HARRY STYLES – Sign Of The Times




Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994)  is an English singer and songwriter.

He is known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

He made his debut as a singer with his band White Eskimo, who performed locally in Holmes ChapelCheshire.

In 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo artist for the British television series The X Factor.

After being eliminated as a solo performer, Styles was brought back into the competition, …

… along with four other contestants, Niall HoranZayn MalikLiam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, to form One Direction.

Styles and his bandmates have released the albums Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), …

Midnight Memories(2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. (2015).

They have also performed on two worldwide tours, one featured on concert film One Direction: This Is Us, …

… and won several awards, including five Brit Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.

On 23 June 2016 it was reported by Billboard that Styles had signed a three-album solo recording deal…

… with Columbia Records, the same label behind One Direction.

Styles will make his acting debut in the war film Dunkirk in July 2017.

Preceded by its first solo single “Sign of the Times“, his self-titled debut album was released on 12 May 2017.

Styles was born in RedditchWorcestershire.

He is the son of Anne Cox (née Selley) and Desmond “Des” Styles, who worked in finance.

Many of his ancestors were farm labourers in Norfolk.

Styles was raised in Holmes ChapelCheshire, after his parents moved there along with his older sister, Gemma, when he was a child.

He attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.

Styles’s parents divorced when he was seven and his mother later remarried.

He has an older stepbrother named Mike, the son of his stepfather.

As a sixteen-year-old he worked part-time at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel.

As a child, Styles loved singing, citing Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury as his influences.

While at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive, Styles was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo, which won a local Battle of the Bands competition.

Following The X Factor, One Direction were signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment in 2010.

They released their first studio album, Up All Night, in 2011, followed by their second, Take Me Home, in 2012.

One Direction’s debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

One Direction: This Is Us, a documentary about the band directed by Morgan Spurlock, was released in August 2013.

The film grossed more than $30 million worldwide its first weekend in theaters.

The band’s third studio album, Midnight Memories, was released on 25 November 2013.

The band released their fourth studio album, Four, in 2014, and their fifth, Made in the A.M., in November 2015.

One Direction has a planned hiatus starting in March 2016 to pursue individual projects.

On 23 June 2016, Billboard reported that Styles signed a recording contract with Columbia Records as a solo artist, the same label behind One Direction.

He continues to write and register songs, working with songwriters such as Snow Patrol‘s Johnny McDaid and OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder, …

… writing for other artists such as Ariana Grande and Michael Buble, as well as for his solo debut album.

Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan‘s …

… action-thriller Dunkirk (2017) which is based on the British military evacuation in World War II.

Tom HardyMark RylanceCillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh are also part of the cast.

On 31 March 2017, Styles announced a new single titled “Sign of the Times” and its accompanying cover art through Instagram.

The song was released on 7 April 2017.

Styles was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on 15 April 2017.

His self-titled debut album was released on 12 May 2017.

The record was heavily influenced by 1970s soft rock.

It debuted at number one in several countries, including the UK, the US and Australia.

The singer will embark on Harry Styles: Live on Tour in September 2017.

Regarding Styles’ time in One Direction, in website AllMusic writer Tim Sendra …

… opined his “charming persona and elastic vocals had him positioned as the Timberlake of the group.”

Styles seemed “a dimpled, rakish prankster happy to wear the mantle of Class Clown

…maybe because he knew that Most Likely to Succeed belonged to him too,” as noted by Entertainment Weeklys Leah Greenblatt.

During public appearances, Styles’ fashion evolution has traded “teen-friendly” Jack Wills tracksuits…

…for a selection of Saint LaurentGucci and Burberry.

As his time in the band progressed, the singer started wearing skinny-jean-and-boots.

For Billboards Chris Payne, “From his influences to his fashion to his onstage persona to his …

… (formerly) flowing locks, Styles’ vibe has always screamed rock star.”

The same publication noted over the course of five-year stint with his group, Styles’ taste in fashion …

… “has blossomed from a teen wearing purple Jack Wills hoodies to a carefully executed blend of 70s rock with a glamorous magpie feel.”

Promoting his solo projects during 2017, Styles opted for “candyfloss” pink suits, …

… printed satin flares, gradually heightening heels, a style described as “flamboyant look.”

Regarding his favoritism for pink, he quoted The Clash‘s Paul Simonon in an interview: “Pink is the only true rock & roll colour.”

Styles was in a relationship with The Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack from November 2011 to January 2012, …

… which caused controversy and criticism over their 14-year age gap.

Styles also dated singer Taylor Swift from October 2012 to January 2013.

He is an avid art collector.

In 2016, the media reported Styles attended a Brexit debate at the House of Lords.

Asked by The Sunday Times who he planned to vote for in 2017 Britain’s general election, …

… he answered, “Honestly, I’m probably going to vote for whoever is against Brexit.”

In an interview with The Sun in 2017, Styles was asked if he has ever personally labelled his sexuality, Styles said, …

… “No, I’ve never felt the need to really. I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”

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 and AZ Lyrics

Filmography


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The X Factor Himself Contestant; Series 7
2012 iCarly Himself Guest role; (Season 6, Episode 2)
2012 Saturday Night Live Himself Musical guest; (Season 37, Episode 18)

2013 One Direction: This Is Us Himself
2013 Saturday Night Live Himself Musical guest; (Season 39, Episode 8)
2014 Where We Are – The Concert Film Himself
2014 Saturday Night Live Himself Musical guest; (Season 40, Episode 10)

2014 One Direction: The TV Special Himself
2017 Dunkirk Alex
2017 Saturday Night Live Himself Musical guest; (Season 42, Episode 18)

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK AUS
CAN
FRA
IRE
ITA
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
Harry Styles 1 1 1 4
1 2
2
3
3 1

Singles

As lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
AUS
CAN
FRA
IRE
ITA
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
Sign of the Times 2017 1 1 6 3 6 9 6 15 4 4 Harry Styles
Two Ghosts 58 91 66
“—” denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
AUS
CAN
FRA
IRE
ITA
NZ
SWE
US
Sweet Creature 2017 46 39 69 52
37
85
40
95
93 Harry Styles

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
CAN
IRE
NZ
Heat.

SWE
Heat.

US
Bub.

“Meet Me in the Hallway” 2017 64 100 56 Harry Styles
“Carolina” 51 83 49 1 8 14
“Only Angel” 80 85 1
“Kiwi” 66 72 2
“Ever Since New York” 87 78
“Woman” 99 87
“From the Dining Table” 91

Concert tours


Headlining



HARRY STYLES – Sign Of The Times


Just stop your crying
It’s a sign of the times
Welcome to the final show
Hope you’re wearing your best clothes

You can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain’t really good

We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets, the bullets?
We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
Your bullets, the bullets?

Just stop your crying
It’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Just stop your crying
It’ll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here

Just stop your crying
Have the time of your life
Breaking through the atmosphere
And things are pretty good from here

Remember, everything will be alright
We can meet again somewhere
Somewhere far away from here

We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets, the bullets?
We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets, the bullets?

Just stop your crying
It’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Stop your crying
Baby, it’ll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here

We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets, the bullets?
We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
Your bullets, the bullets?

We don’t talk enough
We should open up
Before it’s all too much
Will we ever learn?
We’ve been here before
It’s just what we know

Stop your crying, baby
It’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to—we got to—away
We got to—we got to—away
We got to—we got to—away
































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