Irish-born singer-songwriter Niall Horan shot to fame as a member of the hugely popular boy band One Direction, the 5-piece music group formed in 2010 by contestants in season 7 of the music competition The X factor. One Direction achieved a lot of success as they released several studio albums, embarked on numerous world tours and received a lot of accolades. Following the band’s indefinite hiatus in 2016, Niall Horan quickly embarked on a successful solo music career. His debut album Vaciller was released in 2017 following favorable reception in several countries around the world.
Who is Niall Horan?
Niall James Horan was born on September 13, 1993, in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. He was educated at St. Kenny’s National School and in high school he attended Coláiste Mhuire, a Catholic school for boys located in Mullingar. He learned to play the guitar on his own using his brother’s. As a teenager, he had the opportunity to perform in several venues, including the Mullingar Arts Center and the Academy Club in Dublin.
In 2010, 16-year-old Niall Horan auditioned for the 7th season of The X Factor in Dublin. His rendition of Ne-Yo’s hit single “So Sick” divided the judges, but he eventually got enough votes to make it to the bootcamp stage. However, his bootcamp performance could not qualify him for the “boys” category. Following the recommendation of guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, the other judges made the decision to merge Horan with 4 other talented boys. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik have not all qualified as solo performers. They formed the boy group “One Direction” consisting of 5 members. They auditioned and qualified for the “Groups” category of the contest.
One Direction easily rose to popularity during The X Factor season 7, mesmerizing fans across the UK with their performances of several hit songs. After finishing third in the competition, the group signed a $2 million recording contract with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label. Their meteoric rise to fame can be described as a fairy tale and they have become one of the most popular boy bands in the world in just a few short years. Among One Direction’s 5 hit albums, the first four albums debuted at the top of the United States. Billboard200 and only their fifth album debuted at No. 2 on the chart. They also undertook four world tours during their six-year run, all of which were hugely successful.
Niall Horan quickly began working on his solo career after his band One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus in early 2016. He signed with Capitol Records in September 2016, followed by the release of his first solo single “This Town” the same month. He dropped a few more singles before finally releasing his debut album Flicker on October 20, 2017. The following month, the talented singer embarked on a world tour labeled “Flicker Sessions” to accompany his debut album.
Niall Horan’s parents are Bobby Horan and MauraGallagher. He was raised alongside an older brother, Greg Horan. His parents’ marriage broke up when he was 5 years old. After the split, Niall and his brother lived between each parent’s home for the first few years before finally settling down with their father. Interestingly, the music star offered to buy a new country house for his father in 2014. However, Mr Horan politely rejected the generous offer as he is very happy with his old home.
Niall Horan is known to be in a relationship with American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld. The two have been known to be friends for some time, however, romance rumors first fell out in early 2018. Although they have yet to give official confirmation of their relationship, this perfect couple continued to feed the public with subtle evidence that this is indeed an object. Their appearances in public have been rare, but they have been photographed calming down on a few occasions.
Prior to going solo, Niall Horan had a very successful 5-year stint as a member of One Direction. The band released 5 highly successful studio albums and embarked on 4 world tours. They were ranked fourth and second respectively among the world’s highest earning celebrities in 2015 and 2016.
Horan also started his solo career on a high note with the release of his debut solo album Waver in October 2017. Through his blossoming music career and several other lucrative ventures, the multi-talented star has amassed a net worth of $70 million. dollars (about £52.9 million).