Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Horan auditioned as a solo artist for the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor where he was introduced to his fellow band members. The group has since won 6 Brit Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 11 MTV Europe Music, 7 AMAs, 27 Teen Choice Awards, as well millions of young girls' hearts world-wide. After the release of their album, Four, One Direction became the first band in the U.S. Billboard 200 history to have their first four albums debut at number one.