Harry Styles is an English singer and songwriter. He is known as a member of the pop rock band One Direction.
Let’s see some interesting facts about him!
1. Harry Edward Styles was born 1 February 1994 in Redditch, Worcestershire.
2. He is the son of Anne Cox and Desmond “Des” Styles.
3. Many of his ancestors were farm laborers in Norfolk.
4. Styles was raised in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, after his parents moved there along with his older sister, Gemma, when he was a child.
5. He attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.
6. Styles’s parents divorced when he was seven and his mother later remarried.
7. As a sixteen-year-old he worked part-time at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel.
8. As a child, Styles loved singing, citing Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley and The Beatles as his influences. While at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive, Styles was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo, which won a local Battle of the Bands competition.
9. In 11 April 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo candidate for the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor.
10. He failed to progress to the “Boys” category at “judges’ houses”. Four others in his age group did as well, but after a suggestion by Nicole Scherzinger, a guest judge, they were put together to form a five-piece boy band at Wembley Arena, in London, England, in July 2010, during the “bootcamp” stage of the competition, thus qualifying for the “Groups” category. Subsequently, the group got together for two weeks to get to know one another and to practice.
11. Styles came up with the name One Direction.
12. Harry’s favorite foods are sweetcorn and tacos. He hates olives and beetroot.
13. Within the first four weeks of the live shows, they were Cowell’s last act in the competition. The group quickly gained popularity in the UK.
14. One Direction finished in third place and immediately after the final, their song “Forever Young”, which would have been released if they had won The X Factor, was leaked onto the internet.
15. Recording for their debut album began in January 2011, as they flew to Los Angeles to work with RedOne, a record producer.
16. Harry used to vomit before performing live with One Direction due to nerves. Thankfully his stomach has settled nowadays.
17. A book licensed by One Direction, One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story), was published by HarperCollins in February 2011, subsequently topping The Sunday Times Best Seller list.
18. The same month, the boy band and other contestants from the series participated in the X Factor Live Tour.
19. During the tour the group performed for 500,000 people throughout the UK. After the tour concluded in April 2011, the group continued working on their debut album.
20. Recording took place in Stockholm, London and Los Angeles, as One Direction worked with producers Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Steve Mac, and Rami Yacoub, among others.
21. Styles came up with band name One Direction, which he thought would sound good when The X Factor announcer Peter Dickson read their name out on the live shows.
22. Harry’s favourite computer game is FIFA.
23. Following The X Factor, One Direction were signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment in 2010.
24. Harry’s hair hasn’t always been curly – it was straight from when he was born until the end of primary school.
25. They released their first studio album, Up All Night, in 2011, followed by their second, Take Me Home, in 2012.
26. One Direction’s debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. One Direction: This Is Us, a documentary about the band directed by Morgan Spurlock, was released in August 2013. The film grossed more than $30 million worldwide its first weekend in theaters.
27. One Direction has a planned hiatus starting in March 2016 to pursue individual projects.
28. On 23 June 2016, Billboard reported that Styles signed a recording contract with Columbia Records as a solo artist, the same label behind One Direction.
29. He continues to write and register songs, working with songwriters such as Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, writing for other artists such as Ariana Grande and Michael Buble, as well as for his solo debut album.
30. Harry likes to stay fit by playing tennis and badminton in his spare time.
31. Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller Dunkirk (2017) which is based on the British military evacuation in World War II. He will star alongside Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh.
32. Styles was in a relationship with The Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack from November 2011 to January 2012, which caused controversy and criticism over their 14-year age gap.
33. Styles also dated singer Taylor Swift from October 2012 to January 2013.
34. Harry supports Manchester United.
35. Harry’s has two favorite colors – orange and blue.
36. If Harry had one superpower it would be to time travel.
37. Harry’s favorite (non-alcoholic) drink is apple juice.