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
Harry Styles perplexed fans during a recent interview with Zane Lowe as he spoke with an odd mix of an Australian and American accent, with a British twang thrown in for good measure. “I cannot stomach the change in his lovely northern accent,” one listener mourned.
Harry may not realise it, but he is at the helm of a big language shift, influenced by our digital world. Fellow bandmate Liam Payne also sparked controversy earlier this year, flitting from Irish, Midlands to American at this year’s Oscars ceremony.
They are not alone, as other celebrities have had their transatlantic tones scrutinised in the past. Singer Joss Stone was critiqued for her transatlantic twang back in 2008.
Millie Bobby Brown, of Stranger Things fame, also speaks with a blend of American and British accents, despite growing up in Dorset in the south of England.Read more on msn.com