Who is Niall Horan?
Niall James Horan is a well-known Irish singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence as a member of the boy band One Direction formed in 2010 on the singing competition The X Factor. The group released five albums and went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. In 2016 following the band’s hiatus, Niall went on and signed a recording deal as a solo artist with Capitol Records and has since released two albums: Flicker (2017) and Heartbreak Weather (2020).
Flicker debuted at No. 1 in Ireland and the US and reached the top three in Australia and the UK. The album’s first two singles, “This Town” and “Slow Hands” reached the top twenty in several countries. In March 2020, Heartbreak Weather was released and debuted at No. 1 in the UK, Ireland, and Mexico, and at No. 4 in the US. His third studio album, titled The Show is due for release in June 2023. And is preceded by the single “Heaven” which was released in February 2023.
Niall Horan Career
A Career in 2010: The X Factor
At sixteen years old in 2010, he auditioned for the seventh series of The X Factor in Dublin. He said “So Sick” and received mixed comments from the judges. Louis Walsh was in his favor but Cheryl Cole and guest judge Katy Perry felt that he needed some time to grow. And Simon Cowell voted to let him through, Cole said no, Wals said yes and Perry decided to vote yes. Thus Niall was put through boot camp. At boot camp, he sang “Champagne Supernova” but failed to qualify for the category.
Niall was then put in a group with four boys who also failed to move on in the competition, this was after a suggestion from guest judge Nicole Scherzinger. And since they were too good to let go, the judges decided to agree with Scherzinger. Therefore Niall along with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik formed One Direction. Styles came up with the band name, which he thought would sound good when announcer Peter Dickson read their name out on the live shows. For two weeks, the group got together to know each other and to practice. The group then finished 3rd place, behind runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle.
How Old Is Niall Horan?
He is 29 years old as of March 2023, having been born on September 13, 1993, in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland. Niall Horan shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lili Reinhart, Playboi Carti, David Lee, Corey Scherer, and many more.
Niall Horan Family
Who are Niall Horan’s Parents?
He was born to Bobby Horan (Father) and Maura Gallagher (Mother, born on January 1, 1961). His father works as a butcher in his local grocery store Tesco. His parents divorced when he was five years old thus he and his brother lived with his mother for a year.
As a child, he had asthma.
Does Niall Horan have Siblings?
He has an elder brother by the name of Greg Horan (born in 1987).
Niall Horan Education
He received his education at St. Kenny’s National School, a primary school. And his high school education at Mary’s College, a Catholic boys’ school.
Niall Horan Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he has been dating his girlfriend Amelia Woolley. They have been dating since early 2020.
Niall Horan Kids
He does not have any kids as of March 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
A Career from 2011-2015: One Direction
Following The X Factor, One Direction went on and was signed by Cowell to a reported £2 million Syco record contract. Thus the group began recording their debut album in January 2011 in Los Angeles. That February, a book licensed by One Direction, One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story) was released and topped The Sunday Times Best Seller list. In September 2011, One Direction’s debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” was released. Subsequent singles “Gotta Be You”, “One Thing”, and “More than This” also had received success, with the first two becoming top ten hits in the UK.
That same year in November, the group’s debut album “Up All Night” was released third in Ireland and the UK, reaching No. 1 and No. 2 on the charts respectively. In March 2012, the album was released internationally and One Direction became the first UK group to have their debut album reach number one in the United States. In order to promote the album, they embarked on their first headlining concert tour, the Up All Night Tour. The tour was a commercial success as tickets sold out in minutes and the tour was met with positive reviews from critics who applauded their singing abilities and stage presence.
One Direction’s second album Take Me Home was released in November 2012. And reached No. 1 in over 35 countries. The following year in August, One Direction: This Is Us, a 3-D documentary concert film was released and was a box office success, grossing over $68.5 million. On November 25, 2013, the band’s third studio album, Midnight Memories was released. That year, it was the best-selling album worldwide with 4 million copies sold globally. “Best Song Ever” the album’s lead single is One Direction’s highest-charting single in the US to date. Following the album’s release, the band embarked on the Where We Are Tour.
The tour grossed over $290 million and was the highest-grossing tour of 2014, the 15th highest-grossing concert tour of all time. One Direction’s fourth book, One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography was released in September 2014. The band went on and released their fourth album, Four, in November 2014. Their fifth album was released, Made in the A.M. Led by singles “Drag Me Down” and “Perfect”, the album reached number one in multiple countries, including the UK while it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. Following the release of the album, the group went on an indefinite hiatus.
A Career from 2016-2018: Flicker and Modest Golf Management
In February 2016, Modest Golf was released. This is a golf management company that Niall founded together with Mark McDonell and Ian Watts. Since then, Modest Golf has signed several golf players. In March 2019, Modest Golf earned its first European tour win when Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi, the first golfer that the company signed back in August 2016 won the Kenyan Open. It was announced in September 2016 that Niall had signed a solo deal with Capitol Records.
He then released his solo single “This Town” on September 29, 2016. Since the single’s release, it has peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. On May 4, 2017, he released his second solo single “Slow Hands”. And it also entered the top 10 in the UK and the top 20 in the US. He stated in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that his upcoming album, Flicker was inspired by classic rock acts. That same year on September 15, he released his third single from the album, “Too Much to Ask”. On October 20, 2017, Flicker was released atop the Billboard 200. Also, it reached No. 1 in Ireland and the Netherlands. To promote the album, in 2018 he embarked on the Flicker World Tour.
A Career from 2019-Present: Heartbreak Weather, The Voice, and The Show
In September 2019, he stated that he had been working on his upcoming second studio album with Greg Kurstin. On October 4, 2019, the album’s lead single “Nice to Meet Ya” was released. He then announced on October 30 that he would be embarking on the Nice to Meet Ya Tour in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour was canceled.
And “Put a Little Love on Me” was released as the album’s second single on December 6, 2019. He released the album’s third single, “No Judgement” on February 7, 2020. Alongside revealing the album’s title as Heartbreak Weather and announcing March 13, 2020, as the release date. His second studio album was released and debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. He and English singer Anne-Marie released “Our Song” on May 21, 2021. It was announced in October 2022, that he would be a coach on the twenty-third version of the U.S. version of The Voice in spring 2023.
His episodes started airing in February 2023. In December 2022, Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi aired. He announced on January 26, 2023, that “Heaven” his first solo sang in nearly three years would be released on February 17 as the lead single of his upcoming third studio album, The Show. The single debuted at No. 4 on the Irish singles chart one week later.
Niall Horan Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 8 inches (1.73m) and a weight of 73kg (161 lbs).
Niall Horan’s Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet. But prospects show that he earns a decent salary. And has a net worth of $70 million.