Rare Back Stage Video with Harry Styles of One Direction – 1D – in Toronto Canada
1. Harry was born on 1st February 1994 making him the youngest member of One Direction.
2. His middle name is Edward.
3. Harry’s star sign is Aquarius. In keeping with his star sign he has an “outwardly expressive, extrovert” personality.
4. Harry’s mum is called Anne Cox and his dad’s name is Des Styles.
5. Unfortunately Harry’s parents divorced when he was seven years old. He said of the experience to The Sun: “That was quite a weird time. I remember crying about it. I didn’t really get what was going on properly, I was just sad that my parents wouldn’t be together any more.”
6. The first song Harry knew all the words to was ‘The Girl Of My Best Friend’ by Elvis Presley.
7. Harry’s first girlfriend was called Emilie — he was 12 when they started going out.
8. Harry’s stepdad is called Robin. He said he was “really pleased” when Robin proposed to his mum.
9. Harry Styles absolutely loves getting naked. He said: “Stripping off is very liberating, I feel so free.”
10. Harry was brought up in the beautiful village of Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. The village is 21 miles south of Manchester.
11. While on The X Factor, Harry had a big crush on judge Cheryl Cole and Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack (who he later dated). He’s joked that his man crush is Louis Tomlinson!
12. Harry’s musical heroes are The Beatles, Elvis and Coldplay. He said of the Fab Four: “They are absolute icons and an inspiration.”
13. Harry Styles impressed two out of the three judges in the X Factor first round with a version of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’. Louis Walsh had doubts but once progressed Harry sang Oasis’s ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ at bootcamp.
14. Harry’s Twitter name is @Harry_Styles. At the time of writing (28th June 2012) he has 4,868,870 followers.
15. Before auditioning for The X Factor, Harry was the frontman of the band White Eskimo which featured his school friends Haydn Morris, Nick Clough and Will Sweeney.
16. Harry’s favourite song of all time is ‘Free Falling’ by John Mayer. He also loves ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ by Pink Floyd.
17. Harry and Louis are the only two members of One Direction who have passed their driving test.
18. Harry Styles told The Hits Radio that his ultimate 1D tour bus anthem is ‘Lego House’ by Ed Sheeran.
19. Harry Styles hasn’t always wanted to be a singer. Before he took part in The X Factor he had ambitions to be a lawyer!
20. Harry Styles shares his birthday (1st February) with Outkast rapper Big Boi, folk singer Laura Marling, Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and Elvis Presley’s daughter (and Michael Jackson’s former wife) Lisa Marie Presley.
21. Before his life changed forever on The X Factor Harry had a part-time job at the W Mandeville Bakery in Cheshire. The shop had Harry posters and banners plastered over it during his time on the ITV show.
22. There was a 15-year age gap between Harry Styles and his ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack — a relationship that sparked controversy in the press.
23. Although he’s partial to a more mature lady, Harry says he’d never date anyone older than his mum. She’s 44.
24. On One Direction’s debut album ‘Up All Night’, Harry Styles gets just over 7 minutes of solos — the most out of any One Direction member.
25. It was Harry Styles who came up with the band name One Direction.