Songwriters Wayne Hector and Ruth-Anne Cunningham both revealed in May 2016 that they had been working with Niall on his upcoming solo material.
On 29 September 2016, Niall released his debut single, "This Town", through Capitol Records.
One Direction qualified to the grand finale episode, where they finished in third place.
Niall released his debut album, Flicker, on 20 October 2017.
It debuted at #1 in the United States, making Niall the third member of One Direction to achieve this.
They divorced when he was five and his mother remarried. Greg has tweeted about feeling estranged from Niall since his rise to fame, hinting at ongoing familial tension.
Niall has spoken about their volatile early relationship, as Greg struggled with babysitting Niall while their parents both worked full time.
Niall has eight cousins, some of whom live in Australia.