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Who is Niall Horan?
Niall Horan is a famous Irish singer and songwriter who came in limelight due to his impressive performances on the television reality show ‘The X Factor.’ Though he did not win the show, he along with other four other participants named Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson collaborated and form a band named ‘One Direction.’ This band released several songs and videos which became many hits and also gained worldwide recognition. But the band went on a break in 2016. He then pursued a solo career. His debut solo single was ‘This Town’ which received good response and reviews and his debut album was ‘Flicker’ released on October 2017.
|September 13, 1993
|Niall James Horan
|Father: Bobby Horan
Mother: Maura Gallagher
|5 feet and 7 inches (1.73m/173cm)
|73 kg (161 lbs)
Niall James Horan was born on 13 September 1993 in Mullingar, Ireland. He was born to father Bobby Horan and to mother Maura Gallagher. He also has an older brother named Greg Horan. His parents separated when he was five years old. He and his brother lived with his mother for one year and later moved in with their father. He is of Virgo sun sign and is currently 26 years old.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Niall Horan holds Irish nationality. His religious views are Roman Catholic and according to ethnicity, he belongs to White. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 7 inches (1.73m/173cm) tall and weighs 73 kg (161 lbs). He has a pair of blue eye colour and blonde hair colour complementing his slim body type.
Early Life/ Education of Niall Horan
Niall Horan got his primary education at St Kenny National School and Catholic Secondary School. He was interested in singing from his early childhood days. He used to play his brother’s guitar and used to spend his time in Mullingar Arts Centre.
Niall Horan attended in the auditions for the seventh season of the television reality show ‘The X Factor’ in 2010. He became eliminated because he could not impress the judges. One of the judges, Nicole Scherzinger, suggested that he and four other fellow contestants named Harry, Louis, Liam, Zayn who didn’t make it to final round should collaborate and eventually they formed the band ‘One Direction.’ The popularity of this band helped them to sign contracts with two reputed labels named ‘Syco Records’ and ‘Columbia Records’. In 2011, One Direction released its debut album ‘Up All Night’ which was well received by music lovers from across the globe. The track ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ from this album also became a chartbuster upon release.
Eventually, the band released several albums among which ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘Midnight Memories’ became very successful. Likewise, in 2013 their documentary concert film ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ released in 2013. One Direction’s last album released in 2015 and this band went on indefinite break-in early 2016.
Niall Horan then signed with ‘Capitol Records’ where he has a solo recording contract. His debut solo single ‘This Town’ released on 29 September 2016 which became very popular and also ranked at number 9 on the UK Single Charts. This song was also certified Gold and Silver by several music associations such as ‘BPI,’ ‘ARIA’ and ‘MC.’ Thereafter, on May 4, 2017, he released his second solo single ‘Slow Hands.’
Moreover, for his solo album ‘Flicker,’ he embarked on a world tour to promote his album named ‘Flicker Session 2017.’ This solo studio album released in October 2017. It came at number one on the Billboard 200. Likewise, he released his ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ in October 2019, ‘Put a Little Love on Me’ in December 2019 and ‘No Judgement’ in February 2020 from his second solo studio album. He then released his second solo studio album ‘Heartbreak Weather’ in March 2020. This received positive reviews and debuted at fourth number on the Billboard 200.
Niall Horan has been awarded BMI London Award for his song ‘Night Changes’ and ‘Slow Hands’ in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Likewise, in early 2017 he received the award for Favourite Breakout Artist at the People’s Choice Awards ceremony. He has again won BMI London Awards in 2019 for his song ‘On the Loose’ and ‘Too Much to Ask.’
Personal Life of Niall Horan
Niall Horan is unmarried and is currently single. He previously dated several women among them, he dated Hailee Steinfeld in 2018. They ended their relationship during late 2018.
Besides singing, he also shows interest in sports and follows Cricket, Football and Tennis. He has also collaborated with ace golf player Justin Rose for a social cause to help kids and teens across the UK who are suffering from Cancer. He also participated in a soccer match, organized by ‘UNICEF’ to raise funds for charity in 2016.
Niall Horan is a famous social media celebrity as well. His Instagram account (@niallhoran) has 24.1 million followers and his Twitter handle (@NiallOfficial) has 39.8 million followers. Similarly, his Facebook page has 9.7 million likes and 9.4 million followers. He also has an official YouTube channel of his own name with 3.56 million subscribers. Moreover, he also has his own website (www.niallhoran.com) where he posts updates about his songs and videos.
Niall Horan Net Worth
Niall Horan is living a luxurious life. He is a famous singer who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. His current net worth is approximately $70 million.