One Direction will take a break next in 2016 after the release of their fifth album.
This is the band’s first break since getting together on The X Factor in 2010.
According to The Sun, One Directio are going their separate ways in March after the release of their fifth studio album.
Apparently Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan want to concentrate on solo projects, although there’s been no confirmation yet.
The break was planned “with or without Zayn” Malik, who left the band in March.
In June One Direction members were forced to deny speculation that they were taking a break in 2016.
A source told The Sun: “The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boy band.
“They fully deserve to have at least a year to work on their own projects.
“There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100% behind the decision.
“It is definitely not a split and they fully intend to get back together at some time in the future.”
The publication also reports that there will be no tour for One Direction’s fifth album and their last full concert will be at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on October 31 at the moment.
One Direction will have a break over Christmas before getting back together to finish promoting their new album in February.
On August 23, One Direction played in Chicago on the second leg of their On the Road Again Tour.
They have nine more North American dates followed by another 25 concerts in the UK and Ireland including six at London’s O2 Arena.
It is thought the break and the decision not to tour were agreed in a meeting in London last weekend.
Apparently there’s “a lot of interest” in Harry Styles from Hollywood and Louis Tomlinson is “very much in contention to be a judge on The X Factor”, according to The Sun’s source.
It is thought Liam Payne will continue songwriting, producing and DJ’ing rather than starting a solo career.
None of the band’s members have tweeted about the news so far.
In March, One Direction denied rumors they were splitting up after Zayn Malik left to go solo.
The group said they would continue as a four-piece.
One Direction released their fourth studio album, Four, in 2014 with each record making it to No 1 in America.
One Direction’s remaining members say the band is not on the verge of splitting up, despite rumors started on social media.
They will continue as a four-piece after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group last week to “live like a normal 22-year-old”.
Zayn Malik’s departure was followed by rumors on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook that One Direction was about to break up.
Liam Payne thanked fans for sticking with the band and for “not thinking it’s finished”.
He tweeted: “I can see a lot of people thanking us for staying but your the real Heros here thanks for not thinking it’s finished.”
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One Direction continued their On the Road Again tour and have been playing concerts in South Africa.
They start the European leg of the tour by playing Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on June 5 and 6.
Zayn Malik left the group last week after flying back to the UK, having been “signed off with stress”.
It was after reports that he had cheated on his 21-year-old fiancée, Perrie Edwards.
Zayn Malik told The Sun that he was “upset” for the group’s fans and he said there was no bad blood between him and his former bandmates, who he said had been “really supportive”.
It’s thought Zayn Malik is working on a solo album with producer Naughty Boy, who has worked on tracks for Emeli Sande, Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis.
One Direction’s Liam Payne has split from his girlfriend Sophia Smith, Us Weekly reported.
Liam Payne and Sophia Smith dated for eight months, and first met while attending St. Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, England.
Liam Payne and Sophia Smith dated for eight months, and first met while attending St. Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton
A source told the publication: “They were spending too much time apart and it’s only going to get worse this year – the band going on a super long tour, her getting busier with university.”
“It was draining for the both of them and led to a lot of arguments. Liam was the one who chose to end it,” the source added.
Liam Payne, 20, is currently on tour with his bandmates for their Where We Are tour, which kicked off last month.
However, the singer has been vocal about his heartbreak, posting cryptic messages via Twitter on Friday.
“Can’t be without you,” he wrote.
“Worse thing I ever did was let you go.”
He added: “No all I got left is the thought of you.”
Liam Payne previously dated model and dancer Danielle Peazer on-and-off for three years before their split in May 2013.
One Direction’s Liam Payne lashed out at some journalists and bloggers over the weekend, calling them “bastards” for twisting a friendly tweet he sent to Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson into Phil Robertson anti-gay scandal.
Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show
The dustup began when Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show, prompting some to presume the pop star was endorsing dad Phil Robertson’s famous anti-gay view.
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