Born February 1, 1994, in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, Styles was one of the original five members of the U.K.-based boy band One Direction.
Simon Cowell created 1D during The X Factor UK in 2010; the other band members were Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. The group finished in third place on the show but signed a recording contract with Cowell’s Syco Records afterward.
The band experienced worldwide success with the 2011 release of their debut album, Up All Night. They released their sophomore effort, Take Me Home, in 2012, and followed up with 2013’s Midnight Memories and 2014’s Four. Their fifth record, 2015’s Made in the A.M., was released after Malik announced his departure from the band.
In March 2016, the remaining four members announced they would be taking a hiatus from the group, leading each to pursue solo careers. Styles released a self-titled record in 2017 and his sophomore album, Fine Line, debuted in 2020. He won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance in March 2021.
Styles has also tried his hand at acting, appearing in 2017’s Dunkirk before scoring roles in My Policeman and Don’t Worry Darling, where he sparked a romance with Olivia Wilde in early 2021. Us confirmed that the pair split in November 2022.