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The Voice Season 23 will feature first-time Coach Niall Horan, who got his start on The X Factor and One Direction but since 2016 has etched out a massively successful solo career. Below, we recap the last few years of his illustrious music stardom. Read on.
Niall Horan launches his solo career with his singles "This Town" and "Slow Hands"
After One Direction, Horan released his first two singles, "This Town" and "Slow Hands," which would end up on his first solo album, Flicker. The album was well-received, landing in the number-one slot in the U.S. and Ireland, boasting an eclectic folksy sound.
Niall Horan performs with Taylor Swift and Lewis Capaldi
Swift hit up Horan for help performing at Wembley Stadium for her 2018 Reputation tour, where they both sang "Slow Hands." Later, in 2019, Horan and Lewis Capaldi became friends online and hit it off so well, they decided to collaborate on some projects, leading Horan to join Capaldi on stage for several performances.
Niall Horan releases his sophomore album, Heartbreak Weather
This album produced singles like "No Judgement," "Nice to Meet Ya," and "Put a Little Love on Me." While discussing Heartbreak Weather with BuzzFeed, Horan revealed, “I didn’t wanna write an album that was just very selfish and all about me. I kinda wanted to write an album from different angles of a breakup or of a relationship.”
Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi release Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar
Horan and his buddy Capaldi joined creative forces for the documentary, Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar. The film centers around Capaldi and Horan's friendship as the two young men venture off on an epic road trip throughout Ireland.
Niall Horan announces new music for 2023
Horan took to Twitter in October and shared, "I've got new music coming in the new year, that I'm really, really proud of. I appreciate you being so patient with me while I've done it. I have a whole new album too, and something that I've wanted to do forever is festivals... and I've never really had the opportunity to do it, so I think we will be announcing some festivals in the next couple of days and weeks and months, for next year, which I'm really excited about."
The Voice reveals Niall Horan will be a Season 23 Coach
"I’m excited to be joining this season of The Voice as a Coach," Horan said in a statement. "I’m looking forward to meeting and mentoring the new crop of talent while we battle it out with the other teams!”
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