From being a contestant in X-factor 2008 and 2010 auditions, Liam Payne has turned into a music sensation and a renowned member of the former popular One Direction boy band.
Liam Payne Bio (Age)
The music star was born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England to parents Karen Payne and Geoff Payne who are of English Ancestry. He has two older sisters named Nicola and Ruth. Liam was born prematurely which affected some of his vital organs and had to receive special treatment as an infant. He attended St Peter’s Collegiate School where he had to squarely deal with bullies by taking boxing lessons and he eventually completed his secondary education in one piece before moving to Wolverhampton College to study Music Technology. During his college days, the young singer started performing in his school, especially when they host football matches and he was also a member of the group called Pink Productions Theatre Company.
The singer stepped up his game when he auditioned for the first time in season 5 of the X factor British Singing Competition and although his performance was brilliant, one of the judges, Simon Cowell sent him home on the grounds that he was too young and not yet ready. However, in 2010 he signed up again for the competition and though he was not able to scale through on a solo presentation, he was given the opportunity to be part of a band group which they called One Direction that emerged third place in the competition. The band was later signed by Syco Entertainment owned by Cowell and they are known to have been the only band after 58 years to top the Billboard 200 album charts with their first five albums which were ranked at number 1. As the fame of the band grew, so did the singers in it climb celebrity status. Also, Liam’s talent expands into songwriting and he is credited with writing most of the band’s songs and songs for other artists like the song I won’t break for singer Cheryl Cole.
In 2016, the band was said to have paused its activities with the respective singers going their own ways. It is rumored that the split is not permanent and there are hopes for a reunion in a couple of years. This, however, did not stall Liam’s career as he has done solo productions, remixed songs, and collaborated with other singers like Juicy J, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Quavo who was featured in his single Strip That Down, Steve Mac and Rita Ora with whom he released the song For You in January 2018.
The talented singer in 2015 won the title Sexiest Man of the Year from Attitude magazine and in 2016, he won two awards from BMI London Awards for the songs Night Changes and Steal My Girl. He received two nominations in 2017 from Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer Male Artist and Choice Male Hottie.
The talented singer also has pending nominations and possible awards from Global Awards iHeartRadio Music Awards and the Brit Awards for 2018.
Is Cheryl Liam Payne’s Wife Or Girlfriend?
In 2008, during his first X factor audition, the teenage Liam first met Cheryl Cole who was a judge on the show and fast forward to 2016, the duo started dating, irrespective of their age gap which is reported to be 10 years. However, two years into their relationship, there have been rumors about the couple being on the verge of a break up although the showbiz power couple has not given any official statement concerning the real state of their relationship nor the split, people also speculate that they have had a secret marriage and that is why they are seeking legal counsel before taking any step.
Officially, it is recorded that Cheryl’s status is current as Liam’s partner, not the wife until the pair clears the air for us.
Liam Payne’s Son
The young singer and songwriter with his partner welcomed their first child, a baby boy they named Bear Payne in March 2017. The couple who were thrilled with the birth of their bundle of joy revealed that they had no name in mind for their child until after he was born and when they observed him, they decided to call him baby Bear because it suited the little cute guy.
Liam Payne’s Gay Rumors
If you have ever wondered whether Liam was gay or not, well, the answer is – he has not been nor do we see him being one in the nearest future as his interests have mainly been with the womenfolk. However back in 2015, he posed for a gay magazine Attitude in which he was given an exclusive interview and he spoke on the issues of his bandmates sexuality as there have been rumors that Harry and Louis, his colleagues were secretly having an affair. Liam called the rumors baseless as the pair’s relationship was not romantic but plainly cordial.
The young singer has turned into a fine young man with a great muscular physique and a height of about 5ft 11inches.
The 24-year-old singer and songwriter are said to be among the richest in his former band One Direction with a net worth of approximately $54 million.