1. Zayn Malik Turns 21
As it goes, most American audiences are used to their boy band members being a bit older. The boys of One Direction were all under the age of 21 when they were exported to the U.S. and since Zayn Malik has turned 21. His birthday was on January 12, 2014 and he partied the night away with friends as well as his fiancé Perrie Edwards.
2. Liam Payne Asks Fans to Back Off
Up to this point, the boys of One D were ready and willing to welcome fans into their personal lives. However, Liam has since asked his fans formally on Twitter to back off and stop standing around outside his house.
3. Liam Payne Apologizes for Photo
Earlier this month Liam posted a picture of himself standing unsecured on a balcony that was very high up. Liam posted the photo much to the terror of concerned fans. He later apologized for terrifying fans and took the photo down.
4. Story of My Life Breaks the Billboard Top 10
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Since What Makes You Beautiful One Direction has been far from the top of the Billboard top 10. Though their songs are catchy, have a huge following, and did rank high on the charts, other chart toppers like Rhianna and Eminem kept them from true success. This year Story of My Life has broken into the top 10.
5. Does Mark Wahlberg Want to Beat Up 1D?
Earlier this month Wahlberg jokingly stated that One Direction has stolen the affections of his young daughter which doesn’t make him very happy. He then joked that he wanted to beat the boys up to get back in her good graces.
6. Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles
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Earlier this week One Direction fans were once again affronted with Kendall and Harry as an item. Harry was seen driving Kendall’s Range Rover to Rite Aide, wonder what they were buying.
7. One Direction to Release Two Books in 2014
This year One Direction is slated to release two new books this year. These books will detail their lives, their rise to fame, and their ambitions. This is essentially yet another chance for fans to get close to the boys.
8. Niall Horan Dating Victoria’s Secret Model
Rumors swirled late last year that Niall Horan and Victoria’s Secret Model Barbara Palvin. The pair was spotted around town and even spent New Year’s together along with fellow One Direction member Liam Payne.
9. Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards Will Be Married in 2014
This famous pair announced that their wedding will in fact take place in 2014, no long engagement for this pair.
10. One Direction Announces a Second North American Tour
The boys will be back in the U.S. soon enough fans, they announced that they will undertake a second North American tour later this year.