On July 23, 2010, the music world changed forever! Why? Well, One Direction was created!

The British boy band, made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, was formed by Simon Cowell on The X Factor after they all auditioned as solo artists. It’s officially been more than 10 years since the boyband was formed, and time has flown by.

“I think the typical thing is to come out of a band like that and almost feel like you have to apologize for being in it,” Harry recalled during a Novmeber 2020 interview with Vogue. “But I loved my time in it. It was all new to me, and I was trying to learn as much as I could. I wanted to soak it in … I think that’s probably why I like traveling now — soaking stuff up.”

As fans know, the guys went on to accomplish so much together as a band. Besides releasing five epic albums, they also embarked on a bunch of world tours, broke numerous records, won tons of awards and dropped their very own concert movies, books and more!

“We rose to fame pretty quick, and because of that, we had some power and some say within the record label and with management,” Louis told The Independent in January 2020. “[It was] like a drug. It’s that feeling of heightened emotion and every day being manically busy, and the hysteria. Although you might complain about it, none of us said, ‘No we don’t wanna do that.’ We were just in it. We were f–king loving it.”

But that being said, Liam is the member leading the charge for the band to reunite.

“I think we just need a proper catch up actually,” he told with CapitalFM in December 2020. “It was nice to catch up for the 10-year anniversary. I’m hoping we’ve got a lot more to come from us.”

Scroll through our gallery to see how the One Direction boys have changed over the years. 

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