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Everything to Know About ‘The Voice’ New Coach Niall Horan

Niall Horan for 'The Voice'Art Streiber/NBC

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Without a doubt, Niall Horan is one of the sought-after pop musicians of today. Thus, it’s no shock that he was enlisted as the newest coach to step in The Voice. Here’s everything to know about the former One Direction band member.

Niall Horan Rose to Fame Through The X Factor UK Season 7

Coming from County Westmeath, Horan is of Irish descent who grew up with divorced parents. At 16, he tried his shot at fame by auditioning in The X Factor UK  back in 2010. Interestingly, if it wasn’t for Katy Perry, he wouldn’t be sent to the bootcamp.

Subsequently, when he failed to go through the next stage of the competition, Nicole Scherzinger’s magic came along. As agreed by the judges, Horan was placed in a group with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson. Little did he know at the time, it was the beginning of his exponential fame with the rest of the members of what people recognize best as One Direction.

After placing third in the series, they signed to SyCo Entertainment and released their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” in 2011. From there, the band become internationally recognized, with each of their concert tickets getting sold out just minutes after release.

Yet, while the band appeared to be going strong, it was broken in 2015. This circumstance compelled Horan to redirect his career plans.

He Went Solo After One Direction’s Indefinite Hiatus

As a keen golfer, Horan founded a golf company in 2016, Modest Golf, thus involving himself in the corporate world. During the same year, he signed himself up with Capitol Records as a solo artist. Afterwards, put out his first song, “This Town.”

In 2017, Horan released Flicker, his debut studio album. This was then followed by his 2020 music collection, Heartbreak Weather. At present, Horan is gearing up for release of his first album after three years, The Show. The former band member has recently dropped the first track to this collection, titled “Heaven.

Niall Horan Joins The Voice Coaching Panel for Season 23

Not only is Horan preparing for a new album release, but also for another heavy role he shall commit to. Amazingly, Horan is one among the two newest coaches that The Voice signed up for season 23.

As a fresh face in the coaching panel, fans can’t help but feel excited about what the singer would offer. Truly, while it will be his first time in the chair, he obviously knows several things on how to win a competition.

Furthermore, The Voice fans have already been anticipating his chemistry with retiring coach Blake Shelton. As the “new kid in town” with millions of fans, his participation in the show will hopefully add more value to the competition.

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1 year ago

Great chemistry and fun. Can’t wait to hear him sing

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