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
Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
put on the concert for Stand Up to Cancer after being diagnosed with a brain tumour a year ago and discovering how low the funding was to find a cure for glioblastoma.With the line-up including huge names like Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne and McFly, fans were in for a great night – but the act most were there to see was the long-awaited reunion of The Wanted.The band had performed their last gigs together in 2014 before going their separate ways, but got back together to headline the fundraiser, and fans were over the moon to see Tom, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuinness take the stage together.After performing a host of their biggest hits, the band were seen enveloping Tom in a giant group hug on the stage as fans filled.Read more on metro.co.uk