He released "Just Hold On", with DJ Steve Aoki on 10 December 2016. The single debuted and peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.
In July 2017, he released the single "Back to You" featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. The song peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Just Like You” was released as a promotional single on October 11, 2017. "Just Like You" was the third solo release by Louis, but the first that featured no other artists. The song is slated to appear on Louis' debut solo album. The Lyric Video was released October 17, 2017. The Lyric Video received praise for featuring topics such as feminism, LGBTQ+ issues, Black Lives Matter, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and mental health in the articles that appeared in the background of the lyrics.
“Miss You" was released December 1, 2017. The music video was released December 8, 2017. The song was first performed live on the finale of The X Factor UK 2017 finale. The song was also performed on the Royal Variety Show. "Miss You' was the third official solo release and is slated to be on Louis' debut solo album.
Louis’ debut solo album is expected to come out later this year or early 2019.
Louis was announced as one of the judges for X Factor 2018 in July 2018. He is looking after the Boys Category this year. Louis has won praise for being a fair, sensible judge who gives good constructive criticism. Check out photos and videos of Louis as a judge on X Factor or read through our episode recaps.
Awards and Achievements
Although his geography teacher once told him, “You will never amount to anything,” according to reports, his net worth is approximately £53 million (almost $70 million).
Louis was named to the Debrett’s 500, a list of the 500 most influential people across several different sectors in the UK, in January 2017.
Louis was named Sirius Hits 1 Pop Prom King in 2017.
Louis won Teen Choice Awards - Choice Collaboration 2017 with Steve Aoki for Just Hold On in 2017.