A stage name like Harry Styles for a pop singer may sound like the type of title that was invented to make the artist much more marketable that the less exciting name that they were given by their parents. By he was actually really given his stage name at the time of birth.
How old is Harry Styles? Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom as Harry Edward Styles on February 1, 1994, the currently 26-year-old singer, songwriter, and actor started getting recognized in his musical career in 2010.
Harry Styles auditioned as a solo contestant on the British music competition series The X Factor. Even though he was eliminated at first as a solo performer in the competition, Harry was brought back to form the boy band that we now all know as One Direction. How much has Harry Styles accomplished in his 26 years on the planet thus far?
The 26-year-old Harry Styles divides his time between a pair of homes in North London, previously having lived in the famed Sunset Strip section of West Hollywood, California. Styles also owns a home in the Manhattan borough of New York City. London is the place of preference where he has said he feels the most comfortable to live.
When it comes to dating, Harry Styles’ age has been brought up do to him being younger than many of the women he has been romantic with.
Styles was in a relationship with television presenter Caroline Flack between the years of November 2011 to January 2012. The controversy was drummed up because she was 14-years older than Harry. Caroline explained her relationship with Harry Styles to NME:
“I already knew that he had a crush on me, he’s made it pretty obvious as he’s said it in magazines and said it to friends…I’ve never felt I was much older than Harry. I still feel 18 and I probably act that way half the time. Although it was just a bit of fun, we decided it was best to keep it to ourselves as we were both working for Simon Cowell…We were both single, we got on well and we had a laugh. It was only when it became public knowledge that things turned sour. At the beginning it was all very playful. He joked about being attracted to older women…It began to go wrong when he was pictured coming out of my house one morning. And that was that. In the street people started shouting ‘paedophile’ at me in the street and ‘pervert’.”
Caroline Flack wouldn’t be the last time that he hooked up with an older woman. Camille Rowe, a 34-year-old French-American model who has modelled for Victoria’s Secret, Playboy and Ralph Lauren, and others is an ex-girlfriend of Harry Styles. She was also 8-years older than Harry Styles.
Several of Harry’s songs have been speculated to have been written about Camille Rowe and their relationship. ‘Falling’ is thought to be about his romance with the VS model. He sings, ‘I’m well aware I write too many songs about you’, Could his whole second album been about Camille?
‘Cherry’ is a song that caused a lot of gossip because it has a voicemail from who people seem to think is her.
‘Watermelon Sugar’ also has been speculated to be about Camille Rowe because she said in an interview with Elle in 2017 that ‘In Watermelon Sugar’ by Richard Brautigan is one of her favorite books.
Nicole Scherzinger was a judge on The X Factor who Harry had hooked up with when he was 19 and she was 16 years older than him.
Between 2014-2015, Harry also dated Erin Foster, a comedy writer and actress, who he spent time within Los Angeles. She is 12 years older than him and their relationship ends in May of 2015.
Achievements and Milestones
In Harry Styles 26 years of living he has already sold over 50 million albums with One Direction alone. He was signed to a recording contract with Columbia Records as a solo artist, releasing his self-titled album Harry Styles on May 12, 2017 as well as dropping the platinum-selling Fine Line sophomore album on December 13, 2019.
Harry Styles as cooked up many hit singles during his single run:
- “Sign of the Times” – 3x Platinum
- “Kiwi” – Gold
- “Lights Up” – Platinum
- “Falling” – Gold
- “Watermelon Sugar” – Platinum
- “Sweet Creature” Gold
Harry Style’s time spent in front of movie cameras includes:
- One Direction: This is Us – Documentary concert film (2013)
- One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film – Concert film (2014)
- Harry Styles: Behind the Album – Documentary (2017)
- Dunkirk – Movie (2017)
Harry Styles has also been entertaining fans on their television screens by appearing on these television programs:
- iCarly – TV series (2012)
- Saturday Night Live – TV series (5 episodes: 2012-2019)
- Harry Styles at the BBC – Television special (2017)
- The Late Late Show with James Corden – TV series (2 episodes: 2017, 2019
- Happy Together – TV series (2018)
There are also quite a few awards in Harry Styles’ trophy case for his various achievements during his 26-year lifespan up to this point. He has garnered approximately 29 award wins and 71 award nominations as a solo artist. The wins have so far come from:
- ARIA Music Awards – 1 win
- BMI London Awards – 4 wins
- Brit Awards – 1 win
- The Fashion Awards – 1 win
- Global Awards – 1 win
- iHeartRadio Music Awards – 3 wins
- JIM Awards – 1 win
- MTV Europe Music Awards – 1 win
- MTV Millennial Awards- 1 win
- Nickelodeon Kid’s Choices Awards – 1 win
- NME Awards – 2 wins
- People’s Choice Awards – 2 wins
- Silver Clef Award – 1 win
- Teen Choice Awards – 9 wins
In May 2019, Harry Styles achieved the second-place distinction of the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians in the UK under 30, with an estimated net worth of £58 million. This was an upward move from the year before when he came in third place. Things remained successful on the financial front in 2020 for Harry Styles as he maintained his second-place sport with an estimated net worth of £63 million.
The first 26 years of Harry Styles life have clearly been pretty good to him.