One Direction’s Harry Styles had his distinctive voice and drive speaking for him when he auditioned for music talent series The X Factor. Even after he failed to make to the next stage, the judges were not going to let Styles leave the show, having seen his potentials and his undeniable guts. He was paired with four others to form ‘One Direction’, a boy band which took the UK and the US by storm with their back to back hits. Apart from the fact that Styles is the youngest in the group, there is so much more to know about the talented pop singer. Here are lesser known facts about Harry Styles.
Harry Styles’ Biography (Age)
He was born Harry Edward Styles on February 1, 1994, to his parents; Anne Cox (née Selley) and Desmond “Des” Styles, in Redditch, Worcestershire. When he was only seven, his parents got divorced and his mother married again to Robin Twist who later died in 2017. Although he had parents who worked in corporate bodies, Styles had an interest different from that of his parents and started at an early stage to follow his passion. He would cover songs by Elvis Presley and sing to himself in the comfort of his home. Styles who grew up in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.
In April 2010, he auditioned for the 7th season of The X Factor with the song ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder. After he failed to make it to the finals, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell paired Harry together with four others of his age bracket; Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik, who also didn’t make it and they performed under the name ‘One Direction’, which was suggested by Harry. Qualifying for the ‘Groups’ category, all four of them made it to the finals as Simon Cowell’s last act in the competition and became the most popular competitors towards the last segment.
After finishing off in third place, the group was signed on to Simon Cowell’s Syco Records label on a £2 million contract. One Direction released their debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ in September 2011 and in November, the group released their debut album ‘Up All Night’ which was a massive success. The following year, they released their second studio album ‘Take Me Home’. A documentary about the band ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ which portrayed the life of the members was released in 2013 and made massive sales which grossed up to $30 million. That same year, the group released their third album ‘Midnight Memories’ and in 2014, their fourth album ‘Four’ was released. Styles alongside others co-wrote the song ‘A Little Bit of Your Heart’ for singer Ariana Grande.
Harry Styles left One Direction in 2016 and launched his own record label – Erskine Records. This was after the group went on a hiatus shortly after the release of their fifth album ‘Made in the A.M’ in 2015. He subsequently signed as a solo artist under Colombia Records and released his first single ‘Sign of the Times’ in April 2017. The song topped UK charts and was a commercial success. Styles’ debut album was released in May 2017. It was a self-titled album which topped US and UK charts at the time. The release of the album was also followed by a documentary ‘Harry Styles: Behind the Album’, which showed the making of the album. Also in 2017, He joined actors Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden and many others as casts of the movie World War II, where he played a British soldier.
Relationships – Is He Gay?
Given his delicate looks as well as his subtle persona, Harry Styles has been rumored to be gay on various platforms. Also fueling these rumors is the fact that the talented singer has a soft spot for the LGBT community. Harry Styles who helped a fan come out as gay during a live performance in July 2018, has depicted himself as a staunch supporter and advocate of LGBT rights. This is why there are circulating rumors that he could be one of them after all.
But that cannot be concluded on bearing in mind Styles’ previous relationships with the opposite sex as well as several links to many girls. Harry Styles used to be in a relationship with Caroline Flack, The Xtra Factor presenter. The two had a short spanned relationship that lasted for only a few months (Nov 2011 to Jan 2012). Styles in 2012 started a romantic relationship with singer Taylor Swift. However, it also did not last. He has been rumored to have dated reality star Kylie Jenner. This was after they were spotted on a date in November 2013.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Harry Styles may not be the tallest but he sure has a good body that suits his style of music. The UK born singer stands at a height of 5ft 9.5in (176.5cm), which is proportional to his weight of 74kg (163 Ibs). He wears a size 11 for his shoes.