The Many Directions Of One Direction: How Each Member Dominated 2017

This year, One Direction's alumni each forged ahead as solo artists, hitting highs and lows along the way. While Harry Styles went for soft rock with his self-titled debut, Zayn Malik continued his steady stream of sexy R&B with "I Don't Want to Live Forever" (for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, no less), Niall Horan took the singer-songwriter path for debut album Flicker and Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne each dropped new hits.

No matter which star of the on-hiatus boy band you've pledged your allegiance to, head to the chart below for a refresher on what each of the five newly solo artists have been up to in 2017.

1. Louis Tomlinson performs “Just Hold On” with Steve Aoki for his late-night solo debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

2. Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Want to Live Forever” hits No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

3. Harry Styles' debut solo single, “Sign of the Times,” enters the Hot 100 at No. 4.

4. Styles releases self-titled debut LP, while Niall Horan drops his single “Slow Hands.”

5. Liam Payne shares video for “Strip That Down” (featuring Quavo), which has over 200 million views on YouTube.

6. Malik wins an MTV Video Music Award for “Forever”; Tomlinson performs “Back to You” on Fallon.

7. Horan's debut LP, Flicker, bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200; Payne's “Strip That Down” tops Pop Songs.

8. Horan wins new artist of the year at the American Music Awards.

9. Styles drops his “Kiwi” video and plays the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Billboard Year in Music 2017

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 30 issue of Billboard.


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