Released his debut single, Sign of the Times, which went platinum in the U.S.
Was featured in and was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, where he was interviewed by Cameron Crowe and talked about the importance of his largely female fanbase
Performed on the Today Show, where he requested that the stage be lowered so he could create an intimate show for the fans
Was the musical guest on the first episode of SNL that was broadcast live from coast-to-coast in the U.S.
Sold out his first solo worldwide tour in a record-breaking 29 seconds
Released a documentary, ‘Behind the Album’ on Apple Music, which shows him playing some of his songs at Abbey Road Studios. Full-length performances of all his songs would later be released on ‘Behind the Album: The Performances’
Released his debut self-titled album, which was well received by critics and was #1 in 87 counties. It is the highest first week sales for a British male’s debut album since 1991 and has been certified gold in six countries.
Did a week-long stint on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden,’ where he participated in Carpool Karaoke and other skits, delivered one of the opening monologues, and performed a different song every night
Covered The Sunday Times Magazine, where he personally reached out to the writer to arrange the interview
Announced a second tour in stadium venues for 2018
Held secret shows in London, LA, and Mexico and donated all the proceeds to charity
During the LA show at the Troubadour, he performed with Stevie Nicks and they sang Two Ghosts, Landslide, and Leather and Lace together
Dedicated his show in Mexico to the victims of the Manchester attacks by doing an intimate acoustic set
Performed ‘Two Ghosts’ on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden in London’ on a rooftop overlooking the city
Made his acting debut in the Christopher Nolan-directed film Dunkirk in a role for which he auditioned. With its success, he became the first person to have a #1 debut single, #1 debut album, and #1 debut movie
Performed in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge during its 50th anniversary special, where he covered ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac and ‘Wild Thoughts’ by Rihanna, DJ Khaled, and Bryson Tiller
Performed at the Grammy Museum, where he was also interviewed on his songwriting process
Began his debut tour in September in front of a sold-out San Francisco crowd
Recorded acoustic versions of ‘Two Ghosts’ and a cover of ‘Girl Crush’ by Little Big Town for the first ever U.K. version of Spotify Sessions
Released a music video for Kiwi, which features young kids, a food fight, and puppies (lol)
Had his own hour-long special, ‘Harry Styles at the BBC,’ where he sang his songs and had fun roaming his hometown with his good friend
Performed ‘Two Ghosts’ at the Industry Trust Awards honoring Sony CEO Rob Stringer
Returned to his roots, the X-Factor stage, to perform Kiwi
Opened the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and performed twice
Was nominated for two MTV VMAs
Is currently nominated for an ARIA and will open the award show
Has been announced as a performer at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute where Fleetwood Mac will be honored
Is in conversation for multiple Grammy Awards (among other music awards), while Dunkirk is in contention for Best Picture at the Oscars and other film awards
Most importantly, he achieved all of this while promoting kindness (and being kind himself), embracing love in all forms, encouraging originality, being authentic and unapologetic with his music and stage presence, pushing the boundaries of pop music, never ceasing to show love to his fans, working extremely hard and making no excuses, and having a bit of fun.
You’ve got a bright future ahead, kid, and I can’t wait to see what you accomplish next
Sorry for all the weird reblogs I’ve made in the last several minutes, but guys… we only have until December 14th to do convince Congress that getting rid of Net Neutrality is a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO-GOOD, VERY BAD IDEA!
This affects us all. Not just Americans, but everyone who enjoys a free and open internet to keep ourselves entertained, or to talk and keep in touch with our friends, or even just to make a simple Google search!
Forcing people to pay extra for access to the websites we love is like trying to sell bottled water… No, it’s like dirtying up all the existing bottled water in the world with mud and chemicals and piss, and then having a new, special
clean water pop up, but it’s much more expensive. (I can’t take credit for making up this analogy, that was John Oliver. He made that joke back in 2014, back when we all thought we’d SAVED Net Neutrality. -_-)
Please, if you read this, reblog every post about Net Neutrality you can find. Feel free to reblog the ones I just recently posted. That’s the least we can all do. And if you want to do more, follow some of the links in those articles. Sign petitions, write and call your representatives, do whatever you can.
It’s up to you. You have got to STAY DETERMINED!!!
You can say “you aren’t obligated to buy anything!” But 1) we all wanna support taylor and we love reputation. It is also nice to wear to a concert in the future and 2) it is pretty hard not to be sad about it when Taylor nation keeps asking fans if they bought something already and if they can send in photos when they do etc etc it’s literally all money based?
Hey so tomorrow is Thanksgiving and whatnot and I know a lot of you have to go home to stressful situations with your families and as someone who had to do that every holiday in the past I am really sorry.
Just wanted to let you all know that I love you and support you and I will be by myself tomorrow and off from work all day so hmu if you need anyone to talk to.
No, the Lightwoods don’t celebrate the way mundane families do, and the only reason they’re together at all is because Max asked. But regardless, they plan to have dinner together on a cool November night, for the first time in a long time.
Nobody’s cooking – nobody wants to die. But Alec takes Izzy, Jace, and Max with him to a grocery store where they buy obscene quantities of food: turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread, ham, and other random things including three pies because everybody loves a good pie.
He books one of the spare rooms in the Institute for the whole thing, but it’s not very formal. Between plastic cartons and barcode stickers on all the boxes, none of this is could ever be particularly fancy. And he shrugs when Jace asks to bring Clary, since he’s bringing Magnus anyway, since this is a family affair and that’s who should be present.
There’s no tradition with this – the point is just to spend time together, despite everything that’s gone wrong in the past few months, or in spite of it. Yet while everybody fights for the drumsticks, Alec finds himself pausing to take a breath and glancing around the table.
He looks at his mom, beaming now that her children are with her and the divorce papers are on their way, and his dad, sitting awkwardly across the table from her.
He looks at Max and Izzy, both happy and healthy and stronger than they’ve ever been.
He looks at Jace, half-smiling at Clary the whole time, looking like he’s almost happy for once.
And then he looks at Magnus, who’s looking at him, legs pressed together under the table, a smile gracing his face, a soft, tender thing that’s grown as familiar to Alec as this warm, indescribable feeling pulsing in his bones. He sees the way Magnus slots into this family, his family, the way Maryse hands him the bread basket with no hesitation, the way the space at Alec’s side is molded in Magnus; shape and meant for him only.
He thinks of what might have been, and he compares it to today.
“Alexander,” Magnus says gently, nudging him with his shoulder as he passes him a buttered roll.
And you know that all Alec can think is thank you.