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Every Member of One Direction, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated September 15, 2017 11.3k votes 2.9k voters 16.8k views5 items

List RulesVote up your favorite members of One Direction, vote down the ones who aren't as great, and click "rerank" below to make a list of your own.

Who's the best member of One Direction? Which guy is the best singer? Who seems the funniest? And which one is the hottest? They're hard questions to answer, but this list lets you rank every member of One Direction from best to worst.

When you're ranking the members of One Direction, maybe you'll vote for Harry Styles. Not only is he responsible for some of the group's catchiest melodies, but he's poised to embark on a dazzling solo career, too. Or perhaps you prefer Niall Horan, who also boasts some formidable songwriting chops. And then there's Zain Malik, who broke the hearts of millions of boy band fans when he left the group in 2015.

Ever since they rose to fame on The X Factor, One Direction has captured the loyalty of fans across the globe. But it's up to you to decide the most popular members of One Direction. Give your favorite musicians a thumbs up to move them towards the top of the list, and see how other fans ranked the guys.

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  • Harry Styles
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    Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band One Direction after a 2010 audition as a solo artist for the music competition series The X Factor. In April 2017, Styles released his first solo single, "Sign of the Times," which reached #1 in the UK and #4 in the US....  more
    • Age: 26
    • Birthplace: Redditch, United Kingdom
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  • Niall Horan
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    Niall James Horan (born September 13, 1993) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence as a member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Horan auditioned as a solo contestant for British televised singing competition The X Factor. After being eliminated as a solo performer, Horan joined four other contestants to form One Direction. As a group, they have released five albums, embarked on four world tours, and won several awards. Following the band's hiatus in 2016, Horan signed a recording deal as a solo artist with Capitol Records. His singles "This Town" and "Slow Hands" from his debut studio album Flicker (2017) reached the top 20 in several countries. The album debuted...  more
    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Mullingar, Republic of Ireland
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  • Louis Tomlinson
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    Louis William Tomlinson (24 December 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction after beginning his career as an actor, appearing as an extra in ITV drama film If I Had You and the BBC drama Waterloo Road. In 2010, he auditioned as a solo contestant on the British music competition series The X Factor. He was eliminated as a solo performer before he was put into a group with four other contestants, forming One Direction. The band has released five albums, embarked on four world tours, and won nearly 200 awards....  more
    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: Doncaster, England
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  • Liam Payne
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    Liam James Payne (born 29 August 1993) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction. Payne made his debut as a singer when he auditioned for the British television series The X Factor in 2008. After being eliminated as a solo performer, he auditioned again in 2010 and was put into a group with four other contestants to form One Direction. The group has since released five albums, embarked on four world tours, and won several awards. Payne has worked with other producers under the monikers "Big Payno" and "Payno" creating remixes for songs by his band and singer Cheryl. In 2016, Payne signed a recording deal with Republic Records in North...  more
    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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