First it was Zayn Malik and now it’s Harry Styles. Styles, the 22 year old One Direction crooner has just signed a contract with Columbia Records which will presumably begin his solo career away from the mega boy band. With Styles busy filming the movie Dunkirk there is no projected timetable for the release of his new material. Ironically, Columbia is also 1D’s label as well. Billboard broke the news and as per their report, this move should not come as a complete surprise.
Arguably, Styles was the most popular and visible member of One Direction and with this signing, does this signal the end of the group? The mega pop band is currently on hiatus and has been for quite some time.
Ken “K Bo” Biedzynski, Editor