One Direction's Liam Payne's journey to fame

News broke out late on Sunday that One Direction are set to break up in March 2016.

One Direction's Liam Payne's journey to fame

Liam's final audition on X Factor 2008

Yesterday Liam Payne broke the bands silence by tweeting his thanks to the many fans that attended Chicago‚Äôs Soldier Field stadium concert. 

Liam Payne started his career on X Factor 2008, singing Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra. He succeeded in getting all the way to Simon Cowell's house before being told he hadn't been selected for the live shows.

See below for One Direction's live performance in the X Factor 2010 semi final: 

It was back to Wolverhampton for Payne but fortunately not for long. During the 2010 edition of X Factor, Liam decided to audition again. 
Unfortunately by the time he reached the end of the Boot Camp stage, it had ended up in more disappointment. Along with Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson , Liam was told for the second time that he would be heading home.

Then came a ray of hope. Liam, along with his future band-mates, were given a chance to return to the live shows under the name One Direction. 

One Direction Stats

From this point onwards, Liam has been on a relentless journey, gaining millions of fans and undeniably confirmed his status as one of the worlds most recognisable faces. 

See our gallery below of Wolverhampton's Liam Payne Journey so far:

Liam broke his silence on the band splitting this morning. He was quick to thank and reassure his fans:

Liam Payne Tweet

Liam Payne Tweet 2

Meanwhile, late last night, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan both tweeted to address the rumours that the band was heading for a break up.

Louis made sure fans are aware they are not taking a break for long:



Niall Horan also made sure that fans know they are not breaking up for good:



By Harry Leach

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