It finally happened! Harry Styles signed a deal for a solo record, a June 23 report claims. So does that mean One Direction is over for good?! We have all the details, right here.
Harry Styles, 22, is going solo! The former One Directioner has signed a record contract with Colombia Records, according to a new report on June 23. Will his solo career squash any chances of a One Direction reunion? Here’s what we know so far.
Harry’s finally ready to venture out on his own into the music world! Almost 4 months after One Direction officially went on hiatus in March 2015, Harry kicked off his solo career by signing with Columbia Records on June 23, according to Billboard.
You probably remember that that’s the same record company that 1D is signed to. So perhaps the fact that they’re keeping it in the family means that the band isn’t split for good, because Harry is still maintaining a good relationship with them. However, if he gets as successful as we think he will, the likelihood of a reunion will get lower and lower.
We first started to get the idea that Harry was going solo in 2015, when he began copyrighting songs with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), under his own name. Terms of this deal are still under wraps, and we don’t know when to expect the album, but we can’t wait to hear what he comes up with!
Of course, Harry isn’t the first member of One Direction to go solo. Zayn Malik left the band a full year before they went on hiatus, back in March 2015. Since then, he’s had good success with his first album Mind of Mine, which debuted in several countries at #1, including the UK and America. We’re sure Harry’s album will do just as great!
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