Released his debut single, Sign of the Times, which went platinum in the U.S. and broke the record for fastest time to hit #1 on U.S. iTunes at 19 minutes
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 arena 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). He was reportedly heavily involved in the creative process of the video
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
Was announced as a performer at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute where Fleetwood Mac will be honored
Was in conversation for multiple Grammy Awards (among other music awards), while Dunkirk was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture - Drama
Announced that he is scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden twice in 2018, with the second show being added due to high demand
Added more seats to his 2018 North American tour dates to create a 360 setup and added an extra show at Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania
Won the ARIA for Best International Artist, his first award as a solo artist, and performed at the award show
Performed his first arena show at Auckland’s Spark Arena in New Zealand
Hosted an entire episode of ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ with just three hours’ notice after Corden’s wife went into labor
End of year accolades:
#2 on Spotify’s Biggest Breakthrough Artists
#1 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50 Best Songs of 2017 - Sign of the Times
#87 on Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2017 - Sign of the Times
#8 on Billboard’s 100 Best Songs of 2017 - Sign of the Times
#27 on NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017 - Sign of the Times
#10 on Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#5 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#13 on Fuse’s 20 Best Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#4 on GQ’s Best-Dressed Men 2018
#1 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Reader’s Poll: 10 Best Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#33 on Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#21 on Consequence of Sound’s Top 50 Songs of 2017 - Sign of the Times
#6 on TIME Magazine’s Top Ten Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#8 on The Most Shazamed 2017 Songs - Sign of the Times
#17 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#11 on The Genius Community’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#3 on Rob Sheffield’s Top 20 Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#13 on Rob Sheffield’s Top 25 Songs of 2017 - Two Ghosts
#10 on Billboard’s 25 Best Rock Albums of 2017 - Harry Styles
#1 on Billboard’s 25 Best Rock Songs of 2017 - Sign of the Times
#9 on Interview Magazine’s 10 Best Songs of 2017 - Woman
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
Like half of me wants to make a post that goes into depth about Taylor’s racism and her white feminism.
How she constantly rips off of black culture in her songs and gets famous, without ever crediting actual black people—especially women. How she silences women of color for trying to call her out on that, and is even attempted to going as far as suing a blogger for calling our her racism/white supremacy.
Or how she took a picture with boy wearing a swastika.
Oh how she took an iconinc move from a black woman who was talking about white supremacy (beyonce), and used in in her own video to incriminate a black man.
Or how she stole a track/sample from a group of black women without getting so much as a slap on the wrist.
But I won’t get into it. I could explain how she’s racist to these white chicks until I’m blue in the face, but they won’t listen. And they haven’t. So that’s that.
My post is getting around and that’s all I are about.