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One Direction Aren't Planning a Hiatus, Despite Reports

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Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction pose backstage at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Everybody breathe: a report in The Sun says One Direction will go on a year-long break next year after they finish promoting their fifth album, due out at the end of 2015. But a rep for the band just told Billboard there's no truth to that.

"All pure speculation and not based on any facts," the rep said. "The band are excited about their brand new fifth album and their upcoming tour."

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This follows comments Harry Styles gave Ryan Seacrest on Thursday (June 4), where he discussed that the writing process for the upcoming fifth album was going well. "We're all very excited. The creative process -- it's very similar to be honest," Styles said about the band's upcoming Zayn-free release. "But it was cool how some of the things came out sounding because actually there was a lot of parts that kind of needs to get written with Zayn in mind and with all of us in mind. It's great, the new stuff sounds good so far I think? I hope."

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