One Direction will take a break next in 2016 after the release of their fifth album.
This is the band’s first break since getting together on The X Factor in 2010.
According to The Sun, One Directio are going their separate ways in March after the release of their fifth studio album.
Apparently Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan want to concentrate on solo projects, although there’s been no confirmation yet.
The break was planned “with or without Zayn” Malik, who left the band in March.
In June One Direction members were forced to deny speculation that they were taking a break in 2016.
A source told The Sun: “The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boy band.
“They fully deserve to have at least a year to work on their own projects.
“There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100% behind the decision.
The publication also reports that there will be no tour for One Direction’s fifth album and their last full concert will be at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on October 31 at the moment.
One Direction will have a break over Christmas before getting back together to finish promoting their new album in February.
On August 23, One Direction played in Chicago on the second leg of their On the Road Again Tour.
They have nine more North American dates followed by another 25 concerts in the UK and Ireland including six at London’s O2 Arena.
It is thought the break and the decision not to tour were agreed in a meeting in London last weekend.
Apparently there’s “a lot of interest” in Harry Styles from Hollywood and Louis Tomlinson is “very much in contention to be a judge on The X Factor”, according to The Sun’s source.
It is thought Liam Payne will continue songwriting, producing and DJ’ing rather than starting a solo career.
None of the band’s members have tweeted about the news so far.
In March, One Direction denied rumors they were splitting up after Zayn Malik left to go solo.
The group said they would continue as a four-piece.
One Direction released their fourth studio album, Four, in 2014 with each record making it to No 1 in America.