Harry Styles debutes second solo album


Eva Rinaldi

Amber Cicilian, Junior Writer

From being apart of the biggest boy band in the world to having two successful solo albums, Harry Styles is no stranger to being a world renowned pop star.

This past December, Styles debuted his second solo album titled Fine Line, which quickly became number one on the Billboard 200 for two consecutive weeks in a row. Hit singles like “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You” reflect the fun and carefree aspects of the album while songs like “Falling” and “Fine Line” show Styles’ emotional and deeper side. Fan reactions to the album have been nothing but positive, which resulted in the album being the last number one album of the 2010’s, and the first of the new decade.

Styles got his start at the young age of 16, when he auditioned for Britain’s X Factor in 2010. He sang the famous Stevie Wonder song, “Isn’t She Lovely,” for his first performance and instantly charmed the judges and audience with his voice and shy personality. Soon after, Styles was placed with four other contestants during the show, forming the band One Direction. The band lost the competition, but won the hearts of millions of fans across the globe.  After five monumental years together and losing a member in March of 2015 who wanted to be on his own, One Direction decided to take a hiatus, or break.

Sadly, it’s been four years since the band’s separation, but that has led to each member getting their chance to explore their solo careers. Fans of Styles patiently waited for his solo endeavor and got their wish with his first solo single, “Sign of the Times,” in April 2017. Since then, Styles has built up his solo portfolio with two albums, two world tours, his very own week premiering on the Late Late Show with James Corden, a sold out one night only performance at the Forum in Los Angeles, which featured a duet with Fleetwood Mac’s own Stevie Nicks, and many other personal accomplishments. 

In 2011, Styles once got candid in an interview and shed a few tears while talking about his insecurities. Today, Styles’ persona perfectly combines one of a confident rock and roll superstar with an emotional storyteller. Styles has been known to be an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community as well as a person who dresses how they want and often holds up pride flags during his concerts in custom Gucci Suits. Fans trust in and fully support Styles, giving him the ability to express himself in whichever way he chooses. 

Harry Styles has personally grown into an incredibly inspiring and talented artist who continually inspires people to be themselves no matter who they are.