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Harry Styles Is Going SOLO! Is This The END Of One Direction?!

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Prepare yourselves, Directioners!

This MAY be a lot to digest all at once!

But it looks as though Harry Styles, arguably the biggest break-out star in One Direction, may be ready to leave his boy band days behind him…and follow in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake and former girl-group alum Beyonce into an extremely successful solo career!

We KNOW! We weren't expecting it to be this quick, either!

They've only released two albums as a group, after all!

But according to sources, while Niall Horan used the brief break from the Take Me Home world tour to attend his brother's wedding, Harry took off to El Lay, where he spent his free time writing and recording his own material at Paramount, with the help of Ed Sheeran!

Insiders explain further:

‘He loves messing around with some of the new songs he’s been working on. He’s bounced some ideas off his friend Ed Sheeran and has already laid down some vocals. Harry’s priority is obviously still with 1D. But when he decides the time to go solo has arrived, he’s likely to have a project raring to go.

PHEW! We were starting to get nervous that he was already half-way out the door!

And we just simply don't know if our heart could take that!

HOWEVER, we are delighted to hear that the 19-year-old has his creative juices flowing, and is already looking forward to and laying the groundwork for the next stage of his career!

Smart, practical thinking, Boo!

Now give us a sneak peek at some of the tunes on which you were working!

It IS Easter Sunday, after all! Ha!

What do U think? Should Harry leave One Direction for a solo career?!

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99 comments to “Harry Styles Is Going SOLO! Is This The END Of One Direction?!”

  1. 1

    Boy bands have a 5 year shelf life max….he's smart to be thinking ahead.

  2. 2

    Beyonce was in a boy band ? (Please learn to write logical sentences, Perez. It's not that hard.)

  3. heatherrrrr says – reply to this


    Re: overthere – Well actually it did say ""former-girl group alum Beyonce"" so before you be a bitch why don't you get your facts straight yeah

  4. Priya says – reply to this


    What about Zayn? i somehow want to see him in the spotlight doing meaningful work for a long time after 1D is done. I wish he was also doing something similar and thinking ahead, beyond 1D. And I want proper songs not the overload of remixes crappy shit!!!

  5. 5

    I think this is a mistake. Harry and the One Direction guys are hot right now, but they need to ride out their popularity. It won't last. All they have to do is look around at other boy groups. I think Harry will have a rude awakening if he goes solo. I just don't think he can carry it off. Three or four years from now no one will care about him. Maybe sooner than that.

  6. ladydi says – reply to this


    I'm probably all by myself here but I don't get it. He's not all that cute or bright. Meh.

  7. adrirocks says – reply to this


    Umm 1D is locked into a contract fro the next three years so nobody is going solo for a loooooooong time!!!! Check your facts for once!!!!

  8. whatever says – reply to this


    an anonymous source is always so reliable… NOT!

    I don't know what he was doing in the US, but I don't think that he is going solo right away. That he would take an interest in his future outside 1D would be a good thing, but I don't think that a solo album is about to come out…

    Fact is he has no reason to leave 1D right now, things seem to be going great for them, and success as a solo artist is never a sure thing!

    I call BS on this insider info!

  9. Swag says – reply to this


    I don't think he could solo because he can't even play any instruments

  10. abby says – reply to this


    i'm not really sure how he could be writing songs with ed in LA since Ed is on the east coast right now on tour… pretty sure he was in the studio with the producer for fifth harmony to listen to tracks. simon was also in LA. so stop jumping to conclusions and causing stupid drama.

  11. April Fool's? says – reply to this


    Early April Fool's joke?

  12. 12

    what the fuckk??i adore harry, but i honestly don't think he'll succeed as a solo artist.i mean, people love him as a 1d member!!

  13. 13

    Re: adrirocks – Oh are you their manager or something? lol Plus people get out of their contracts all the time

  14. Christy says – reply to this


    Perez, why are you so biased towards the members of 1D with most press time? Did you even realize that for all these years Liam Payne has been working towards a solo career and has an incredible voice to go with it? He's been performing for so long, yet he gets no recognition. He's a much better vocalist than Harry too, and the best in 1D.

  15. sdkhgjk says – reply to this


    i'm a directioner and i love this boys to death but i would never buy his stuff, i love all FIVE of them, not just him. i would be very angry if he decides going solo and leave them.

  16. AHHH says – reply to this



  17. 17

    Bad move, if anyone should go solo, it's Zayn! That boy is one hott dude!!!

  18. JoJo says – reply to this


    Noooo ! No Harry Don't leave 1D !

  19. Alanna Styles says – reply to this


    Oh thank goodness

  20. Mikayla says – reply to this


    No Harry plz font leave one direction we love you !!!!

  21. ag123 says – reply to this


    Ohh people we all know perez hilton doesn't like the boys. He's propbably trying to get your panties in a twist. Or he's probably switching up there words.

  22. joke says – reply to this


    this just can be an April's Fool's joke

  23. rhhgiuhi says – reply to this


    He shouldn't leave One Direction, and I'm not saying that as a Directioner but they were put together for a reason and that was because they fit good together.

    Put the history of boybands don't look good, so a back-up plan is all ways a good thing, but I don't think he would use it before One Direction is over. Wich I don't hope will be in the nearest future.

  24. Devon says – reply to this



  25. Justin Bieber says – reply to this


    Re: joke – TRUUU DATTTTTT

  26. mydoona says – reply to this


    he will FAIL.going solo is death….same happened with Gary Barlow,Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, Geri Halliwell…NONE of them had successful solo careers.

  27. Rachael says – reply to this


    I would tottaly die if Harry left. I mean, I just can't picture him going solo. It wouldn't be as fun as bieng in a group.

  28. Kim Kardashian says – reply to this


    Re: Rachael – I SECOND THAT GURRLLLFRIEENNNDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. 29

    no hes not justin timberlake he doesnt even have abs

  30. 1Directioner says – reply to this



  31. 1D4ever18 says – reply to this


    To be honest I just think Harry and Ed are writing songs together for both their next albums…

  32. Brittany Spears says – reply to this


    Re: perez posse SUPERFAN 777 – OMG U B SOOO HALAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(((((((((((:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

  33. Maya says – reply to this


    Are you stupid!?! This is why i don't go on Perez Hilton. Because youre full of lies and made up things to cause controversy and hate. ON YOU. Don't be stupid perez. Fund something real and post about it. Hah, and you can't even write a proper sentence. Your grammer is rubbish and you always write as if youre physically talking to someone. Guess what. Youre not. Youre writing. Not talking.

  34. CaitlinTomlinson says – reply to this


    I love one direction so much a lot of others and if Harry does leave he be hated +ture directioners will still love Louis Zayn Niall and Liam and Harry won't b as goog as he was in 1d and will wont 2 come bck Harry has hurt not only the boys but sooooooo much fans worldwide pllllllllzzzzz don't leave

  35. 35

    I'm sorry but Justin Timberlake was successful going solo because he is SMART. He didn't just become a solo artist he became a business man on top of an artist and that is what really helped with his success. Harry may be 'hot' and have a bit of a voice but I don't think he has the head for whats to come like JT and Beyonce. Also, I'm sure whatever success he does get from going solo will all be because of Ed if he uses the stuff they wrote together. Girls hear that Ed was involved and they are automatically in love with it.

  36. Heather says – reply to this


    That wouldn't entirely make sense, since they recently signed a contract to stay in the band for at least two more years.

  37. Diana says – reply to this


    getting real tired of your bullshit Perez

  38. Fjfjjf says – reply to this


    I love Harry, and all the other boys, but I think One Direction has a lot of potential. They have so many fans world wide and I don't think Harry has to ruin it all. As a big directioner and a bit of a Harry girl I can tell you that I will not listen to Harry's music me (and a whole lot of other people) love one direction for all five of them and not each of them as solo artists. Maybe in 3 or 4 years, they will break up, and I don't blame them. But I would like it more to be about having more time for themselves and all. Then, I wouldn't mind a solo career. But the one thing I don't want is Harry ruining the whole future for the band!

  39. Cassssieee(: says – reply to this


    Honestly?! I love your website and all, but he would never do that! And where in the freaking world do you get the "Reliable Source" from??? As much as I love Harry, and the possibility he's the next Justin Timberlake, it's not possibly coming soon for a solo album. It's only been two albums, soooo there's a lot more albums to come.

  40. Diana says – reply to this


    Ed Sheeran should definitely not waste his talents wring songs for that guy… Coz he ain't gonna make it solo!!!

  41. Sigh says – reply to this


    They just signed a contract for three years. Anyone leaves before that they ALL have yo pay big cash. I'm talking millions and millions. So no, no solo albums for any of them for at least 3 years ;)
    Also no one considers the friendship side of this. These boys know each other since they were 16. They are together 24/7. They're past friendship and are like actual brothers now. They have said so many times in interviews they would never go solo and leave the other boys like that.
    Come on, anyone watching An interview of them can tell they are really really good friends. No one can fake a chemistry like that. There is a reason people think the 1D boys are gay for each other. Their bromances are legendary.
    If they ever go solo in the future it will be a mutual decision. Not cuz 1 wants to leave. I've lost count of the interviews where they have said they want to still they together in their 30's like Take That is ffs. Stop the fake rumours!

  42. 42

    remember that time when ginger from the spice girls left the band and everyone denied it? when they were massive? yeah… that happened… good luck to him though, hopefully he doesnt end up becoming a huge "has-been-popstar"

  43. No says – reply to this


    I swear to god there is a "going solo" rumour at least once a month! They have said in at least 30 different interviews that none of them WANTS to go solo. They are good friends and said they think it will be boring on their own. They said so many times that they are too loyal to each other to do that. Can we rather believe what comes out of THEIR mouths instead of a "source" please!? Makes more sense, innit?

  44. Haylee says – reply to this


    Harry is NOT going solo, he was in LA for vacation with Louis that there management is covering up

  45. 45

    They'll break up eventually anyways…

  46. Haylee says – reply to this


    Re: ladydi – If you dont think he is cute then fine thats your opinion but him and the rest of the boys ARE VERY KIND

  47. annette ocampo says – reply to this


    i think i am going to cry…..

  48. annette ocampo says – reply to this


    Re: abby – AGREE!

  49. Emily says – reply to this


    biggest load of crap I've ever heard

  50. Kimberlee Jones says – reply to this


    <3 you're pathetic <3

  51. shelb says – reply to this


    i really dont want harry to leave one direction is my life and my heart would be broken if he desides to leave.

  52. pennyk1 says – reply to this


    if harry gose solo it the end of one direction

  53. J. says – reply to this


    Is there is any directioner that should go solo, it's ZAYN.

  54. ☆Rosalie☆ says – reply to this


    no i dont think Harry should go solo!why? cuz harry makes 1D better (they all do i dont think they should split). Harry is way too talented yean thats true but whats the reason leaving 1D?we fans wouldn't have a great life not listening to our favorite boy-band OD.1D makes our life better doesnt it?well it does to me.they r perfect!they have anything a girl could want in a boy right? but harry why or what makes you want to leave One Direction? from all my heart Rose

  55. Me890 says – reply to this


    No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. I love all the boys and if Harry left it wouldn't be the same :c

  56. Olivia says – reply to this


    I love one direction and i would hate for them to split up anytime soon but Harry has an amazing voice and i think that gettin it ready for if One Direction do split upo is a good thing. And it will be good cuz Harry is an amazing singer.

  57. Mrs 1 direction says – reply to this


    NOOOOO! Its not fair what about all the one direction fans? It will not be the same without harry or any of the other band members :( . I hope he changes his mind…… OR this is JUST a rumour :(

  58. Stupid ass rumours says – reply to this


    Media, go fuck yourself!! Harry is NOT GOING SOLO!! Stop making these stupid ass rumours!! -_-

  59. Alexandra says – reply to this


    Come on this is clearly an April Fools' joke!! :p

  60. Isabelle says – reply to this


    Harry is not going to leave One Direction. If he do that he just loose much on it and he knows that. One Direction hav sign a contract to be One Direction In three or five more years. And if they don't they just loose on it. He can still do own songs, but I don't think he is going to leave for a while. I don't believe this untill he say it´s true!

  61. CourtsMayCatchick says – reply to this


    aww this is so emotional this best not be made up i tell you! harry please dont leave i cant live without one direction!!!!!

  62. Ann says – reply to this


    In my own opinion, I am a directioner but I think 1D should not split up. Why? Because they are now the hottest boyband in the world in this generation so why should they put into the trash all they have worked hard for. I would totally cry my heart out if that would happen. They got off from the XFACTOR as a group, therefore, they should also stay as a group till the end. It would really break my heart if somehow that would happen.

  63. Lena says – reply to this


    Um, if he's not leaving the band or not yet anyways why did you all write that as the title? Whoever wrote this article then clearly your looking for a whole lot of drama

  64. Anna says – reply to this


    Hold on, if Ed is on tour with Hazza's ex, Taylor, then how can he be writting songs with him (Harry and Ed) if there's no doubt Eds (PROBABLY!) writting songs with Taylor while he's on the road with her?! Confused. Plus, Taylor might be wanting to tag along like Eds little puppy where ever they go. I still don't know how Harry can be buds with Ed and write songs with him while the exact same time he's on tour with Taylor, doing who knows what. (If Ed and Taylor start dating, I will die.)

  65. Clara says – reply to this


    NO……………….. Harryyyyyyy…………

  66. Directioner. says – reply to this


    Re: Christy
    Excuse Me? How dare you! We get Liam tried hard,and he has great pipes. But what the others didn't!? Louis had a hard life with his parents, he still tried! Niall brother's wedding got crashed cause of Directioners, and he gets the most hate! Zayn's been taunted by his mistakes! And Harry's family aint perfect either! But you know what all these boys still tried, and look where they are now. If Harry goes solo it will be devestating to Directioners everywhere. but there is no need for you to come and say that none of the other boys except for Liam deserve a solo career. These boys have been through hell and back to get to where they are and if youcant see that all of these boys are talented, then FUCK YOU!

  67. PLEASE says – reply to this


    WHY? can't we just get rid of them already? :(

  68. HipstaPlease says – reply to this


    Please, Harry specifically tweeted that he's not going solo.

    Do people seriously believe shit Perez says?

  69. someone says – reply to this


    he cant do this to us! he cant leave the group! WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH LARRY?!

  70. rose says – reply to this


    This probably is just an April Fool's joke. See the date of the upload?

  71. TheTruthKid says – reply to this


    I actually cannot picture Harry Styles singing 1 song by himself it just wont sound right, I think he's better of in a band. The thing with 1D is there is a lot of teen girls that love them, I don't think 5 years from now they will be screwed, they are still young that's want girls want, young boys, look at Jusitn Bieber, 30 million fans but he's going down hill. Harry wont be able to handle it, and I think he's also planning this because he want's the fame all to himself, the girls, awards…etc I think he's better off in a band, I don't think he would make it as a successful artist, not only that his band members will find him a jerk and he will lose most of his fans for being a jerk, so if he does go threw this good luck but I probably wont be one of those people who buys his music because it will sound plain and a bit dry like it's missing something, if he were to be a solo-artist why in the X-Factor he wasn't picked? Not only that he can't properly dance..etc So he would fail…………..

  72. um says – reply to this


    Re: Priya – how do you know he isn't? just because it's not on a blog and he's not shouting it at the top of his lungs…

  73. anna says – reply to this


    i really love one direction but if harry wants to go this way that's fine… honestly i don't think that he should it will leave most fans heart broken and i am a giant fan so … i do understand why he would want to go solo but at the same time there are alot of good reasons why he shouldn't

  74. onedgirl says – reply to this



  75. Lala says – reply to this


    I think is smart of his part to start thinking about his future but it's not the right time at this moment to release a solo album, in about two years everybody will be a bit bored of them thought and that will be the time…….I'd diffidently buy his music if Ed is helping I think he can succeed if he stay with Simon coz he knows the right to work with…..well good luck to him :)

  76. YOLO says – reply to this


    * IF harry went solo forever people would start to hate him and then in about 1-2 years and he was solo, no one would care about him anymore but if he was still in 1d he would still be famous and earn more money than what he would be as a solo artist.
    * *cough cough!*Harry has a contract that he has to stay in the band for 4-5 years, and he signed it so yea hes not leaving anytime soon…. but then true he could go out of I=his contract, but I don't think harry will do something like that

  77. yolo says – reply to this


    and um guys…………..Theres a reason he didn't go though to the finals of the factor as a solo artist. He wasn't good enough. don't think much has changed, hes better off in a band

  78. samara says – reply to this


    Re: Christy – agreed. Harry is talented no doubt but Liam will be the one who has a successful career out of one direction. :) no offence to the others but liams voice is just more powerful. I mean so what if he can't sing as high as Harry or Zayn he has an awesome voice.

  79. skye says – reply to this



  80. Swiftieandproud says – reply to this


    Actually he was recording because he missed a session so he was catching up and the quote has been taken out of context because at the start of it it said that sometimes the boys like to come up with ideas individually like how Niall recently worked on a song with two people from McFly. Overreacting about nothing.

  81. Your mom says – reply to this


    Lol. You actually have people believing these lies? Actually, one direction is locked into a contract saying that they wont break up for at least the next three years. Harry may work on some of his own stuff but he is definitely not going solo. Hate to break your precious little heart. Plus, if there was one to leave, it wouldn't be Harry. That cheeky little cupcake couldn't and wouldn't leave his best friends. My father works at modest, I've read the contract. Plus they're all really good friends of mine.
    k bye.

  82. Dig. says – reply to this


    Re: Swag – he can play the kazoo

  83. Tana says – reply to this


    This is fake, fake, fake. They already started planning for a 2014 album. Harry isn't going anywhere and neither are any of the others. -_- People these days……

  84. flora says – reply to this


    i love one direction its my favourite boy band ever i love harry and zayn the most but especially harry styles

  85. 85

    Re: overthere – maybe you should re-read the article before you make retarded comments. Pretty sure it reads "girl group alum"!!!! There's a logical sentence for you.

  86. directioner says – reply to this


    noooooooooooo…harry please don΄t do it.i want 1direction with all of the 5 guys!!!!!

  87. harrylover says – reply to this


    He is not working for solo
    He working for the 3 album!?

  88. poo says – reply to this


    I doubt it

  89. jazmyn says – reply to this


    um… what about the tour…

  90. jazmyn says – reply to this


    Re: Anna – and aren't they on TOUR??

  91. woozaburger says – reply to this


    I look fwd to the day they split

  92. Lilonesays223 says – reply to this


    Re: adrirocks – 2 Years. It ends in 2015 so they only have 2 years left.

  93. niall horan luver says – reply to this


    I kinda hope Harry does leave, I don't like him

  94. niall horan luver says – reply to this


    Re: woozaburger
    I do too!!

  95. directioner says – reply to this


    omg! no! Harry needs to stay in One Direction its too soon to end it!<3

  96. Ava says – reply to this


    He's smart for thinking ahead but I think he's not going to be as popular when he goes solo, Justin Timberlake was smart and went to acting until he was kinda not known as one of N SYNC but Harry will always be known as one of one direction

  97. 97

    Guys. I love Harry and all, but honestly I don't think he'll be as great without the other boys. His voice is gorgeous, and I am definitely planning on marrying him, but I don't think he's quite strong enough for a solo career yet. I don't think he will leave the boys for a while. I don't want it to happen because I am a HUGE Directioner and I can't be one without One Direction, right? Anywho, we don't have anything to worry about. Harry isn't that heartless.

  98. 98

    Re: niall horan luver – I don't think you should call yourself a Niall Horan lover cuz he and Harry are pretty tight… and dissing my man is not a smart thing to do. Just sayin'.

  99. Crazy Directioner says – reply to this


    Harry going on solo is so bad!!!
    It will not just affect him but the whole 1D!
    Seriously I cry everyday just thinking about the thought that 1D will end!!😔😞😣