Liam Payne Story - Famous In One Direction Boy Band
Liam Payne is a highly successful English singer, who gained most of the fame due to his contributions in the One Direction boy band. In addition to singing, he has also made appearances on TV and films. Through his One Direction band, he has released 4 albums so far, gone on 4 worldwide tours, and won numerous awards. He has also independently worked for Payno and Big Payno to create remixes for popular English songs. Some of the most popular works of Payne include ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, ‘The Night We Met’ and ‘I Won't Break’.
During his infancy, Payne had dysfunctional kidneys, due to which he had to face numerous health related problems. In school, other children used to bully him, due to which he decided to take boxing lessons. He got involved in school sports, especially cross country running. Then he moved on to get education in music technology at Wolverhampton College.
At 12 years, Liam started singing and acting with Pink Productions, a local group for theater performance. He auditioned for 5th series of The X Factor in 2008, but was cut out. He re-auditioned for the 7th series in 2010, and was put together in a group with 4 other boys. This group was later named as One Direction, which gained huge popularity across UK, and ranked 3rd on the show.
Syco Entertainment signed One Direction in 2010, and released Up All Night in 2011 as the group’s first album. 2nd album Take Me Home was released in 2012, 3rd album Midnight Memories in 2013, and 4th album Four in 2014. Payne is highly appreciated for the female voice he has rendered in Teenage Dirtbag.
He has been taking over most of Malik’s voice since the later has departed from the group. Payne has been credited with writing more than 50% of the songs in the group’s 3rd and 4th albums, and serves as a principle song writer in One Direction. As part of his solo work, he has remixed a number of songs, including ‘I Don’t Care’. He has also written ‘I Won’t Break’, ‘The Night We Met’, and many other numbers.
Apart from his musical performance, and TV and film appearances, he has also been awarded as the Sexiest Man of the Year by Attitude Awards in 2015.
Awards and achievements
Apart from the Grammy, Billboard, ARIA, Capricho, Fifi and other awards received by the group One Direction, Liam Payne has solely received a number of awards, including Capricho Award for International Male Hottie in 2012, and Wolverhampton Son & Daughter's Award for Most Important Award in 2013.
He dated Danielle Peazer, a dancer, in 2012. After splitting up with her, he started a relationship with Sophia Smith.
Liam Payne has written songs in varied genres, including country and rap. Now, he wants to pursue a vocal career as a solo artist.