Liam Payne 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. The group has since released five albums, embarked on four world tours, and won several awards. Payne has worked with other producers under the monikers “Big Payno” and “Payno” creating remixes for songs by his band and singer Cheryl.

Birth Name

Liam James Payne

Nickname

Payno, Daddy Direction, DJ Payne, Paynee

Genre

Pop

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

Syco, Columbia Records

Profession

Singer, Songwriter

Nationality

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Liam Payne was born on August 29, 1993 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, UK.

Age

He’s currently 25 years old.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Liam attended St Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton where he was involved in sports, especially cross country running. He faced bullying from senior students after he failed to make the English National Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. He took boxing lessons at the age of 12 and completed 11 GCSEs at the school. Liam attended City of Wolverhampton College in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, where he studied music technology.

Family Details

  • Father – Geoff
  • Mother – Karen
  • Siblings – Ruth Payne (Older Sister), Nicola Payne (Older Sister)

Manager

Modest management manages the boyband One Direction.

Marital Status

Engaged

Girlfriend / Spouse

Liam Payne dated –

  • Danielle Peazer (2010-2013) – The English dancer, Danielle Peazer met Liam in October 2010 during The X Factor. It was an ON again-OFF again relationship. The couple dated till September 2012 and split, but somehow they reconciled again and finally separated in May 2013.
  • Sophia Smith (2013-2015) – Sophia, the childhood friend of Liam dated him in the past. They became an item in summer of 2013 (in May 2013 to be more exact). It is believed that Sophia rejected Payne 22 times before this approval (Most gossip websites reported this). The pair split in March of 2014 after having dated for approx. a year. They were spotted again on May 29, 2014, while shopping in Birmingham. They finally split in October 2015.

  • Cheryl Cole (2016-2018) – In 2016, he started dating English singer, Cheryl Cole. They welcomed their only child, a son named Bear on March 22, 2017. After dating for two and half years, the couple separated in 2018 which was announced on July 1, 2018, via Twitter by Cheryl.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.8 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 73 kg
  • In Pounds – 161 lbs

Body Measurements

Unknown

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Unknown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being the member of the highly successful English boy band, One Direction. Best known for his solo singles – “Strip That Down” and “For You”.

Singing Debut

As a member of the boy band, One Direction, they released their first studio album, Up All Night, on November 19, 2011. The album peaked at several music charts in around sixteen countries with its hit single “What Makes You Beautiful”, debuting at number one in the UK and number four in the US. It managed to sell over 4.5 records worldwide and received multiple platinum in the US and Australia. As a solo artist, Liam Payne released his debut single  “Strip That Down” on May 19, 2017, followed by “For You” in January 2018. Both singles topped the music charts in several countries, including the US, the UK and Australia.

Film Debut

Liam Payne along with other member of the boy band One Direction starred in the British American 3-D concert film One Direction: This Is Us (1D3D) in 2013.

Television Debut

Payne made his television debut in 2008 when he appeared in the singing reality TV show The X Factor as contestant.

Distinctive Features

  • Wearing plaid
  • His fear for spoons.
  • Deep voice
  • Woody from Toy Story

Awards & Nominations

Year Organization Category Nominee/Work Result
2015 Attitude Sexiest Man of the Year Liam Payne Won
2016 BMI London Awards Pop Award Songs “Night Changes” Won
“Steal My Girl” Won
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Male Artist Liam Payne Nominated
Choice Male Hottie Nominated
2018 Global Awards Best Song “Strip That Down” (featuring Quavo) Nominated
Best Male Liam Payne Nominated
Best British Artist or Group Nominated
Best Pop Nominated
The Global Special Award Won
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Pop Artist Nominated
Best Solo Breakout Nominated
Brit Awards British Single “Strip That Down” (featuring Quavo) Nominated
British Artist Video of the Year Nominated
BMI Pop Awards Award Winning Songs “Strip That Down” Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Latin Song “Familiar” (with J Balvin) Won
Choice Summer Song Nominated
Choice Summer Male Artist Liam Payne Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Dance Video “Get Low” (with Zedd) Nominated

Liam Payne Favorites

  • Favorite TV Shows – Friends (1994-2004), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005)
  • Favorite Movies – Toy Story series, Click
  • Favorite Color – Purple

Liam Payne Net worth

Liam Payne has an estimated net worth of $65 million dollars as of 2019. The majority of his fortune comes from his singing career with the group One direction as salaries. He lives in a luxury mansion in Surrey, England, which is valued at £5m. He has many expensive cars in possession including the 1960 Ford Anglia 105E.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Liam Payne

  • Liam knows boxing. He learnt first, when he was 12.
  • He first auditioned for The X Factor, when he was 14 (in season 5).
  • Liam became a member of the Pink Productions Theatre Company at the age of 12 years old and even appeared  as Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever.
  • Payne cites Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, and Usher as major musical influences.
  • He exhibited his musical talent at age 6, but was desperate about becoming an Olympic runner. Following his failure in fulfilling his ambition, he decided to take music as his career and subsequently audition for The X Factor in 2008.
  • He auditioned for X Factor twice in 2008 and then in 2010. He performed “Fly Me to the Moon” in his first audition followed by “Cry Me a River” in his second audition.
  • Payne was born with one functional kidney.
  • Payne has been named an ambassador of Sustainable Development Goals also known as the Global Goals campaign.
  • He is good friends with English recording artist Katie Waissel and radio personality Scott Mills.
  • He is a big fan of singer Leona Lewis.
  • Liam is ambassador for a number of non-profit organizations like UNICEF and Trekstock.
  • Payne was named Attitude Magazine’s Sexiest Man of the Year in 2015 and included in Glamour’s lists for “Sexiest Men” in 2012 and 2013.
  • He is an avid fan of the Harry Potter series.
  • Payne has two dogs named Loki and Watson.
  • Liam has at least 18 tattoos.
  • He is the third oldest in the band, One Direction.
  • Follow and visit the band’s official website @ onedirectionmusic.com.
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