9 Reasons Niall Horan Is Going to Have Trouble Topping His 21st Year
HE'S MADE (MORE) A-LIST FRIENDS
Look, it's cool enough that Horan gets prime seats at pretty much whatever sporting event he chooses (and this being Niall Horan, he chooses a lot of them). But the fact that he gets to take in the U.S. Open next to an actual Academy Award winner is pretty much the definition of the perfect spectator experience – and this is a guy who's watched a Knicks game with Spike Lee.
HE GOT INTO GOLF
Sure, touring the world and selling out arenas is pretty amazing, but what's the point of being an international superstar if it doesn't help you live out your real dream of caddying for a fellow Irishman at the PGA Tour?
HE RECOVERED FROM A MYSTERIOUS INJURY
We might still have no idea how, exactly, Horan managed to fracture his foot, but we do finally know who has the best legs in One Direction.
HE WENT TO WIMBLEDON
Pimm's Cups, close proximity to the royals, a prime seat for all of the matches and the thrill of seeing Drake's sweater in person – it's official, Horan does Wimbledon better than everyone else.
HE BROKE THE INTERNET
HE RELEASED THE SONG OF THE SUMMER
Other people may dropped hot tracks this season, but we challenge you to find a single person who hasn't had "Drag Me Down" playing on repeat since it dropped in July.
HE PLAYED WITH THE ROLLING STONES
Pretty much everyone on the planet dreams of one day getting to jam with rock 'n' roll royalty. Horan lived out that very dream in December, ensuring that music fans everywhere would be jealous of him for the rest of their lives.
HE SPACED OUT WITH NASA
HE CELEBRATED 5 YEARS WITH 1D
All of the sporting events, field trips to space and celebrity friends are only possible because of one thing: One Direction. Frankly, even without everything else, just being able to celebrate five years in the band made this year Horan's best year yet. Bring it on, 22.