What are One Direction former singers doing right now?

What are One Direction's former singers doing right now?

English-Irish pop band, One Direction took over the world by storm in 2010. Band members Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles became teen idols because of their killer looks and powerful vocals. After releasing 5 albums, 4 world tours, and one movie, the boys parted ways in 2016. Read below to find out what your favorite member of 1D is up to these days!

  • The boys auditioned for The X factor show. After being eliminated, they were put together in a band named ‘One Direction’ by Simon Cowell. 
  • Their first single ‘What Makes you Beautiful’ is the most pre-ordered single in the history of Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Former members of One Direction are expected to have a combined net worth of $340 million
  • One Direction recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary. Watch the video below!


Harry Styles: 

The 26-year-old English artist has updated his work portfolio since his days as a band member. The singer released his first single, ‘Sign of The Times’ in 2017 and later a self-titled debut album. He toured around North and South America, along with Europe, Asia and Australia to promote his music.  

His Second album, ‘Fine Line’ was released in 2019. Between the release of his two albums, Harry made his way into other forms of entertainment. He starred in a Christopher Nolan’s movie 'Dunkirk' and modelled for Gucci in several campaigns. 

The multi-talented boy is confirmed to star in a psychological thriller ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’ by Olivia Wilde. He is also rumored to be part of the adaption of ‘My Policeman’. It is a story about a closeted policeman and his lovers. Seems like the boy kept himself busy over the years!

Niall Horan:

The Irish singer’s biggest achievement over the years is that the blonde cutie is now a brunette! JK! Horan established ‘Modest Golf’, a golf management company along with a few business partners. 

Niall released his debut single, ‘This Town’ as a solo artist in 2016. His album ‘Flicker’ was later released in 2017, followed by a promotion tour in 2018. The 27-year-old singer has collaborated with talented American musicians like Julia Michaels, Ashe and Marren Morris. 

His second album ‘Heartbreak Weather’ was released in earlier this year. The singer planned a promotional tour, however, due to the coronavirus, it was postponed. Given the boy’s achievement, it was ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ Nialler!

Liam Payne: 

Also known as ‘Daddy Direction’, has worked alongside musicians like Quavo, Rita Ora, Zedd and J Balvin. The 27-year-old English singer released his debut album, LP1 in 2019. Liam also welcomed his son, Bear, with English television personality, Cheryl Cole. 

These days he’s keeping himself busy with livestream series, The LP Show. 

Louis Tomlinson:

The oldest member of One direction, the 28-year-old English singer released his debut single, ‘Just Hold On’ with DJ Steve Aoki in 2016. The single later collaborated with Bebe Rexha on another single, ‘Back To You’ that made it to Billboard Hot 100 Chart. 

In 2018, it was announced that he will be one of the judges on The X Factor season 15. Louis released his debut album, ‘Walls’ earlier this year. The tour dates for the album has been rescheduled to 2021. 

Just like his band buddy Liam, he is also a father to a cutie boy, Freddie Reign. 

Zayn Malik:

Malik who announced his departure from One Direction in 2015, has made quite a name for himself. The English singer has released 2 albums since then; ‘Mind of Mine’ and ‘Icarus Falls’. Zayn has collaborated with famous American musician like Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. 


The multi talented artist has worked with Donatella Versace on a capsule collection. He has collaborated with Kooples and designed a backpack line for them. Bradford’s bad boy has also modeled for a jewelry line called “Martyre”, owned by his partner’s bother, Anwar Hadid.

Recently, he welcomed a baby girl with American fashion model, Gigi Hadid. The 27-year-old also surprised his fans with a new single ‘Better’ too. The boy made his way back into the spotlight after being away for two years!

Keeping all these achievements in mind, do you think One Direction’s coming back anytime soon? 

Watch the boys celebrate their 10-year anniversary below!

Estefanía Martínez

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