Harry Styles surpasses band One Direction in charts with hit album
Harry Styles’ career has only gone from strength to strength after branching out as a solo artist, and now he’s done something not even One Direction did – and they did everything.
Harry’s latest album Harry’s House has earned its sixth week at number one and now boasts more weeks atop the chart than all of One Direction’s albums combined – now that is a mega stat.
The 28-year-old scored four number one albums with his former boyband – 2012’s Take Me Home, 2013’s Midnight Memories, 2014’s Four and 2015’s Made In The AM.
Across those four records, the group totalled five weeks at number one.
To claim the top spot, the Watermelon Sugar hitmaker held off competition from Mabel, whose second album About Last Night… ended the week at number two.
Harry and his former bandmates – Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan – parted ways in 2016 after five years together as one of the world’s biggest boy bands, having been formed during the 2010 series of The X Factor.
Fifth member Zayn Malik left the band in 2015, a year before they went on indefinite hiatus.
The band achieved global success after being formed by Simon Cowell, with a total of 70million record sales under their belt.
It’s safe to say they made a name for themselves as one of the biggest boy bands of all time, with countless awards in their cabinets, two stadium tours, and merchandise that branched out into everything from dolls to toothbrushes.
All the guys have released solo music since and have done prettyyy well for themselves, we must say.
However, there’s no question that Harry has cemented himself as one of the greats, what with a Grammy award to his name, starring roles in three movies, and a stadium tour that’s currently travelling across Europe.
But, it’s not all about him (well, not all the time), so let’s take a look at the rest of this week’s chart.
Ed Sheeran claimed third place in the album chart with = (Equals), while Beatopia by pop-punk singer-songwriter Beabadoobee took number four.
George Ezra was at number five with Gold Rush Kid and American pop star Lizzo took number six with new album Special.
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s first collaborative project, 18, was a new entry at number 38.
On the singles chart, Scottish DJ duo LF System secured a third consecutive week at number one with Afraid To Feel.
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