OH EM GEE, this is a major life update for Liam Payne. The singer made the official announcement that he has signed a solo deal.
That's right, we'll be hearing music from Liam only, without his One Direction bandmates harmonizing along with him. Especially in the early days, Liam did often sing lead vocals on most of their songs ("Stole My Heart" anyone?), so him deciding to branch out and do his own thing is totally understandable. But he made sure to let everyone know that 1D will forever and always have a special place in his heart.
One direction will always be my home and family but I'm very excited to see what this chapter brings.— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 21, 2016
This is beyond comforting for fans, since Liam has made it clear that being a part of the band is something he will always value. He probably never expected the day he returned to the X Factor stage for the second time his life would become what it is now.
He should be nothing but proud of himself!
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