At a moment where good news is in short supply, the 10-year anniversary of One Direction seem to have clamored much attention than expected.
The enchanting all-boy band formed in 2010 became defunct in 2016 following the chase of solo careers from the remaining four as at the time (Zayn Malik exited the group in 2015).
On the occasion of their big ‘10’ yesterday, the pop-icons separately took to social media to celebrate by sharing emotional messages reminiscing about their times spent together and how much it still means to them till date.
Niall Horan shared, “When I met these four gents, there was no way I thought we would go on to what we did. So many unbelievable memories we shared together. We felt the adoration of millions from around the planet on a daily basis and it was mind blowing.”
He continued, “It’s such a major part of our lives and always will be. Cheers to US today boys and thank you to all you beautiful who have supported us over the last 10 years.”
Throwing himself into the celebration pit, Luis Tomlinson shared the band’s first ever photo taken together and captioned, “Our first ever photo together. The memories we’ve shared together have been incredible. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. I look back incredibly proud. Thank for everything lads and love to you the fans as always x.”
Liam Payne, who recently celebrated his first album ‘LP1’ 2 billion stream on worldwide platforms accompanied his celebration write-up with a text message he sent his father the day he joined 1D. The proud announcement read, “I’m in a boyband.”
“What a journey…I had no idea what we were in for when I sent this text to my Dad ten years ago at this exact time the band was formed. Thanks to everyone that’s supported us over the years and thanks to the boys for sharing this with me #10YearsofOneDirection,” Liam celebrated.
Broadcasting to over 78 million people across his social media platforms, Harry Styles acknowledged in his message how well the band’s formation placed him in places he only dreamt about, “I’ve been struggling to put into words how grateful I am for everything that’s happened over the last ten years. I’ve seen things and places that I’d only ever dreamt of when I was growing up.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the most incredible people, and gained friendships that I know I will treasure for the rest of my life. None of this would be possible without the support you’ve given along the way” the message continued. “And for that, I will be forever thankful. I just can’t believe it’s been ten years. Thank you to our crew, our team, and everyone else who helped us along the way. To all the fans, I love you, and I thank you with all my heart. You did it all, and you changed everything.”
He finally concluded with a shout-out to the boys expressing how proud he is of everything they’ve achieved over the years, “And finally.. to the boys, I love you so much, and I couldn’t be prouder of everything we achieved together. Here’s to ten. H.”
During their stay together as band mates, they recorded an impressive line up of awards on major stages including seven Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards and Seven American Music Awards.
Their hit singles out of the five albums they produced included, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, ‘Live While We’re Young’, ‘Best Song Ever’, ‘Story of My Life’ and ‘Drag Me Down’.
They currently on an indefinite hiatus until further notice.