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Niall Horan

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Hannah Allen

on 18 December 2012

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Niall Horan Niall Horan was born on September 13, 1993 in Westmeath, Mullingar, Ireland. He has one older brother, Greg Horan. Niall's and Greg's parents, Maura and Bobby, divorced when Niall was five. Niall and Greg decided to live with their father in Mullingar. He performed in two shows in his town, but he didn't win a competiton. He was singing "The Man Who Can't Be Moved." By The Script. Even though he didn't win, he got a lot of publicity in his town. In 2010, Niall Horan tried out as a soloist in the X-Factor. His audition song was So Sick, by Ne-yo. He passed the audition stage and went into bootcamp. At bootcamp, Niall was eliminated. Then, a producer came outside and asked five boys to come back. They were Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne. One of the judges, Simon Cowell, put the five boys together to form One Direction. During the X-Factor, One Direction was doing pretty good. Niall had dyed his hair completely blonde, and he was the funniest one of the group. They had been in first place a couple of times, and sometimes they weren't. At the finals, they hadn't come in first place. They came in third. It was absolutely devastating. They thought One Direction was going to be over. But, Simon Cowell, their team captain, didn't want their voices to go to waste. The next day, he signed One Direction onto his record label. Their debut album, Up All Night, featured the #1 song in 2011 in America, What Makes You Beautiful. They have sold 3 million albums world-wide. There was 26 tour dates in America and 62 dates all over the world. They have become one of the most famous boy bands in the world. They made 3 videos from the album, What Makes You Beautiful, One Thing, and Gotta Be You. Niall has gotten two or three solos in this album, while the other boys have gotten 5+ solos. Their debut in America Their second album debuted in November 2012. It includes the songs, Live While Were Young, Little Things, and Rock Me. They have made two videos for Live While Were Young and Little Things. Right now, they are making and waiting to release the video for the song Kiss You. Niall has gotten more solos, and he plays the guitar in almost every song. Their Second Album One Direction has performed at many large stadiums and concert arenas. Their biggest one yet was their performance at Madison Square Garden (MSG). They sold out the stadium in less than two minutes. Niall was the first Irish man to perform at MSG. Niall's mom Maura was there waving an Irish flag at the concert. They have planned 101 concert dates in the U.S. They will most likely do more in the West Coast, around 10-15 tour dates. The rest they will do will be spread around the country, with the most in the East Coast. Concerts By: Hannah Allen X-Factor Childhood During X-Factor Maura Gallagher (mom) Bobby Horan (dad) Niall and Greg Horan Family tree Niall's Personal Life Niall is also musical outside of singing. He can play the guitar, which he plays in most of the Take Me Home album. He was 12 years old when he started to play the guitar.He taught himself how to play the guitar. Niall's Outside Musical Life His Hometown Niall's hometown of Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland is a small town in the northeast of Ireland. One of it's major exports is pewterware made by the Mullingar Pewter near the town's outskirts. It has many statues and sculptures of the Austin Friars around town. Niall's Pre-XFactor concerts Niall performed around his homeland and he was a support act at the Lloyd Daniels concert in Dublin. He also participated in many talent shows and small concerts around his hometown and country. His inspirations Niall's inspiration to start singing was Justin Bieber, because he performed at the MSG and Niall wanted to be as big as him. His other inspiration was Michael Buble, because he wanted to play guitar and sing just like Michael. Niall's Academics Niall was a student at Coláiste Mhuire , a Christian all boys school in his hometown of Mullingar. He was also in the schools choir, which performed seasonally, usually around Winter Break or Christmas week. Niall at Coláiste Mhuire. Niall's Favorite Artists (Musicians) His favorite artists are Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. He also says that he favors rock music, such as The Eagles, Bon Jovi, and The Script. Niall's audition Little Things Music Video
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