Niall Horan was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland.
He achieved 3 B's, 3 C's and 3 D's in his Junior Certificate He sang 'So Sick' by Ne-Yo, and received mixed comments from the judges, who felt he was acceptable, but overconfident in his vocal abilities.Louis Walsh was in his favor, but Cheryl Cole, and guest judge Katy Perry, felt he wasn't ready.The team opposed England, which fellow bandmate Louis played for.On May 17 and 18, Niall attended the Irish Pro-Am golfing event and, on May 25, he attended the BMW PGA Championship. On August 20, Niall attended the UFC 202 Conor Mc Gregor fight in Las Vegas. Niall was the first member of One Direction to release solo music during the band's hiatus.Niall, along with Louis, was not given regular solos to perform during the group's live weekly X Factor performances.
One Direction qualified to the grand finale episode, where they ended in third place.Immediately following the conclusion of The X Factor, One Direction signed a million dollar recording contract with Sony subsidiary Syco Music.The band released their first studio album, Up All Night, which went #1 worldwide, in November 2011.They also toured with JLS and embarked on their first world tour.In November 2012, almost exactly one year later, One Direction released their second studio album, Take Me Home.(born September 13, 1993) is a member of One Direction along with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson. He is currently signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist but remains a member of One Direction.