Liam Payne – English singer and songwriter
Liam James Payne was born on 29 August 1993 in Wolverhampton, England. The future celebrity grew up in an average family. Payne has two older sisters. When he was young, Liam had many health problems. He had to stay in the hospital for months at a time. Payne was born prematurely and had kidney dysfunction. Eventually, they were dealt with. Liam began singing when he barely knew how to talk. Many friends of the family pointed his parents’ attention to his talents. In kindergarten, Liam already mimicked other artists in an impressive manner.
In school, Liam became a cross-country runner. He was a member of the famous Bilston Athletics Club. However, in 2012, Liam didn’t make it into the Olympics Team and was put in reserve.
The musician didn’t give up. While training, he spent all of his free time studying music. Liam attended Wolverhampton College's Paget Road. He was influenced by such musicians as Pharrell Williams, Usher, and Justin Timberlake. Soon, the young man started spending more time on music than he did on running.
When Liam Payne was 14, he appeared on the 5th season of the famous British show X-Factor. He performed Sinatra’s legendary “Fly Me To The Moon”. Liam made it into Simon Cowell’s training camp but didn’t win the show.