Harry Styles

© Fiona McKinlay

© Fiona McKinlay


Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel, England. He was the lead singer of a band called White Eskimo that won a band competition in his school. At the age of sixteen, Styles auditioned for The X-Factor and went through several rounds, before he was eliminated from the competition. However, Simon Cowell, the show’s judge, brought back Styles into a group. Styles suggested the name “One Direction.” At the end of the competition, the group came in 3rd place. However, despite finishing 3rd, One Direction got a recording contract and went on to become the best-selling boy band. Their very first album “Up All Night” was a major hit in the charts in United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. In 2011, he started dating The X Factor television presenter Caroline Flack but, the couple broke up in January 2012. Styles was also romantically linked with models Cara Delevingne and Emma Ostilly, photographer Sarah-Louise Colivet and singers Rita Ora and Lily Halpern. However, his most publicized relationship was with pop star Taylor Swift. They, reportedly, broke up in early January 2013. Harry Styles is known for wearing Bleu De Chanel cologne.