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One Direction surprises fans with social media comeback on 10th anniversary

Katrina Hallare

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

Manila  /  Thu, July 23, 2020  /  03:32 pm
One Direction surprises fans with social media comeback on 10th anniversary

One Direction members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles (left to right) attend the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium Theatre on November 13, 2014. (AFP/Yui Mok)

To mark its 10th anniversary, One Direction surprised its ever-loyal fans with a social media comeback.

After a two-year silence, the band’s Twitter page posted a new photo on Wednesday that read “10 years of One Direction.”

“Tomorrow! You and me got a whole lot of history,” the caption of the photo read, which is a reference to the One Direction song “History.”

The tweet alone earned 947,300 retweets and 1.6 million likes, as of writing.

Read also: Nine songs to remember nine years of One Direction

And it appears that fans of the group, known as “Directioners,” are excited for what’s in store for their idols anniversary.

The hashtag #10yearsof1D became a trend with 1.7 million tweets.

Meanwhile, One Direction’s Facebook page also changed its profile picture, which showed band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.

On July 23, One Direction will celebrate its 10th anniversary. This marked the day that Simon Cowell— a judge of the British singing talent competition “The X Factor”— decided that Tomlinson, Payne, Horan, Styles, and Zayn Malik would advance to the show as a group.

After five years, Malik decided to leave the group in 2015 “to live a normal life.”

The band, which continued on as a quartet after Malik’s exit, decided to go on hiatus in January 2016.

One Direction is known for their songs “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Night Changes,” “Best Song Ever,” among others.

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