One Direction to Reunite: Revisiting the Band's Most OMG Moments

One Direction has sure made plenty of midnight memories.

Since coming together in 2010, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik became one of the famous boy bands of all time, entertaining fans across the globe with their chart-topping hits. Even after announcing their hiatus in 2015, the musicians are continuing to cause a stir as they embark on their solo careers.

With the 10-year anniversary of their formation months away, it has been confirmed that all five members of the group will participate in a special reunion. On April 19, Payne announced that his former bandmates are currently working out all the details during an Instagram Live, sharing, “Most of us are in London, we’ve been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime with the boys at the moment.” 

He added, “I can’t say too much. Louis told me off for revealing a bit of our plans the other day, so you’re going to have the group chat telling me off.” 

From losing X-Factor and going on hiatus, to Malik leaving the group and becoming dads, relive all of One Direction’s biggest OMG moments below:

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Coming in 3rd Place on X-Factor: U.K.

Despite winning over audiences around the world, the band finished in 3rd place.  

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Making Their Saturday Night Live Debut

The U.K. band made their SNL debut with an electric performance of their single “One Thing.”

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Winning Big at the 2013 VMAs

The band took home the coveted moonman trophy for Best Song of the Summer for their song “Best Song Ever.” 

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Hitting the Big Screen

The band gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at live on the road of their This Is Us tour with their concert documentary movie This Is Us. 

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Meeting the Royals

While attending the Royal Variety Performance, the band met Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Malik Announces He’s Leaving 1D

In March 2015, Malik announced that he was leaving the band to launch his solo career.

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Tomlinson & Malik’s Heated Twitter Feud

Months following Malik’s unexpected split from the band, he found himself in a heated Twitter argument with Tomlinson.

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1D Announces Hiatus

Shortly after Malik’s departure, Styles, Payne, Horan and Tomlinson announced that One Direction will be taking an indefinite hiatus.

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Fatherhood

Tomlinson became a father to his son Freddie Reign in 2016. One year later, Payne welcomed his son Bear Grey with ex Cheryl Cole.

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Payne Calls Himself the "Antichrist" of Styles

In an interview with The Face Magazine, the “Strip That Down” singer called himself the “Antichrist” of Styles, noting that he only speaks to Tomlinson and Horan since the band officially parted ways.

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Styles Jokingly Shades Malik

While hosting SNL in November 2019, Styles jokingly shaded Malik during his monologue, saying, “I love those guys. They’re my brothers. Niall, Louis, Liam and uh…Ringo! Yeah, that’s it.”

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Reuniting

Ahead of their highly-anticipated reunion, fans suspected that a reunion of sorts was underway when Styles, Payne, Tomlinson and Horan all started following Malik on Twitter again. Others pointed out that the “PILLOWTALK” singer was also no longer listed as an “ex-member” of the band on Google and is now back to being listed as “vocals.” 

Further fueling reunion rumors, Payne told The Sun, “We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice.” 

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