Story of their lives

How far have the members of One Direction gone in their solo careers since the split five years ago? The Straits Times puts out a report card

Boy band One Direction were formed in 2010 during an episode of British reality show The X Factor because judge and media mogul Simon Cowell did not think they were strong enough to be solo artists.

They went on to become the biggest boy band in the world. They had mega hits such as What Makes You Beautiful and Story Of My Life, won nearly 200 awards and performed around the world from Argentina to the United States.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2020, with the headline 'Story of their lives'. Print Edition | Subscribe