The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Harry Styles

The Early Life

Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel. He was born to Anne Cox and Des Styles. Harry has one sister, named Gemma Styles. When Harry was seven years old, his parents divorced. Harry and his sister, Gemma, were then raised by their mother.

The X-Factor

When Harry was sixteen years-old, he auditioned as a solo artist for the seventh season of the X-Factor. He audition with the song “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. Harry was eliminated as a solo artist. However, one of the judges on the X-Factor, Simon Cowell, decided to put him into a boy group. This group included Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and of course, Harry Styles. Thus forming the famous boy-band One Direction.

On the X-Factor, One Direction performed a number of songs. The songs performed included:

  • Viva la Vida
  • My Life Would Suck Without You
  • Nobody Knows
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart
  • Kids in America
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • All You Need Is Love
  • You Are So Beautiful
  • Summer of ’69
  • Only Girl in the World
  • Chasing Cars
  • Your Song
  • She’s the One
  • Torn

One Direction went on to the semi-finals of the show, but were eliminated and took third place.

After the X-Factor

Soon after being eliminated from the X-Factor, One Direction released their first single, What Makes You Beautiful. Following the release of their single, One Direction released their first album, Up All Night. Up All Night topped the Billboard 200 charts at No. 1 for 14 consecutive weeks, making Billboard history.

One Direction became more and more famous as time went on. In twenty-twelve, One Direction released their second album, Take Me Home. In twenty-thirteen, One Direction’s third album, Midnight Memories, came out. One Direction’s fourth album, Four, was released in twenty-fourteen.

Eight months after Zayn split from the band One Direction released their fifth album, Made in the A.M. One month later, One Direction went on a hiatus, a break.

The band decided that after five years of being on the road, creating music, and after all that had happened it was time for a break. One Direction decided on an eighteenth month long break.

One Direction’s hiatus officially started on Dec. 13, 2015 after they performed their hit song “History” on the X-Factor season finale.

In twenty-sixteen, the members of One Direction started their own individual careers.

Harry’s Solo Career

In the fall of twenty-sixteen, Harry went to Jamaica. He recorded much of his album there, turning his studio complex into a Caribbean version of Big Pink. For two months last fall, Styles, producer Jeff Bhasker and the band recorded in the remote Geejam studio near Port Antonio, a location where Rihanna and Drake have previously recorded music as well. (Rolling Stones Magazine)

Harry also did some modeling for Another Man Magazine September of twenty-sixteen. The whole entire fandom was dead! Literally, that modeling job killed everyone. Check out the photos here and now!

Harry released his first single Sign of the Times in April of twenty-seventeen. Sign of the Times topped the charts at No. 1 for a week. It was a big success!

Harry’s debut album includes ten songs which are:

  • Meet Me in the Hallway
  • Sign of the Times
  • Carolina
  • Two Ghosts
  • Sweet Creature
  • Only Angel
  • Kiwi
  • Ever Since New York
  • Woman
  • From the Dining Table

Listen to the album now

While he was making his debut solo career album, Harry Styles, he created a documentary movie called Harry Styles: Behind the Album. He released the movie on Apple Music in May of 2017.

He also starred in Dunkirk directed by the famous Christopher Nolan. Dunkirk is based on the true story during World War Two. Harry plays a soldier Alex. Even though he doesn’t have a huge role in Dunkirk, he made an amazing performance. This was also his first movie.

Harry is now on an international tour. He’s is currently finishing up his 2017 tour, but will be going on tour again starting on March 11, 2018. Buy tickets for the twenty-eighteen tour now! Get them before they are all sold out!

Can’t go to the the tour but want to? No worries! Mr. Styles now has all of his concert merchandise online! Get it now!

Twenty-eighteen here we come!


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