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You Can Look Forward to Three More Years of One Direction

(L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of One Direction perform onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City.

Or you can refuse to listen to the radio, watch television, or talk to the youth of America for another three years. Your One Direction attitude is your own. But the boy band just signed a new three-year contract with strict financial penalties for anyone ditching out early — meaning that Harry Styles's solo project (tentatively titled Fourth Nipple) probably won't take off until 2016. Maybe there will be five by then.

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