Liam Payne, a one-time member of One Direction, arrives at the grand old age of 28 on August 29th, 2021.

Success wasn’t instant for Liam. He auditioned for the British television series The X Factor in 2008 but was eliminated in the competition. Undeterred, he auditioned again in 2010 and this time was put into a group with four other contestants to form One Direction. 1D, as they became known, went on to become one of the most successful boy bands of all time.

After One Direction’s hiatus, Payne signed a recording deal with Republic Records in North America. In May 2017 he released Strip That Down as the lead single from his debut album. It peaked at number three in the UK and number ten in the US, being certified platinum in both countries. His debut album, LP1, was released in December 2019.

He has sold over 18 million singles in just two years since One Direction and over 3.9 billion career streams in that span.

More recently Liam has branched out with a weekly YouTube series as well as starring in Hugo Boss campaigns. His original band may no longer exist but their music does on our Exclusive radio station.