One Direction were formed on The X Factor in 2010, after they all failed to make it through as solo artists and were brought back as a group. Thankfully, the gamble paid off. Since their birth as a five piece, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have smashed the charts both together and as solo artists. In March 2015, Zayn left the band to pursue his solo career. In January 2016, the rest of the band went on “hiatus” to do the same thing. They said it would be 18 months… it’s now been 10 years.
Current members (on hiatus): Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne
Previous members: Zayn Malik
Albums: Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), Made in the A.M. (2015)