Liam Payne

Kimmie Troutt

Liam Payne was born on August 29, 1993, and raised in Wolverhampton, England. He started singing at a young age, and it is still his passion.

He decided to pursue his dreams in trying to become a famous singer. He got his inspiration from the boy band “The Beatles”, and Justin Timberlake. In 2008 he auditioned for the X Factor singing, “Fly me to the moon”.

”. The judges loved him, but Simon, (one of the judges), told him he wasn’t ready. He told Liam to come back as a man in two years time. Liam did just that. After not making it all the way in 2008, he was determined to win this time, in 2010. He came back and sang, “Cry me a River” at 16 years of age, wowing the judges and getting a yes from all four.

Simon had a certain liking to him and that helped him along the way during X Factor. When it came time for the winner of the solo artists, Matt Cardle was chosen. Liam was devastated and just did not want to leave yet.

But this is not the end for Liam Payne. He was later called out to the stage along with four other boys; Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson. Liam had no idea what was going to happen, but he didn’t think it would be good. Boy was he wrong. The judges had decided together that they were going to enter all five of the boys back into the X Factor as a band instead of solo artists. Liam could not believe his luck. He was now in a boy band and getting even closer to living out all of his dreams.

They came up with the name, “One Direction” and sang Torn ,Viva la Vida, My Life Would Suck Without You, Nobody Knows, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Kids in America, The Way You Look Tonight, All You Need Is Love, You Are So Beautiful, Summer of '69, Only Girl in the World, Chasing Cars, Your Song, and She's the One, before finishing off the season in third place.

. Of course they were all bummed about not making first, but they were already one of the most famous boy bands in most countries. Simon Cowell, (one of the judges), started mentoring them, and I guess he hasn’t found time to stop, because he is still their mentor and helps them along their journey.

One Direction released their first album, Up all Night, on November 18, 2011. It had 18 songs, some co-written by all members of One Direction. The debut single and lead single from Up all Night was, What makes you Beautiful, which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart along with many other countries top charts. With 5 million copies sold worldwide, the single is the best selling song by a boy band in digital history, and one of the best selling singles of all time.

Seeing how good they did with Up All Night, they made two more albums. They have over 50 songs and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Liam now has the nick name, daddy direction, for always being the one to know what to do, like a dad. He announced on twitter that he had a fear of spoons and hadn’t used one in 10 years. Although that seems odd, spoons can get pretty gross.

. He seriously dated dancer Danielle Peazer for a while. They even bought a husky together named Loki. They broke up in 2013, and he is currently dating Sophia Smith.

Liam loves being in One Direction, but there are things he doesn’t like. He gets a lot of hate about his girlfriend and about how he and the rest of One Direction are gay.

Becoming this famous has definitely changed Liam’s life, in both good and bad ways, but I don’t think he would change a thing.

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