Harry Styles had a good week.
The One Direction star signed a recording contract with Columbia Records. That’s kind of all we know right now (as there’s no terms published or timeline), but it’s the same label behind 1D, which is good because it means it isn’t a betrayal, per se. We all kinda thought this was coming after Zayn Malik’s solo debut and just cause…well, Harry’s the frontman of 1D, and that’s usually the one who goes solo first. And so it is!
The first hints of a Styles solo career came last year, when four songs performed and written by the star were registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), but then we heard he’s a filming a Christopher Nolan World War II drama, called Dunkirk. So we thought maybe he was going the acting route. But alas, here he is trying to make a solo name for himself.
One Direction has racked up four No. 1 albums and one No. 2 album with 2015’s Made in the A.M., all released via Sony and Simon Cowell’s Syco. Dude is loyal, and I’m curious what his solo sound is gonna be like!
Excited about Harry Styles’ new album? WEIGH IN BELOW!