The curious story of Harry Styles, the baker who became a pop icon

Harry Styles He always wanted to sing and be a musician, but he started with other jobs: he was a cashier in a bakery and a newspaper delivery man on his bicycle. Before becoming a star boy band one directionthey had told him “that he still did not have enough experience or confidence to sing”.

Harry Styles He was born in the British town of Holmes Chapel on February 1, 1994. As his parents divorced when he was 7 years old, he grew up with his mother, Anne, and his older sister, Gemma, who accompanied him in all his dreams.

Harry Styles: his way to fame

In 2010, at the age of 16, the singer performed at auditioning for the seventh season of the hit reality show The X Factor. As soon as he went on stage, he told that he worked on Saturdays as a cashier in a bakery, that he had a band with his schoolmates called White Eskimo and that he planned to study Law, Economics or Sociology.

then sang a cappella the song “Isn’t she lovely”, by Stevie Wonder, and won the hearts of the girls in the studio, who applauded and sighed. With the support of the public and two judges, he passed the first round.

Harry Styles was rejected in The X Factor, but then formed the band One Direction.

Judge/singer Nicole Scherzinger told him he had a beautiful voice and Irish judge/manager Louis Walsh agreed, but stated that he “didn’t yet have the experience or confidence to sing”, which is why he was the only one who voted for him. not”. However, the famous and demanding Simon Cowell assured him that, with a good coach, he could become a successful singer.

The producers of the program convinced him to put together a band with other “cute boys” of the pageant: Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, with whom he formed one direction. The Simon Cowell-sponsored band finished in third place, behind Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson.

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But they outdid everyone with a career that took them to tour the world’s stages. The following year they released the first of their five albums, up all nightand in 2012 the second, take me home. The following were midnight memories (2013), four (2014) and Made in the AM (2015). Each one was more successful than the last.

Harry Styles and his solo career

Despite the enormous success of the band, the group broke up. Malik was the first to leave and Harry StylesLike the other members of the group, he began to build his solo career. The first single from her ranked first in the United Kingdom, was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as the best song in the world and toured the world: “Sign of the times”.

Harry Styles turns 29 years old. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoFor: REUTERS

His first record was called Harry Styles and the tour Live On Tour brought it to Argentina for the first time. The following were fine line (2019) and the super successful Harry’s House (2022), which was voted best album of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards and is sure to take home several Grammys on Sunday, February 5.

The song “As it was”, in addition, was the most listened to last year in the world and broke several records. Also, the tour Love On Tour He brought it back to Buenos Aires last year, where he gave two shows at River Plate.

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While continuing to reap success, he was encouraged to act first in the film Dunkirk (2017), by Christopher Nolan, where he was a British soldier. And then in the Marvel superhero film Eternals (2021) and Do not worry dear (2022), directed by his ex-partner Olivia Wilde.

Harry Styles she also became a Gucci model in several of their campaigns. From the village bakery to the stages and catwalks of the world.

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The curious story of Harry Styles, the baker who became a pop icon