British singer-songwriter Harry Styles rose to the top of the music charts recently following the release of his third studio album, Harry’s House on Friday 20 May. According to Billboard, the Grammy award-winning muso has achieved his third-ever number one album.
The publication also reports that Styles’ album logged the biggest week in sales since the release of Adele’s 30 in November 2021.
THE MAKING OF ‘HARRY’S HOUSE’
Harry Styles’ 13-track album, Harry’s House includes favourites like Late Night Talking, Daylight and As It Was. Speaking to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Styles said the favourite thing about the album was that it was made with the same “intent” as his 2020 album, Fine Line.
Speaking on the 13th track, Love Of My Life, Styles said: “To me [it] definitely was kind of the most terrifying song for a long time because it’s so bare, it’s kind of just so sparse.”
“But also it felt like a perfect closer.”
LISTEN TO ‘LOVE OF MY LIFE’ HERE
‘HARRY’S HOUSE’ TOPS THE CHARTS
As per Billboard, Harry Styles’ Harry’s House debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling 521 500 records in the first week in the United States. The publication also highlights that the album is the fourth in the last 18 months to sell more than 500 000 units in one week.
The Guardian reports that Styles also dominated United Kingdom charts to have the fastest-selling album of 2022 so far.
In the United Kingdom, Harry’s House sold 113 000 records. The album’s lead single As It Was still sits comfortably at the top for an eighth week.
MICK JAGGER CRITICISES HARRY STYLES
In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times, legendary singer-songwriter and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said he believed that Harry Styles was not following in his footsteps.
“He doesn’t have a voice like mie or move on stage like me; he just has a superficial resemblance to my younger self, which is fine. He can’t help that.”
“I like Harry – we have a easy relationship. I mean, I used to wear a lot more eye makeup than him. Come on, I was much more androgynous,” said Jagger.