People always make fun of me when I tell them that I listen to One Direction. They say that I’m a little too old for them, and that they have no talent whatsoever. I honestly don’t mind it because if they really knew how talented they are they would think again. Starting from the bottom, to now making millions of dollars from their tours doesn’t just happen. They didn’t come from famous parents or even a wealthy family. I’m going to give you a little insight on their lives before there was girls and paparazzi chasing them, and before they became the #1 boyband in the entire world.
Starting off with Liam Payne, born August 29, 1993 from West Midlands, England. Payne did not have an ordinary childhood. He had a dysfunctional kidney so he was at the doctors often and getting 32 injections a day. Like any kid, he was bullied but found his peace through sports and music. At the age of 14, he auditioned for the X factor and didn’t make it due to his age and how weak his voice was. Founder and judge Simon Cowell, told him to “come back in two years.” Two years later, Cowell and Payne met face to face again. He sang “Cry Me A River” and blew the judges away by how much he improved. I guess you can say fate was involved in this, because he got 4 best friends out of it and a dream so big he would’ve never imagined.
Harry Styles, born February 1, 1994 in hometown Cheshire, England. When he was 7, his parents got a divorce and later on his older sister, mom, and himself moved further into the countryside. Before the X Factor, he was attending high school and was working a part time job in a bakery. Harry was in a band of his own, called “White Eskimo”. He was always around music whether it was on his own time, or playing in his band. His mom Anne convinced him to audition for the X Factor, and within time he got the part. From working in a bakery to working around the world as a musician is definitely impressive.
I will only be doing Liam and Harry this week, but next week you’ll get more information on Niall, Louis, and Zayn.
Till next week,