Liam Payne: This won’t last forever
Liam Payne talks One Direction success, fame and fans.
2012 has been an amazing year for One Direction, the British teens got to meet the Queen, performed at the London Olympics, have a sold out world tour, have a number one album on both sides of the pond and have been named Artist of 2012 by MTV and Top New Artist of 2012 by Billboard.
Billboard caught up with Liam, where he was asked what being named Top New Artist of 2012 meant to him, what he will feel like when the fame and attention goes away and who One Direction will have open their 2013 tour.
Talking to Billboard.com, Payne, 19, explains: “It’s been incredible, but I think it’s a credit to the power of our fans more than anything. They’re an amazing force. We can’t believe, number one, that we played at Madison Square Garden the other night and that we accomplished something like that.”
Payne also has a refreshing realist streak when it comes to fame, he knows it will not last forever but the singer-songwriter says, “It’s just about living in this moment.”
“I’ve got a tattoo on my arm ['Everything I Ever Wanted, But Nothing I'll Ever Need'] to make sure I’ve managed to keep up with my family and friends and stuff. We know that this won’t last forever but we’re having a great time out here. It’s just amazing, I’m just really enjoying working for the money our whole year on tour. We’ve got the film and that stuff coming out next year, still loads of things. It’s just about living in this moment.”
The five-piece embark on a world tour in 2013 and the boys are yet to decide who will open for them, but Liam says he wouldn’t mind seeing Mr Sheeran doing the honours.
“We’re quite excited to see who comes forward. We’re thinking about it. It was nice to have Ed [Sheeran] at the Madison Square Garden show, but I don’t think he needs any help. He’ll do tremendously well.”
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