Signed by Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records, The boy band group began their dreams on stage together, during the seventh season of X-Factor’s British televised show.  Once their career kicked off ,One Direction, which includes band members :  Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and former member, Zayn Malik not only toured the world, but became the next overnight sensation boy band group that took over the place of N’Sync once the group officially called it quits to work on solo careers.

Mentored by Simon Cowell, the group expanded their brand musically via X-Factor and social media over the year by accumulating great accolades along a five year span. Some of those accomplishments included releasing 5 albums, 4 Brit awards, 4 MTV Music Awards and 11  Europe Music Awards  just to name, oh! Just a few.

Now that the band has officially announced their departure and taking  a hiatus , they wanted to make it very special for their fans by perfomring where they began, which was  on the X-Factor stage. Once their official and final performance was over, Liam gave a final speech to their fans by stating:

” I mean, we had the most amazing incredible 5 years, we just want to thank obviously X-Factor, Simon and the whole crew. You Guys have been absolutely amazing, we can’t believe what happened to us of the years. It’s sad that we are going away for a little while, but we need it. Umm , Just thank you to all the fans whose supported us over the years. I mean you could see how happy we are, it just genuine happiness and it’s all because of you guys  so thank you very much.”

Check out the clip below and what some of their die hard fans had to say over twitter!




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