Rose to fame as a member of the pop British boyband One Direction , performing alongside Liam Payne , Louis Tomlinson , Zayn Malik , and Niall Horan . He later embarked on a solo career and released his first single " Sign of the Times " in April of 2017.
He worked at a bakery when he was fourteen years old. He tried out as a solo singer on The X Factor but failed, though he later joined a band in order to compete on the show.
The One Direction album Up All Night became the first British album to open up at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. At the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, the band took home eight awards. He made his film acting debut in the 2017 Christopher Nolan feature Dunkirk .
He was raised with an older sister named Gemma and he had a relationship with country singer Taylor Swift that ended in January 2013. He later dated Kendall Jenner but the couple broke up in 2014. He then dated model Nadine Leopold . He briefly dated chef Tess Ward in 2017.
He co-wrote the 2016 Michael Bublé song "Someday" with Meghan Trainor .