- Also Known As:
- Paynee, "The Smart One"
- Date of Birth:
- August 29, 1993
- 5' 10"
Liam Payne (born Liam Payne in Wolverhampton, England on August 29, 1993) is a former member of the British boy band One Direction. The band announced their 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.
Best Known For:
Liam is known for his active years as a member of One Direction. 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.
Liam broke was dating Danielle Peazer for over two years until they ended their relationship in 2013. Then he began dating Sophia Smith They dated for two years before they called it quits in 2015. Liam is currently dating English singer, dancer and X Factor UK host, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, aka formally known as Cheryl Cole. They were reported have started dating in Jan. 2016. Liam and Cheryl are expecting a child together. She debuted her baby bump Nov. 2016. They have no yet officially confirmed that they are expecting. Liam has also been linked to singer Leona Lewis.