Celebrity·Posted on Jul 29, 2019Here's How Different The Boys Of One Direction Look After 9 YearsThis is the rare case of an across-the-board glow-up.by Matt StoperaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Nine years ago, we were introduced to One Direction. Danny Martindale / Getty Images They were literal children. Eamonn Mccormack / WireImage Now, they're grown, so let's do some then-and-nows because it's my job to make content and who doesn't love a good then-and-now? Danny Martindale / FilmMagic Niall Horan then: Shirlaine Forrest / WireImage Niall Horan now: Timothy Norris / Getty Images Niall released his first solo album in 2017. I personally think it's the best solo record of the boys, but that's just my opinion! In 2019, Niall helped launch a professional men's and women's golf tournament in Northern Ireland. Zayn Malik then: Anna Gowthorpe - Pa Images / Getty Images Zayn Malik now: Raymond Hall / GC Images Zayn has released two studio albums since the band broke up. He most recently appeared on the Aladdin movie soundtrack singing a cover of "A Whole New World." According to this random website that could be a complete lie, Body Art Guru, Zayn has 46 tattoos now. I believe it. Liam Payne then: Danny Martindale / FilmMagic Liam Payne now: Andreas Rentz / Getty Images Liam had one of the biggest-selling solo singles out of all the boys with 2017's "Strip That Down." He got together with Cheryl Cole in 2015, they had a baby named Bear, and they broke up in 2018. Louis Tomlinson then: Neil Mockford / FilmMagic Louis Tomlinson now: Dave J Hogan / Getty Images Louis has released a handful of songs since the band broke up, but he's the only member to not have released a full album or EP. In 2018, he was a judge on The X-Factor. He also has a son named Freddie. Harry Styles then: Neil Mockford / FilmMagic Harry Styles now: Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images Harry released his first solo album in 2017. In my opinion, which you don't care about, it's very good. In 2019, Harry was co-chair of the Met Gala with Lady Gaga. In even gayer news, Kacey Musgraves opened for him in 2018. Now, please reunite. George Pimentel / WireImage Sip sip.