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He later took on his then stepfather Mark Tomlinson's name. Tomlinson auditioned for The X Factor in where he failed to progress past the producer's audition, but this minor defeat only gave him the determination to return the following year.
In , Tomlinson auditioned for the seventh series of the singing competition The X Factor. Subsequently, the group got together for two weeks to get to know each other and to practise. The group quickly gained popularity in the UK. That same month, the boy band and other contestants from the series participated in The X Factor Live Tour.
During the tour, the group performed for , people throughout the UK. After the tour concluded in April , One Direction continued working on their debut album.
A global and commercial success, it reached number one in several countries including the UK. Originally, the tour was to solely take place in the UK and Ireland, but shows in Australia and North America were added due to demand. Another single, " Little Things ", spawned the band's second number one single in the UK.
Reaching number one on the Billboard , the group became the first boy band in US chart history to record two number-one albums in the same calendar year alongside becoming the first group since to record two number-one albums in the same year.
Tickets were reported to sell out in minutes,   and more shows were added due to "overwhelming demand. Singles " Drag Me Down " and " Perfect " both debuted at number one in various countries, and the album reached number one in multiple countries, including the UK, and it reached number two on the US Billboard Following the release of the album, the group went on an indefinite hiatus.
Often described as forming part of a new " British Invasion " in the United States, the group have sold over 35 million records worldwide, according to the band's management company, Modest!
They were proclaimed 's "Top New Artist" by Billboard. Tomlinson dedicated the song and performance to his late mother.
Tomlinson subsequently became the show's first former contestant to secure a victory as the winning mentor during the final when Harris won the show. In February , it was announced that Tomlinson had signed with newly-relaunched Arista Records ;  his first release under the label, " Two of Us ", was released on 7 March He's just so cheeky, he can get away with anything.
His performances are unbelievable. He has also cited an admiration for Sam Fender and James. He declared: My whole mission with this album is to not write these Hollywood-esque songs that talk about some unfathomable crazy love story. I'm so bored of that And the way they tell stories is such an effortless thing.
It's real, it's honest and it's to the point, you know? Now, any of the Arctic Monkeys would be devastated to hear me talking like this, but there is a way of incorporating that conversational honesty into pop.
Tomlinson, whose previous football experience had been to play and run his own pub team called Three Horseshoes, had agreed to play in a charity game at the Keepmoat Stadium in his home town of Doncaster to raise money for the Bluebell Wood Charity and was offered a deal by professional football club Doncaster Rovers to join the club on non-contract terms after impressing in the game.
He was given the squad number 28 for the —14 season.
Tomlinson said of the move: "It's unbelievable really. I have been a massive football fan for a long time and growing up in Doncaster, I've been to plenty of games at the Keepmoat.
To be part of the club is incredible.
Doncaster announced that despite the fixture being a reserve game they would be setting up a special ticket line for the match. During the game Tomlinson was injured following a tackle by Aston Villa and England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and was substituted straight away.
The tackle consequently caused Agbonlahor to receive abuse from One Direction fans on his Twitter account, and brought an apology from the player. He, along with band member Payne, co-hosted a charity ball held in honour of Believe in Magic, an organisation that supports terminally ill children.
Tomlinson has been involved with charity work for several years. He has been thoroughly involved with Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and is one their patrons. For his 23rd birthday, One Direction fans established a donation drive for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and set the bar high for the donation target.
This gained the charity several hundred followers on their Twitter account which drew in more awareness to the cause. He says about the charity work: "Being my age and being able to be in a position where I can help people out and give opportunities to other people is the most exciting thing to me.
He is estranged from his father. Tomlinson has another half-sister, Georgia, from his father's second marriage. Poulston married Daniel Deakin on 20 July They ended their relationship in March ,    later appearing to reconcil in early Those involved were detained by airport security and Tomlinson was initially charged with a misdemeanor and posted bail soon after.
This is not the first or the last time that a paparazzi [sic] has created an altercation with a celebrity.