A Solo Act in Style
Jun 01, 2018 08:54AM
● By Ashley Madonna
Tears were shed, angry words were spoken (and tweeted about) and girls everywhere mourned the ending of one of America’s most iconic boy bands. But the break up of One Direction, which happened more than two years ago, proved to be a successful career move for all five singers including Harry Styles. Known for his sexy curly hair and even sexier voice, Styles went from singing catchy pop hits to relatable soft rock ballads. His debut album, "Harry Styles," set a record for best-selling first week by a British male artist when it sold 230,000 albums and hit number one on the Billboard 200 charts. And singles, “Sign of the Times,” “Two Ghosts,” “Sweet Creature” and “Ever Since New York,” showed the world that this 24-year-old’s voice is just as raw, beautiful and talented as it always was.
Before pre-teen girls had posters of Styles and his 1D bandmates plastered all over their walls, Styles was just a regular boy from England. He was paired with Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne on "The X Factor" in 2010 and received a recording contract despite finishing third in the competition. The band went on to release five studio albums (including the last one, "Made in the A.M.," without Malik, who left in 2015), win many awards and record many hit singles. Fans who miss the group can get a small taste of the former band during Styles’ concert, when he performs some One Direction songs like “What Makes You Beautiful.” If you grew up in the boy band era, his concert will be a treat for your adult self — complete with laidback melodies, an intimate setting, a fantastic performance and a few surprises the 15-year-old inside you will appreciate. For everyone else, treat this show like what it is: a concert by an experienced musician who is serious about what he does and knows what he wants.
Date: June 5
Location: American Airlines Center