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"Pink is the only true rock & roll colour."
— Harry, quoting Paul Simonon
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Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer-songwriter and actor.

Styles is best known for being a founding member of the British boy band One Direction, having joined the group at their inception on The X Factor in 2010. Together, they've released a total of five studio albums.

Upon 1D's official hiatus in 2016, Styles began working on solo material, and he became the second member of the group to release an album (after former bandmate Zayn) with his 2017 self-titled debut, which charted at #1 in his native United Kingdom as well as the United States.

Styles' music and image have drawn comparisons to that of Mick Jagger, whom he would end up impersonating on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2017.

2017 also saw the release of Christopher Nolan's WWII epic Dunkirk, which features Styles in his acting debut as an English soldier fighting at the titular locale's infamous battle; he reportedly beat out hundreds of actors who auditioned for the role. Nolan has claimed he had no idea who Styles was, and he got the role purely on the strength of his audition.

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In August of 2019, he announced in an interview for Rolling Stone that he was putting the final touches on his second studio album. In December of that year, that album was released under the name Fine Line, being more psychedelically flavored than his debut (He admits to being under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms during the recording).


Solo Discography:


Selected filmography:

As himself:

  • The X Factor (2010)
  • iCarly (2012)
  • One Direction: This Is Us (2013)
  • Where We Are – The Concert Film (2014)

As actor:


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  • Non-Appearing Title: Neither "From the Dining Table" nor "Kiwi" feature the title in their lyrics.
  • Self-Titled Album: His debut release is one of these.
  • Surprisingly Gentle Song: After the teeny bop 1D days, nobody expected solo debut "Sign of the Times" to be a somber, Bowie-esque ballad sung from a dying person's view. Also an Establishing Series Moment.
  • Symbolic Serene Submersion: The video to "Falling," where his parlor slowly fills up with water, contains several shots of Styles floating, singing under the water. He's wearing a frilly white blouse with a long train, clearly chosen to look good suspended around him. The song's lyrics describe slowly but inexorably becoming someone he doesn't want to be—a process, like the water flowing from his piano, which he fears but is powerless against.
    What am I now?
    What if I'm someone I don't want around?
  • Title-Only Chorus: "Woman"
    Woman, la la la la la la la la
  • "When I'm Gone" Song: Apparently, "Sign of the Times", since it's supposedly from the perspective of a mother talking to her newborn with only five minutes left to live.

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