After finishing the contest, the boys signed with Simon Cowell’s Syco label to a £2m deal and quickly began crafting their debut album. His first big single was called “What makes you beautiful” in 2011 and was featured on “The X Factor Live Tour” that year.
Their debut album “Up all night” was released in November, followed by “Take me home” in 2012. In total they created five albums, became a musical phenomenon to the point of releasing a documentary titled “One Direction: This is us”. ”, released in August 2013, and grossed a whopping $68.5 million worldwide.
One Direction came to Peru in 2014 as part of their “Where We Are Tour” and managed to gather thousands of fans at the National Stadium. Photo: netjoven
Their career rose like foam, they conquered the industry with songs like “What makes you beautiful”, “Drag me down”, “Story of my life”, “Best song ever”, “One thing”, “Rock me” and “Live while we’re young”, but everything changed in August 2015, when they announced a hiatus, after Zayn Malik’s departure was confirmed in March in the middle of the recordings of his fifth album.
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“I think it’s the right time for me to leave the band… I have to do what the feelings in my heart dictate.
I’m leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax. and to have private time away from the exhibition,” Zayn said in a press release.
The details of this break were given in an interview for “The Fader”, where Zayn Malik said that in 1D he could not be creative or try new sounds like R&B, but they wanted his part to be “generic” and pop.
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Johannah Deakin, mother of Louis Tomlinson, died in 2016 of leukemia, and in March 2019 her sister Félicité Grace, at the age of 18, of a heart attack due to an overdose. The singer at that time, 27 years old, claimed to have hit rock bottom.
“All that dark part that I have been in, although it sounds stupid to say it, has given me the necessary life force because that is the worst thing that could happen to me and there is no more,” he told The Guardian.
Louis Tomlinson’s sister, Félicité Grace, died of cardiac arrest. Photo: Louis Tomlinson/Instagram
“I always think about it and I don’t know if it’s a combination of how I was raised and my mother’s influence, but I have the luxury of always seeing the glass as half full.no matter what situation it is. I don’t have time to sit down and feel sorry for myself”, says Louis in reference to his way of dealing with these types of events.
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The interpreter of “Walls” assured that none of these events will bring him down. “I’ve hit rock bottom and so I think that wherever my career goes right now, it’s going to be nothing compared to how hard that was. So, strange as it may seem,
I have turned something very dark into something that gives me power, makes me stronger. I don’t want to make people feel sorry. It’s positive in a way.”Explain.
Louis Tomlinson’s mother died at the age of 42 from leukemia. Photo: Louis Tomlinson/Instagram
Louis Tomlinson became a father
In 2016, the British singer shocked the world by revealing that he had a son with his girlfriend Briana Jungwirth. Louis began dating the stylist in May 2015 after breaking up with his longtime partner, Eleanor Calder.
At 24, he was the first of the One Direction group to become a father.
Louis Tomlinson was the first member of One Direction to become a father. Photo: Louis Tomlinson/Instagram
Louis Tomlinson fondly remembers his One Direction bandmates
The 30-year-old artist posted on his Instagram a photo with the members of One direction with an emotional description. “Our first photo together. The memories we have shared together have been incredible. I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years. I look back, incredibly proud. Thanks for everything guys,” he wrote in 2020.
Currently, he speaks sporadically with his former colleagues, as each one is busy with his career. In an interview for Cosmopolitan magazine in 2022, he commented more on it.
Louis Tomlinson posted the first photo taken of One Direction as a group. Photo: Louis Tomlinson/Instagram
“I think all the guys will agree with this. There have been times in our lives where naturally one of us talks to another more than the rest. I wouldn’t say I’m the closest to any of them. Recently, I think I’ve talked to Liam at most like 10 times more than I’ve talked to the others six months ago…that was Niall,” he said.
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In 2019, he released his single “Two of us,” which was a tribute to his mother. “I know you will look down, I swear I will make you proud (…). I will be living a life for both of us,” she says in part of the lyrics.
But it was in January 2020 that he finally released his debut album “Walls.” “Lyrically, I always try to be as honest as possible, so there will be some honesty in the lyrics. And, musically, keep it organic and live, so there’s some guitars in there and stuff,” he told Heat World.
A piece of news that made his fans happy was when in July of that same year he announced that he would separate from Syco Music.
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Currently, he is on his World Tour 2022 tour and on Wednesday, June 1, he appeared at the Peru Arena, which is why dozens of fans camped, a week in advance, outside the venue located on the esplanade of the Jockey Club. It should be noted that unlike other concerts, at Louis’s there were no numbered seats.
It is the first concert of Louis Tomlinson in Peru as a soloist, after his first performance in 2014, when he was part of One Direction. This news delighted his thousands of Peruvian fans, who came to the Miraflores Park hotel to welcome him, they even sang the song “Engine and Reason” by Group 5.