Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson November 2014.jpg
Tomlinson at the 2014 ARIA Awards
Born Louis Troy Austin
(1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 26)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • football player
  • actor
Partner(s) Eleanor Calder
Children 1
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts One Direction
Website louis-tomlinson.com

Louis William Tomlinson ( n/; [1] born Louis Troy Austin; 24 December 1991) [2] is an English singer and songwriter. He is known as a member of the boy band One Direction. Tomlinson began his career as an actor, appearing in ITV drama film If I Had You and the BBC drama Waterloo Road. In 2010, he became a member of One Direction after being eliminated as a solo artist on the British music competition series The X Factor. Tomlinson is one of the main songwriters of One Direction's repertoire. [3] During his time in One Direction, the group achieved 4 number one albums in both the UK and US and 4 UK number one singles.

" Just Hold On" was released as Tomlinson's debut single as a solo artist in December 2016, it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and was certified gold in both the UK and US. In 2017, Tomlinson released " Back to You" and " Miss You"; the singles will be included in his debut studio album, which will be released in 2018 by Epic Records. [4]

In 2013, Tomlinson 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, as an imprint of One Direction's label Syco. [5] He appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. [5]

Early life

Tomlinson was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, to Johannah Poulston and Troy Austin, [6] [7] who split up when he was young. He later took on his then stepfather Mark Tomlinson's name. [8] His mother died, after a short battle with leukaemia, in December 2016. [9]

Tomlinson was a sixth form student at Hall Cross School and is a former pupil of the Hayfield School. [10] He failed his first year of A levels at the Hayfield School and ended up going back to Hall Cross and starting A levels again. [10] He had a number of jobs, including at a Vue cinema and at Doncaster Rovers football stadium as a waiter in the hospitality suites. [10] [11] At Hall Cross, Tomlinson appeared in several musical productions. [12] [13] He admitted to not applying himself academically in school, but he thoroughly enjoyed being with his friends and being involved with musical productions. [14] Taking the lead role of Danny Zuko in the Hall Cross musical production of Grease motivated him to audition for The X Factor. [12] [15]

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