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Get To Know More About Famous English Singer Harry Styles

Harry Edward Styles, also known as Harry Styles in the music industry, is a British vocalist and composer who is a member of the band One Direction. Styles joined One Direction in 2010 when the trio got together to participate in “The X Factor,” a British music competition television show. He eventually pursued a career as a solo artist, actor, and fashion designer career.

Born on February 1, 1994, in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England, to parents Des Styles and Anne Cox, Styles began his musical career as a Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School student.  During these years, he fronted the band White Eskimo. In 2010, with his mother’s encouragement, Styles auditioned for “The X Factor.”

Getty Images/ Parade | Following a suggestion from his mother, Styles auditioned as a solo contestant for The X Factor

‘The X Factor’

Harry participated in the seventh season of The X Factor in 2010, when he was 16 years old, using Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” as his audition song and Oasis’ “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” in a later round. In an unexpected decision, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell paired him with fellow contenders Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik to form a new group for the remainder of the competition.

The five lads became one of the most popular finalists in that season’s X Factor finals while performing as One Direction, a moniker purportedly chosen by Styles. Although they placed third in the competition, they were instantly signed to Cowell’s Syco record company.

Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images/ ABA | As a solo artist, Styles joined Jeffrey Azoff’s Full Stop Management and talent agency

Solo artist

Styles and the other One Direction members agreed to take a hiatus from recording and performing in 2016, allowing Styles to explore a solo career. In the same year, he obtained a contract with Columbia Records and founded the independent record company Erksine Records. In 2017, he released “Sign of the Times,” his debut song, which topped the U.K. Singles Chart, and his self-titled debut album.

His music became well-known for incorporating classic rock, soft rock, and pop, reflecting his various influences, including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Harry Nilsson, and Shania Twain. In the 2017 film Dunkirk, Styles made his acting debut, as a British soldier during World War II; his performance got favorable reviews.

Interesting things to know about the singer

Mark Savage/ BBC | At the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, Styles received three accolades

He has tattoos matching Ed Sheeran’s

Harry Styles fans know he has known Ed Sheeran for a long time. They have a great bond outside of the workplace and have mentioned each other several times.

Ed Sheeran told MTV in 2013 that he has a tattoo identical to Styles’. The two of them got what they term a “bro tat” together. It is a tattoo of the British television cartoon character Pingu the Penguin. Styles has around sixty tattoos, and Ed Sheeran claims that convincing him to get one was not difficult.

He was the first man to appear on the cover of Vogue on his own

In 2020, Harry Styles was the first solo male to appear on the cover of Vogue. On the cover, he appears wearing a gown and standing erect. While people worldwide praised his cover, conservatives criticized it, accusing him of feminizing males.

Artists and fans united around Harry Styles and his fashion choices. His wardrobe choices continue to be among the most talked about themes in popular culture. Given how esteemed his fashion taste is, it’s hardly surprising that he was the first person to appear on Vogue alone.

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