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Harry Styles, who rose to fame as a member of One Direction, is now taking the entire world for a ride, not just with his music, but also his challenging roles in movies. With numerous accolades to his name, the award winning singer has made his mark all over the world. Here are some interesting facts about the Styles that will make you love him more:

    "Harry Styles" by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity Photographer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
  1.  During the filming “Dunkirk,” Styles always had a personal bodyguard on the sets with him, in an effort to avoid unwanted attention from his fans.
  2.  His album “Fine Line” topped the US charts, breaking the record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the United States, since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking in the year 1991.
  3.  Singer Stevie Nicks, referring to Styles as her “son (she) never had,” compared the album to Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumors” and added that “Fine Line” has inspired her to write new music.
  4.  He is the first-ever solo male to appear on the cover of American Vogue, in December 2020. This was the tenth time, he was featured on the cover, but all the previous nine times, he was accompanied by other women.
  5.  His first ever solo single “Sign of the Times,” peaked at number one on the UK singles chart, and at #4 on the BillBoard 100. The song was ranked as the best song of 2017 by Rolling Stone.
  6.  The music video of the song, which featured Styles flying and waking on water, was awarded the “Brit Award for British Video of the Year,” at the 2018 Brit Awards, as well as the Best Music Video at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
  7.  While writing the lyrics of his song, in an effort bring out his creative self better, he spent over a month in Jamaica, secluding himself with just his producers and some members of his band.
  8.  He claimed that he got the idea of his song, while playing chords on the piano, and is written of the view point, as if a pregnant mother tells her child to “Go forth and conquer,” in five minutes, when she gets to know that there’s complications in delivery and that she might not make it, but the child will be fine.
  9.  Harry Edward Styles was born in Redditch, Worcestershire to Desmond “Des” Styles and Anne Twist, on February 1, 1994. He has an older sister Gemma.
  10.  He and his family moved to Holmes Chapel, Cheshire when he was around 5 years old. When Styles was seven years old, his parents divorced and his mother remarried Robin Twist. Through this, he has a stepbrother named Mike and a stepsister named Amy.
  11. "Harry Styles" by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity Photographer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  12.  He had had a great childhood, and recalled recording covers on a Karaoke machine that his grandfather gifted him. He claimed that his parents were always supportive of him.
  13.  The first ever song he recorded in that Karaoke machine was Elvis Presley's "The Girl of My Best Friend." He was the lead singer of the White Eskimo band, while studying at the Holmes Chapel Comprehensive.
  14.  It was his mother who suggested that he audition as a solo contestant for “The X Factor,” singing competition. He sang a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely."
  15.  While he failed to progress to the “Boys” category at the “judges houses,” he was put together with four other boys of his age, as an ensemble, enabling them to qualify for the “Groups” category.
  16.  This was the start of the band - One Direction, consisting of Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik. It was Styles who suggested the name “One Direction” and the others have agreed to it.
  17.  Styles began modelling for the Italian fashion house Gucci in the year 2018, and appeared in a number of campaigns for the brand.
  18.  For his solo debut album, “Harry Styles” he wrote all the songs by himself, just like he did it, for his second album “Fine Line.”
  19.  The album “Harry Styles,” which debuted at #1 in many countries, was ranked among the best albums of 2017, by several publications.
  20.  The entire writing and recording process of his debut album was documented in the movie “Styles: Behind the Album,” was also released in May, exclusively on Apple Music.
  21.  His album “Fine Line” was ranked at number 491 by Rolling Stone, in their 2020 list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
  22. "Harry Styles" by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity Photographer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  23.  He launched Erskine Records, his own record label, in May 2016, and signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist, the very next month.
  24.  His one-hour TV special – “Harry Styles at the BBC,” which was presented by Nick Grimshaw, was broadcasted by BBC One in November 2017.
  25.  He and Meghan Trainor co-wrote the song “Someday” for the album “Nobody but Me” by Michael Buble, which was released in October 2016.
  26.  He was cast as Alex in the movie “Dunkirk” by the director Christopher Nolan, after having watched the audition of thousands of young men.
  27.  Nolan claimed that casting Styles was similar to casting Heath Ledger as The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” as people also underestimated him.
  28.  The director also made it clear that the singer was cast in the movie “because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table,” and his fame has got nothing to do with it.
  29.  Being in the limelight, he has often expressed that he wishes to have his private life, as private as possible, and that he will not explain the meaning of any of his songs.
  30.  He has made it clear to his fans that he wants them to feel the depth of the song, and interpret it in their own way, which will make them connect with his songs even better.
  31.  Styles will be playing the lead role of Jack, in the upcoming movie “Don’t Worry Darling” opposite Florence Pugh and Chris Pine, directed by Olivia Wilde.
  32.  He, Jack Antonoff and Ilsey Juber, co-wrote the song “Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” for the soundtrack of the movie “Love, Simon” which was performed by the band Bleachers.
  33.  Harry Styles Net Worth: $80 million

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