One Direction are a British/Irish boy-band who rose to fame after finishing in third place on the seventh season of The X Factor UK. Skyrocketing to stardom, 1D took the world by storm. Building a mega fanbase all over the world. They formed in 2010 and were releasing music and doing tours until December 2015 when they decided to take an 18-month hiatus which has now become indefinite.

They were formed in 2010. After the release of their first single 'What makes you beautiful', the band attained a serious amount of fame. After the release of four very successful albums, former member Zayn Malik decided to take his leave from the band in the middle of their 'On The Road Again Tour' after a Facebook statement on 25th March 2015. After that, the rest of the boys continued as a foursome, completed the OTRA tour and released another successful album. They have been on indefinite hiatus since 2016 when they agreed to take an 18 month break but failed to return. All former and current members have become solo artists and fans still await their reunion. This year, One Direction celebrated their tenth anniversary. They are considered to be close friends with 5 Seconds of Summer and are said to own a small portion of the band. Fellow band member Niall Horan in 2012 had helped them gain more fame with a twitter shout out. 5SOS opened for 1D on their huge 'Take Me Home' and 'Where We Are' world tours, and also made an appearance on 1D's 'On The Road Again' tour Japanese leg. They are known to support each other. Fans from both fandoms are known to be really supportive and friendly to each other.

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