One Direction plan an extended break as the members work separately on different projects. One Direction will promote their latest album until February and released the official music video of their single, Drag Me Down before their extended break.
They are taking a hiatus so they can work on individual projects for a while but they are not splitting up
Lauer questions Malik’s no-show for an appearance by One Direction on the Today show to promote the band’s new album Four. Lauer says there are rumors that Malik suffers from substance abuse. Lauer:
There’s obviously a lot of concern, a lot of fans have been tweeting overnight. There’s been a lot of action on social media about him. Is it something more serious than just a minor illness? There have been rumors of substance abuse. What’s going on?
No, he’s just got a stomach bug. He’s okay. He’s just at home. He just needs to rest. He’s okay.
As an impromptu tribute to Swedish fans, the group performs a rendition of ABBA’s Mamma Mia. Harry starts the song confidently, then begins to mumble before Liam takes over. The group does not know most of the words, however the crowd supports them by singing along.
One Direction works with Rays Of Sunshine, a charity that grants wishes to ill children, to meet and greet with over 50 children. During the meet, the band takes turns to answer questions and posing take pictures with them before their Wembley Arena concert. Children who receive the One Direction wish also receive a signed t-shirt, 2 concert tickets and the band’s fragrance, Our Moment.
Liam announces via social media the release of the third fragrance, You And I, inspired by their song of the same title. The new scent will be available for purchase in the summer.
Payne takes to Twitter to be the first to apologize on behalf of the band after the smoking video. He also shows appreciation to fans who continue their support.
A December release is set for the Where We Are Tour movie. The DVD will include their entire Milan concert at the San Siro Stadium. Unlike the This Is Us movie, there will be no accompanying documentary. However, it will include backstage footage and other bonus features.
One Direction performs Through The Dark during the Brit Awards show to promote their album Midnight Memories.
One Direction performs Kiss You on Good Morning America from their album Take Me Home.
One Direction performs Midnight Memories on Good Morning America from the same titled album Midnight Memories.
One Direction performs a full concert during their album release party for their album Midnight Memories. Last First Kiss, Story Of My Life and Best Song Ever are among the songs performed.
One Direction performs Story Of My Life during the American Music Awards to promote their album Midnight Memories.
One Direction signs a £10 million (over $17 million) with Cowell’s Syco records that includes two studio albums and a greatest hits collection. The contract will commence after the release of the third album in November and end in 2016.
One Direction performs One Way Or Another the during the Brit Awards to promote their album Midnight Memories.
One Direction performs Kiss You during the NRJ Awards to promote their album Take Me Home.
The band sings Rihanna’s Only Girl in the World. Cowell is not available to mentor the band as he is sick. Malik’s grandmother dies so he misses rehearsals for the second performance , Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars.
The band attends the premiere for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The band’s first performance is Bryan Adam’s Summer of ’69. The second performance is Joe Cocker’s You are so Beautiful puts them through to the semi final. The band also appears on a Charity single.
One Direction goe through to the finals after singing Natalie Imbruglia’s ”Torn” to Cowell and Sinitta in Spain.