Niall Horan is the only member from Ireland, not England like the other ones of the boy band One Direction, also the second youngest member, best known for his blonde and boy-next-door look.
With the band’s first studio album Up All Night recorded with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music, One Direction started to be known all around the world when Up All Night became a best seller of the UK and US, though not being the champion of The X Factor 2010.
Unlike other members, Niall only had about 1 and half a minute contribution in the band’s first album Up All Night – the least out of the 5 members. Besides, he is also noted for his blonde hair (which was naturally brown but has been dyed since he was 12), the Irish accent, and a carefree attitude.
In 2011, Niall was voted by Sugarscape magazine to be the hottest male of the year, beating all of 1D bandmates. He was once nominated for the Shorty Award, which is for the best of social media. Not long after the band’s debut album Up All Night, Niall gained over 5 millions followers on Twitter, the number is now over 22 millions.
Niall’s parents, Bobby and Maura Horan, divorced when he was a 5 year old child. When small, he often performed in school plays and sang in school choir. Niall started playing guitar when about 11 and usually performed around his hometown, including as a support act for the local football team.
Niall Horan and Justin Bieber are good friends who often talk to each other on their social network site Twitter. Before competing in The X Factor, Niall used to be in a relationship with Holly Scally but they broke up when he was on the show wanting to focus on his career. Recently, Niall was also romantically linked with 2 actresses Demi Lovato and Freya Mavor although both were rubbished by him.