Harry Styles Biography
Full Name: Harry Edward Styles
Birthdate: February 1, 1994
Home Town: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Harry Styles is a British singer, songwriter, and actor who became famous after becoming a member of the boy band “One Direction” through the singing reality show “X Factor”. He was born on February 1, 1994, in Redditch, Worcestershire. His father Desmond Styles worked in finance and his mother Anne Cox is a homemaker. He also has an older sister named Gemma Styles. He also has a step-brother named Mike and a step-sister Amy though her mother. When he was small, his family moved to Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.
Harry attended the Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. At the age of seven, Harry’s parents go divorce and later his mother remarried Robin Twist. His step-dad recently passed away in 2017. At the age of 16, Harry started working part-time at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel. From childhood, Harry was interested in childhood and was a big fan of Elvis Presley. He was also a part of a local band named “White Eskimo” and won a local Battle of the Bands competition. His mother was the biggest support he got for his singing.
After a year, Harry’s mother suggested him to participate in the British singing competition called “The X Factor”. He followed her suggestion and auditioned for it with the song “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder at the age of 16. However, he failed to pass the “Judge’s houses”. Later, on the suggestion of Nicole Scherzinger who was a guest judge, he and other four boys were put together as a team during the “Bootcamp” stage of the competition. The group consisted of Harry, Nial Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik. According to Harry, he was the one to suggest the name “One Direction” for the band. The band quickly gained popularity in the UK and later became third in the competition.
Harry Styles Career and Net Worth
After the band came third place, their song “Forever Young” was leaked on the internet. Actually, the song was to be released if the band had won, however, the song was very much liked by people. Later, the band was signed by Simon Cowell to a 2 million Syco Records record contract. In 2011, the band started to record their debut album. In September, they dropped their first single “What Makes You Beautiful” from their debut album which hit the number one spot on the UK Singles chart. Later the album was released with the title “Up All Night”. The following year, the band released their second album titled “Take Me Home”.
In 2013, a documentary titled “One Direction: This Is Us” which was a documentary about the group. In the same year, they released another album titled “Midnight Memories”. Later, Zayn left the group and the band released another album with the titled “Four” in 2014. The same year, Harry also wrote the song “A Little Bit of Your Heart” from the album “My Everything” by Ariana Grande. In 2015, it was announced that the group will be taking a break after the release of their fifth album “Made in the A.M.”.
In 2016, Harry started his career as a solo artist. Firstly, Harry launched his own record label named “Erskine Records”. Later he signed a contract with the Columba Records which is the same record that signed One Direction. Harry also wrote the song “Someday” along with Meghan Trainor for the album “Nobody but Me” by Michael Buble. During the time, Harry also began working on his debut album as a solo artist. On April 7, 2017, Harry released his first single “Sign of the Times” from his debut album. The song quickly reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. After a month, the music video for the song was released on May 8. Later, Harry released the second single “Two Ghosts” from his debut album. The song was not as successful but reached number 58 on the UK Singles Charts.
On April 21, 2017, Harry made his first solo performance in “The Graham Norton Show” and also appeared as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live”. On May 12, 2017, His debut album was released which was self-titled. The album was a success and debuted on number one in several countries including the US, Australia, and The UK. It was also listed in the Best Albums of 2017 in several publications. After two days, a documentary was released with the title “Harry Styles: Behind the Album” through Apple Music. Later, it was announced that Harry will be conducting his first headlining concert tour “Harry Styles: Live on Tour” to support his album. During the tour, Harry also san One Direction songs including “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Stockholm Syndrome”.
Also, in 2017, Harry made his debut as an actor with the war movie “Dunkirk” where he played the role of a British soldier named Alex. The movie was based on the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II and featured actors such as Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, and Kenneth Branagh. Later, Harry released the music video for his single “Kiwi” and also performed at “The X-Factor” marking his first solo performance in the show.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the total net worth of Harry Styles is estimated to be 50 million dollars. Harry owns a house in London worth 3.5 million dollars and another in Miami, Florida worth 19.5 million dollars. Harry also owns a number of luxury cars including Range Rover and Audi R8.
Harry Styles Relationship
Back in 2009, when Harry was not much popular, he used to date Felicity Skinner who is just an ordinary girl. Harry also wrote several romantic poems for his girlfriend which was later leaked as Felicity used to post them on Facebook back in the time. After Harry got his fame when he was asked about his first proper girlfriend he talked about Felicity and said “used to have one of those laughs. There was also a little bit of mystery with her because she didn’t go to our school. I just worshipped the ground she walked on. And she knew, probably to a fault, a little. That was a tough one. I was 15.” He also added “She used to live an hour and a half away on the train, and I worked in a bakery for three years. I’d finish on Saturdays at 4:30 and it was a 4:42 train, and if I missed it there wasn’t one for another hour or two. So I’d finish and sprint to the train station. Spent 70 percent of my wages on train tickets. Later, I’d remember her perfume. Little things. I smell that perfume all the time. I’ll be on a lift or a reception and say to someone, ‘Alien, right?’ And sometimes they’re impressed and sometimes they’re a little creeped out. ‘Stop smelling me.'”
In 2011, Harry briefly dated the British TV Personality, Caroline Flack. However, due to the 14 years age gap, there were a lot of controversies. After three months, the pair broke up and Harry tweeted “Please know I didn’t ‘dump’ Caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know. Please respect that.” In 2012, Harry briefly dated the American Model Emma Ostilly. The two were seen kissing once but that was the first and last time they were seen together.
Later in 2012, Harry started dating the American singer Taylor Swift. The two first met at the 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards and began texting each other. During the time, there were rumors of Harry dating the British actress Cara Delevingne who was one of Taylor’s friends. However, as soon as the two became single, they started dating each other. They were seen closing during the VMA’s in 2012. Later Taylor was seen wearing Harry’s airplane necklace while in Paris. The two were also seen in a date at the Central Park and they were also holding hands. They also spent the New Years together and shared a kiss at Time Square. Later, they went on a vacation together to the British Virgin Island. However, the pair broke up after 4 months of dating. In an interview, Harry said “I think: Relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier. I mean, you’re a little bit awkward, to begin with. You’re on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date.”
When asked about his thoughts about Taylor’s songs “Out of the Woods” and “Style” being about him, he smiled and said “I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart. That’s the stuff that’s hardest to say, and it’s the stuff I talk least about. That’s the part that’s about the two people. I’m never going to tell anybody everything.” Later in 2014, Harry briefly dated the American model Paige Reifler. Then in 2013, Harry started dating the American Model Kendal Jenner.
The two first met on the backstage of the X Factor USA. After their first meeting, the two became very close to each other and started talking frequently. Later, the pair were seen leaving a hot in New York together. They were also spotted at an Eagles’ concert where they were very cozy with each other. However, the pair separated after dating for two years but remained as good friends.