Liam Payne Biography
(Singer-Songwriter and a Member of the British Boy Band ‘One Direction’)
Birthday: August 29, 1993 (Virgo)
Born In: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
Liam Payne is an English singer and songwriter best known as a member of the immensely popular Britishpop boy band‘One Direction’. Since childhood, his talent in music and performing arts was apparent; however, he wanted to become an Olympic athlete and trained regularly at Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club. Nevertheless, fate had other plans and he failed to get selected for the Games and decided to pursue music more passionately. He was determined to make it big and made his debut as a solo singer at the age of fourteen in the British television talent competition ‘The X Factor’. Though he performed well, Judge Simon considered him too young to win. Not to be dejected so easily, he trained harder and auditioned again after two years. The second time around, he received better response to his talent and got noticed by all the judges. They clubbed him with four other participants,Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malikto form the boy band ‘One Direction'. Though the group didn’t win the competition, realising their huge potential they were signed to Simon's Syco Entertainment. Apart from being a vocalist, Payne was also one of the principal writers in the band. The group’s debut album was a huge commercial and global success and since then they have won several notable music awards. Their latest album, ‘Made in the A.M.’, was released in November 2015. Payne continues to evolve as an artist, writer and a successful musician within the band.