Liam Payne is a British singer-songwriter who gained fame as a member of One Direction. With One Direction, he became one of the most successful boy bands of all time and amassed an enormous amount of wealth and notoriety. His solo career has also been successful.
In spite of making it to the “Judge’s Houses” phase on “The X-Factor” when he was fourteen, he was cut from the program because Simon Cowell suggested he try again when he was a few years older. He came back to try out for the show’s upcoming seventh season.
In spite of not making it as a soloist, he and four other young male vocalists were encouraged to form a group. One Direction, a boy band, came in third place in the tournament. One Direction has now become one of the most popular acts to come out of a reality television show.
Early Life of Liam Payne
He was born on August 29, 1993, to Karen and Geoff Payne in Wolverhampton, England. His mother was a nurse who cared for newborns, while his father was a fitter. Nicola and Ruth were his two older sisters. Payne was frequently hospitalized as a child because of kidney disease.
Payne was an avid cross-country runner during his time in high school, participating in a variety of sports. The bullying he suffered at the hands of some older kids prompted him to take up boxing training at the age of twelve.
He went to St. Peter’s Collegiate School and Wolverhampton College – Paget Road to study music technology. Payne had already been performing and working in the entertainment industry for several years at this point, having started when he was just twelve years old.
With the Pink Productions Theatre Company, he took part in a variety of theatrical and musical endeavors.
Why Did He Join One Direction?
In 2008, the singer was just 14 years old when he initially auditioned for The X Factor. Liam re-applied to the singing competition show in 2010 when he was 16 years old after he was unsuccessful on his first attempt.
He won over the panel of judges and was given a spot in a band that included Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson. One Direction was formed by the then-teenagers.
While on the show, One Direction gained attention from fans and finished in third place. In November of that year, they released their debut album, Up All Night, which featured all of the band’s original songs.
Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), and Four (2014) were all released by One Direction with all five original members, and the band toured the world.
When Zayn abruptly announced his departure from One Direction in March of that year, the world was stunned. One Direction released their fifth studio album – Made in the A.M. – in November 2015, despite the absence of Zayn following his death in 2013.
Projects After Leaving One Direction
Liam explored a solo career after One Direction‘s breakup. Before the release of his debut album, LP1, in December 2019, he released ” First Time, a new EP from the “Bedroom Floor” vocalist, which was released in August 2018.
Along with collaborating with other artists, Payne began working on his own solo projects. He collaborated with musicians like Cheryl Cole and Juicy J on a few EDM tracks.
He secured a recording contract with Republic Records in October of that year. In May of last year, he released a duet with rapper Quavo called “Strip That Down.” When it came to the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at number ten and peaked at number three, respectively. “Stack it Up” was released in September of 2019 as a single following the release of an EP in 2018.
As a fashion and beauty model, Payne has also been in a number of advertisements. He became the first global ambassador for Hugo Boss in May of this year. Berlin Fashion Week will host the Hugo x Liam Payne capsule collection in July 2020.
Married Life of Liam Payne
Danielle Peazer, an X-Factor dancer, became Payne’s girlfriend in 2010. This couple had been together since at least 2011. He began dating Sophia Smith, a childhood acquaintance, the following year and they remained together till 2015. He began dating Cheryl in 2016 after meeting through mutual friends.
Their son was born in March 2017 and they broke up in February of that year. Within weeks of this break-up with his ex-girlfriend, he began an affair with British model and actress Naomi Campbell.
He began dating model Maya Henry at the end of 2019, and the two announced their engagement in August of the following year (2020). After a year of being apart, they announced they were calling it quits, only to reunite later in the year of their split.
Personal Life and Home
After purchasing several properties in the United States and Great Britain, Payne sold them all in 2020. Buckinghamshire is where he keeps his home. West Bromwich Albion is his favorite team to watch on television.
Other celebrities and professional athletes have also worked with him to collect money for UNICEF, which is one of his favorite charities. The Black Lives Matter movement and the pro-choice movement have also been of interest to him.
This Calabasas, California property cost Liam $10 million in 2015.
For $14 million in 2018, he put up the roughly 5-acre property on the market. In January 2021, he agreed to pay $10.2 million after a series of price reductions. Halsey, a fellow musician, was the buyer.
What Made Him Dislike Zayn Malik?
An interview with Logan Paul’s podcast had a segment in which Liam discussed his bond with a former bandmate. One Direction officially disbanded less than a year after Zayn Malik’s departure.
Zayn was referred to as “a respectable king” and Jake Paul as “irrelevant” by Gigi Hadid, the singer’s ex-girlfriend at the time, following a talk about the singer’s 2020 spat with Jake Paul.
During the podcast, Liam explained to Logan why he dislikes Zayn and why he’ll always be on his side.,” Liam told Logan on the podcast. “If I had had to go through what he went through, with his growth and whatever else… My parents are overly supportive to the point where it’s annoying at times. Zayn had a different upbringing in that sense.”