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
SLYTHERIN: “No one expects a woman busy at her sewing to pay attention to what’s being said around her. Never mind if a man’s mother and sister showed them they heard everything while they stitched, he’ll still think a woman who plies her needles saves all her brains for the work. You’re a far better spy hemming sheets than if you clank with daggers.” –Tamora Pierce (Trickster’s Choice)
When he was five his mother gave him a storybook full of illustrations of magnificent green dragons. He would look at those pictures for hours and hours.
When he was eight he learned that green was the color of Slytherin. He consequently demanded that his room be redecorated so that everything - his sheets, his pillows, his curtains - would be green. Narcissa obliged, of course, because she could never deny Draco of what he wanted.
When Draco was eleven he went to Diagon Alley to get all his supplies for the upcoming school year. He was being fitted for Hogwarts robes when he met another little boy who would be starting at Hogwarts in the fall. And what do you know, this boy has green eyes. And not just any type of green, a bright, vivid green, a color so vibrant and honest that it made Draco’s heart skip a beat. For some reason when Draco got home, his green bedroom seemed a little bit off. That Slytherin shade of green just wasn’t his favorite color anymore. He needed a shade of green that matched the little boy’s eyes. So Draco went to tell his mother about the problem with his room.
“It’s just not the right green, Mother! We have to change it!”
Narcissa sighed. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, Draco. It’s the exact same color as the Slytherin seal, and that’s what you wanted isn’t it?”
“No more arguing,” Draco’s father interrupted. “Your mother said your room is fine so your room is fine, understand?”
When Draco was eleven and a half he was glad that his mother hadn’t changed his room, because by this point he’d realized that the boy from the robe shop was nothing special, even if his eyes were. The boy was actually Harry Potter, a horribly nasty git who thought Draco wasn’t good enough to be his friend. Harry Potter was Draco’s worst nemesis, and it was blessing that he wouldn’t have to be faced with Potter’s eye color every time he went home to the Manor.
When Draco was fourteen he changed his mind about Potter. Potter was infuriating, yes, and imprudent, yes, but he was also maddeningly gorgeous. And once Draco realized how handsome Potter was, he started to realize other things about Potter too. Like the way Potter would scratch the back of his neck when he was at a loss for words and the way he’d scrunch up his eyebrows when he was trying to understand something and the way Potter would run his fingers through his beautiful mess of hair without a thought and the way he smiled. By the end of fourth year, Draco had developed something like a crush. He, of course, made sure that no one except for Pansy found out about it.
When Draco was sixteen he was forced to grow up and forget about his schoolboy crush. Potter was not something Draco could afford to think about while he had his mission. Still, he sometimes found himself daydreaming about the green of Potter’s eyes when he was supposed to be writing letters on his progress to his father. Draco was still sixteen when Potter hit him with Sectumsempra. Those green eyes were all he could see as drifted into unconsciousness.
When Draco was seventeen green became his least favorite color. By Easter, he had seen the green of Avada Kedavra two hundred and four times. It was becoming difficult to go into his green-filled room without sicking up. And then Harry Potter appeared. And suddenly green was again the most beautiful color he’d ever seen. He told his father he didn’t know the boy, but of course he was lying. He would know those eyes anywhere.
When Draco was eighteen when he learned that Harry Potter found Draco’s grey eyes just as enamoring as Draco found his green eyes.
“I think that’s why grey is my favorite color now,” Harry said.
“Green was always my favorite color,” Draco said.
“Well, yeah, because of Slytherin.”
“No. Because I love you.”
Draco turned his head to the side to look at the boy lying next to him in the grass. Harry’s eyes were still on the stars above them.
“You don’t have to love me back,” Draco said.
Harry was smiling when he looked back at Draco.
“I know I don’t have to, but I do. I love you, Draco.”