Harry Styles rose to fame with One Direction. But he proved he could hold his own as a solo artist. The 28-year-old singer has been a mainstay in the industry since 2010 and his solo career has blossomed, with both older and younger generations enjoying his style of music.
While it’s safe to say that Styles knows a thing or two about music, he insists his musical superpower lies elsewhere.
Harry Styles’ Entertainment Career
Styles was born in February 1994 in England to a finance worker and a landlady. When the singer was seven years old, reports Biography, his parents divorced. Styles had a band called White Eskimo, which he formed while attending Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.
Following his mother’s suggestion, Styles auditioned as a solo singer for the X factor seventh season. He sang a rendition of “Isn’t She Lovely” from iconic singer Stevie Wonder. As he advanced towards Bootcamp, he was unable to progress further. Simon Cowell combined him with four other young men from Styles’ age group, and they competed in the Groups category.
The group also consisted of Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson. Styles suggested naming the band One Direction, and the others agreed. The group gained popularity with the show’s audience and eventually finished in third place, signing with Syco Records, Cowell’s label.
One Direction rose to international fame with hits like “Night Changes” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” The band disbanded in 2016 after years of releasing hit songs and selling out concert tours. Styles has gone on to become an internationally acclaimed solo artist, releasing a debut album in early 2017.
Since then, he is above all considered a cultural icon. Styles’ fashion choices regularly make headlines. He also cultivated a stable acting career with roles in films like Dunkirk, don’t worry darlingand The policeman.
Harry Styles’ Superpower Doesn’t Involve Music
Styles has had a busy few years. Not only has he been cast as the threat of a sibling to Thanos from the MCU. But he also regularly releases music. While many might consider him an authority on all things music, Styles believes his musical superpower lies in an entirely different realm.
In an interview with Better homes and gardens, Styles said, “I’ve always done my worst, most generic work when I was desperate to get just one.” He said he realized that his greatest skill as a musician is that he doesn’t have a natural gift for playing musical instruments like guitars or pianos.
Styles doesn’t consider himself the most confident singer either. He can’t read music. However, he thrives when it comes to bringing people together. According to the publication, Styles is at his best when he doesn’t focus on the conventional or expected, but instead excels when he goes for something “playful, collaborative, instinctive, and fun.”
Styles recently unveiled the tracklist for his new album ‘Harry’s House’
Styles released the first track from his album Harry’s house on April 1, 2022. “As It Was” was well received and its visuals were amazing. The singer revealed the album cover of him standing in an upside down room via his Twitter page.
The hit single teased fans about the upcoming album. Styles has released the official tracklist for his album. Sharing it on social media, he announced that his third album Harry’s house will be released on May 20, 2022 and will contain 13 songs.
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