Simon Cowell

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25 Mar, 2015

Leaves band

Resignation

One Direction announce that Malik has left the band:

After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year. We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.

Malik:

My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.

Cowell:

I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.

15 Sep, 2014

Donates £25,000 after arson

Donation

Cowell pledges £25,000 (around $40,700). to the the Manchester Dogs’ Home after a suspected arson kills up to 60 dogs.

I have got my dogs here and I love my dogs. The fact is they are in a rescue home which is bad enough, and then fior something like that to happen, is disgusting. I can’t even think about it, so many dogs died.

17 Jan, 2013

Signs with Syco

Hired

Simon Cowell signs Fifth Harmony to his record label Syco Music. Cowell:

I knew from the girls’ first performance at the judges’ homes that we’d done the right thing. The chemistry between the girls both on stage and off is fantastic, and they are incredibly talented.

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