Harry Styles Wiki – Biography
Harry Edward Styles is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. His musical career began in 2010, when he auditioned for the British singing competition The X Factor. He was eliminated early on, but he was brought back to form the boy band One Direction.
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Harry Styles Age
He is 26 years old.
Early life and Career
Harry Edward Styles was born on 1 February 1994 in Redditch, Worcestershire. 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 Chapel, Cheshire, after his parents moved there along with his older sister, Gemma, when he was a child. His earliest memory is of going to Disney World.
Styles attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. While at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive, he was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo, which won a local Battle of the Bands competition. Styles’ parents divorced when he was seven and his mother later was remarried to Robin Twist,[ who died of cancer in 2017. Styles has an older stepbrother named Mike and a stepsister named Amy, children of Twist.
As a child, Styles recorded covers on a karaoke machine he was given by his grandad, and the first song he recorded was Elvis Presley’s “The Girl of My Best Friend”. As a sixteen-year-old, he worked part-time at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel.
Following a suggestion from his mother, on 11 April 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo contestant for the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor, singing a rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”. He advanced to bootcamp, but failed to progress to the “Boys” category at “judges’ houses”. Four others in his age group also failed, but they were put together as an ensemble in July 2010, during the “bootcamp” stage of the competition, thus qualifying for the “Groups” category.
Nicole Scherzinger, a guest judge, and Simon Cowell have both claimed to have come up with the idea of forming the band. The group consisting of Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik, got together for two weeks to practise. Styles said he had suggested the name One Direction to his bandmates and they agreed to keep it. Within the first four weeks of the live shows, they were Cowell’s last act in the competition. The group quickly gained popularity in the UK. In December 2010, One Direction finished The X Factor in third place behind Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle, who won.
Robbed on Valentine’s Night
Harry Styles was unharmed but understandably shaken after a scary incident over the weekend.
E! News has learned that the 26-year-old “Fine Line” singer was robbed while out in the Hampstead area of London on Friday night. According to the Mirror Online, Styles was approached by a man with a knife who “demanded cash.”
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“He actually played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with,” a source told the outlet. “Understandably though it left him very shaken up afterwards.”
The Metropolitan Police tell E! News that they’re investigating reports of a knife point robbery in Spaniards Road, Hampstead.
“Officers were contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23.50hrs on Friday, 14 February,” the police state. “It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife. The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him.”
According to the police, no arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.
Despite the incident, Styles appears to be in good spirits today, as he’s just walked the red carpet at the 2020 BRIT Awards. The One Direction star is up for British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year at the ceremony, which is being held at The 02 Arena in London.
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Styles, who is also set to take the stage to perform at the award show on Tuesday night, has yet to publicly address the robbery.