LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Niall Horan is not leaving One Direction.
A Columbia Records representative declared there is "no truth" to such reports in a statement to Billboard. Rumors the 21-year-old singer quit the band exploded after the Yahoo Celebrity UK Twitter was hacked and tweeted, "Niall has left One Direction!!"
Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson formed One Direction in 2010. The group came to fame on The X Factor, and released their first studio album, Up All Night, in November 2011.
One Direction last debuted Four in November. The album topped the Billboard 200, and includes the singles "Steal My Girl" and "Night Changes." The band performed both songs on One Direction: The TV Special last week.