Even while One Direction is on their year-long hiatus, there's still some friendly competition between them and their former bandmate.
The 1D guys faced off against Zayn Malik for the video of the year award at the 2017 Brit Awards, and ultimately the band came out victorious. Their nostalgic "History" video beat out Malik's steamy "Pillowtalk" vid (among eight other nominees), earning Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson their seventh Brit Award.
Payne was the only One Direction member in attendance Wednesday (Feb. 22), accepting the award from One Direction mastermind Simon Cowell. In his speech, Payne acknowledged the group's time off, but reassured fans that "One Direction is who we are, it's who we always will be."