One Direction's Solo Magazine Covers, From 'GQ' to Niall Horan's 'Billboard' Shoot

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One Direction photographed at Fox Studios on April 11, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Niall Horan has officially become the second One Direction member to earn himself a spot on the cover of Billboard, following in the footsteps of his former bandmate Zayn Malik, who graced the cover in January 2016 ahead of his solo album release.

As One Direction die-hards would know, though, Horan's Billboard cover isn't the first time he's been honored with the prime spot on a magazine -- nor is it even close to the first time we've seen a 1D guy on a cover. Heck, when they were still a fivesome, One Direction was on so many magazine covers it's hard to even keep count. In fact, the guys even got their own face time while they were in the band, doing solo cover shoots for GQ, Fabulous, Teen Vogue and Seventeen.

Now that they're doing their own things, the One Direction guys are turning up on mag cover after mag cover -- especially Malik, who has been on nearly 20 covers since breaking off from the band in March 2015. The only exception is Louis Tomlinson, who has kept a pretty low profile other than releasing his Steve Aoki collaboration "Just Hold On" in December.

Take a look at the magazine covers each 1D member has graced (not including covers from their time in the band) below.

Niall Horan

Billboard, June 2017


Niall Horan braces for stardom outside One Direction | Photo: @david_needleman

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Today's Golfer​, July 2016 (with pro golfer and pal Justin Rose)


Harry Styles

Another Man, September 2016


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Rolling Stone, May 2017

Liam Payne

Attitude, September 2015

Rollacoaster, April 2017



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Zayn Malik (a handful of the many)

Fader, November 2015

Interview, November 2015


The wait is over @Zayn #InterviewGang Cc @fabienbaron #Imcoming

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Billboard, January 2016

L'uomo Vogue, January 2016

NME, March 2016

Complex, March 2016


"I believe success follows authenticity. People see through fake shit." —@ZAYN Link in bio.

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Paper, June 2016


@zayn x #SEXY on stands NOW!

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Dazed, June 2016