“I think sometimes I don't realise how much the pressure gets to me.”
“When you have more than two people working together, it gets a bit unfocused as an idea.”
“It's so amazing to hear a crowd of people singing one of your songs. It's the best feeling.”
Liam Payne (born Liam Payne in Wolverhampton, England on August 29, 1993) is a member of the British boy band One Direction. He first auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008, but Simon Cowell thought Liam was not ready for the competition and asked him to come back in a couple of years. Liam returned in 2010, and his audition song “Cry Me a River” received a standing ovation from the audience and Simon, who later formed One Direction with Liam and other X Factor solo contestants Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik. On July 21, 2016, Liam announced he signed a contract with Capitol Records UK.
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Liam and the rest of One Direction made history in March 2012 when their debut album, Up All Night, hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts, a first for a British group.
After Liam broke up with his girlfriend of over two years Danielle Peazer, Liam began dating Sophia Smith. He has also been linked to singer Leona Lewis.