Has the end finally come for One Direction? The band has been on an extended hiatus for almost a year now. But will their break be permanent soon? Has Harry Styles finally decided to leave the band for good?

According to Billboard, Styles has just signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records. Details about the deal have not been made public. But Styles is expected to work on and release a solo album soon. Columbia Records is also the label behind One Direction. Does this mean the end of the band is near? There’s no word yet to confirm this so stay tuned for updates.

Rumors of a split have been hounding the band since Zayn Malik left last year. Malik went on to release his own record, “Mind of Mine.” However, a source told Enstarz.com he might just rejoin the band soon.  Or at least, he would if his ex-girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, had her way. “Gigi is urging Zayn to get back together with One Direction for his health,” the source said. “Zayn has always suffered from anxiety…since he [went] solo, it has only gotten worse… He is great in the studio alone. But performing for large crowds is too much for his anxiety.”

“She knows they have had their ups and downs over the years. But Zayn was always able to perform with his mates around him,” the source added.

Hadid doesn’t want him to stay with the band forever, though. “Gigi’s advice has been for Zayn to get back together with the guys, do some touring and once he feels better, venture off on his own career again,” the source explained.

Will Malik really rejoin the band? This is yet to be confirmed. It might be difficult for him to return, though. He did previously say unflattering things about One Direction. He called their music “generic as [expletive].”

“There was never any room for me to experiment creatively in the band,” he added. “That’s not music that I would listen to. Would you listen to One Direction, sat at a party with your girl? I wouldn’t.”