Styles at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards, Sydney, 26 November 2014
|Birth name||Harry Edward Styles|
1 February 1994 |
Redditch, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer and songwriter, known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He made his debut as a singer with his band White Eskimo, who performed locally in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England. In 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo artist for the British television series The X Factor. After being eliminated as a solo performer, Styles was brought back into the competition, along with four other contestants, to form the group that would later become known as One Direction.
A native of Holmes Chapel, Styles attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, and also worked part-time at a local bakery. He finished his education after taking his GCSEs, as his career had taken off. He became interested in singing at a young age, performing at various talent shows, singing competitions and weddings. In addition to singing, Styles has also appeared in television and film, including the Nickelodeon series iCarly and the autobiographical concert film One Direction: This Is Us.
Since joining One Direction, Styles, along with bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, has released four commercially successful albums, performed on a worldwide tour, and won several awards, including two BRIT Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. One Direction's debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and has since sold over 5 million copies worldwide, making it among one the best-selling singles of all time.
Styles was born in Redditch, Worcestershire. He is the son of Anne Cox (née Selley) and Desmond "Des" Styles. Many of his ancestors were farm labourers in Norfolk. Styles was raised in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, after his parents moved there along with his older sister, Gemma, when he was a baby. He attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. Styles' parents divorced when he was seven and his mother later remarried. As a sixteen-year-old he worked part-time at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel.
As a child, Styles loved singing, noting 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.
The X Factor
On 11 April 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo candidate for the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor. 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 each other and to practice. Styles came up with the name One Direction. For their qualifying song at "judges' houses", and their first song as a group, One Direction sang an acoustic version of "Torn". Simon Cowell later commented that the performance convinced him that the group "were confident, fun, like a gang of friends, and kind of fearless as well." 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.
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. Shortly afterwards it was confirmed that One Direction had been signed by Cowell to a reported £2 million Syco Records record contract. Recording for their debut album began in January 2011, as they flew to Los Angeles to work with RedOne, a record producer. 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. The same month, the boy band and other contestants from the series participated in the X Factor Live Tour. 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. 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. 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.
Following The X Factor, One Direction were signed to Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment in 2010. One Direction released their first studio album, Up All Night, in 2011, followed by their second, Take Me Home, in 2012. 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. The band's third studio album, Midnight Memories, was released on 25 November 2013. The band release their fourth studio album Four in 2014.
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. Styles also dated singer Taylor Swift from October 2012 to January 2013, as well as model Kendall Jenner from November 2013 to February 2014.
|2010||The X Factor||Himself||Contestant; Series 7|
|2012||iCarly||Himself||Guest role; (Season 6, Episode 2)|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself||Guest role; (Season 37, Episode 18)|
|2013||One Direction: This Is Us||Himself|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself||Guest role; (Season 39, Episode 8)|
|2014||Where We Are - The Concert Film||Himself|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself||Guest role; (Season 40, Episode 10)|
|One Direction: The TV Special||Himself|
|2011||"Taken"||One Direction||Up All Night||Co-writer|
|"Everything About You"|
|2012||"Back for You"||Take Me Home|
|"They Don't Know About Us"|
|"Still the One"|
|2013||"Story of My Life"||Midnight Memories|
|2014||"Just a Little Bit of Your Heart"||Ariana Grande||My Everything|
|"Not Our Fault"||Gavin DeGraw||Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw|
|"Where Do Broken Hearts Go"||One Direction||Four|
|"Change Your Ticket"|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Capricho Awards||International Male Hottie||Won|
|JIM Awards||Hottie of the Year||Nominated|
|We Love Pop Awards||Best Hair in Pop||Won|
|Fittest Boy in Pop||Won|
|Best Bum in Pop||Nominated|
|2013||NME Awards||Villain of the Year||Won|
|heat's Twitter Awards||Best British Popstar||Won|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Look||Won|
|MTV Millennial Awards||Celebridad Sin Filtro En Instagram||Won|
|Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Aussies' Fave Hottie||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Other: Male Hottie||Won|
|Choice Other: Smile||Won|
|British Fashion Awards||British Style Award||Won|
|J-14 Teen Icon Awards||Iconic Male Star||Nominated|
|Iconic Shirtless Stud||Nominated|
|2014||PopCrush Fan Choice Awards||Best Dressed||Won|
|Teen Vogue Instawards||Best Shoes||Nominated|
|JIM Awards||Best Dressed Male||Won|
|NME Awards||Villain of the Year||Won|
|Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Aussies' Fave Hottie||Won|
|heat's Twitter Awards||Best Popstar||Won|
|Capital Twitter Awards||King of Twitter||Nominated|
|iHeartRadio Music Awards||Instagram Award||Nominated|
|MTV Italian Music Awards||Best Look||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Other: Smile||Won|
|MTV Millennial Awards||Global Instagram Star||Nominated|
|We Love Pop Awards||Best Hair||Pending|
|Fittest Boy on the Planet|
|Nicest Pop Star|
|Most Fun Friendship (with Grimmy)|
|2015||NME Awards||Villain of the Year||Nominated|
|PopCrush Fan Choice Awards||Best Dressed|
|Best Twitter Star|
|Best Instagram Star|
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