Harry Styles The Solo Rocker
On May 12, 2017, English-born singer, Harry Styles, debut his highly anticipated self-titled album for the masses.
Harry is best known for being a part of the hugely successful U.K. boy-band group, One Direction, but with the dismantling of the band in 2016, there is room for Harry to break free on his own. The pressure for Harry to debut strong is high but his current sales are higher. According to Billboard Magazine, Harry Styles’ album is set to debut at number one, a feat that may help him set a “Nielsen-era record for biggest sales launch for a U.K. male act’s debut album,”.
Along with skyrocketing record sales, critics have been giving the album predominantly positive reviews. Influential magazine’s such as, Rolling Stones, gave the album four out of five stars and praised the now solo Styles for his efforts to, “steer clear of all the traps that ordinarily sabotage a boy-band star’s solo move,” and that as a whole, “there’s not a thing ordinary about this guy,”. The compliments continued all over the internet, including notable praise from the already established rock legend, Gene Simmons. An encouraging tweet from the rocker exclaimed, “Outstanding @Harry_Styles. Way to bring back the rock.” The positivity surrounding this album should foretell a strong future for Harry Styles in the music industry. We will have to wait and see if he breaks the record for sales on May 14! Below is the music video of his first solo hit single, Sign of the Times, for a reminder of just how talented and refreshing this young man truly is! Way to go Harry! #rockon