Louis Tomlinson

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Louis Tomlinson
Tomlinson at the 2014 ARIA Awards
Tomlinson at the 2014 ARIA Awards
Background information
Birth nameLouis Troy Austin
Born (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 29)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Actor
  • Football player
  • Vocals, Piano
Years active2010–present
Associated actsOne Direction

Louis William Tomlinson (born Louis Troy Austin; 24 December 1991)[1] is an English singer and songwriter. He is known as a member of the boy band One Direction, with Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Harry Styles.

Tomlinson began his career as an actor appearing in ITV drama Fat Friends as an extra. He also went on to appear in another ITV drama movie If I Had You and the BBC drama Waterloo Road. In 2010, he became a founding member of One Direction after auditioning as a solo artist on The X Factor, and also one of the main songwriters of the group[2]

Following the band's hiatus, Tomlinson released the singles "Just Hold On" and "Back to You". The latter will be included in his debut studio album, which will probably be released in 2019 by Epic Records.[3]

In 2013, he was signed as a footballer by Doncaster Rovers of the Football League Championship on a non-contract basis. The same year he also formed his own record label, Triple Strings Ltd.[4] He appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Louis Tomlinson". IMDb. IMDb.com. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. Steiner, Amanda Michelle (November 9, 2015). "One Direction's Louis Tomlinson: Soundtrack of My Life". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. Halperin, Shirley (14 July 2017). "One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Signs With Epic Records". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Debrett's 500 List: Music". The Telegraph. 21 January 2017.