One Direction’s new song Drag Me Down has hit number one in 82 countries on its first day after the surprise launch of the single.

Although the band is one man down, it looks like Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan should be prepared for their biggest global success to date with the comeback hit. 

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This news comes on the same day former member Zayn Malik took a swipe at the boy band saying he signed a new solo deal to make “real music”.

Malik signed a deal with RCA records and was thought to be slamming his former band with the hashtag “#realmusic”, but he has since deleted the caption to to this photo.

“I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !!”

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Harry Styles and Loius Tomlinson tweeted their gratitude for the support, five years after their first auditions on X-Factor UK in 2010!

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