Niall Horan is a famous Irish singer, a former member of the hugely successful boy band One Direction, and has made a name for himself as a solo artist. But what’s he up to now? And what is Niall Horan’s net worth?
He was born in Mullingar, Ireland, to Bobby Horan and Maura Gallagher. They split when he was five and stayed with his mother for almost a year after the split. He and his brother moved in with their father. He was a part of the school choir and deeply interested in music from an early age. He also picked up learning guitar and performed in various groups in his teenage years. He also served as music support for Lloyd Daniels. Horan was also a regular performer for the Mullingar Arts Centre, and he once performed as a part of the fundraiser for the local football team The Shamrocks.
Time With The Band
Niall Horan originally auditioned as a solo artist in 2010 for the seventh season of X Factor UK. However, he was not successful in the later rounds but went on to collaborate with his ex- 1D members to compete in the reality show, and they were placed third. Following their massive success as a boy band from the reality show, Simon Cowell signed them up with his label Syco for a whopping 2 million US Dollars.
From there on, there was no looking back. Their first song together as a band was recorded in Los Angeles, and they also released a book, “One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story),” that topped bestsellers and Sunday Times Best Seller list. The band was also a part of the X Factor Live Tour. They were a hugely commercial success and topped the charts with their first single “What Makes You Beautiful”, and then with “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing”. They also released their full-length album in 2011 titled “Up All Night.” It topped Ireland and UK Charts, and in March 2012, the band became the first UK group to have their debut album reach number one in US Charts.
They also sold out all their tour tickets, and the fan following just increased from here. Post-2012, they also had bestselling albums and chart-topping songs 2013 as well. Midnight Memories, their third album, sold almost four million copies across the globe. They also successfully toured four continents and averaged around 50 000 fans per show. Their singles, Drag Me Down, and Perfect became No.1 in many countries.
Since their stint on X-Factor, One Direction went on to become a prominent name in the music industry. The group sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, generated approximately $75 million in revenue. The band went on a planned hiatus in 2016, and each member pursued solo careers, which are also great successes.
Niall started his solo career with Capitol Records by signing a deal in September 2016. His first single This Town was placed No. 9 on the UK singles chart. He also released his other single in May, next year. His debut solo album topped the Billboard 200 and also Ireland and the Netherlands charts. In 2020, he released his second album “Heartbreak Weather” , which sat at No. 4 on the US Billboard top 200 and No.1 on the UK charts. Niall also planned on a tour however had to cancel owing to the pandemic. His net worth is now estimated to be around $70 million.
Niall is a massive golf and rugby fan. He is also frequently spotted at golf events and at Ireland and Leinster rugby matches. Horan teamed up with Golf Digest on multiple occasions to raise money for the REACH military families. He also contributes and helps fund Cancer Research UK. He also joined a celebrity soccer match in partnership with UNICEF for the purpose of fundraising. Niall Horan has also been felicitated with the Arnie Award for his philanthropic work.