Sunday, June 16, 2024

One Direction’s Harry Styles: Promo Onslaught Begins with First Single, TV Appearance


Last year it was Zayn. Now it’s Harry. Styles, that is.

The many styles of Harry, formerly and maybe later in life member of One Direction, begins April 7th. That’s when Sony drops his first post-1D single.

Then, 8 days later, Harry– having learnt the song– will perform it on “Saturday Night Live.” The host is Jimmy Fallon, which means Jimmy will also have Harry on to promote the appearance earlier that week.

Harry Styles is the “cute one” from One Direction, not necessarily the best singer or performer. We’ll see how that goes. He’s also in a big movie this year, “Dunkirk,” directed by Chris Nolan.

Styles was beaten to the punch as a solo out of One D by Zayn Malik, who’s already an album and a couple of hit singles. Also, Niall Horan’s had a single. That Liam and and another one.

If Harry’s career is played right, he’ll be the new Timberlake. That’s what they’re aiming for. God bless! I’m rooting for him!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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