Niall James Horan is an Irish singer and songwriter born on September 13, 1993. Horan has been active in the music scene since 2010, and he is best known as a member of the boy band, One Direction. Horan’s talents paved his way after the band’s hiatus, and he’s been a chart-topping solo artist ever since. So, join us in celebrating his special day today!
Niall James Horan is an Irish singer and songwriter whose talents have won him armies of loyal fans worldwide. Horan was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. He is of Irish descent and a Virgo by design. Horan’s parents divorced when he was five, so he and his brother lived with their mother for a year, after which they decided to move in with their father. He attended St. Kenny’s National School and Mary’s College in Mullingar.
Horan auditioned for “X Factor: Season Seven” in 2010. After a disagreement between the judges, he was allowed to go through boot camp. He failed to advance to the next stage and was placed in a group with four other boys; Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson. Together, this group of five became the boy band One Direction. The band kept practicing and performed on “X-Factor,” emerging in third place. After the show, they signed to Syco and began recording. Their debut single, ‘What Makes You Beautiful,’ released in 2011, became a global success and topped the charts in multiple countries. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut studio album, “Up All Night”, was released internationally. Following that they went on their first headlining tour across North America, Europe, and Australia to promote the album. At this stage, One Direction was an internationally popular band, so their tickets sold out in minutes.
One Direction released their fourth studio album, “Four,” in 2014. This was the last album with Zayn, and it debuted at number one in 18 countries. After their fifth studio album, “Made in the A.M.” (2015), One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus. In 2016, Horan founded a golf company, Modest Golf, with Mark McDonnell and Ian Watts, and in September, he signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist. He released his debut single, ‘This Town,’ in the same month. In 2017, Horan released his debut studio album, “Flicker.” His sound is soft rock, country, folk-pop, and pop. His music is influenced by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and Dean Martin.
As a famous and talented singer-songwriter, Horan’s personal life is pretty public. He had a relationship with actress Hailee Steinfeld, but the pair broke up in December 2018. He started dating Amelia Woolley in 2020, and the two are still together. Horan has never been married and has no kids.
Horan auditions for “X-Factor” with Ne-Yo’s ‘So Sick.’
The band releases their debut single, ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ The song reaches certified quadruple platinum standing.
The band releases “Up All Night” internationally. The album sold 176,000 copies in its first week.
One Direction announce their "hiatus", following Zayn Malik's exit from the famous boyband.
Horan releases ‘This Town’ as his first single as a solo artist. This song was his second highest-charting single.
Horan releases his debut studio album “Flicker.” This album was his first number one album in the U.S. as a solo artist
Horan releases “Heartbreak Weather” in March. This album was his first UK number one album as a solo artist.
summer 2023 festival circuit
Across the UK, Europe, Asia, and the US, Horan tours during the summer 2023 festival circuit. The tour is running from May until November.
Why We Love Niall Horan
He supports the B.L.M. movement
Horan is an avid supporter of #BlackLivesMatter. He attended multiple marches in London in 2020, and lashed out against American President Donald Trump for insulting protestors.
He’s crazy talented
As a band member and solo artist, Horan’s talent is undeniable. His songs are intoxicating, and his voice is ethereal.
He’s a philanthropist
Horan has supported multiple causes as a One Direction band member and solo artist. He was involved in the Action 1D campaign to end extreme poverty and helped raise funds for UNICEF.
5 Surprising Facts
He had asthma
Horan had asthma as a child.
He learned the guitar via YouTube
Horan learned how to play the guitar through YouTube videos.
Harry Styles chose the band name
Styles came up with the name One Direction.
He has a floating kneecap
In his childhood, Horan injured his knee and was diagnosed with a floating kneecap which has recurred several times since then.
He has anxiety and mild O.C.D.
Horan opened up about his mental health and diagnosis of anxiety and mild O.C.D.
Niall Horan FAQs
Did Niall Horan and Anne-Marie date?
No, the pair are just good friends.
Does Niall Horan have a tattoo?
As of 2020, Horan was the only 1D member without a tattoo. When asked, he stated “I’m not craving them. There are other things I would like to do with my money and my time.”
Who is the wealthiest 1D member?
Harry Styles is the richest One Direction member, with a net worth of $120-150 million.
Niall Horan’s birthday dates