One Direction is #5YearsDownAndForeverToCome. We’re not crying, we swear.

Today is the 5 year anniversary of the day One Direction was formed and our lives touched forever. Do you have your tissues ready?

Things have changed a lot over the years. Hair got longer. Teeth got straighter. Skin got inked. Jeans got tighter. Zain became Zayn. They all grew foreheads.

The crowds got bigger.

There were some stumbles along the way.





But One Direction defied all odds and stayed with us for half a decade. The amount they accomplished in that time is unbelievable. They gave us four albums, all of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. They toured four times. They won five Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, 19 Teen Choice Awards, two BRIT Awards, and two American Music Awards—just to name a few of the 188 total they’ve taken home. They survived losing a member and continued to tour the world and make new music, promising us a fifth album at the end of this year. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these boys, because there is no doubt that their success is far from over.

In honor of #5YearsDownAndForeverToCome, let’s take it back to where it all started and watch the boys’ X Factor performance of ‘Torn’ at the show’s finale in December 2010.

So I guess the fortune teller’s right…

Where are those tissues?!

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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