That's such good news!
[Image via Brian To/WENN.]
The boys of One Direction aren't going anywhere!
Now other 1D members are speaking out about the break, and are very adamant to their fans that this is NOT the beginning of the end!
So??? Are the rumors true? Turns out the answer is… yes AND no.
The 21-year-old wanted to make it abundantly clear that the British boys will NOT be breaking up. However, they WILL be taking a break next year:
However, when the British cuties dropped their summer single Drag Me Down, we knew the boys still had something special.
Late Thursday evening, the heartthrobs made the weekend come early by releasing their music video for the track. LOVES it!
In the video, the members of 1D are seen training to become astronauts — we never knew NASA trained their astronauts with choreographed dance routines?! WE KID.
FUN FACT: The X Factor alums filmed the space themed project at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and it was directed by long time collaborators Ben and Gabe Turner.
Is anyone else getting a Backstreet Boys vibe with this vid??
Though Zayn was certainly missed on-screen, we think the rest of the musical group did an out of this world job.
Ch-ch-check out the full video (above)!
Looks like someone's still bitter that Zayn Malik decided to leave the group!
On Thursday, One Direction shared a blurry screenshot from one of their old music videos as a part of #ThrowbackThursday, urging their fans to test their boy band knowledge by guessing the song the still is from.
However, we can't help but notice there are only four pixelated people in this pic, but there were definitely five singers initially in the shot.
That's because this snap is from last year's video for Steal My Girl, and in every wide shot of the guys on top of this boulder, Zayn was seen standing on the far right of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne.
But, not in this #TBT! Looks like the 22-year-old got the crop treatment! That's gotta sting! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
We know you didn't mean it!!
At the concert Liam was introducing the song Girl Almighty, by saying:
"This is my favorite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life, which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I'm talking about."
Shortly after, he received several hateful messages and comments calling him out for what he said.
But the 1D singer swears that he wasn't being homophobic and didn't mean anything by it. He took to Twitter to defend his previous statement by tweeting:
Now they're a fearsome foursome!
One Direction was on GMA this morning, and before they performed their new single Drag Me Down, the boys took some time to talk about Zayn Malik and what they thought of moving forward as a group without him.
Malik, of course, has already responded to 1D's new single (he likes it!), and has signed his own record deal with RCA to begin working on solo projects. The band is moving forward without him, though. In addition to releasing this single, they are busy working on their next album which will be out soon!
Speaking about Zayn, Liam Payne said:
"Well, I mean, obviously it's different, but, you know, when you lose a member of your team obviously everyone gets a little bit close together. It's still going great and that's what this album is about were still going strong and were all still here so…"
Ch-ch-check out what the guys had to say about moving forward without Malik — and everything else 1D — in the video (below):
They're kind of a big deal…
One Direction stopped by Central Park to for a little live performance on Good Morning America today!
Not only did the boys perform Story of My Life and Steal My Girl but they busted out their new hit single — the first since Zayn Malik's departure — Drag Me Down!
But you don't have to take our word for it, ch-ch-check out all three of their AH-Mazing songs (below) and take a peek at their interview with the GMA hosts if you need a little more 1D in your life!