Harry Styles

Harry Styles performing

His powerful vocals on his solo hit track Sign Of The Times from his self-titled debut album, is currently topping the charts all over.

English-born singer and teen heartthrob Harry Styles, best known as one of the five members of boyband One Direction, has moved on to a solo career and is living it up just like his bandmates who have also made music all by themselves.

Harry was the youngest member of One Direction, and his curly hair, wide smile and sweet-yet-naughty demeanour made him a fan favourite and poster boy. He sang some of the lead vocals on the band’s first single, What Makes You Beautiful, released in September 2011 in the U.K.

Harry Edward Styles was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (U.K.) on 1 February 1994 (he is just 23 years old). His parents divorced when he was only 7 years. His mother later remarried. He and his brother Mike and sister Gemma were brought up by their mother in the town of Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. Harry attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, where he and three of his friends formed a band called White Eskimo. Harry was White Eskimo’s lead singer, and the band was popular enough to win a competition at their school. After school and on weekends, Harry worked at a local bakery.

When he was 16 years old, Harry competed in the seventh season of the television show The X Factor, singing Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely as his audition song and Oasis’ Stop Crying Your Heart Out in a later round. He was cut before the finals, but in a surprise move, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell put him together with fellow competitors Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik to form a new group act for the remainder of the competition. Performing as One Direction (a name reportedly suggested by Harry), the boys became one of the most popular contenders in the  finals that season. Although they finished in third place, they were immediately signed to Cowell’s Syco music label.

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Verus Ferreira covers the hottest desi and international artists for The Teenager Today. Passionate about music, he is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. A freelance journalist for over 27 years, he also contributes to musicunplugged.in