The Most Shocking Louis Tomlinson News of the Year (Apart from the Baby)

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Louis Tomlinson really knows how to make an entrance and an exit. In January, he kicked off the year with the birth of his son, Freddie Reign Tomlinson — an event One Direction fans had been anticipating, since word got out that he got stylist Briana Jungwirth pregnant the year prior. Still, despite knowing it was coming, it didn’t take away the shock that a 1D guy was a dad.

Fast forward to December, the end of 2016, and he’s making another shocking move: Apparently, the 24-year-old is going solo!

Following in the footsteps of Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, Louis is trying his hand at a music project sans the group — the last of the One Direction guys to plan on doing so.

According to The Sun, “Louis is a brilliant songwriter and had not initially planned his own solo career.” But, lo and behold, that’s exactly what the musician did. “Bosses at Simon Cowell‘s record label, Syco, are very impressed with what he has been working on and are keen for a release,” the report continues. “He’s been back in the studio and has been working on some really amazing music. He’s played some to the powers that be at Syco, who are really excited. They think he could be a real success as a solo artist, given his proven ability to write hit records and massive fanbase as part of 1D.”

Niall recently said that the band will get back together someday, but this so-called hiatus looks like it’s gonna be an incredibly long one now that everyone’s got their own musical careers.
Band members try their hand at solo music all the time. Here’s a ranking of some of ’em (no 1D guys included) from worst to first: