Harry Styles at the top of pop

Harry Styles at the top of pop

The pop world currently revolves around Harry Styles. Between his headlining appearance at Coachella this spring, his increasingly frequent film roles, his aura as a budding rock icon and his new album, Harry’s houseexpected as the return of the messiah, is one of the most popular artists today.

beginning of course

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Members of the defunct band One Direction: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne

A bit of history first, to better understand the path taken. Now 28, Styles was just 16 when he auditioned for the UK singing competition. The X Factor. The young man from a town in west-central England was then catapulted into a group with four other young men to continue the adventure. X Factor : this is how One Direction was born. The quintet finished the competition on the third step of the podium. For the next five years, he was the boy band the most adored (especially by teenagers) in the world, one of the best-selling bands in music history. In 2016, One Direction broke up. This is the first day of the rest of the life of Harry Styles, who will soon be even more popular than the group that saw him born.

do your tests

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Harry Styles, “rock star of the 21st centuryY century “

the Rolling Stone describes him as a “21st century rock starY century”. Stevie Nicks considers him “the son he never had”, but above all as the heir to the music of Mick Fleetwood and her. Everything could have stopped for Harry Styles after One Direction, but the trajectory he took led him to greater heights. In 2017, on his first self-titled solo album, we meet this artist who we could see within the group, but who knew how to show his colors better here. If his former friends have tried different musical paths, Styles has embarked on rock & roll. A rock with hints of pop, of course, but a fairly convincing rock. He still doesn’t convince everyone with this album. The effort is careful. He will say it himself, he didn’t dare to make a “fun” album , was sunk in the deep desire to show what he was capable of. Be that as it may, the album marks a totally successful start. And when the sequel arrives, fine lineIn 2019, the pop star finally emerges from her cocoon.

harry styles style

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Harry Styles has become a fashion icon.

fine line is “full of personality and charm”, headlines the specialized magazine NME on your way out. Gallow finds that the tributes littering the record prevent the listener from fully understanding what kind of songwriter Harry Styles really is. For him Rolling Stone, on the other hand, proves to be a “rock god” with this second album. The places of the magazine fine line in 491Y position on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. All eyes are on Harry Styles. There is the music, on the one hand, but also the image, on the other. In both cases, Styles asserts himself more and more, stands as a figure of reference. The year before the album was released, he became the face of Gucci. On the red carpet of the 2019 Met Gala, she wears a transparent top and Gucci lace, a pearl in her ear, an androgynous look to perfection. On tour, his stage clothes are always more conspicuous. On the cover of the magazine fashion (he is the first man to appear in only one), in 2020, he is wearing a dress and nail polish. Harry Styles is not inventing anything, others have done it long before him, first in the queer community. But the singer is seen by all, admired by many. His looks inspire, disrupt certain codes of conventional. For QG, is one of the best dressed musicians in the world. Over the years, Harry Styles has become a fashion icon.

also actor

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Harry Styles plays Alex in Dunkirkby Christopher Nolan

In 2017, just after the release of his first album, Harry Styles appeared in the movie. Dunkirk, by Christopher Nolan. His first steps on the big screen are noticeable, although he only plays a secondary role. It is only the beginning of an acting career that he takes a major turn this year when he takes on his first leading role, opposite Florence Pugh, in the film do not worry honeyDirected by Olivia Wilde. She will also be seen in the fall in the lead role of the drama. my police, by Michael Grandage. In 2021, she appeared in the post-credits scene of the Marvel movie, eternal, hinting at a bigger role to come in the saga. Rock star, fashion muse and occasional actor: Harry Styles is everywhere.

Harry’s house

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album cover Harry’s house

Harry Styles’ comeback sounded last April with the release of the song. How was it.

He talks about metamorphosis, loneliness, melancholy, all in a danceable synth-pop reminiscent of the 80s. On this new album, he explains in an interview with Better houses and gardens, addresses the themes of belonging, tranquility and the fact of finding a home, which is not necessarily a physical place, but rather an interior one. Like many people, Styles has had plenty of time to ask a ton of existential questions during the pandemic. Although he had actually never taken a break since those famous auditions in The X Factorfinally stopped. Harry’s house results from this moment of respite and reflection. “I think everyone went through a great moment of introspection, of navel gazing, and I don’t think there’s anything more to navel gazing than making an album,” he says. If Harry Styles perpetuates this trend of honoring and drawing inspiration from his idols in his music, this time he allows himself to put much more of himself into his work. Creation is released. For the first time, he said, he will not release an album for fear that it will not achieve commercial success. This is perhaps what will ensure his success.

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