Payne was born in Wolverhampton, England on 29 August 1993. He attended City of Wolverhampton College. He auditioned for The X Factor back in 2008 but Simon Cowell told him to come back in two years. He is now a member of One Direction. Payne is another member of the One Direction that tied in the fourth place with his other band mates.
The band’s four albums all went straight to No 1 in the Billboard chart, the first band ever to achieve that. Their latest album, Four, sold 2.5m copies in 2014.
He and Harry Styles raised £476,000 through their charity auction that lets the winner go for a dinner date with them. One Direction was established in 2010 with Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.