Fact: Harry Styles has confirmed his debut single will hit shelves on 7 April (17). The British singer usually keeps his social media posts to a minimum, but whipped fans into a frenzy when he posted the artwork for track Sign of the Times on his Instagram and Twitter profiles on Friday (31Mar17). His One Direction bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have already had a stab at solo success, with new dad Liam Payne also working on his own music. Zayn Malik, who quit 1D in 2015, has enjoyed chart success with his solo offerings too.
Fact: One Direction star and dad-to-be Liam Payne has had 1993, the year of his birth, tattooed on his upper arm.
Tweet: "Happy birthday @liampayne !! Miss your scent..." Niall Horan sends a cheeky message to his One Direction bandmate Liam Payne as he turns 23, suggesting the birthday boy smells bad by adding the poop emoji to his post.
Fact: One Direction star Liam Payne made his relationship with British pop star Cheryl official on Sunday (12Jun16) by taking her as his date to his sister Ruth's wedding. The 22-year-old began dating the 32-year-old former The X Factor judge, previously known by her married name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, in February (16), after they reportedly became an item in December (15). They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Global Gift Gala in Paris, France last month (May16), and on Sunday, Cheryl wore a low-key grey maxi dress as she joined the Payne family to celebrate Ruth's nuptials to Thomas Gibbins in her beau's native Wolverhampton, England.
Tweet: "Wow. Wow wow thanks so much everyone for the Billboard award I don't understand how we even win stuff anymore." Liam Payne is surprised One Direction continue to score awards during their hiatus. They won the Top Duo/Group prize at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May16).
Quote: "I'm going to try and give up smoking, which is hard, but I do want to. I want to. It's about time. Need to grow up now." One Direction star Liam Payne, 22, is hoping to quit his nicotine addiction during the band's upcoming hiatus.
Quote: "I actually don't have any of my bandmates' numbers, which I think is hilarious. I see them every day, so I don't really need to text them." Liam Payne has no way of contacting the rest of One Direction when they're not together.
Quote: "When you actually sit there and think about what's happened, it kind of is extreme and crazy, like, we can't even understand how we got to this point and how amazing the fans have been to us over the past five years. It's been nuts... That's what the break's kind of about. We haven't really have a moment to sit and think about how great things have been for us." Liam Payne plans to use next year's (16) One Direction hiatus as a time for reflection.
Quote: "A lot of my friends are gay and I don’t think anything about it. I actually find it funny that being gay is still something that’s talked about as though it’s not natural. I mean, I don’t go around saying, 'Oh, this guy is gay'. I don’t make a big deal about it. I will just say, 'This is my mate'. My mates are my mates, regardless of their sexuality." Pop star Liam Payne has no problems with his gay pals.
Fact: "I can see a lot of signs for my birthday... Do you mind if I celebrate it with you? I hope you have as good a time as I'm about to have." Liam Payne celebrated his 22nd birthday with his One Direction bandmates and thousands of fans in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday night (29Aug15). Payne's bandmates led a Happy Birthday sing-along and presented him with an exploding confetti bottle and a gilttery silver top hat, while the pop star wore a red Happy Birthday sash tossed to him by a fan during the band's encore.
Fact: Liam Payne is One Direction's top gay pin-up, according to a new British poll. The singer beat his bandmates to come in third in a new Attitude magazine survey. Harry Styles came in at 80 on the Hot 100, while Louis Tomlinson clocked in at number 85 and Niall Horan was 87th.
Fact: One Direction star Liam Payne has appeared in a comedy sketch with Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray for United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF). Payne plays a member of the UNICEF tennis team alongside comedian Jack Whitehall and British broadcaster Clare Balding. They are coached by Murray, but plot to fire him from the job because he is too tough.
Fact: One Direction will make their first U.S. appearance as a four-piece on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, which will be broadcast on 14 May (15). Liam Payne has alerted fans to expect "a few surprises" during the group's first U.S. talk show interview without Zayn Malik, who quit the group in March (15).
Quote: "I've forgotten a couple of times... Sometimes you'll be caught reading someone's sign and you'll start to sing what's on the sign." One Direction star Liam Payne admits he is likely to get distracted during a show.
Fact: Singer Liam Payne is recovering after injuring his hand while working out. A photo emerged on Monday (15Sep14) of the One Direction star sporting a cast on his wrist. His representative tells GossipCop.com, "(He) hurt his hand while training. He will be fine."
Quote: "Woah there's some pretty weird s**t going on Atm (at the moment) everyone just calm down and don't do anything stupid cuz u (sic) can't take it back. I know some people are having a laugh and that's all well and good but some people will take this s**t serious so I suggest we stop." One Direction star Liam Payne appeals for calm ahead of the band's gig in Sunderland, England on Wednesday (28May14) as the fallout from Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson's 'dope' smoking scandal intensifies.
Fact: One Direction star Niall Horan was joined by his bandmates Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson at a celebrity soccer match on Monday (26May14). Horan, who will not compete due to injury, set up the event to raise funds for autism charities Irish Autism Action and U.K. Hearts And Minds Challenge. The stars will be joined by Rod Stewart, British singer Olly Murs, and former professional soccer players for the event in Leicester, England.
Fact: One Direction's Liam Payne suffered an embarrassing onstage mishap on Friday night (23May14) when he fell over mid-performance. The Story Of My Life singers were performing at the Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland when Payne lost his footing and fell backwards.
Quote: "People have been saying that a lot recently. It's probably the most flattering thing anybody can say... I don't think anyone can match him but I'll take it. If it all packs in, at least I'll have a job as a lookalike!" One Direction star Liam Payne is flattered by comparisons to soccer legend David Beckham.
Fact: David Beckham attracted a star-studded crowd when he threw a party in London on Wednesday night (14May14) to launch his new swimwear line for retailer H&M. Guests included One Direction stars Niall Horan and Liam Payne, singer Ellie Goulding and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.
Tweet: "Just seen on twitter people think I'm fat? now I've never been called that before nice, on my way to mcdonalds then I'm off to fat camp." One Direction star Liam Payne laughs off criticism of his weight.
Fact: One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend Sophia Smith, Kelly Brook, Sir Paul MCCartney and his fashion designer daughter Stella, and Ellie Goulding were among the celebrities who cheered the Brooklyn Nets to victory in their basketball clash with the Atlanta Hawks at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday night (16Jan14).
Tweet: "Lots of articles saying we are clashing... No one's clashing we are just having a bit of family time after hitting the road for 3 years." Liam Payne dismisses reports suggesting One Direction are on the verge of a split.
Quote: "When I think about it, I do start to worry about this whole social media thing. I've seen documentaries about kids just staring at screens all day long, living through Twitter. It does make me uncomfortable; kids should be out living their lives, getting out, enjoying themselves. There are lots of times when I think about signing off from Twitter completely, because you feel you ought to stop feeding the machine.' One Direction singer Liam Payne on the impact of social media on his young fans. The band has over 16 million followers on Twitter.com, while Payne's personal account boasts over 14 million.
Fact: Liam Payne has reportedly been reunited with his stolen boxer shorts - a teenage girl has been snapped handing back a pair of red pants to the singer's bodyguard at the beach in Sydney, Australia. The One Direction star had taken to Twitter.com on Sunday (06Oct13) to reveal a thief had stolen his underwear from his hotel balcony.
Quote: "I strategically pick my bunk so it's away from the back room. It gets messy there because of Louis (Tomlinson) and Zayn (Malik) - they leave their clothes and shoes everywhere!" Pop star Liam Payne tries to stay away from his untidy One Direction bandmates on the group's tour bus.
Quote: "We haven't actually got a rider. We never actually sat there and made one. They bring us the stuff they think we like. We're not really that diva." One Direction star Liam Payne insists they never make demands for their backstage dressing room while on promotional gigs.
Quote: "Mums are the ones you have to watch out for. There have been a few incidents in meet-and-greets in America when you've been stood next to a mum and she puts her hand on your bum discreetly, doesn't say a word about it and just walks off." One Direction star Liam Payne claims to have been groped by older women during the band's ongoing U.S. tour.
Quote: "Niall understands girls the least. You generally understand girls a little more if you've grown up around them." Liam Payne is convinced his One Direction bandmate Niall Horan has the least luck with the ladies because he doesn't have a sister.
Tweet: "guyssss (sic) so proud to announce that our upcoming movie is officially titled 'This Is Us'! Cant wait for you guys to see itttt!! (sic)" One Direction star Liam Payne reveals the name of the boyband's upcoming concert movie.
Quote: "I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I went to camp to learn boxing. I was 12, and my coach was 24. I felt like if I could fight him, I could stand up to anyone." ONE DIRECTION star Liam Payne took boxing lessons to learn how to defend himself against childhood bullies.
Quote: "I am really devastated by the break-up with Danielle. We had an amazing time together, but unfortunately sometimes things don't go as you planned." ONE DIRECTION star Liam Payne confirms reports about his break-up from his dancer girlfriend Danielle Peazer.
Quote: "I do have a crush on Leona, she's hot! I have met her. She's hot. I haven't eaten dinner with her though. I'd like to highlight the fact I'm single. I am single!" ONE DIRECTION star Liam Payne is attracted to singer Leona Lewis.