Liam Payne Biography
Liam Payne (Liam James Payne) was born on 29th August 1993 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. He is an English singer and songwriter. He is a member of the boy band ‘One Direction’.
Liam Payne Age
He was born on 29th August 1993 (24 years as at 2017)
Liam Payne Education Background
He completed 11 GCSEs at St Peter’s Collegiate School and moved on to study music technology at Wolverhampton College’s Paget Road campus.
Liam Payne Early Life
Liam Payne was born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. He is the son of Karen, a nursery nurse, and Geoff Payne, a fitter. He has two older sisters, Nicola and Ruth.
He was heavily involved in sports, particularly cross country running. He originally joined the Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club to pursue his running career. After failing to make the English National Team for the 2012 Olympic Games, he was placed on the reserve list. At the age of 12 years he took up boxing lessons.
Liam Payne Career
At the age of 12 he was a member of the Pink Productions Theatre Company, even appearing as Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever. Payne had previously performed in front of a crowd of 26,000 during a Wolverhampton Wanderers football match.
In 2008 at the age of 14 he auditioned for the fifth series of X Factor and moved past the first round after performing Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me To The Moon. He was subsequently cut at the Boot Camp stage, but Simon Cowell, who then changed his mind and asked Payne to return for the judges’ houses stage.Payne was cut again during judges’ houses, but was encouraged by Cowell to “come back in two years”.
In 2010 during the seventh series of The X Factor he auditioned with the Michael Bublé version of “Cry Me a River”, which earned him four yeses and a standing ovation from Cowell. Payne was considered the second favourite to win the competition following his solo audition. “He failed to progress to the Boys category at judges’ houses.” Four others in his age group did as well, but after a suggestion by Nicole Scherzinger, a guest judge, they were put together to form a five-piece boy band at Wembley Arena, during the bootcamp stage of the competition, thus qualifying for the Groups category.
The group was put together for two weeks to get to know each other and to practise. Styles came up with the name One Direction. One direction finished in third place but they were signed by Simon Cowell.
Liam Payne One Direction
In 2010 One Direction was signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. In 2011 they released their first studio album, Up ‘All Night’,followed by their second, Take Me Home, in 2012. In March 2016 one direction planned a hiatus to pursue individual projects.
Liam Payne Solo Career
Liam Payne began working as a producer under the monikers “Big Payno” or “Payno,” teaming up with fellow producers AfterHrs to remix several tracks including Cheryl Cole’s “I Don’t Care” in 2014.
In August 2014, Liam Payne created and became director of Hampton Music Limited, a publishing company. In 2015, Payne collaborated with songwriter Jamie Scott on Irish band Hometown’s single “The Night We Met.” In early 2016, Payne featured on a track titled “You” by Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. Payne denied that the track was a single, but it was confirmed to be a leak from an untitled mixtape, yet to be released.
On 22 July 2016 Liam Payne revealed on Twitter that he had signed a recording contract with Capitol Records. His debut solo single “Strip That Down”, featuring Quavo and co-written with Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, was released on 19 May 2017.
Liam Payne Songs
- Strip that Down
- Get Low
Liam Payne Cheryl and Liam
Liam and Cheryl first met in 2009 when Liam was auditioning on the X Factor. The pair got together when Cheryl was was going through her divorce to second husband at the beginning of 2016, and made their red carpet debut in May.
Liam Payne Baby
- On 22nd March 2017 his son Bear Payne was born.