BREAKING NEWS: Zayn Malik Officially Leaves One Direction

One Direction have released an official statement confirming that Zayn Malik has left the group.

Zayn Malik in Night Changes Video
The statement says: “After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.”
Zayn Malik added: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band.
“I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.
“I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”
Meanwhile, the band said: “We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future.
“The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue.
“We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.”
Finally, Simon Cowell commented: “I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction.
“Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him.
“I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave.

“As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.”

Harry Records Video For Fan Battling Cancer

“I’ve heard all about you! And you’re very, very brave!”

With those words, Harry Styles gave hope to a young Directioner from New Jersey named Brianna, who’s in a battle for her life against leukemia.
Harry Styles in the One Direction Night Changes music video teaser
Giving love back to his followers is of course nothing new for Harry. Even though he’s off with his One Direction mates on their “On The Road Again” worldwide tour, he took the time to send this message of hope out to one of his most courageous fans.
On the video, Harry said to Brianna:
“Hi Brianna, I’m Harry, nice to meet you! I’ve heard you’re a little bit of a fan, and I just wanted to let you know that I am a massive, massive fan of yours. I’ve heard all about you, and know that you’re very, very brave. And I just wanted to send you all the love from me. I’m thinking about you and hopefully I’ll get to see you soon…
“Take care. All the love. I love you. Bye.”
Brianna’s high school then sent out the following excited tweet to the young lady’s schoolmates:
“Our local #LLS hero, Brianna, just got a video from @Harry_Styles! We are proud of you! Keep on fighting Bri!”
Meanwhile, Harry and his One Direction mates picked up another BRIT Award earlier this week, in the British Artist Video category for “You And I.”
“Yesssssssss!!!” tweeted Niall Horan, after the band’s triumph. “Get in! Thank you guys so much! Incredible news to wake up to! Best video at the Brits! Thank you @benwinston!”
The video’s director Ben Winston also had this to tweet back:
“Huge love and thanks – so excited to win the brit. Massive love to @CarlyShackleton @Heatherpops @Dwdsoutar and team. I love @onedirection. So delighted re brit. Massive thanks to Ed Rutherford our DoP & all the @envypost team especially Eileen for all their painstaking work!”

Harry Styles later tweeted: “Thank you so much for voting.. You’re all legends. Thank you to the @BRITAwards for having us too. Hope everyone had a good night.”

Liam Payne Hits Out At A News Story That Claims He Has A Drinking Problem!

What are the latest stupid rumours about One Direction?

Well, for once it’s not “one of the boys are going solo” or “they’re splitting up”. Instead, it’s “Liam has a drink problem”.
Ok then.
Liam Payne in the Night Changes video
According to an article by Inquisitr, Liam Payne “could have a drinking problem”.
Fed up of all the bulls**t articles about the band, Liam decided he was having no more, and took to Twitter to put Inquisitr in their place.
“now I don’t really like responding too news articles anymore but i really think this is out of order I don’t have a problem,” Liam tweeted to @IQShowbiz.
He continued: “thanks for worrying but I don’t spend my time off stage drinking I play video games with friends and go to the gym,
“I don’t drink anymore than a uni student my age so don’t treat me like I’m any different to a normal boy my age”
You tell ‘em Liam!

Tweeting to fans, he added: “Apologies for the rant guys have a nice evening x”

One Direction’s Stylist: “I Wanted Them To Be The Male Version Of The Spice Girls”

Over the past four years, One Direction’s fashion has changed quite dramatically.

We’ve said goodbye to the brightly coloured trousers and bow-ties, and hello to five of the hottest, trendiest guys we’ve ever set eyes on.
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Now that the boys have completely new wardrobes and sense of style, their stylist Caroline Watson has revealed a bit about their current look.
In an interview with Muse, she admitted that her original concept was to make One Direction be “like the male equivalent to the Spice Girls, but being kind of cool.”
This sounds a little scary at first, but she added: “When I say ‘the Spice Girls,’ I mean being in a group but having an identity. Everyone wore different things and no two girls looked the same. I wanted to create that with the boys.”
We think Caroline did a pretty good job of that, and she admitted that she didn’t want them to be a “stereotypical boy band” that all wore the same clothes, and already had it planned out what she wanted them to wear.
“Niall was always going to be my sporty boy; Zayn was always the cool, mysterious one that was quite street but could be quite high fashion at the same time; Harry was bowties, blazers, that guy that you want to bring home to your mum; Liam was the boy next door. I mean, now, Liam’s transitioned and completely grown into this whole new, sexy guy,” Caroline revealed.
We reckon that’s a pretty good summary of them, don’t you think? They’ve certainly pulled off their images successfully, anyway!
One Direction AMAs 2014
Caroline admitted that the boys have gotten into fashion quite a lot over the past four years, and “they’re into a lot more high-end stuff now”. We know that Harry definitely has a good eye for fashion, what with his statement shirts and London Fashion Week appearances.
Talking of Harry’s shirts, it’s been noticed that he has a thing for not buttoning them up. However, Caroline insists he’s always been that way: “He never did them up anyway!” She added: “Harry will always be Harry and he will always do his thing. (Harry’s been undoing his buttons since the first single!)[ ] He’s coming into his own now, but it’s always been like that. And will always be like that. For me, it’s nothing new. He’s just got a lot older and a lot hotter, I guess.”
Though Harry likes to do his own thing, Caroline admitted that Zayn is the one who likes to take the most risks. She said: “He’ll take the most risks and he’ll definitely push it, but it works. He’ll have the ponytail, he’ll wear the gold belt, he’ll wear the creepers and take those chances. He’ll wear something a little bit different that sets everything off.”
That would explain why Zayn won Best Dressed Male by GQ Magazine back in 2013.

Who do you think is the best dressed in One Direction?

Zayn Malik Will Appear On Naughty Boy’s Second Album

There’s constant rumours about the boys splitting up and going solo, but for once, one of these rumours seems true.

Zayn Malik and Naughty Boy Adidas
The band aren’t splitting up of course, but Zayn Malik is working on a side project, away from the band.
Talking last week at the BRIT Awards, Simon Cowell said: “I hear speculation all the time that they’re going solo.
“My advice is they should stay together but still do things they want as a little bit on the side.”
It seems one of the boys have taken this advice on board, with Naughty Boy recently chatting about his work with Zayn Malik.
Music producer Naughty Boy is working on the follow-up to his debut album “Hotel Cabana”, which featured stars such as Sam Smith, Bastille and Ed Sheeran.
Taking things up a level  for his second album, Naughty Boy has revealed Zayn Malik will appear on the new record!
Talking to The Sun, he said: “I can’t deny the fact we have made music together. That’s music for One Direction and also that Zayn is going to feature on my next album.
“We’re making music and having fun. This is just like a side gig and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.”

He added: “Simon’s very happy with the song and supports the whole thing.”

Nickelback Singer Praises 1D: “They Can Sing!”

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger just got the surprise of his life.

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The leader of the American rock band didn’t expect he’d ever be saying this — but he’s a huge fan of the guys in One Direction.
And Chad told The Sun newspaper recently that he’s not only impressed by how Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Niall have handled their huge stardom, but he’s also a huge fan of their musical talents.
Here’s what Chad said to The Sun, earlier this week:
“The boys [in One Direction] called me up and asked if I would be interested in jumping in the studio for a day or two,”he said. “And I was very flattered. I thought, ‘that is very cool!’”
He added: “They’re really, really talented guys…
“And they can really sing!” he laughed.
The lads in 1D are touring in Japan right now. But they picked up another trophy this week, at the BRIT Awards, winning Best British Artist Video for “You And I.”
Meanwhile, another legendary boy-band frontman had some words of wisdom to share with the guys recently.
Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean spoke out to OK! Magazine, sharing his thoughts about One Direction and how they can remain popular.
A.J. advised the lads: “Hold on tight and enjoy the ride! Make it about the music first and then obviously have fun doing what your doing. Always take time for your fans cause we wouldn’t be here 22 years late without the fans.”
Irish actor Chris O’Dowd also had some words to say about One Direction this week. He’s acting on Broadway right now, playing alongside James Franco in the adaptation of “Of Mice And Men.”
Seeing so many young people in the audience — who’ve mainly come to see James Franco in the play — O’Dowd said:
“I was used to doing theatre in London, where the average age of the audience is 68. I felt like the Irish kid in One Direction — Niall — like, knowing they’re all going to see Harry Styles! I knew they were all there to see Franco.”

One Direction Are The Second Most Popular Artist In The World – Who Beat Them?

Who is the most popular artist in the world?

Surely One Direction, right? That’s what we’re saying anyway!
One Direction and Danny DeVito Steal My Girl
Well, not according to IFPI, representatives of the global recording industry. Taylor Swift is set to perform at this year’s Brit Awards, and during rehearsals was given a very special award.
Taylor was given the Global Recording Artist of the Year award by IFPI, with One Direction in second place!
Our 1D boys won the award last year, following the success of third album “Midnight Memories”, but the work Taylor did on her latest release “1989” saw her take the title this time around.
However, One Direction being in second place sees them continue to be the most popular British act in the world.
Also in the top ten are third placed Ed Sheeran, writer of “Little Things” and “18”, and fellow Brit band Coldplay.
Check out the full top ten list below, to see who One Direction managed to beat.
1. Taylor Swift
2. One Direction
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Coldplay
5. AC/DC
6. Michael Jackson
7. Pink Floyd
8. Sam Smith
9. Katy Perry
10. Beyoncé