between the two programmes.
The 23 year old star aired his grievances on Twitter, where he vented: “Is bad mouthing The X Factor the only way The Voice knows how to promo their show? #everyyear.” Later, he said: "it's like Accrington Stanley trying to compete with Real Madrid.”
Louis Tomlinson is angry with 'The Voice' for continually slagging 'The X Factor' for promotion
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Slams 'The Voice' On Twitter
Everyone's favourite boyband dished the dirt at the American Music Awards
One Direction are, quite simply, the best Artist of the Year. While this fact is already known by many of the boy band’s fans, it was unanimously proved at the American Music Awards when the boys scooped the Artist of the Year award and Favourite Pop Group.
The boys were crowned Artist of the Year at the AMAs
But having all this fame, fortune and adoration must have changed them in so many ways - surely they’re higher maintenance than they ever were?
The 21 year-old singer's unexpected absence forced the rest of the band to clarify that he is simply ill and not suffering with substance abuse issues.
One Direction kicked off their promotional tour for their newest album 'Four,' released today, by appearing on the 'Today' show in Orlando this morning (Nov 17th), but the 15,000 strong crowd gathered to see the band's performance noticed that they were one man short.
Zayn [second from the left] missed One Direction's 'Today' show performance this morning
Zayn Malik was nowhere to be seen during the band's morning show appearance, and since this isn't the first time he has been a no show, rumours quickly began circling that the 21-year-old singer is struggling with substance abuse issues.
A recent interview with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles has sent the rumour mill spinning about the singer’s sexuality.
There's always hysteria with Harry Styles
Will the world's cutest chimpanzee make you watch One Direction's new video?
We never thought we'd be going 'Awwwwww!' while looking at pictures of One Direction, but the hairy co-star of their forthcoming new music video 'Steal My Girl' is killing us with unwavering cuteness. Those easily overwhelmed, look away now.
It was surprising, not to mention mildly amusing, when it was announced that Danny DeVito would be making an appearance in the video - it made us, admittedly, a little bit curious. But now that we've seen the other special guest on the set, a sunglasses-wearing chimpanzee, we're eager to see him in action.
Once again, One Direction have become front page news, but do people really find their recent drugs 'scandal' shocking?
Being caught with a joint is really nothing new in the world of pop, especially amongst those aggressively seeking a change of image that will subsequently add a semblance of ‘edge’ to their persona. For child stars especially, in attempts to free themselves from their enforced clean-cut youth and iconic childhood roles, to indulge in the smoking of marijuana is the go-to method of both distancing oneself from the past and declaring oneself as a fully independent adult.
The group have come under fire from the tabloids for Zayn and Louis' actions.
The celebrity world abounds with examples of such exploits. Remember the media storm over Justin Bieber’s incident with a “suspicious cigarette” or Miley Cyrus’ bong exploits, which have now evolved into her free and consistent utilization of marijuana symbolism? The celebrity media loves a scandal more than a Republican loves his right to bear firearms, but whilst the current One Direction drug ‘scandal’ has rather predictably been plastered all over the tabloid’s front pages, the majority of the public greets it with a collective shrug of the shoulders. They are, after all, adolescents- the prime age for indulging in experimentation with illicit substances and activities. Most adults will have indulged in similar instances of experimentation with an array substances at a similar age to these patchy-bearded pop stars. In terms of the pop world, this particular act has been seen many times before; so many times, in fact, that the whole ‘rebellion’ phase is part and parcel of the child actor discourse. Some take it just a little too far, and the ensuing descent into drugs has unfortunately claimed the lives of many of Hollywood’s exploited youngsters.
Liam Payne has revealed the band rarely see each other as Harry Styles pens a tune with John Legend, but are One Direction splitting up?
One Direction may have walked away with their fourth BRIT award on Wednesday (this time the award acknowledged their Global Success) but that hasn’t stopped talk of One Direction splitting up. 1D was formed in 2010 after they finished third in the seventh series of The X Factor and have since gone on to achieve worldwide fame, as well as accumulating an extremely spirited and vocal bunch of fans along the way. Their three albums have broken all sorts of records and have topped global charts so the last thing that anybody expected was the shocking revelation that they may have come to the end of the line (note educated reference to ultimate 1990’s boy band lyric).
Last week 1D bagged the BRIT for Global Success
The rumours that One Direction are splitting up began when member Liam Payne revealed that the award ceremony last Wednesday marked the first time that band members had seen in each other for three months. Fans flew into a panic that their favourite bunch of cheeky chaps are apparently not in as close contact as they would like the believe, fueling rumours that if the boys haven’t been in touch perhaps they are on rocky ground.
Continue reading: So, Are One Direction Splitting Up?
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