Louis Tomlinson

English singer and songwriter

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.

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
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Actor
  • Football player
Instruments
  • Vocals, Piano
Years active2010–present
Labels
Associated actsOne Direction

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 auditioned in the tv series The X Factor, he met his bandmates and future husband Harry Styles. His band One Direction released their first album on November 18, 2011. They release 4 more albums, one of which became the most sold album of 2013. They went on a supposed "18 month hiatus", which has turned into 7 years. He was one of the main songwriters of the group[2]

Following the band's hiatus , Tomlinson released the singles "Just Hold On", "Back to You", "Miss You", and "Just Like You". In 2020 Louis released his debut album walls with 12 new tracks. In his album he has 3 singles, Kill my Mind, Two Of Us, and Walls. His first single kill my mind, was played at Wembly stadium for the 2020 euro after his fans voted him in. His second single Two Of Us was writen from Louis to his mother after her death in 2016.

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.[3] He appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  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. 3.0 3.1 "Debrett's 500 List: Music". The Telegraph. 21 January 2017.