Shawn Mendes confirms he’ll be collaborating with a One Direction star

This will be amazing

Shawn Mendes

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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It's been a while since we've heard any new music from Shawn Mendes, the singer who gave us 'In My Blood' nearly a year ago, however, he has just delighted his fans by confirming some very exciting news. The pop star took to Twitter, retweeting a tweet from none other than One Direction singer Niall Horan.

Niall's initial tweet was responding to a fan who had asked, 'niall will you ever give us a song with shawn?' [sic], Niall then tweeted, 'We're going to try', but Shawn took it one step further saying, 'We ARE going to!'.

Niall then replied to Shawn's tweet saying, 'Let’s do it then'.

So, there you go, you've heard it straight from the man himself, Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan WILL be collaborating, however, at present there is no other confirmed details.

Whilst Shawn and Niall haven't collaborated with each other before, Shawn has collaborated in the past with the likes of Camila Cabello, Zedd and Khalid. Whereas Niall, who has had a successful solo career since One Direction started their hiatus in January 2016, has yet to collaborate with anyone as a solo artist.

Since going solo, Niall has released his album 'Flicker', which went to Number 3 in the UK, he has also had success with his singles 'Slow Hands' and 'This Town'.

Now take a look at One Direction through the years:


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One Direction auditioning on The X Factor

One Direction formed on The X Factor in 2010. All five members auditioned as individual contestants and were put together as a group by Simon Cowell.

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One Direction wait for the results

The band failed to win The X Factor, coming in at third place, however that didn't stop them becoming world famous.

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One Direction return to The X Factor

After a successful year in the music industry, One Direction returned to the show that made them famous, to perform.

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One Direction: This Is Us

In 2013 the band released One Direction: This Is Us, a documentary film about the group with many clips and songs. It was very popular with fans and took nearly $70,000 million at the box office.

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Zayn announces he's leaving

Zayn broke many fans' hearts by announcing he was going to leave the group in 2015.

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One Direction continues as a group of four

The remaining four members continued for a few months before announcing they would be starting an hiatus in January 2016.

Harry Styles stars in Dunkirk7 of 11
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Harry Styles stars in Dunkirk

Harry Styles released his self-titled album in 2017, but also starred in his first feature film, Dunkirk.

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Niall Horan released solo music

Niall Horan released solo music, and his now on his 'Flicker' world tour.

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Zayn has released music

Since leaving the group Zayn Malik has had a number of solo singles including a collaboration with Sia, 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.

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Liam teamed up with Rita Ora on 'For You'

Liam Payne released solo music including the huge song 'For You' with Rita Ora.

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Louis Tomlinson is now a judge on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson has released some solo music, but he has now become a new judge on The X Factor.

Meanwhile, as part of a larger global headline trek, Shawn Mendes will be going on tour in the UK soon! Simply called, 'The Tour' he will perform in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds before closing with two nights at The O2 in London.

See Shawn Mendes at the following shows:

APRIL 2019

Glasgow SSE Hydro – 6th

Manchester Arena – 7th

Birmingham Arena – 9th

Leeds First Direct Arena – 10th

London The O2 – 16th

London The O2 – 17th

London The O2 - 19th

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