2017: The Year Everyone Else Figured Out What Harry Styles Fans Knew All Along
Harry Styles has long been one of my favorite people. Though he made some waves during his days in One Direction, since breaking out on his own, his star is quickly rising, and he's showing the world what we Harry fans have known since day one. He dropped an album that promptly soared to number one, sold out two worldwide tours, took over late-night TV, and even starred in a blockbuster movie. Everyone is catching on to his quick wit and endearing charm, and of course, taking notice of his unbelievable musical talent.
This year is shaping up to be the year of Harry Styles, and as a longtime fan, I can't even tell you how proud I am of this lovely, cherubic man who will always be the boy from The X Factor who used to be a baker. I'm excited for everyone else to finally catch on to what makes this Brit so special. Keep reading for a month-by-month recap of exactly what Harry has been up to and get ready, because this is just the beginning for him.
Harry made his solo debut on Saturday Night Live on April 15 and not only sang two songs, but also had bits in two sketches.
In late April, Harry announced — and promptly sold out — his first worldwide solo tour, playing iconic locations like Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Harry's album, Harry Styles, was released on May 12 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
Harry's close friend James Corden invited him for a four-night residency on The Late Late Show, where he performed every night, did interviews, played James's silly games, and even did his own opening monologue.
One of Harry's dreams came true when he sang "Landslide" on stage with Stevie Nicks during a pop-up show he had in Los Angeles.
Before even embarking on his first tour this year, Harry announced a second worldwide tour for next year in larger venues, including Madison Square Garden in New York.
But lest you think that all Harry does is sing, he also made his big-screen debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk this Summer as a British soldier named Alex.
Harry set out on his debut tour, starting in San Francisco, where he played to sold-out rooms each night and gracefully settled into being a solo star.
Harry got his very own BBC special, hosted by friend Nick Grimshaw, where he performed several of his hits, and went around Manchester, England, playing Bingo at an old peoples' home, throwing axes, and eating chips.
The music video for Harry's third single, "Kiwi," landed in early November, and while it makes no sense to anyone, it's an adorable depiction of Harry, some kids, and some puppies having a massive food fight.