Watch out Harry Styles/One Direction fans. On Thursday Billboard announced that Harry Styles had signed a record deal with Columbia Records.
Styles is the second 1D singer to go solo after Zayn quit the band in 2015 to focus on his music career. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to 1D fans after the boy band announced they were taking a break.
Cowell, the band’s mentor during their time on The xFactor, said about Styles “He’ll work out what kind of record he wants to make because he’s got great taste—which is always a help. All the writers and producers want to work with him, understandably, but he probably won’t rush into it.”