As rumors swirl that One Direction’s hiatus is more than just a little break, we take a look back at One Direction’s happier moments throughout their five years as a band. From their start in 2010 to their time together without Zayn, take a look back at 1D!
Just months after being assembled on season 7 of ‘The X Factor,’ 1D already looked like a family. A super
awkward, dorky, adorable family. (If you’re wondering why they’re sporting eyeliner, look up their Halloween performance from the show — you won’t be sorry.)
This might have been the first time the world saw 1D all suited up like proper young gents, but as we all know now, they’ve only gotten sharper and sexier since then.
Liam’s hair! Harry’s t-shirt! Niall’s dumb scarf! Their angelic baby faces! We’re sorry, but this photo makes us fangirl all over ourselves.
The boys launched their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful” to tremendous success in the U.K. in 2011. In 2012, the single would make its way across the pond and ignite the ‘Direction Infection’ here in the States.
Seriously with these puppy faces? Get out of here, we can’t even deal with you.
The “Up All Night” Tour was 1D’s first ever headlining tour; the DVD of which would top the charts in 25
countries and sell over one million copies in a matter of three months. Although, we may or may not have bought a million copies just on our own.
We’re not sure exactly when those dorky little teenage mop-heads morphed into full-on GQ superbabes, but hot damn, we could not be more impressed (or grateful) that they did.
The boys made their American television debut on the Today show, a performance that any Directioner will tell you was one of the most iconic moments of their career so far. See the way they look like they’re glowing? That’s because they were sent from heaven.
The first time they attended a proper U.S. movie premiere, the boys brought out the big guns. Nerf guns, that is. Take that, paparazzi!
By the end of last summer, the lads had released “Live While We’re Young” to wild success around the world, and had just announced their impending sophomore album ‘Take Me Home,’ ensuring audiences everywhere that the 1D train would not be slowing down any time soon.
Less than a year after their Today show debut, 1D made an even more triumphant return, drawing a record- breaking crowd of 15,000 screaming fans — some of whom had been camped out for as long as a week. Truthfully, we can’t say we wouldn’t do the same.
Here are the guys picking up another surfboard at the Teen Choice Awards 2013. Fun Fact: One Direction has won all 19 (!!!) awards they’ve been nominated for at the fan-voted ceremony.
Not only do they have No. 1 albums, 1D’s books are chart-toppers too. The band’s first book released in
America, Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction, topped te New York Times Best Seller list. Here they are
adorably promoting 2013’s Where We Are.
One of the act’s last major fest gigs as a five-piece at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas
For their fourth appearance on The Today Show, things are all over the place and, LBR, that’s how we like ’em.
At the 2014 American Music Awards, they were coordinated once again by color—black. Harry wore his fave hat on the carpet, inspiring Quaker Oats memes for days.
Blazer squad 2015
For their first red carpet as a foursome—my heart, it breaks—the guys matched in blazers, though each add his own flare. My fave is Liam’s printed scarf, but Louis in rolled pants will always have a special place in my heart.
Harry’s #impact 2015
By the spring of 2015, Harry’s style influence on the rest of the band was undeniable. Printed shirts? Check. Deeply unbuttoned? Check. A wide-brimmed hat? Check. If they all suddenly get into extremely sheer shirts, we won’t complain