Harry Edward Styles
February 1, 1994 (age 27)
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Hazza/Haz, Harold, H, Harreh, Sunshine, Sun, baby cakes
London, England and Los Angeles, California
Camille Rowe (ex-girlfriend)
Harry Edward Styles (born February 1, 1994) was a member of One Direction along with Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan. He was the youngest member of the group. He is currently signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist.
Harry released his debut solo single "Sign Of The Times" on April 7, 2017. His eponymous debut album "Harry Styles" was released on May 12, 2017. His second album, Fine Line, was released on December 13, 2019. In 2021, he became the first member of One Direction to win a Grammy Award.
- 1 Early Life
- 2 Musical Career
- 3 Solo Career
- 4 Personal Life
- 5 Public Image
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Controversies
- 8 Tattoos
- 8.1 1. The naked mermaid
- 8.2 2. The anchor
- 8.3 3. The skeleton
- 8.4 4. The old-school handshake
- 8.5 5. The butterfly
- 8.6 6. The Holy Bible
- 8.7 7. The 'A' letter
- 8.8 8. The ship
- 8.9 9. The black heart
- 8.10 10. The birdcage
- 8.11 11. The theatre masks
- 8.12 12. The swallows
- 8.13 13. The laurel leaves
- 8.14 14. The 'Gemma' tattoo
- 8.15 15. The Nails
- 8.16 16. The cross
- 8.17 16. The 'Brasil' one
- 8.18 17. The elusive thigh tat!
- 9 Writing Credits
- 10 Quotes
- 11 Trivia
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
- 14 Gallery
Harry Styles was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England to Des Styles and Anne Cox.  As a child, Harry loved singing and was heavily influenced by iconic artists such as Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones. After Anne's divorce with Des when Harry was just seven, Anne later married Robin Twist, Harry's step-dad, who already had two children, Mike and Amy, making them Harry's step-siblings.
Growing up, Harry lived in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England and attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. Harry mentioned in his 2010 X Factor audition that he planned to study law, and, in a 2015 interview, again commented that he would've studied to be a lawyer if music hadn't worked out. In a 2016 feature article for AnOther Man Magazine, Harry's sister Gemma revealed he also considered a career in physiotherapy.
Harry was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo with members Hayden Morris (lead guitarist), Nick Clough (bass guitarist), and Will Sweeny (drummer). They competed in a local Battle of the Bands competition and won. This helped Harry realised his passion for performing.
The X Factor
In 2010, when he was sixteen years old, Harry auditioned for the Seventh season of The X Factor. He wanted professional opinions on his singing, stating "Singing is what I want to do, and if people who can make that happen for me don't think that I should be doing that, then it's a major setback in my plans." Harry sang "Isn't She Lovely" and received positive comments from Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger, while Louis Walsh had doubts about whether he was ready to progress in the competition. At boot camp, Harry sang "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" before being eliminated as a solo artist then placed into One Direction. After placing third in the competition, One Direction signed a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Sony Music subsidiary label, Syco Music. The band released five best-selling albums over the next five years; Up All Night, Take Me Home, Midnight Memories, Four and Made in the A.M.
In a May 2016 interview, Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid revealed he'd written many songs with Harry over the years. In 2014, Harry co-wrote numerous unreleased songs with pop singer Meghan Trainor and rock band Kodaline. Harry also wrote a song titled "Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart", which was given to American singer Ariana Grande, for her album My Everything. Grande performed the song with Coldplay's Chris Martin at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival. In 2016, one of the songs Harry wrote with Trainor was given to jazz singer Michael Bublè, for his album Nobody But Me.
Shortly after One Direction's hiatus began, Harry had cut ties with the band's former management team Modest Management, signed with public relations management team DawBell, and hired longtime friend Jeff Azoff, son of music mogul Irving Azoff, to be his manager. Harry began working on his debut solo album in February.
In February 2016, Styles left One Direction's management company, Modest Management, and joined Jeffrey Azoff's Full Stop Management. Styles launched his own record label, Erskine Records, in May and signed a recording contract with Columbia Records as a solo artist, the same label behind One Direction, in June. Styles co-wrote the song "Someday" with Meghan Trainor for Michael Bublé's album, Nobody but Me, released in October. Recording for Styles' debut album took place throughout 2016 in Los Angeles, London, and Port Antonio, Jamaica, where Styles and his collaborators had a two-month writing retreat in the autumn. Jeff Bhasker executive produced the album, and Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson, and Kid Harpoon served as producers.
He halted production temporarily after winning a lead role in Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film Dunkirk. The film was a box office success and would go on to receive several Academy Awards. Harry received public and critical acclaim for his role. In September, Harry released three special editions of Another Man Magazine, curated by himself and featuring several photoshoots, interviews and feature articles about his life and career. Album production restarted in July and concluded by December. Harry reunited briefly with his One Direction bandmates in December 2016 for The X Factor UK's grand final episode, where Louis was performing solo for the first time, just three days after his mother lost her battle with cancer.
Columbia Records CEO Rob Stringer confirmed Harry's debut album would premiere in early 2017, stating: "We have a record we're incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready. We obviously want everything to be beautifully done because we think he's here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who's authentic". On 25th March 2017, a television advert featuring Harry exiting a dark room aired on television in the UK, confirming an upcoming single premiere date. On 7th April 2017, Harry's debut single "Sign Of The Times" was released worldwide. It was a critical and commercial success and would appear on many Best of 2017 lists. Two more singles, "Two Ghosts" and "Kiwi" were released, to minimal success. In a first for the series, Harry appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden every night for a week in May, where he contributed to skits, hosted the opening monologue, performed songs from his album, and participated in his first solo Carpool Karaoke. Harry released his self-titled debut album Harry Styles worldwide on 12th May 2017. It was a global success, debuting at #1 in many countries. In November 2017, Harry won the ARIA Music Award for Best International Artist. Harry began a small venue world tour entitled Harry Styles: Live On Tour in September 2017, running through to December 2017.
In November, BBC One broadcast Harry Styles at the BBC, a one-hour television special presented by Nick Grimshaw. Styles guest-hosted The Late Late Show with James Corden in December. Together with Jack Antonoff and Ilsey Juber, Styles co-wrote "Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)", performed by the band Bleachers, for the soundtrack of the film Love, Simon (2018). Styles serves as an executive producer on the CBS sitcom Happy Together, which premiered in October 2018 and was inspired by Styles' time living with television producer Ben Winston. In 2018, Styles began modelling for Gucci, appearing in several campaigns for the luxury Italian brand
A larger arena world tour began in early 2018, concluding in July. Harry served as the face of high fashion brand Gucci's 2018 campaign. Harry briefly served as executive producer for CBS sitcom "Happy Together", loosely based on his first years of newfound fame.
The series was cancelled after two months.
Styles made his film debut in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk, in July 2017 playing a British soldier named Alex who is a part of the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II. He appeared alongside an ensemble cast which included Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. Styles beat out more than one hundred other candidates auditioning for the part; Nolan later stated he was unaware of the extent of his fame and that Styles was cast "because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table." The Daily Telegraph film critic, Robbie Collin, praised Styles for his "bright, convicted, and unexpectedly not-at-all-jarring performance."
In November, BBC One broadcast Harry Styles at the BBC, a one-hour television special presented by Nick Grimshaw. Styles guest-hosted The Late Late Show with James Corden in December. Together with Jack Antonoff and Ilsey Juber, Styles co-wrote "Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)", performed by the band Bleachers, for the soundtrack of the film Love, Simon (2018). Styles serves as an executive producer on the CBS sitcom Happy Together, which premiered in October 2018 and was inspired by Styles' time living with television producer Ben Winston. In 2018, Styles began modelling for Gucci, appearing in several campaigns for the luxury Italian brand.
On March 29, Harry inducted legendary singer Stevie Nicks into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame for a second time. He also performed "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with her. In May, Harry was a co-host of the 2019 Met Gala, alongside Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. On May 28, Harry attended the Gucci Cruise 2020 show, where he performed Landslide and Stop Dragging My Heart Around with Stevie Nicks. On October 11, Harry released "Lights Up" as the lead single from his second album, "Fine Line", which was released on December 13, 2019. On 16 November, Harry hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live, debuting a new song "Watermelon Sugar", which was released worldwide simultaneously, and performing Lights Up for the first time. On December 6, Harry released the second single "Adore You". The music video was promoted via an elaborate online viral marketing campaign about a fictional island town called Eroda. Harry debuted "Adore You" on the Graham Norton Show on December 7. He also hosted The Late Late Show, his third time hosting. A 45-minute interview with Zane Lowe was uploaded to his YouTube channel, where Harry spoke in-depth about One Direction, his ex-girlfriend, his state of mind and his musical vision. He was due to embark on his second world tour from April 2020 but the tour was ultimately postponed to 2021, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
"Fine Line" debuted at #1 in the United States, becoming the third best selling album of 2019. Harry performed the entirety of the album at The Forum on the release date and was again joined on stage by Stevie Nicks. Harry performed a BBC Live Lounge set, where he covered "Juice" by American artist Lizzo. She later responded by covering "Adore You". He performed his album a second time at Electric Ballroom in London on December 19, where he was joined by UK rapper Stormzy. The two were in a battle for the UK #1 album and their performance quashed any rumor of a feud. Harry passionately sang along to one of Stormzy's anti-government songs which drew minor controversy. The set was eventually uploaded to Harry's official YouTube page on April 16, 2020. Harry ended the decade and year by earning the #1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 albums.
On February 19, Harry performed "Falling" at the 2020 Brit Awards. The following week he performed a concert set for the Today Show in the US. Harry filmed a Tiny Desk concert on February 25, which premiered on March 16. On February 28, Harry premiered the music video for Falling, which depicts him drowning while playing the piano. On February 27, Harry announced a special Halloween concert titled "Harryween" at Madison Square Garden, along with special guest country singer Orville Peck, and asked fans to dress up. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harry's tour was postponed to 2021. On February 28, Harry performed a set at SiriusXM's Secret Session concert. On February 29, Harry played another secret set for iHeartRadio, and Fine Line surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. On March 3, Harry revealed during an interview with Howard Stern that he had been robbed at knife point on February 14 by a group of men. The men took money and were instructing Harry to unlock his phone when two cars drove past. Harry seized the opportunity to run toward the cars and was able to escape. He filed a police report and the media falsely reported only one person had robbed him. Adore You was certified gold in the UK on March 14. Creative magazine Beauty Papers released a special March issue featuring an elaborate photo shoot with Harry. The shoot saw Harry experiment with drag and gender non-conforming outfits and makeup, and nudity. Harry donated to Live Nation's Global Relief Fund to help support live music crews who have lost jobs as a result of COVID-19. Adore You and Watermelon Sugar performed strongly on the US charts, with the latter becoming his first ever US #1 single in August. These singles were also viral hits on popular app Tik Tok. Golden was released as the fourth single in October and featured a music video shot on location in Italy. In November, the Grammy Awards nominated Fine Line for Best Pop Vocal Album, Watermelon Sugar for Best Pop Solo Performance and Adore You for Best Music Video. In the same month, Harry became the first man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. Harry primarily wore women's clothing for the photo shoot, which attracted considerable media attention.
In 2021, Styles was nominated for three Grammy awards: Best Pop Solo Performance ("Watermelon Sugar"), Music Video ("Adore You"), and Pop Vocal Album (Fine Line). He only won one of the awards: Best Pop Solo Performance. At the award show, he performed "Watermelon Sugar."
Harry's parents are Anne Twist and Desmond Styles. Anne and Desmond are divorced, and Anne remarried to Robin Twist. Harry has one older sister, Gemma, who works as a freelance journalist. His family owns a cat named Dusty and Gemma owns a cat named Olivia. Harry has three cousins, Matt, Ella and Ben Selley. In June 2017, Robin Twist passed away after a battle with cancer at age 57
Regarding Styles' time in One Direction, 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," said Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt. During public appearances, Styles' fashion evolution has traded "teen-friendly" Jack Wills tracksuits for a selection of Saint Laurent, Burberry and Gucci, appearing in a number of campaigns for the latter.
As his time in the band progressed, the singer started wearing skinny jeans and boots. For Billboard's 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 his five-year stint with the 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." In September 2016, Styles appeared on the cover of Another Man magazine, prompting an editor from The Guardian to label the lack of shirtlessness and the focus on fashion for a niche publication as the death of a "heartthrob" and birth of an "artthrob". During his debut solo album promotions in 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 color." According to fashion designer Michael Kors, "Harry is the modern embodiment of British rocker style: edgy, flamboyant and worn with unapologetic swagger."
He was ranked first and fifth in 2016 and 2017 respectively on British Vogue's "The 50 Fittest Boys". He was voted the "Sexiest Male in Pop" for 2016, 2017, and 2018 in a poll by British radio network Capital. In 2018, Styles was voted fourth by British GQ on their list of "50 best-dressed men". Upon becoming the first man to ever cover Vogue magazine, a pop culture dialogue began as to how representative Harry was, or could be, of gender neutral fashion and whether his image was "queerbaiting" or authentic. His bold fashion choices often attract negativity from conservative public figures, while the teen demographic idolises and applauds him. Some feel that his pre-existing fame and his so far neutral statement on sexuality, gives him an advantage to be more adventurous in his image without risking losing fans, whereas out LGBTQ+ artists may struggle to do the same as prominently.
Harry dated Felicity Skinner for a year when both were 15 years old. In 2012, Skinner told media she had not contacted Harry since 2010. She described him as "a really good boyfriend, very romantic and, yes, shy." She said the relationship was long-distance and their break up was a matter of drifting apart.
Harry allegedly dated Caroline Flack in 2011, when he was 17 and she was 32. Their relationship caused controversy because of their fifteen year age gap. They met in 2010 when Harry was a contestant on The X Factor, and Flack was co-host of companion show, The Xtra Factor. Romance rumors grew the following year when it was reported that Harry and Caroline were seen kissing at a 2011 X Factor after party. Rumors went unproven until December 2011, when Harry was photographed leaving her London home early in the morning. Although neither ever confirmed they were together, in January 2012 Harry tweeted that the relationship had mutually ended. In May 2015, Flack said of the relationship: "I’m not going to ever apologize for it because there was nothing at the time that was serious or bad and nobody was getting hurt.”
Harry dated American singer Taylor Swift from November 2012 to January 2013. In November 2012, Swift was photographed wearing a paper plane necklace, similar to the one Harry wore at the time. The pair were later photographed together, both in New York where Taylor lives and in Cheshire, Harry's hometown, throughout December 2012. They shared a New Year's Eve kiss in New York City's Times Square. They split five days later, while on vacation, for unknown reasons. Swift has since described the relationship as "fragile" and "full of anxiety and roadblocks". While many have interpreted Swift's single "I Knew You Were Trouble", from her 2012 album "Red", to be about Harry, the song was released as a single while they were still dating.
Swift's 2014 album "1989" features two songs she has confirmed to be about Harry: "Style" and "Out Of The Woods". Style was released as the third official single from 1989, and became one of the best selling songs of 2015. The title references Harry's surname and Swift holds a paper aeroplane necklace in the music video. Swift confirmed Out Of The Woods references a December 2012 snowmobile accident she and Harry were in where her "life flashed before [her] eyes". Harry was photographed with bandages on his chin in the immediate aftermath, which is referenced by the lyric "20 stitches in a hospital room". In October 2015, One Direction released "Perfect", a song co-written by Harry and Louis, featuring the lyric "If you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about, baby, I'm perfect", which sparked worldwide speculation as a reference to Swift, who is known for writing songs detailing her relationships.
In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Harry addressed his relationship with Swift for the first time ever. When asked to comment, Styles stated: "She doesn't need me to tell her the [songs about him] are great. It's the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever. Certain things don't work out. There's a lot of things that can be right, and it's still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad.' And if you run into that person, maybe it's awkward, maybe you have to get drunk, but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best shit ever."
Unconfirmed speculation of a romance between Harry and American model/reality TV star Kendall Jenner has persisted since 2013. Jenner is part of the Kardashian family, her mother, Kris, was married to Robert Kardashian, father of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. The Kardashian-Jenners are close with the Azoff family, of which Jeff Azoff is Harry's close friend and manager. In 2013, Harry was asked about their relationship during 1D Day. He responded, “We went to dinner, but I’m not dating her.” The two would be photographed out and about numerous times over the next three years. In October 2015, Kendall attended one of One Direction's final concerts. In December 2015, Harry's family vacationed with the Jenner-Kardashians and the Azoffs. Photos stolen then leaked from the trip showed Harry and Kendall embracing and Kendall sitting on Harry's lap. Paparazzi pictures appeared to show the pair kissing. Khloe Kardashian told press the two were "probably dating", judging by how often they spend time together. Kourtney Kardashian claimed she had never met Harry. Harry attended Kendall's 21st birthday party in November 2016. His attendance went unknown until a photographer uploaded a shot of Kendall and Harry in a photo booth to his official website. The photo was removed soon after being discovered by fans. In 2018, Kendall attended the final show of Harry's world tour and the two attended a Fleetwood Mac concert together. In 2019, the two were photographed talking at the Met Gala. In December, Harry hosted The Late Late Show and featured Kendall as a guest. She asked him how many songs he'd written about her but he refused to comment. In December, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres asked Harry to comment on Kendall, which he also refused. Neither have confirmed a romantic relationship occurred. But in March 2021, Kendall’s mother Kris Jenner has said that Kendall and Harry dated each other when she was on The Ellen Show.
In July 2017, radio host and close friend Nick Grimshaw asked Harry during a BBC 1 radio interview to wear a heart monitor while he was shown pictures of people and objects. An image of American-French model Camille Rowe was shown, to which Harry responded, “I don’t know her. I’m sure she’s a wonderful person.” Harry then appeared flustered and jokingly told Nick he “hated" him. The following month, Harry and Camille were photographed at a Fleetwood Mac concert together. Rowe accompanied Harry on his 2017 world tour, sitting backstage or in the audience with Anne Twist. The pair were photographed together by paparazzi and fans numerous times in early 2018. Neither officially confirmed the relationship and on 31 July 2018, UK news tabloid The Sun announced the pair had split. Harry confirmed a song titled "Cherry" from his second album "Fine Line" addresses their break up and features audio of Rowe's voice at the end.
It is rumored that Harry is currently dating Olivia Wilde after calling her his "girlfriend" at his friend's wedding.
In 2015, British singer Ed Sheeran revealed Harry had told him he purposefully leaked a nude photo of himself during his time on The X Factor. Ed told a reporter "Did you know Harry leaked that nude picture himself? He leaked his own picture. I think that’s amazing.” As Harry is underage in the photograph, it is illegal to download or distribute the image anywhere.
Harry's alleged 2011 relationship with Caroline Flack caused considerable controversy because of the 15 year age gap between the two. Harry has never publicly spoken about the relationship while Flack courted minor publicity after releasing a book.
As of 2011, Harry has consistently been framed as a womanizer by the media. While claims of short relationships have gone unfounded and unconfirmed, Styles is seen as a "lothario" figure by the general public. He has expressed discomfort with this assumption and Zayn once came to his defense in an interview. In a 2013 interview with GQ, Harry was pushed to reveal how many sexual partners he had. Upon Harry revealing he had slept with two people, the interviewer stated they did not believe him. The harassment caused backlash from fans who did not appreciate reading Harry's discomfort. The magazine criticized fans in response.
Sexuality Speculation (2011- 2018)
From 2011 onward, Harry and bandmate Louis have been the subject of a conspiracy theory suggesting they are a closeted couple, particularly after announcing they had made plans in 2010 to move in together after The X Factor. They began renting an apartment together in September 2011, just before the band's debut single was released. The pair told media in 2011 they'd invented the combined name Larry Stylinson (Louis Tomlinson/Harry Styles) themselves, and Harry told a magazine: "Until I find the perfect girl, I have Louis". Their mothers often tweeted about how close the pair were, with Louis's mother once referring to Harry as Louis's husband. In October 2011, Louis tweeted "Always in my heart @HarryStyles. Yours sincerely, Louis". The tweet came shortly after Louis was confirmed to be dating Eleanor Calder. Many believed it signified he and Harry had been forcibly closeted. Past boy bands have had closeted gay members who hid their sexuality, for fear of angering heterosexual female fans. Louis's tweet to Harry is currently the third most retweeted of all time (with over 2 million retweets). In February 2015, it surpassed a tweet by former US President Barack Obama, sparking worldwide headlines. Neither Harry or Louis have ever addressed the tweet.
In early 2012, rumors of Harry moving out of his house with Louis circulated. Louis stated fans speculating about their relationship had made them too uncomfortable to continue being close friends. Many chose not to believe this as their friendship seemed largely unchanged, despite their spending less time together in public. Over the next three years, several denials were issued by Louis. In late 2012, Louis tweeted "Larry is the biggest load of bullshit I've ever heard" in response to a fan who refused to believe Louis's relationship with Eleanor was real. From early 2013, Harry and Louis were not seen together outside of work commitments, leading many to believe they had fallen out. In July 2014, however, Harry attended Louis's mother's wedding, along with Niall and Liam.
As of 2017, Harry and Louis's friendship appears unaffected by ongoing rumors. In August 2015, Harry attended Louis's sister Lottie's birthday party, along with Louis and Liam. During One Direction's November 2015 album promo, they often sat next to each other and shared jokes together. Louis stated Zayn's departure from the band brought the four remaining members much closer together. It is unknown if Harry and Louis made contact throughout 2016, however Harry was in attendance for Louis's first solo performance on The X Factor, on December 10, 2016, along with Liam and Niall. Louis wished Harry a happy birthday on Twitter on February 1, 2017, his first online interaction toward Harry in four years. In May 2017, Harry was asked during an interview to clarify if his solo single Sweet Creature was about Louis. Harry stated: "People are always going to speculate what songs are about. I don't think I’d ever want to tell someone that they're wrong for feeling how they feel about a song, even when they're not necessarily right. The fun thing with music is you get to write a song that has all you want to say on it and you don’t necessarily have to explain it much further than that. If you really listen to the lyrics, you can work out whether its about that or not, and I would lean towards no". In June 2017, Louis expressed his condolences to Harry and his family on Twitter, after Harry's stepfather lost his battle with cancer. Throughout his Back To You promotional campaign, Louis stated numerous times that he was proud of Harry's successful venture into acting.
On 12 May 2017, Harry was asked to clarify his sexuality by The Sun reporter Dan Wooton. Harry stated: "I’ve never felt the need to [label my sexuality], really. I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”
On July 22, 2017, Louis criticised the conspiracy, stating: "It created this atmosphere between the two of us where everyone was looking into everything we did. It made everything, I think on both fences, a little bit more unapproachable. I think it shows that it was never anything real, if I can use that word."
In March 2018, Harry performed a previously unreleased song titled "Medicine" during his world tour. One lyric in the song appeared to suggest bisexuality: "The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I’m OK with it", sparking worldwide media speculation.
In 2013, Harry liked a picture on Instagram of a man about to undress. The picture was designed to look like a video and the caption read "Double tap to see me strip". (An image tapped twice on Instagram becomes "liked"). The owner of the photo wrote "Hi @harrystyles :)" after noticing what had happened. It caused continued speculation about Harry's sexuality.
In July, Harry denied being in a relationship with BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw, after media speculated why they were spending so much time together. Upon being asked about it, Harry stated "‘Oh, really? I didn’t even know. We’re not dating, no. We’re just friends." The interviewer also asked if he was bisexual and Harry stated "Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure I’m not." Grimshaw also denied in 2015 that he and Harry ever dated...
In December 2013, Harry won a court order against paparazzi, prohibiting them from loitering within 50 metres of his house, placing him under surveillance or pursuing him in vehicles.
In July, a pornographic image of a woman appeared in Harry's favorites on Twitter. The image was left there for over eight hours. When Harry realized the error, he deleted the tweet and favorited numerous pictures of puppies and kittens, before tweeting "Sooooo...the weather?"
During a 2014 concert, Harry danced with an inflatable hammer bearing the Israel flag and symbols, which many found offensive as Israel was conducting brutal attacks against Palestine at the time. Zayn spoke against these attacks on Twitter. On Instagram, Harry took down an image of himself wearing a Native American headdress after receiving accusations of racial appropriation, meaning trivializing sacred elements of culture and removing them from their proper context.
In July, Harry told a US concert audience "If you like whales, don't go to Sea World", referencing the animal cruelty accusations often aimed at the animal park. Sea World staff responded with a series of inflammatory tweets. Media noted Sea World's reputation further plummeted as a result of Harry's comments and in November, the park announced they would be phasing out their famous Orca show. In late 2015, Heat Magazine made a formal apology for running a story about Styles dating a model, stating the story had been completely fabricated.
In October, One Direction released a song called "Perfect", co-written by Harry and Louis, which featured the lyrics "If you're looking for someone to write your break-up songs about, baby I'm perfect". Many took this to be a reference or dis to ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, who is known for writing songs about former relationships, and wrote about Harry on her 1989 album. Harry was asked numerous times to explain the lyric but remained vague saying it was down to personal interpretation.
Throughout his debut solo world tour, Harry would often wave various LGBT+ flags during his concerts, usually from fans in the crowd. In October, several fans brought flags and signs in support of race relations social movement Black Lives Matter to numerous concerts, but it was unclear if Harry ever saw or had access to them, as he did not wave any. Fans criticized Harry online for what they believed was him specifically ignoring them or being too afraid to publicly show support for the cause. Harry eventually posted a supportive image to his official Instagram account and went on to wave the flag at several shows in mid 2018.
While it's pretty difficult to keep up with Hazza and his love of tattoos, see below for our guide to Harry Styles most well-known tattoos and what they supposedly mean.
1. The naked mermaid
One of Harry's latest designs, the boy band star got a half-naked mermaid inked onto his left forearm back in November 2014. When asked about the reason behind the tattoo, Harry simply told The Today Show, "because I am a mermaid"
2. The anchor
Harry's tattoo of a naval anchor is on his left wrist and is a pretty standard design in the world of tattoo lovers, especially among the old-school sailor crowd! It was done to cover up his old "I can't change" tattoo.
3. The skeleton
One of Harry's most unique tattoo designs, this one is on his left tricep and depicts a skeleton man dressed up in a suit and fedora hat.
4. The old-school handshake
The handshake tattoo is a symbol of equality.
5. The butterfly
One of Harry's biggest tattoos, the outstretched wings of the butterfly cover up Harry's torso. Butterflies generally symbolize transformation and change, so perhaps Harry go this to show his evolution from a young boy band star to a real man.
6. The Holy Bible
Featured on Harry's left forearm is an inking of the Holy Bible and, while Harry isn't outwardly religious, probably reminds the boy band of his home. The inking also covers up his old lettering of 'things I can't".
7. The 'A' letter
Done way back in July 2012, a tattoo of the letter 'A' is on his left forearm for his mother, Anne Cox.
8. The ship
One of the One Direction star's most intricate designs is his traditional naval ship on his left bicep. While many fans speculated this was inked about ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift (after the man in her 'I Knew You Were Trouble' video had a very similar design), Harry insists its all about reminding him of travelling homeward when he's off on his trips around the globe.
9. The black heart
Back in December 2012, Harry had this heavy design inked onto his left bicep. Many think it's all about reminding him of his family back home.
10. The birdcage
On the left of Harry's rib cage Harry has another large design of a birdcage. It is possible it could be a reference to Harry always feeling caged in during his time in One Direction.
11. The theatre masks
Another tattoo on Harry's left side is this old-school design of classical theatre masks, showing just how dedicated Harry is to his job of entertaining people.
The letters 'SMCL' have also never been addressed, but fans have suggested it stands for Simon Cowell, the man, the myth, the legend, that put the boys together on X Factor.
12. The swallows
A classical tattoo that, for Harry, represents travelling and being out on the road all the time, but always finding your way home.
13. The laurel leaves
One of Mr. Styles. more risque tattoos are the fern leaf designs on his left and right hips which cannot help but draw attention to the boy band star's pelvis. It's rarely spotted, but in his incredible album artwork shot by Tim Walker, the fern is out in all of its glory.
14. The 'Gemma' tattoo
Back in 2012 Harry had his older sister's name Gemma tattooed in Hebrew onto his shoulder. Another inking in tribute to his family and showing just how close he is to them.
15. The Nails
He's never explained the appearance of three pretty ominous black nails on his arm, but they've been lurking there ever since 2013.
16. The cross
While this is traditionally a religious symbol, he has the pretty small ink in comparison to his others marked on his hand, like fellow pop star, Justin Bieber.
16. The 'Brasil' one
While out in Rio De Janeiro Harry reportedly got this number on his derriere. It's still not been confirmed whether it's real or not.
17. The elusive thigh tat!
When Harry & Chelsea posed for this snap, everyone was pretty focused on the choice of bikini bottoms as opposed to Harry's left thigh. However, upon closer inspection, fans noticed a new design emblazoned on the 'Kiwi' star's leg.
As of April 2017, Harry has 61 known tattoos.
My Everything (Ariana Grande)
- "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" — writing
- "Night Changes" — writing
- "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" — writing
- "Stockholm Syndrome" — writing
- "Fool's Gold" — writing
- "Change Your Ticket" — writing
- "Perfect" — writing
- "If I Could Fly" — writing
- "Olivia" — writing
- "Walking in the Wind" — writing
- "A.M." — writing
- "Meet Me in the Hallway" - writing
- Sign Of The Times" - writing
- "Carolina" - writing
- "Two Ghosts" - writing
- "Sweet Creature" - writing
- "Only Angel" - writing
- "Kiwi" - writing
- "Ever Since New York" - writing
- "Woman" - writing
- "From The Dining Table" - writing
Fine Line (2019 album)
- "Watermelon Sugar"
- "Adore You"
- "Lights Up"
- "To Be So Lonely"
- "Sunflower, Vol. 6"
- "Canyon Moon"
- "Treat People With Kindness"
- "Fine Line"
- "Better Than Being Alone" (given to band Augustana)
- "Little Boat" (co-written with, and for, Ainsley Smart)
- "Just A Litte Bit Of Your Heart" (given to Ariana Grande)
- "I Love You" (given to Alex & Sierra)
- Someday (given to Michael Buble, co-written with Meghan Trainor)
- "Alfie's Song" (co-written with Jack Antonoff and Ilsey Juber for the film Love, Simon)
- "Oh Anna" - (Unreleased song performed during 2018 world tour)
- "Medicine" - (Unreleased song performed during 2018 world tour)
- "It's not about being who you were. It's about keeping who you were part of who you are now." (Interview with Nightline)
- "We feel like that objectifies women and that's not really what we're about" (On whether the band has "dibs" on girls, in 2013).
- “I’m 100 percent in this band. I still want to be touring with One Direction in ten years. I’ll be doing it until I’m old and people are telling me to stop.” (This Is Us)
- "It costs nothing to be nice" (Quote featured in 365 Days of Wonder by R.J Palacio)
- "I feel like when people label people as famous they take away a lot of the substance that they have as a person. So you don't remember if they were funny or they were really nice and giving, they're just famous. After that, any choice you make, if it's not as famous or more, it's considered a failure. And that's a shame because it's not a failure always" (SPIN 1038 Interview, 2013)
- "Olivia is whoever you want her to be. It's open to interpretation. I think it's how people take songs in different ways and that's what's fun. Who am I to tell someone what a song means to them? It doesn't always necessarily mean the same thing to them as it means to me." (On the song "Olivia")
- "I just love the imperfections of vinyl. The scratches and crackles - you don't get that from anything else. It has a warmth to it. I think my favourite album cover is the Plastic Ono Band's 'Live Peace In Toronto 1969'. It's so simple. It's perfect." (AnOther Man, September 2016)
- "Playing big venues when you just see a sea of people, that view...you stop for a second and wish you could bring all your friends to just stand there with you for a second to see it. It's unlike anything else. There's no drug you can take that give you that same high. It's pretty amazing that it's a natural thing."(On performing live)
- "Who's to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That's not up to you to say. Music is something that's always changing. There's no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they're not serious? How can you say young girls don't get it? They're our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans – they don't lie. If they like you, they're there. They don't act 'too cool.' They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick." (Rolling Stone, April 2017)
- "I’m not educated enough on the subject to really go toe-to-toe with someone about it, but disregarding the economic stuff, I think what it symbolises is the opposite of the world I would like to be in. I think the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that." (On the Brexit)
- He had blonde hair as an infant.
- His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
- He is 5"11 feet tall.
- He has four nipples. All four can be seen in the Kiss You music video.
- In 2014, he supported the HeForShe equal rights campaign.
- He is a Manchester United and Green Bay Packers fan.
- Harry has shown interest in Judaism and Jewish culture. He has tweeted acknowledgement of Jewish holidays. Ben Winston gave Harry a kippah (also known as a yarmulke) as a birthday present in 2013. Harry referred to himself as spiritual, rather than religious, in his 2016 AnOther Man interview.
- He has matching tattoos with Ed Sheeran and Kings of Leon singer Nathan Followill.
- On July 5 2016, Harry was a guest for Professor Robert Winston, Ben Winston's father, at the House Of Lords, to hear the debate about the impact of the Brexit.
- He had the second most retweeted tweet of 2016.
- Michael Buble's 2016 song "Someday" was co-written by Harry, and Meghan Trainor.
- He owns four companies: HSA Publishing Limited, Fridous Limited, Erskine Records Limited, and Erskine Touring Company LLP.
- His microphone is always taped green.
- Harry Styles to be best man at mom Anne Cox's wedding. Sugarscape.com.
- Holmes Chapel X Factor star Harry Styles can win show say school bandmates. Crewe Chronicle. October 12, 2010.
- 'He's a really prolific artist': Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid
- Harry Styles and Meghan Trainor Secret Songwriting Partners?
- In the studio with Harry Styles!
- Ariana Grande Loves The Song Harry Styles Wrote For Her
- Rob Stringer Statement
- Harry Styles TV advert, March 25 2017
- Felicity Skinner
- @Harry_Styles. Twitter. Announcing the end of Caroline relationship. January 26, 2012.
- Caroline Flack May 2015 Interview
- Harry denial
- Zayn defends Harry
- GQ interview
- Harry about Louis
- Harry quote
- Jay's Tweet
- AIMH Tweet
- The Cost Of The Closet
- Louis Tweet Surpasses Obama
- Louis Interview
- Harry on Sweet Creature
- Harry and Grimmy denial
- Harry Styles wins court order against paparazzi
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