Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. His musical career began in 2010 as a solo contestant on the British music competition series The X Factor. Following his elimination early on, he was brought back to join the boy band One Direction, which went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.
Styles released his self-titled debut album through Columbia Records in 2017. It was certified platinum in the US, while its lead single, "Sign of the Times", topped the UK Singles Chart. He made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film Dunkirk. Styles' second album, Fine Line (2019), debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the US, and was listed among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2020. Its fourth single, "Watermelon Sugar", topped the US Billboard Hot 100.
Throughout his career, Styles has been nominated for three Brit Awards, winning one, and received an ARIA Music Award. Other than his music, Styles is also known for his flamboyant fashion.