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Niall Horan

Niall Horan


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Birth Name :

Niall James Horan

Birth Date :

September 13, 1993

Birth Place :

County Westmeath, Ireland

Claim to fame :

One of the boy group One Direction


Niall Horan was actually born Niall James Horan on September 13, 1993 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. He was into music from young age and used to perform in school plays and sing in the school choir. During his time as a pupil in Christian Brothers School Colaiste Mhuire, he participated in the institution's talent show, singing The Script's "The Man Who Can't Be Moved", but lost. Persistently performing around his homeland, he subsequently won a local competition with a cover of Chris Brown's "With You" and in 2009 he landed a supporting performance for Lloyd Daniels, the youngest act in "The X Factor" of the year, in Dublin.

The following year, Niall auditioned for "The X Factor", covering hit singles "I'm Yours" and "So Sick" and was accepted to the next round. He failed to make it to the final and thus was evicted from the TV talent competition, but was later re-called with four other rejected singers Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik to be put together in a band called One Direction. Finishing third at the show, the boys were later signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco. The band's debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" successfully peaked at number one in the UK, and won Best British Single at the 2012 Brit Awards. Their first album "Up All Night" also topped charts in both UK and US, making the boys the first UK group to debut at No.1 in the US Billboard charts. Their follow-up albums, "Take Me Home" (2012) and "Midnight Memories" (2013), were chart-topping as well.

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One Direction's Producer: Break Was Decided Long Time Ago

August 26, 2015 00:02:56 GMT

It was not a rush of decision, producer said about the group's break. Songwriter Julian Bunetta, who was behind the band's many hits, said the four members knew they were going to take a hiatus after recording the upcoming fifth album.

Niall Horan Confirms One Direction Will Take a Break, Denies Split Rumors

August 25, 2015 03:56:19 GMT

is indeed taking a break next year. Not so long after reports emerged saying that the band's going on an "extended hiatus" to focus on their respective solo projects, member confirmed the heartbreaking news in a tweet he posted on Monday, August 24.

Report: One Direction to Take Extended Hiatus

August 23, 2015 23:40:36 GMT

would be taking at least a 12-month hiatus starting from March next year. Report on that matter has been mounting all over the news outlets. The boys will continue to promote their fifth album, which is expected to be released later this year, through February, but there would not be a tour for the record.

Niall Horan: 'I Definitely Don't Have the Body for Nude Selfies'

August 10, 2015 19:31:10 GMT

Famous and being idolized by many female fans, doesn't think he has the "body" for nude selfies. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 with his bandmates on Monday, August 10, he was asked if there's any chance naked photos of him could leak online. He surprisingly said, "Oh no, that is cringe. I definitely don't have the body for nude selfies."

Video: Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and Niall Horan Perform 'Home to Mama' Together

July 22, 2015 09:31:25 GMT

Fans went into a frenzy when a video surfaced showing , and hanging out and singing together. In the clip taken over the weekend and shared by Simpson on Snapchat, the superstars are seen teaming up for a rendition of "Home to Mama".

Nick Carter Offers Paul McCartney and Niall Horan Roles in His Zombie TV Movie

July 14, 2015 15:12:21 GMT

is approaching some big names in music industry to join his Zombie movie "Dead 7". He took it to Twitter to reach out to , former , Sisqo, and most recently star .

Niall Horan Splits From Melissa Whitelaw, Is Reportedly Dating Jose Mourinho's Daughter

June 04, 2015 03:29:39 GMT

has reportedly broken up with his Australian student girlfriend Melissa Whitelaw. A source told The Sun that the couple decided to split after three months of dating because they couldn't maintain a long-distance relationship.

Ellie Goulding Denies Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan Love Triangle Rumors

June 03, 2015 08:21:28 GMT

set the record straight on love triangle rumors involving her, and . The "Love Me Like You Do" songstress put the reports to rest in an interview with ELLE U.K. for its July issue.

One Direction Asks Fans to Donate on Red Nose Day

May 22, 2015 05:53:45 GMT

posted a video on Twitter to ask their fans to be involved in Red Nose Day, May 21. They wrote in the caption, "USA! The guys have a favour to ask about #RedNose Day. Please take the time to watch this."

Harry Styles Grabs Niall Horan's Crotch After One Direction's Billboard Award Win

May 19, 2015 06:23:30 GMT

was caught on camera grabbing 's crotch at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, May 17. The incident happened right after was announced as the winner for Top Touring Artist category.

Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson Prank Niall Horan With Toilet Paper-Covered Car

May 11, 2015 05:08:28 GMT

is having fun again. With the help of , pranked their bandmate with toilet paper-covered car and documented the mischief on Instagram.

Niall Horan Takes a Tumble When Serving as Caddie for Golf Pro Rory McIlroy

April 09, 2015 02:03:45 GMT

Agreeing to serve as caddie for friend and Northern Irish golf pro Rory McIlroy, took a tumble when performing his duty. The 21-year-old singer was walking with the clubs, carrying the heavy bag of clubs on his shoulder, to a Sky Sports interview on Wednesday, April 8 when he slipped and fell to the ground.

One Direction's Niall Horan Romantically Linked to New Lady, Samantha Jade

February 24, 2015 02:30:26 GMT

Rumor has it, is romancing new leading lady Samantha Jade, who served as the opening act for his band 's "On the Road Again" tour in Australia. New Idea magazine reported the two have been secretly dating over the last few weeks.

Niall Horan NOT Leaving One Direction

December 30, 2014 03:14:54 GMT

fans can now rest assured as the boyband isn't losing one of its members. Contrary to the rumors swirling on Internet that is quitting the band, a Columbia Records rep for 1D tells Billboard that there is "no truth to this rumor."

Jennifer Lawrence, Niall Horan Visit Children at Hospitals

December 25, 2014 04:39:14 GMT

and cheered up some children at hospitals who can't go home ahead of Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, Lawrence visited some patients at Kosair Children's Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Ky. Wearing a simple white shirt and black pants, the Katniss Everdeen depicter in "" posed with some children and their families. She also took a photo with the hospital's staff members.

One Direction Debuts New Single 'Night Changes'

November 15, 2014 01:51:21 GMT

has premiered "Night Changes", the newest single off their upcoming album "". Hitting Vevo on Friday, November 14, the mid-tempo tune was co-penned by Jamie Scott who previously worked with the group on hits like "Story of My Life" and You and I".

One Direction Announces New Concert Movie 'Where We Are'

July 22, 2014 06:41:55 GMT

has a new film. The boyband documents their latest tour "Where We Are" for the big-screen treat. "" will be released for one weekend only, with tickets starting to go on sale July 28.

Niall Horan Injured After Fan Throws Shoe Onstage at One Direction's Amsterdam Show

June 27, 2014 06:59:49 GMT

had a little incident when he and his bandmates performed a show in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, June 25. The 20-year-old boybander was left in "a lot of pain" after getting hit by an object thrown onstage by a fan.

BRIT Awards 2014 Red Carpet: Ellie Goulding Fails, Katy B Wins

February 20, 2014 00:26:36 GMT

stole the red carpet look of 2014 BRIT Awards for the wrong reason. The nominated singer failed to impress when she arrived in a baggy pink Barbie gown with pockets on the side. Goulding braided her hair and wore minimal make-up as well as accessories.

Report: Niall Horan Splits From Victoria's Secret Model Barbara Palvin

February 14, 2014 14:54:55 GMT

is back on the single saddle. The 20-year-old member has reportedly split from his Victoria's Secret model girlfriend after only a few months of dating.

One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Music Video Premiered in Full

February 01, 2014 00:23:44 GMT

members do what boys do best, having fun. The music video of "Midnight Memories" has been premiered in full, showing , , , and escaping a lame party to wreck the city in the middle of the night.

Niall Horan Recovering From Major Knee Surgery

January 18, 2014 04:56:46 GMT

is on the road to recovery following a major knee surgery. After a photo of him wearing crutches at Heathrow airport was published by U.K.'s The Sun, the singer took to Twitter to reveal that he recently underwent a surgery, but assured fans that it was "a complete success."

Niall Horan Takes Model Barbara Palvin to Cinema Date

December 02, 2013 09:07:58 GMT

apparently had a cinema date with model over the weekend. Some eyewitnesses told U.K.'s Daily Mirror that the couple went to Everyman cinema in Belsize Park, North London to watch "", but the two arrived at the cinema separately to avoid being seen together.

Niall Horan Gets Major Makeover in One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' Video Teaser

July 17, 2013 06:05:41 GMT

keeps teasing fans with sneak-peek clips as they have six more days before releasing the music video for their new single, "Best Song Ever". The latest teaser, which was dropped via Twitter, opens with the iconic Hollywood sign replaced with the sign that reads "One Direction".

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan Spend One Day in A Slum for New Red Nose Day Video

March 04, 2013 10:10:31 GMT

's members and join Red Nose Day's latest video campaign in Africa. The two spent a day with children who scavenge rubbish to make ends meet. The children wanted to go to school, but they had to work instead.

'24' Star Annie Wersching Expecting Second Child

March 01, 2013 08:54:06 GMT

's family continues to grow. She and her husband Stephen Full are ready to welcome another family member. A spokeperson for the 35-year-old actress confirmed that she's currently pregnant and would give birth to her second child this summer. The gender of the baby however remains unknown.

One Direction's Niall Horan and Zayn Malik Cry Onstage

March 01, 2013 08:27:32 GMT

and of broke down as they performed "Little Things" with their band mates , and . During an emotional night on tour, the two cried as they sang in front of thousands of Directioners who flocked to their concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday night, February 27.

Rick Ross Cancels Remainder Dates in Maybach Tour

December 09, 2012 05:30:38 GMT

After canceling his anticipated gigs in North Carolina, scraps off the remaining dates in his tour altogether. The rapper actually has a few more scheduled dates until December 16 but "apparent lack of organization and communication on the part of the tour promoter" has prompted him to withdraw from them.

LeAnn Rimes Still Cries Talking Over Split From Ex-Husband

December 08, 2012 19:21:48 GMT

could not contain her sadness when talking about her divorce from chef Dean Sheremet and how she contributed to it for the most part. In an interview with E!'s to air on Sunday, December 9 at 8/7c, the singer broke down as she recalled how she started her relationship with now-husband with an extra-marital affair.

Dustin Hoffman Stole a Kiss From One Direction's Niall Horan

December 08, 2012 17:57:01 GMT

stole a kiss from one of 's members on Friday, December 7 episode of "". The veteran actor entered the studio together with the popular British band as their sixth member and left a minute later after giving a passionate pretend kiss.

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