Harry Styles

  • 12 March 2012

Date of birth

1st February, 1994







Harry Styles (born 01.02.1994) Harry Styles is an English singer from the boyband One Direction.

Childhood: Harry Styles was born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England and grew up in the village of Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. His parents are Anne Cox and Des Styles but they divorced when he was 7. He attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and had a job at the W. Mandeville Bakery in the village when he was 16 before auditioning for the UK TV singing competition 'The X Factor'.

Musical career: Harry Styles was first in a band called White Eskimo with lead guitarist Haydn Morris, bass guitarist Nick Clough and drummer Will Sweeny and with whom he won a Battle of the Bands competition. Among his influences are Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Foster the People, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. He auditioned for 'The X Factor' in 2010 as a solo artist but, after failing to make it to the Judges Houses round, he was put together with other solo candidates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson to make a new band for the Groups category at the suggestion of one of the judges Nicole Scherzinger. Harry was the band member who put forward the name 'One Direction' which was agreeable to the other members. One Direction came third place in the competition but were subsequently signed to mentor Simon Cowell's Syco Records anyway. Since forming, One Direction has won two BRIT awards, three Teen Choice awards and broke a Guinness World Record as the first British group in US chart history to open at number one in the US with a debut album after the release of 'Up All Night'.

Personal Life: Harry Styles has had various high profile relationships and is known for dating women older than him. In 2011, he dated 'The Xtra Factor' host Caroline Flack who is 15 years his senior. Flack received many death threats from die hard One Direction fans as a result. In 2012, he began dating country pop singer Taylor Swift even spending New Year's Eve together. However, they split in January 2013. Harry has more than thirty tattoos on his body.

One Direction Celebrates Eight Years Since Their Formation

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 23 July 2018

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The now four-piece band is one of the biggest exports of the X Factor

Picture the scene: it’s 2010 and the X Factor has already been whittling down the weekends to Christmas for five whole years. Winners have come and then most definitely gone. Simon Cowell’s dress sense is no better. But then a Syco Production created boyband stumbled into second place - and One Direction Mania was born.

Image caption James Corden at the 2017 Emmys

The host wrapped 2017 with a round-up of this year's guests singing along to the 30s Christmas tune 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town', introduced by James with the leader of 'The Late Late Show''s live band Reggie Watts - both in festive sweaters and Santa hats.

Continue reading: James Corden Smooches Harry Styles During Christmas Carpool Karaoke

Harry Styles' Fans Are Furious The Singer Wasn't Nominated For A Grammy

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 28 November 2017

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This year's nominations are out and people are not happy with who haven't made the list

The Grammy nominations have been revealed: but Harry Styles hasn’t made the list. Predictably, fans of the former One Direction member are furious and have come out to say so. Styles was snubbed for the 2018 nominations just months after releasing his self-titled debut album.

Image caption Harry Styles at 'Dunkirk' premiere

Directed by filmmaking duo Us, the video sees a really serious bunch of children bringing along cupcakes for what you might initially think is a really intense bake sale in the school hall. However, it soon turns into a food fight of epic proportions; more like a baking battle, or cupcake carnage. Later Harry Styles arrives, wearing the exact same suit as one of the young girls (played by Beau Gadsdon from 'Rogue One' and 'The Crown'), flanked by an army of adorable pooches who make sure the sugary ammo doesn't go to waste.

Continue reading: Children, Cupcakes And Canines: Harry Styles Drops The Video For 'Kiwi'

Harry Styles To Perform On X Factor - Quashing Rumours Of A Feud With Simon Cowell

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 06 November 2017

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The former boy band member shot to fame on the ITV reality show

Harry Styles is returning to where it all started: The X Factor. The young singer began his rise to international stardom on the show in 2010 as one fifth of popular boyband, One Direction, and is now going to return to the infamous stage next Sunday - quelling rumours of a rift between him and head judge, Simon Cowell, in the process.

Harry Styles is returning to the X Factor stage

The now solo singer will return to the show on the back of fellow former bandmate, Liam Payne’s footsteps and perform his new stuff on the ITV show.

Continue reading: Harry Styles To Perform On X Factor - Quashing Rumours Of A Feud With Simon Cowell

Asda Bans Sale Of Kiwi Fruit To Under-25s Ahead Of Harry Styles Gig

By Ed Biggs in Bizarre / Weird Wonderful on 02 November 2017

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Ahead of Wednesday's Manchester gig, an Asda superstore in Hulme suspended the sale of Kiwi fruit to under-25s.

An Asda store in Manchester announced that it temporarily banned the sale of kiwi fruits to anybody under the age of 25, in a bizarre move motivated by Harry Styles.

The odd crackdown on the fruit came after the former One Direction singer was pelted onstage with them during a gig in London earlier this week when performing the song ‘Kiwi’.

In an effort to prevent the same thing from happening at last night’s gig in Manchester’s O2 Apollo, wary that Styles might get covered in the fruit or slip on pulp onstage, anybody who attempted to purchase kiwi fruits from the Hulme superstore nearby was asked for ID if they looked like they might be the correct demographic to be a Styles fan.

Continue reading: Asda Bans Sale Of Kiwi Fruit To Under-25s Ahead Of Harry Styles Gig

Sam Smith Is A Huge Fan Of Khalid

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 23 October 2017

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Sam Smith has heaped praise on Khalid, describing him as a ''special'' talent and said that meeting the singer was ''magical''

Sam Smith was overjoyed to meet Khalid, and has hailed him as a ''special guy''.

The 'Writing's On The Wall' singer is a huge fan of the 'Location' hitmaker, and revealed he has become an even bigger supporter of the star after meeting him over the weekend.

Taking to social media, he wrote: ''Magical moment when your a fan of someone's music & you meet them and become MORE of a Fan! @thegreatkhalid... what a special guy''

Continue reading: Sam Smith Is A Huge Fan Of Khalid

Zayn Malik Hints At A Feud With Harry Styles

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 14 September 2017

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The singer and his former bandmate were part of One Direction for five years

They became part of one of the biggest bands of current times after being formed in 2010 on reality singing show, The X Factor, but it seems there may have been deeper running feuds within One Direction than anyone realised. Since leaving the band in 2015, Zayn Malik has been plagued with rumours of a rift with his former bandmates and the now solo performer has done nothing to quell them during his latest interview in which he spoke about Harry Styles.

Zayn Malik revealed he was never close to Harry Styles - even in the band

Speaking to US Weekly about leaving the band, the 24-year-old - who has begun a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid and collaborated with superstar singer Taylor Swift since striking out on his own - said he didn’t interact with Harry when the two were in the band.

Continue reading: Zayn Malik Hints At A Feud With Harry Styles

Harry Styles at the New York premiere of 'Dunkirk' held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - New York, United States - Tuesday 18th July 2017

Harry Styles attends the Dunkirk premiere in Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 13th July 2017

Harry Styles wears a pink suit to perform live on NBC's Today show. Styles sang a number of songs from his new album including Sign Of The Times and Carolina in New York City at Rockefeller Plaza - New York, United States - Tuesday 9th May 2017

Harry Styles wears a pink suit to perform live on NBC's Today show. Styles sang a number of songs from his new album including Sign Of The Times and Carolina in New York City at Rockefeller Plaza - New York, United States - Tuesday 9th May 2017

Harry Styles seen on the set of Christopher Nolan's upcoming movie 'Dunkirk'. The filming was taking place in Dorset, Weymouth, United Kingdom. Wednesday 27th July 2016