Liam James Payne (born 29 August 1993) is an English singer and songwriter.
He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction.
Payne made his debut as a singer when he auditioned for the British television series The X Factor in 2008. After being eliminated as a solo performer, he auditioned again in 2010 and was put into a group with four other contestants to form One Direction
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a decade since the British boy band One Direction was formed on The X Factor.
July 23 marks the 11th anniversary of the band — Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and former member Zayn Malik — being placed together by Simon Cowell.
Their rise to fame was meteoric as they quickly transcended their reality TV fame, and emerged as serious, chart-topping pop stars shortly after the show.
They also proved that you don’t have to win to make it big, as the five lads came in third behind runner up Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardie.Read more on hollywoodlife.com