Louis Tomlinson (born Louis Troy Austin, 24.12.1991) Louis Tomlinson is an English singer and a member of the pop boy band One Direction.
Childhood: Louis Tomlinson was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. His parents are Johannah Poulston and Troy Austin but they split when he was young and he took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's surname. He was an extra on 'Fat Friends' after two of his sisters had infant roles on the show. He attended a drama school in Barnsley and subsequently had small roles in ITV movie 'If I Had You' and BBC school drama series 'Waterloo Road'. He also attended Hayfield School before going on to Hall Cross School after failing his A levels. Before One Direction, he had jobs at a cinema and as a waiter at Doncaster Rovers football stadium. Louis was in several school productions including landing the main part in 'Grease'.
Musical career: Louis Tomlinson auditioned as a solo artist on 'The X Factor' in 2010 but failed to reach judges houses. He was placed in a group with four other failed candidates; Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles; and eventually went on to judges houses in the groups category. They all agreed on the band name One Direction after it was put forward by Styles. They came third place in the whole competition but nonetheless landed a recording contract with Syco Records after being mentored by Simon Cowell. One Direction have received numerous awards including two BRITs, three Teen Choice and an NME award, as well as having three UK number singles and a worldwide number one album.
Personal life: Louis Tomlinson had been dating his high school sweetheart Hannah Walker throughout his time on 'X Factor', but the broke up in 2011 due to his career commitments. He then began dating Eleanor Calder, after being introduced by Styles, who he has been in a relationship with for over a year. He has admitted to admiring artists such as Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran.
The One Directioner released his self-titled album on 12 May
One Direction may have broken the hearts of fans worldwide when they took a "hiatus" in January 2016 but Directioners everywhere have been repeatedly treated to a bevvie of solo singles first. This time the man on top is Harry Styles who has just made history with his self-titled debut album.
Harry Styles' new album has topped all the charts
The album - which was released on May 12 - topped the Billboard 200 album chart with over 230,000 equivalent album units sold, making it the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first album in the US.
Continue reading: Harry Styles Made History With His Debut Album
Donnie Wahlberg would like to see One Direction get back together before their time runs out to make a comeback.
The New Kids on the Block singer has urged the foursome - comprised of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne - to get back together as soon as possible following their extended hiatus otherwise their chances of achieving the same success they have done over the past five years will diminish dramatically.
Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''They were pretty great, they were all really great vocalists individually. I would love to see them reunite, they were sort of reaching heights that very few bands, let alone boybands, ever reach.
Continue reading: Donnie Wahlberg Urges 1D To Reform
The boyband member has given fans worldwide new hope
Niall Horan has raised the hopes of all One Directioners across the world in his latest interview by revealing the band still has "albums left to do". The Irish member of the four-piece outfit said he and the boys will be releasing more material with the man who made their success possible: Simon Cowell.
Niall believes One Direction will reunite
During an interview with The Sun, the Slow Hands singer denied talks of a split and said the band was still on a hiatus and would be returning after each member had brought their own solo music out and they each had had a chance to tour.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Says One Direction Still Have "Albums Left To Do"
Ana Becerra told TMZ that she is pressing charges against Tomlinson, saying the 1D star "punched" her during the scuffle last week. However, the video evidence of the incident doesn't appear to bear her story out.
Nearly a week after the much-reported airport scuffle between Louis Tomlinson, two women and a photographer in Los Angeles that has been dominated headlines for days, one of the alleged victims has given her side of the story – but fans have been prodding her testimony for inconsistencies.
Ana Becerra has announced that she’s decided to press charges against the 25 year old singer after talking to the police, but her version of events doesn’t seem to entirely play out in the video evidence that was posted in the wake of the fracas last Friday (March 3rd).
Tomlinson has claimed that he was simply defending his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, after she was cornered by two female fans and a photographer at LAX as they were arriving.
The video drops ahead of the remix EP.
Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson have joined forces to release a video for their song 'Just Hold On'; the latter's first 'solo' venture since One Direction took a hiatus. New remixes of the single are soon to follow as Steve continues his world tour.
Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki unveil the video for 'Just Hold On'
He might be in the news with less than positive headlines at the moment, but Louis Tomlinson certainly distracts from that with his new collaboration with Steve Aoki. The song was released in December last year, but is now accompanied by a sensational video which follows the innocent wordly adventures of a young couple deeply in love.
The star said celebrities develop a "flight or fight" response to frenzied situations
Despite his seemingly reckless behaviour during his airport bust-up, Louis Tomlinson has found some support in the shape of Mel C who said she has been in the same "frenzied situation" as the 1D star before. The former Spice Girl sympathised with Louis who tripped and dragged a photographer to the floor with him, with the man claiming he had been hit on the head.
Mel C has come out to defend Louis Tomlinson
The star was released on bail following the incident where two female fans also got into an altercation with the singer’s girlfriend Eleanor Calder.
Continue reading: Mel C Defends Louis Tomlinson After His Airport Bust Up
Tomlinson had been arrested at LAX after a scuffle with a photographer and female fans who were chasing his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder.
Louis Tomlinson has claimed that he was protecting his girlfriend when he was arrested last Friday night, after reportedly clashing with a photographer at Los Angeles international airport.
The 25 year old singer appeared to scuffle with the paparazzo in video footage posted online at the weekend, tripping and dragging the snapper to the floor. The altercation started when two female fans appeared to corner Tomlinson’s girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, as they were returning from a break in Las Vegas.
The photographer claims to have hit her head and received an eye injury as a result of the tumble he took with Tomlinson, while she was apparently trying to take photos of Eleanor.
The incident happened at LAX airport on Friday night.
The incident took place while Tomlinson was at the baggage claim with Eleanor Calder, who he dated for four years until March 2015, but was recently rumoured to have rekindled his romance with.
Louis Tomlinson was arrested at LAX airport on Friday night
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Arrested After Altercation With Paparazzi
Liam Payne is set to produce his own album.
Liam Payne is set to produce his own album.
The 23-year-old singer - who is known for being a member of the popular boyband One Direction alongside Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - is in the studio working on his debut LP, which he is rumoured to be working on with DJs and other producers to educate him about producing.
Producer Digital Farm Animals - real name Nicholas Gale - teased the news to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''I've been doing a lot with Liam.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Is Set To Produce His Own Album
James Arthur believes him and Louis Tomlinson are ''just a couple of chavs'' because they are both ''common'' and love the same football teams and bands.
The 28-year-old musician had been involved in a Twitter spat with the former One Direction band member for a number of years, which they have since put to bed, but the vocalist believes the pair are both ''common'' and share a love for the same things including football and bands.
Speaking to Metro newspaper about the 25-year-old singer, he said: ''We're just a couple of chavs really. We're both common, we're both football fans, we love the same bands.''
Date of birth
24th December, 1991
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