Another One Direction star has signed a record deal 3 years ago

Another One Direction star has signed a record deal

He's following in the footsteps of his bandmate Harry Styles...

For One Direction fans everywhere, you may want to avert your eyes as that reunion you were so hotly anticipating doesn't look to be happening any time soon.

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that Harry Styles signed a solo record contract with Columbia Records and now it looks like he's going to have serious competition in the form of Cheryl's boyfriend, Liam Payne.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Liam Payne of One Direction attends the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on June 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

When the multi-million earning One Direction first split, fans everywhere were left devastated at the break-up of Liam, Harry, Louis and Niall.

There have been multiple suggestions from sources everywhere that they would reunite down the line.

But with each bandmate only starting to branch out more and more, it's harder and harder to predict a One Direction reunion anytime soon.

When the band split last year, their former mentor Simon Cowell wasn't quite sure what to make of the situation and he's sure to only be more distressed now that Liam is officially flying the Sony Entertainment coop.

Liam has signed to Capitol Records, an American division of Universal Music Group. He chose to announce the news via Twitter, expressing his excitement for his future musical adventures as a solo artist.

He also referenced his musical past with One Direction, claiming that he wouldn't forget his roots.

Fans took to Twitter to express their shock at Liam's decision to go it alone.