Is this the end of 1D? Directioners, you better prepare yourselves for some big news! First Zayn…now Harry! It has been confirmed that Harry Styles has signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records. So, is this the beginning of the end of one of the world’s biggest boy bands?
Harry and his team are yet to comment on the subject and the 22 year old British singer has kept a low profile on social media for a while now. Many devastated One Direction fans are hoping it’s a hoax, but Billboard has confirmed the contract has been signed. However, sources told Billboard “deal terms are not yet known and there is no timeline for a solo album”.
There have been rumors the band might break up since Zayn left 1D back in 2015. Yet the band didn’t let this ‘drag them down’ and they carried on to make several successful hits with just the four of them. The band did however decide to take an extended break in 2016 after their 5th album ‘Made in The A.M” was released.
In March, Simon Cowell admitted he was uncertain about the band’s future “”I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest. In a weird way, I don’t want to know…I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”
So, will One Direction ever make another hit together, or will Harry follow in Zayn’s footsteps and leave the group completely? Although this is sad news, we can all look forward to Harry’s career going in yet another direction with his performance in Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk and who knows, maybe we’ll all think Harry’s first solo hit is the ‘best song ever’!