Harry Styles 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, 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 before going on an indefinite hiatus in 2016.
Styles released his self-titled debut solo album through Columbia Records in 2017. It debuted at number one in the UK and the US and became one of the world's top-ten best-selling albums of the year, while its lead single, "Sign of the Times", topped the UK Singles Chart. His second album, Fine Line (2019), debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with the biggest first-week sales by an English male artist in chart history. Its fourth single, "Watermelon Sugar", topped the US Billboard Hot 100. Styles will follow it with his third full-length album, Harry's House (2022), which spawned the chart-topping single "As It Was". He made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film Dunkirk.