Signs One Direction Will Reunite In 2020!
Ever since One Direction began their indefinite hiatus in December 2015, fans have been wondering when Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson will reunite again. Through the years, the guys teased fans by saying their reunion would happen someday, but due to their busy schedules as solo artists, they didn’t know exactly when.
In December 2019, Payne hinted at a One Direction documentary for the group’s upcoming anniversary when discussing the last time he visited Dubai with the group. “It’s hard for me to remember specific gigs because it was a blur of planes and sound checks and screams,” he told Dubai’s City Times. “I think we filmed that show and it will be part of a documentary around an anniversary.”
According to fans, on Jan. 5, the One Direction website was updated, and the text at the bottom of the page changed to “2020 Sony Music Entertainment.” Fans trended #OneDirection2020 to share their excitement over what the update could mean.
While promoting his debut album Walls on The One Show in January, Tomlinson discussed the possibility of a reunion in 2020. “I think it’ll happen at some point, we’d be stupid not to. I think we’re kind of exploring and enjoying ourselves individually,” he said, clearly not confirming or denying it.
In an April 9 interview with The Sun, Payne gave fans another update surrounding the group’s secret anniversary project.
“We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice,” Payne said. “To hear a lot of people’s voices and seeing old content and different things that we haven’t seen for a long time or never seen before, it’s very interesting.”
Due to the guys’ complicated relationship with Malik, fans ruled out any possibility the “PILLOWTALK” singer would be part of the reunion, but that all changed on April 12 when fans realized Styles, Payne, Tomlinson, Horan and the official One Direction account all followed Malik again on Twitter.
Fans also noticed how Malik is reportedly no longer listed as an “ex-member” on Google and is instead listed as “vocals.” On top of that, the group’s Apple Music profile has a picture of the five-piece all together again.