Harry Styles was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, on February 1, 1994. He first sang in a band in a school competition, and in 2010 he performed on the television show The X Factor, where the judges combined him with four other young male singers to form One Direction. Despite finishing third in the contest, One Direction received a recording contract and became a best-selling boy band.
Childhood and School Years
Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in the West Midlands region of England. His parents, Des and Anne, divorced when he was 7 years old. He and his sister Gemma were brought up by their mother in the town of Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. His mother was later remarried, to Robin Twist.
Styles attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, where he and three of his friends formed a band called White Eskimo. Styles was White Eskimo’s lead singer, and the band was popular enough to win a band competition at their school. After school and on weekends, Styles worked at the W. Mandeville bakery in Holmes Chapel.