Liam James Payne (born 29 August 1993) 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
Liam Payne has quit drinking after reportedly being warned he might not be around to see his son grow up.The 27 year old shares three year old Bear with former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl, 37.
Ex-One Direction star Liam is now engaged to model Maya Henry, 20, but is on good terms with his ex-girlfriend and regularly sees their son.