Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne Re-Enter Billboard Social 50 As One Direction Celebrates Anniversary

The three artists are back on the social chart.

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Immensely successful boy band One Direction celebrated its ninth anniversary during the most recent Billboard tracking week.

In conjunction with the occasion, three group members returned to the Billboard Social 50 chart.

Louis Tomlinson made the biggest move, soaring back to #9 on the listing. Niall Horan returns at #26, while Liam Payne takes #27.

Tomlinson is celebrating his 111th total week on the chart, which ranks artists based on social media interest and performance. Horan are appearing for the 101st and 75th times, respectively.

Originally consisting of Tomlinson, Horan, Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, One Direction was formed on “The X-Factor” on July 23, 2010.

Written by Brian Cantor

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