Liam Payne

Liam Payne

Liam Payne is one-fifth of the British/Irish boyband One Direction that formed on the talent show The X Factor. One Direction's other members are Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles. They finished third on The X Factor, but went on to have massive success, reinvigorating the boy band genre and starting a British invasion in the U.S.

A few facts about Liam: He once had aspirations of being an Olympic runner, but later decided to focus on singing. He first auditioned for The X Factor when he was 14, but didn’t make the final cut. He returned in 2010 and the rest is history.

One Direction, has released three albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories. The fourth album, appropriately titled Four, is set to be released Nov. 2014. The band's hit songs include "What Makes You Beautiful," "Kiss You," "Live While We’re Young," "Best Song Ever," "One Thing" and "Story of My Life."

Liam is all about connecting with his fans. During the early days of 1D, he became known for doing Twitcam live streams where he answered fan submitted questions online.

Liam has had several public girlfriends, including British dancer Danielle Peazer. His most recent reported girlfriend is a friend from home named Sophia Smith.

1D fans call themselves Directioners and are known to write crazy fancitions and "dirty imagines," aka fantasies, on Tumblr. One author has even changed the fanfiction game by receiving a major book deal for her One Direction-inspired online story titled After.

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Liam Payne and Sophia Smith Snuggle in New Instagram Pic

Oct 17th 2014 1:38PM

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith just might be the cutest couple ever. Not only did Liam's girlfriend post an adorable pic on Instagram of the two... Read More

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Liam Payne Gives Emotional Speech at One Direction's Miami Concert

Oct 6th 2014 12:49PM

Liam Payne went and got all emotional at the last One Direction Where We Are tour concert in Miami last night. The feels were pretty strong with this... Read More

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Liam Payne Defends Sophia Smith: Slams Twitter Hater in DM Message

Oct 6th 2014 10:51AM

Do not trash Liam Payne's girlfriend, Sophia Smith, or he will call you out on it. Over the weekend, the hashtag #WeAllRespectLiamandSophia started... Read More

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Liam Payne Bored and Scared in Latest Tweets and Instagram Pics

Oct 3rd 2014 11:35AM

Okay, we're both amused with and a little worried about Liam Payne. We previously reported on how he's having trouble sleeping on tour, missing his... Read More

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Liam Payne Can't Sleep, Misses Girlfriend Sophia Smith While On Tour

Oct 1st 2014 1:25PM

Liam Payne sounds like he could use a break. Not only is he missing girlfriend Sophia Smith while on tour, he also can't sleep. Poor guy. Grinding... Read More

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Niall Horan Asks Liam Payne to Smell His Armpits: Their Hilarious Tweets

Sep 30th 2014 9:52PM

We saw Niall Horan and Liam Payne get downright stir-crazy in their hotel room the other night, but now they're exchanging some goofy tweets that sent... Read More

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Liam Payne's Response to Fan Nude Pic DM is Perfect

Sep 29th 2014 1:43PM

Liam Payne was full of surprises last night, as he not only rattled off a bunch of sentimental tweets, but also DM'd some fans as well. He... Read More

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Liam Payne Gets Sentimental on Twitter, Discovers Definition of Bae

Sep 29th 2014 11:01AM

Aw, Liam Payne has gone and gotten all gushy about life and the fans that have gotten him and the One Direction guys where they are today. You're... Read More

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Niall Horan and Liam Payne Stir Crazy in Hotel Room: Pics and Video!

Sep 28th 2014 5:39PM

It seems life on the road is taking its toll for at least a couple of members of One Direction, as Niall Horan shared some of the breakdown on his... Read More

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Liam Payne Duck Dynasty Gun Pic Upsets One Direction Fans?

Sep 26th 2014 9:51PM

Liam Payne is facing a backlash again for associating himself with the Duck Dynasty cast. This time, there was an outpouring of comments after he... Read More

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Liam Payne Upsets Fans After Twitter Follow Spree, Turns Into an Egg?

Sep 25th 2014 11:55AM

Liam Payne made a number of fans happy and a bunch of them sad when he went on a Twitter follow spree last night. The biggest complaint? That he... Read More

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Liam Payne Nude Pic Leaks? Liam Responds to "Weird Photo" of Him in Bed With a Guy

Sep 22nd 2014 10:14AM

Is the rumored Liam Payne nude photo for real? While a hacker has done a pretty bang-up job of leaking naked pics of celebs online, one that claims to... Read More

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Did Liam Payne Break His Arm? What Happened?

Sep 15th 2014 2:17PM

Liam Payne was spotted wearing an arm cast yesterday and the fandom went into complete meltdown mode. What happened? Did Liam break his arm or hand?... Read More

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Liam Payne's Adorable Birthday Message to Niall Horan is Everything

Sep 15th 2014 11:46AM

Niall Horan celebrated a birthday over the weekend, turning the big 2-1, and while fans were giddy over Nialler's milestone, one of his bandmates got... Read More

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What Makes One Direction Guys Happy? Niall Horan and Liam Payne Share Their Happy Places

Sep 2nd 2014 10:00AM

Ever wonder what makes the One Direction guys happy? While we know that touring the world and performing for their fans has to top each of their... Read More

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Niall Horan and Liam Payne Give Advice to Their Teen Selves: "Grow Up a Bit!"

Sep 1st 2014 10:59AM

In another installment of that Cosmopolitan interview where Liam Payne talked about Sophia Smith buying him lingerie (giggle), Niall Horan and Liam... Read More

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Liam Payne's Girlfriend, Sophia Smith, Buys Him Lingerie? Hilarious Interview Ahead

Aug 29th 2014 1:39PM

Time for some intimate details about Liam Payne and girlfriend Sophia Smith, straight from Liam's mouth. So he can't deny any of it. In a recent... Read More

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Liam Payne Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: With a Little Help From His Fans!

Aug 22nd 2014 9:35AM

Here's an ALS ice bucket challenge twist we haven't yet seen from a celeb. Liam Payne recruited some fans (probably a pretty easy task) to dump the... Read More

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One Direction Wants to Release an Album Every Year: For How Many Years Though?

Aug 15th 2014 4:59PM

Is this a sign that One Direction aren't breaking up anytime soon? In a new interview with Top of the Pops magazine, Liam Payne revealed that the band... Read More

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Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson Get Bromantic: Liam Says Louis Inspires Him

Aug 8th 2014 4:11PM

Liam Payne has really been spreading the love to his One Direction bandmates – first, Niall Horan was the object of his affection, now it's... Read More

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Liam Payne and Sophia Smith Hang at Carlo's Bakery, Decorate Cakes, Look Adorable

Aug 7th 2014 11:36AM

Liam Payne, Liam Payne, baker man. Sorry, we couldn't resist! Liam and girlfriend Sophia Smith got all sweet and frosting covered, hitting up a New... Read More

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Liam Payne Fangirling Over Niall Horan on Twitter: Hilarious #BeAFanDay Tweets Mock Fans?

Aug 4th 2014 10:44PM

It looks like Liam Payne's love runs pretty deep for Niall Horan, as Liam took to Twitter to totally fangirl over his One Direction bandmate. And,... Read More

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Liam Payne Slams Fat Reports With Hilarious Chubby Instagram Pic

Aug 3rd 2014 5:27PM

Looks like Liam Payne is having the last laugh after reports swirled recently that he's getting fat. The One Direction star is making good use of his... Read More

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Liam Payne Gives Girlfriend Wedgie: His Cheeky Tweet Explains All

Aug 2nd 2014 7:40PM

Oh, Liam Payne. Remind us not to let you walk behind us...check out Liam giving girlfriend Sophia Smith a wedgie while on their recent yacht vacation... Read More

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Liam Payne's Sexy Yacht Striptease Captured on Video: Watch Liam Strip and Dive!

Aug 1st 2014 10:03AM

Well, hello there, Liam Payne. Liam performs the sexiest (well, it's actually more hilarious than anything) of stripteases before diving into the... Read More

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Liam Payne and Sophia Smith's Yacht Getaway: Fans Defend Fat Liam Insults

Jul 31st 2014 12:35PM

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith looked like they were having a relaxing time aboard a yacht yesterday in St. Tropez - you know, except for dealing with... Read More

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Liam Payne Posts Sweetest Message About Girlfriend Sophia Smith and We're Totally Jealous

Jul 28th 2014 12:27PM

Liam Payne has made us all weepy and totes jealous of his girlfriend, Sophia Smith. As you'd expect, Liam is the perfect boyfriend, even taking his... Read More

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Liam Payne Strips Down in Naked Instagram Pic, Fandom Goes Insane, Begs #UncensorItLiam

Jul 27th 2014 10:26PM

Oh. My. God. Liam Payne has finally posted a naked pic on Instagram and the One Direction fandom went insane. Yes, we realize the pixelated photo... Read More

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One Direction Shocker: Which Guy Almost Didn't Join the Group Because He Wanted to Go Solo?

Jul 16th 2014 10:11AM

What if One Direction wasn't a five guy boyband, but only had four members? Nicole Scherzinger is dishing on the early X Factor days of 1D and... Read More

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Liam Payne Suffers Ankle Injury: Niall Horan and Zayn Malik Carry Him During Concert

Jul 14th 2014 11:30AM

Is there nothing the One Direction guys won't do for each other? When one's in need, the others step up and help out. And the feels are overwhelming... Read More

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