Louis Tomlinson (born Louis Troy Austin, 24.12.1991) Louis Tomlinson is an English singer and a member of the pop boy band One Direction.
Childhood: Louis Tomlinson was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. His parents are Johannah Poulston and Troy Austin but they split when he was young and he took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's surname. He was an extra on 'Fat Friends' after two of his sisters had infant roles on the show. He attended a drama school in Barnsley and subsequently had small roles in ITV movie 'If I Had You' and BBC school drama series 'Waterloo Road'. He also attended Hayfield School before going on to Hall Cross School after failing his A levels. Before One Direction, he had jobs at a cinema and as a waiter at Doncaster Rovers football stadium. Louis was in several school productions including landing the main part in 'Grease'.
Musical career: Louis Tomlinson auditioned as a solo artist on 'The X Factor' in 2010 but failed to reach judges houses. He was placed in a group with four other failed candidates; Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles; and eventually went on to judges houses in the groups category. They all agreed on the band name One Direction after it was put forward by Styles. They came third place in the whole competition but nonetheless landed a recording contract with Syco Records after being mentored by Simon Cowell. One Direction have received numerous awards including two BRITs, three Teen Choice and an NME award, as well as having three UK number singles and a worldwide number one album.
Personal life: Louis Tomlinson had been dating his high school sweetheart Hannah Walker throughout his time on 'X Factor', but the broke up in 2011 due to his career commitments. He then began dating Eleanor Calder, after being introduced by Styles, who he has been in a relationship with for over a year. He has admitted to admiring artists such as Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran.
Former 1D star Tomlinson, who made their big break on 'The X Factor' eight years ago, spoke about his relationship with Cowell.
Speaking with The Sun on Thursday (August 30th) alongside the show’s head honcho, 26 year old Tomlinson spoke about how Cowell was there for him when he lost his mother to leukaemia in 2016.
“He's one of the people I take advice from and speak to in those moments,” the singer explained. “I'm really lucky I've got such a good relationship with Simon.”
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From Robbie Williams to Olly Murs, these musicians are still football mad.
As football fans all around the world buzz about Transfer Deadline Day, watching the flurry of activity online as clubs make the most of their last chance to transfer players, it got us thinking about how many big musicians transferred their careers from the pitch to the stage.
Here are 7 artists who pursued music despite having a promising football future:
Continue reading: 7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music
The now four-piece band is one of the biggest exports of the X Factor
Picture the scene: it’s 2010 and the X Factor has already been whittling down the weekends to Christmas for five whole years. Winners have come and then most definitely gone. Simon Cowell’s dress sense is no better. But then a Syco Production created boyband stumbled into second place - and One Direction Mania was born.
One Direction were formed eight years ago
Fast forward and what remains of the boys have celebrated their eight year anniversary and got #8YearsOfOneDirection trending.
Continue reading: One Direction Celebrates Eight Years Since Their Formation
Liam Payne has admitted he is careful about what he puts in his songs because he doesn't want to upset anyone with his lyrics.
Liam Payne has censored his lyrics for his fans.
The 'Strip That Down' hitmaker admitted he has had to think twice about some of the words and phrases he uses in his songs because he doesn't want to upset or offend anyone.
He said: ''There's been a few lyrics that have come through where I've thought, 'Hmm will that really rock with my fan base?' So I have to be kind of careful.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Censors Songs
Niall Horan is adamant he is a great rapper, and has joked him and Louis Tomlinson will have a rap off soon.
Niall Horan is adamant he is a great rapper.
The 24-year-old singer - who is known for being in the boyband One Direction alongside Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles - has jokingly reacted to a tweet his pal Louis Tomlinson made about the ''Irish lads'' Sean and Conor Price rapping on 'The X Factor' over the weekend.
The 'Back To You' hitmaker tweeted: ''I like these little Irish lads but enough with the rapping (sic).''
Continue reading: Niall Horan Is Adamant He Is A Great Rapper
The star is part of the famous band currently on a hiatus
One fourth of famous pop group One Direction has revealed his new solo career is harder to cope with than being part of the internationally famous band. Louis Tomlinson - who tragically lost his mum last year - is currently on a hiatus from 1D and pursuing his own music.
Louis Tomlinson explained the differences between being in a band and going solo
The 25-year-old released his debut solo single - Just Hold On - as a collaboration with American DJ Steve Aoki in December 2016 as he and his bandmates, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne, continue to take time out of One Direction.
In accordance with the dying wishes of Louis' mother, the pair have dropped their feud.
Louis Tomlinson has revealed that he and Zayn Malik have dropped their feud, following his recent admission that his late mother’s dying wish was for him to patch things up with his former One Direction bandmate.
25 year old Tomlinson was interviewed by late night chat show host Andy Cohen in America, and he revealed that, in accordance with his late mother Johannah Deakin’s wishes, he and former bandmate Zayn had ended their rivalry.
“We got back in touch with each other and kind of cleared the air and talked everything through,” he said on Tuesday night (August 1st). “So we’re mates again, I suppose. Like anything like that, it takes time. But it was nice that we had an opportunity to clear the air and be adults about it, I suppose.”
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Has Made Up With Zayn Malik
It was her desperate wish for the boys to reunite as friends.
Friendship is an important part of life and Louis Tomlinson's mother knew enough about that to urge her son to make amends with his former bandmate before her death last year. In fact, it was her comment that brought Louis and Zayn back together, and now it's all water under the bridge.
Louis Tomlinson at fan meet and greet
When Johannah Deakin lost her battle with leukemia late last year, son Louis knew that honouring her dying wish was one of the most important things to him. Tensions had arisen between some members of One Direction and Zayn Malik when the latter expressed his desire to leave the group and go solo in 2015, but Louis insists they're still good friends.
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Reveals His Mother Encouraged Him To Reconcile With Zayn
Niall Horan has teased that his debut solo album will be ready later this year.
Niall Horan is hoping to drop his debut solo album ''later this year.''
The One Direction singer has received rave reviews following the release of his two singles 'This Town' and 'Slow Hands' and, although he can't wait to give fans more content, he's not ready to share his LP just yet as he's still coming up with a name.
Speaking on 'Lorraine', he said: ''I listen to a lot of 80s funk rock, and I started playing on the piano and that came up... and hopefully the album will be later this year. I'm still trying to come up with the name, we've only recently just finished recording it.''
Continue reading: Niall Horan To Drop Solo Album This Year
The One Directioner released his self-titled album on 12 May
One Direction may have broken the hearts of fans worldwide when they took a "hiatus" in January 2016 but Directioners everywhere have been repeatedly treated to a bevvie of solo singles first. This time the man on top is Harry Styles who has just made history with his self-titled debut album.
Harry Styles' new album has topped all the charts
The album - which was released on May 12 - topped the Billboard 200 album chart with over 230,000 equivalent album units sold, making it the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first album in the US.
Continue reading: Harry Styles Made History With His Debut Album
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson , Niall Horan - **Strictly embargoed until 00.01 BST Tuesday 1st September** One Direction today (Tuesday 1st September) premiered the action/1D film, 'Dear World Leaders', a three minute, one-of-a-kind emotive and powerful film composed of hundreds of fan submissions describing the world they want to live in. The film, in support of the action/1D campaign, directly calls on world leaders to listen to the changes they want to see made, to make the world a better place for this generation and the next. Harry Styles said: "We've been overwhelmed by the fans' response to action/1D. They continue to amaze us with their passion and dedication, and this film goes to show how engaged they are in the issues that affect them. It's been inspiring to see and hear what matters to them and the world they want to live in." Niall Horan said: "We've had fans from all over the world tell us what matters to them, from equal rights for all to the eradication of poverty, I really hope world leaders take notice of what we and our fans are saying. Hillary Clinton tweeted us her support of action/1D last month - I'm hoping President Obama watches it next!" One Direction is now calling on the public to share the 'Dear World Leaders' film on social media, alongside the hashtag #action1D. The film will also be broadcast in front of thousands of fans at each of the remaining legs of the band's On The Road Again Tour. One Direction launched the action/1D campaign on 8th July. Since then, nearly 80,000 submissions of photos and videos calling out for change were received from 172 countries. The hashtag #action1D has seen a reach of 2.5 billion so far, and trended worldwide on Twitter for 11 hours following the launch of the project in July. The action/1D campaign is part of action/2015, a global citizens' movement which is united by the idea that 2015 can be the year when the world can set the agenda to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and climate change - but on - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st August 2015
Louis Tomlinson , One Direction - 'Good Morning America' Summer Concert Series presents One Direction at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park at Good Morning America, Central Park - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 4th August 2015
Date of birth
24th December, 1991
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