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Niall's lovelife blossoms as 1D album hits US No 1

THINGS are only going in one direction for pop singer Niall Horan as his budding romance blossoms and his band's new album tops the US charts.

Just last month One Direction star Niall Horan insisted he was single. But it seems the 19-year-old singer's friendship with drama student Amy Green is heating up. The pair looked cosy as they walked hand-in-hand after a night out at a north London pub recently.

And Niall and Amy (20) appeared to have coordinated their looks by wearing baseball caps backwards on their heads.

They even enjoyed a beer and the singer indulged in a cheeky cigarette at a pub in London.

Meanwhile, the pop band's dominance of the charts is showing no signs of flagging.

The group's second album -- Take Me Home -- has taken the boys to the top of the US charts.