10 Años de One Direction: Donde esta cada integrante ahora

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Recuerdo como si fuera ayer cuando una amiga me mando un mensaje diciéndome “Tienes que escuchar esta nueva banda” y me mandó el video de What Makes You Beautiful (2011) de One Direction. Ya pasó una década desde que esta ‘boy band’ británica fue descubierta en The X Factor. Se desintegraron en 2016 y te decimos dónde está cada integrante ahora.

Zayn Malik

Fue el primero en dejar la banda en marzo de 2015. Menos de un año después, Zayn lanzó su primer álbum como solista Mind of Mine (2016) con exitoso sencillo “Pillowtalk”, publicó su autobiografía ese mismo año, lanzó la canción “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, con Taylor Swiften 2017, lanzó el álbum “Icarus Falls” (2018) y ahora espera un bebé con Gigi Hadid.

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Foto: GettyImages; Zayn Malik y Gigi Hadid, 2020

Harry Styles

En 2016 creó su sello discográfico Erskine Records y firmó con Columbia Records. Debutó como actor en la película “Dunkirk” de 2017, ese mismo año cantó en el Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, lanzó su sencillo “Sign of the Times” y su álbum homónimo y la gira terminó en 2018. En 2019 lanzó nuevo álbum “Fine Line”, con sencillos como “Watermelon Sugar”.

10 años One Direction dónde está cada integrante ahora década 1D miembros
Foto: GettyImages; Harry Styles, 2020

Liam Payne

En 2017 tuvo a su hijo Bear con la cantante Cheryl Cole, ese mismo año, lanzó su primer sencillo solitario “Strip That Down” con Quavo y escrito por Ed Sheeran. En 2018 lanzó el sencillo “For You” con Rita Ora y colaboró en la canción “Familiar” de J Balvin. Lanzó su EP “First Time” en 2019 y ese mismo año su primer álbum de estudio “LP1” con gira en 2020.

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Foto: GettyImages; Liam Payne, 2020

Niall Horan

En 2016, Niall fundó la compañía de gestión de golf “Modest Golf”, ese mismo año lanzó el exitoso sencillo solitario “This Town”. En 2017 lanzó su segundo sencillo “Slow Hands” y su primer álbum en solitario “Flicker” y su gira en 2018. En 2019 lanzó las nuevas canciones “Nice to Meet Ya” y “Put a Little Love on Me” y este 2020 su álbum “Heartbreak Weather”.

10 años One Direction dónde está cada integrante ahora década 1D miembros
Foto: GettyImages; Niall Horan, 2020

Louis Tomlinson

Antes de que la banda se separara, Louis creó su sello discográfico Triple Strings en 2015, después, lanzó el sencillo “Just Hold On” con Steve Aoki en 2016. Ese mismo año, nació su hijo Freddie con la estilista Briana Jungwirth. En 2017, lanzó la canción “Back To You” con Bebe Rexha, en 2018 fue juez en The X Factor US y en 2020 lanzó su nuevo álbum “Walls”.

10 años One Direction dónde está cada integrante ahora década 1D miembros
Foto: GettyImages; Louis Tomilson, 2020

First Stream: New Music From Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, The 1975, The Weeknd & Doja Cat

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande attend Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Feb. 10, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.

This week, Lady Gaga makes it rain with Ariana Grande, The 1975 delivers another opus and The Weeknd recruits Doja Cat for another pop radio offering. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

The Song That Can Be Described As An International Bop:
Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande, «Rain On Me»

If anyone thought Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” was a dance-pop red herring leading up to the release of her new album Chromatica, “Rain On Me,” her new collaboration with Ariana Grande, quickly dispels such notions. The new team-up shimmers to an even more spectacular degree, gobbling up house and disco touchstones to become a gigantic dance record about embracing pain as a marker of humanity (“I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive,” goes the post-tears refrain). Lucky for us that Gaga selected the perfect collaborator for the track: Grande sounds reinvigorated here, her melismas filling gaps in the song and her verse becoming a full-on diva showcase. If the rest of Chromatica is this propulsive, we’ll be grooving to it well into 2021.

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The Album That’s Worth The 80-Minute Run Time:
The 1975, Notes on a Conditional Form

For those of you desperate to hear The 1975 deliver a concise (read: shorter) body of work after their first three albums contained at least 15 songs each: album number four, the 22-track Notes on a Conditional Form, will not grant your wish. Yet the self-indulgence and air-gulping ambition of Matty Healy and co. have also produced wide-screen brilliance on a consistent basis, and Notes on a Conditional Form demands your attention because it has several of them. The amount of rock-adjacent sounds covered here is staggering, from the scream-punk urgency of “People” to the coffee-shop acoustic intimacy of “The Birthday Party” to the hilarious gospel/rap/piano-pop mash-up  “Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied,” but Healy’s songwriting can handle the sprawl and jump over the potential missteps. Sure, The 1975 could have turned Notes on a Conditional Form into a tighter 12 songs — but then, the most interesting rock band in the world wouldn’t be themselves.

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The Remix That Could Lead To Another No. 1 Smash:
The Weeknd feat. Doja Cat, «In Your Eyes» remix

The Weeknd and Doja Cat are two of the most recent artists to top the Hot 100 chart, with “Blinding Lights” and “Say So,” respectively; one is a established hitmaker approaching a decade as a major name in music, while the other is the mainstream’s most in-demand rising star. It makes sense, then, that the pair balance each other out so effectively on the new remix to the Weeknd’s “In Your Eyes,” with Abel providing the steady hand on the track and Doja delivering the breath of fresh air. “Hate the way I feel love, only hurts with real love,” she sings, her voice unexpectedly fragile, her sentiment taking a page from the Weeknd’s pleasure-is-pain brand of pop. “In Your Eyes” just received an injection of feeling from the exact right choice for a remix, and could become another major hit for both artists in the coming weeks.

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The Video That Makes Eating Fruit Look Super-Cool:
Harry Styles, «Watermelon Sugar» video

“This Video Is Dedicated To Touching,” reads an intro slide ahead of Harry Styles’ new video, which takes a Fine Line standout, adds some heavy petting (on the beach, no less), and lets us all wistfully reflect on the days before social distancing. The “Watermelon Sugar” clip is celebratory and slightly ridiculous — no one man should have all that citrus, and at one point, Styles casually tosses a full watermelon high behind his head with little concern. Yet Styles’ charm levels remain unending, and watching him pal around on the beach and pose for photos will make you want to do so the same (even if, you know, the snack menu is slightly diversified).

The Album That Could Be The Arrival of a Reliable Hip-Hop Star:
Gunna, Wunna

In addition to scoring solo hits like “Skybox” and “Speed It Up,” Gunna has become one of rap’s most in-demand collaborators, hopping on recent tracks by Young Thug, NAV and his Drip Harder partner Lil Baby. Wunna, a new 18-song project, boasts its own share of high-profile collaborations, but kicks off with four solo cuts that showcase the Georgia native’s effortless flow, melodic understanding and flashy-lifestyle lyrics. Come to Wunna for the Travis Scott teaming “Top Floor” and the latest Lil Baby link-up, “Blindfold,” but stay for Gunna running laps around his foes on the crackling “Feigning” and crooning all over the late highlight “Don’t Play Around.”

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The Song That You’ll Want To Add To Your Instant-Inspiration Playlist:
Sia, «Together»

“Together” is a song that Sia wrote for her upcoming directorial debut, Music, and the veteran pop mastermind has said in recent interviews that the track was designed as a closing-credits anthem. If that’s the case, rarely will leaving a movie theater feel so empowering: “Together” aims to enthrall its listener with images of rainbows, angels, sharing love and setting the past ablaze, with Sia selling the approach with full vocal enormity. From “Alive” to “The Greatest” to “Elastic Heart,” Sia has fashioned a solo career out of providing hard-fought inspiration; “Together” is a kid-friendly, candy-colored edition of that vision, and an effective way to reach a new generation of listeners.

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The EP That Sounds Like An Overdue Hang With Old Friends:
Florida Georgia Line, 6 Pack EP

“It’s beer. Thirty. And I’m. Thirsty.” So goes the opening line on Florida Georgia Line’s new EP, the appropriately titled 6 Pack, and the best-selling country duo is making it clear that, even if these songs don’t represent the proper follow-up to their ambitious 2019 album Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, at the very least they’re going to check in with you and provide a party. “Thank the Lord it’s Friday night and it’s time to chill,” Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard remark on the standout “Ain’t Worried Bout It,” which joins the previously released “I Love My Country” and the impressive Songland product “Second Guessing” on the track list. That sense of relief and welcome distraction pervades the project, with FGL saddling up during a fraught period in the country and doing what they can to entertain over the course of 17 minutes.

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The Song That Should Immediately Be Added To Your BBQ Mix:
Deadmau5 feat. the Neptunes, «Pomegranate»

For a too-brief moment in the 2010s, Pharrell Williams revived his career in front of the boards and became one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, thanks to “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk, then his own “Happy,” and his GIRL full-length, which snagged a Grammy nom for album of the year. Williams has seemingly placed his singing career on the back burner in recent years, but no reason that he can’t occasionally slip into the spotlight and deliver another heater, as he does on the deadmau5-Neptunes collaboration “Pomegranate.” With the robe-funk production taken care of by the experts, Williams is given room to glide around his sea of intimate euphemisms (“You’re making faces, probably so am I / We’re in the ocean / Waves are rolling in your eyes”). Even as “Pomegranate” serves as delectable summertime fodder, let’s hope it’s not the last we hear from Williams for a while.

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The Album That Pop Twitter Will Be Raving About All Weekend:
Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated: Side B

Although Carly Rae Jepsen’s songwriting has evolved thematically with each new release — the young-love meet-cutes of her “Call Me Maybe” days have given way to adult passion and attentiveness — there’s still a mixture of an airiness and inclusivity that has served as her bedrock and turned her into a cult hero. Dedicated: Side B, a collection of cuts from the sessions of last year’s masterful Dedicated, is stronger than most pop stars’ actual albums, and part of that consistency has to do with a lack of pomp or circumstance. Songs like “Summer Love,” “Let’s Sort The Whole Thing Out” and the Bleachers team-up “Comeback” are dreamy, ‘80s-indebted pop tracks that don’t need high stakes or superficial drama to soar. Jepsen remains such a talented song creator that even her castoffs sound blissful.

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Harry Styles Earns First Pop Songs No. 1 With ‘Adore You,’ Becomes Fourth One Direction Member to Reign

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1D was already the only act with three soloists with Pop Songs leaders.

Harry Styles scores his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as «Adore You» (released on Erskine/Columbia Records) ascends from No. 3 to No. 1 on the list dated April 11.

Of his three prior solo entries, he’d hit a No. 12 high with his first, «Sign of the Times,» in 2017.

Meanwhile, Styles becomes the fourth member of One Direction to have topped Pop Songs, extending the group’s record as the only act with more than two members with solo No. 1s.

Here’s a look at all the Pop Songs No. 1 by members of One Direction. (Zayn departed the group, which is currently on hiatus, in 2015.)

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«Adore You,» one week to-date, April 11, 2020

Liam Payne
«Strip That Down,» featuring Quavo; two weeks, beginning Oct. 14, 2017

Niall Horan
«Slow Hands,» one week, Oct. 7, 2017

Zayn
«Pillowtalk,» two weeks, beginning May 7, 2016

(The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music/MRC Data, among its reporting panel of 169 mainstream top 40 stations.)

As a group, One Direction tallied 13 Pop Songs entries, in 2012-16, including four top 10s: debut smash «What Makes You Beautiful» (No. 3, 2012); «Story of My Life» (No. 4, 2014); «Drag Me Down» (No. 6, 2015); and «Perfect» (No. 10, 2016).

Only two other groups each feature even two soloists with Pop Songs No. 1s: Fifth Harmony and Destiny’s Child. 5H’s Camila Cabello has achieved four leaders and Normani has notched one, while the group also earned one: «Work From Home,» featuring Ty Dolla $ign, in 2016.

Apart from Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has banked six solo Pop Songs No. 1s and Kelly Rowland has scored one. The act collected two No. 1s: «Jumpin’, Jumpin’ » and «Independent Women Part 1,» in 2000-01.

Meanwhile, Louis Tomlinson could make for a clean sweep as far as One Direction members topping Pop Songs. So far, he’s reached a No. 25 high with «Back to You,» featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, in 2017. Late last year, he tallied his first Pop Songs entry without any accompanying acts: «We Made It» debuted in December and reached No. 32 in January.

Harry Styles ‘Stuck in L.A.’ Due to Coronavirus

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Harry Styles performs during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Nov. 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

He misses his family in England.

Harry Styles is sheltering-in-place in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, but he really wishes he was back home. The singer told Capital FM’s Roman Kemp on Tuesday that when the U.S. began shutting down in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus it forced a difficult decision about where he would ride this out.

«I’m actually in California, I got stuck. I was supposed to be coming home then it got all a little sketchy with the flights,» he told Kemp on his breakfast show. «I’m really sad that I have to cancel it. I was really looking forward to coming home and spending some time with my mum and sister, and my family, but it’s for the best.»

Styles also lamented the decision to postpone his Love on Tour tour, which was supposed to launch in Birmingham, England, in April, pushing it back to 2021. «I think, honestly, it’s obviously disappointing but it’s not even close to being the most important thing at all right now… I think the most important thing right now is to keep everyone safe. I have to do that from, like, all of our crew point of view, as well as the fans coming to the shows. I don’t want to go to a show right now if this is the thing. It’s just about keeping everyone healthy and being safe and touring doesn’t sound super fun right now… But I’m really looking forward to it when it comes around. It’s next year now. It’s gonna be fun. We’ll be very ready by then.»

The good news is that Styles says he’s been writing new music, walking, reading and playing more instruments while trying to «not eat everything in the house.»

Listen to Styles discuss his California isolation below.

 

There’s a Harry Styles Lookalike Working at a Starbucks and We’re Shooketh

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Attention: Harry Styles has a doppelgänger and the fans who discovered him are taking to social media to let the world know.

In a viral TikTok video, a car full of Styles’ fans approach the lookalike while he’s working the drive-thru window of their local Starbucks. «Are you Harry Styles? We’re literally listening to your song right now!» one of the teens tells the barista as another confirms, «You look like Harry Styles.»

Clad in the coffee chain’s signature green apron and a black turtleneck, the doppelgänger — whose name appears to be Sean according to his nametag — could easily pass for the former One Direction-er’s carbon copy, his brown hair pulled up in a half-bun much like the star’s during his boy band days. (Other TikTok users insist the barista looks more like actor Dylan O’Brien, but it’s safe to split the difference.)

Get a look at the pop star’s double below.

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Harry Styles Doesn’t Mind Questions About His Sexuality, He Just Wants to Know ‘Who Cares?’

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For as long as he has been making music, Harry Styles has had his sexuality questioned by fans at every turn. Whether it’s in the lyrics to his songs, the cover art for his albums or his proclivity to hoist up Pride flags when performing live, fans have found «evidence» online that they believe points to the star being bisexual.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Styles finally spoke up about the online rumors. During a conversation about his decision to occasionally wear stereotypically-feminine clothing, and what he sees as the «freeing» time we’re living in, interviewer Tom Lamont steered the conversation toward his sexuality, asking if he’d ever been asked about it. «Um. I guess I haaaaave been asked?» he responded. «But, I dunno. Why?”

When Lamont asked if he was wondering why people ask the question, Styles confirmed, saying that he wasn’t hiding anything from anyone. «It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back,» he said. «It’s not a case of ‘I’m not telling you cos I don’t want to tell you’. It’s not ‘Ooh this is mine and it’s not yours’ … It’s: ‘Who cares?’ Does that make sense? It’s just: ‘Who cares?’”

Lamont presented Styles with the observations his fans made about his Fine Line album cover, comparing it to the bisexual and transgender Pride flags. But Styles quickly shut down any speculation that he may be queerbaiting his fans. «Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No,» he said, before saying that ultimately, he’s just trying to do what he thinks looks cool. «I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool. And more than that, I dunno, I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that.”

Later on in the interview, Styles made it clear that he actually doesn’t mind being asked about his sexuality, but that he gets bothered when people demand him to answer those questions. «What I would say, about the whole being-asked-about-my-sexuality thing — this is a job where you might get asked,» he said. «And to complain about it, to say you hate it, and still do the job, that’s just silly. You respect that someone’s gonna ask. And you hope that they respect they might not get an answer.»

Read Styles’ full intertview with The Guardian here.

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Harry Styles Epically Guest-Hosts ‘Late Late Show’: Interviews Himself, Performs ‘Adore You,’ Hits ‘Carpool’ Lane: Watch

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If you doubted Harry Styles’ renaissance man credentials after he killed it on Saturday Night Live last month, look no further than his guest hosting stint on The Late Late Show on Tuesday night (Dec. 10) for definitive proof. With pal James Corden off filming a movie, Styles easily slipped into the spotlight the night after Alicia Keys made the show her own with a moving Billie Eilish duet by doing it all.

Harry opened the show behind the wheel, cruising into the «Carpool Karaoke» lane with Corden, in a pre-taped bit in which the host gave his young charge some advice on faking interest in talk show guests before the pair teamed up to sing «Watermelon Sugar» from Styles’ upcoming Fine Line album, due out Friday (Dec. 13).

«A big thing is you’ve got to make your guests feel comfortable,» Corden said when a bored-looking Styles asked for some hosting tips for his second go-round behind the Late Late desk. «A lot of that is about feigning enthusiasm… so even if a guest tells a story that isn’t that funny… it is.» The pair practiced fake laughing at inane banter, but things got serious when Corden wondered if Styles’ sartorial choices were going to work on the show as they played out an increasingly silly bit built around the singer’s preference for billowy, mega-high-waisted pants.

Harry did a yeoman’s job on the opening monologue, joking that he is always there whenever Corden needs him… as long as he has an album to plug. «I’m hosting the show on the day the House of Representatives released articles of impeachment against the president of the United States,» he said, handling the heavy joke lifting with ease. «Thanks for giving me an easy one James… I only have one thing to say to President Trump,» he added with a winky cut to camera and another plug for his music, «Just stop your cryin’, it’s a sign of the times.»

Styles also did a fawning interview of himself before a visually captivating performance of his latest single, «Adore You,» crooning the mid-tempo ballad on a fog-shrouded set dressed up to look like a turbulent sea, an allusion to the nautical theme of the song’s epic video.

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Merry Early Christmas, Harry Styles Will Host ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ Once Again

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Harry Styles will once again return to our television screens as the host of The Late Late Show With James Corden on Dec. 10, the singer’s team announced Monday (Dec. 2).

The One Direction star, who is close friends with Corden, previously hosted the show with only two hours notice in 2017 when Corden’s wife went into labor.

This announcement comes two weeks after Corden and Styles were spotted on a sidewalk in Los Angeles filming a performance of Styles’ latest single «Watermelon Sugar,» as well as previous singles «Kiwi» and «Sign of the Times.»

The singer recently did his first double-duty appearance on Saturday Night Live as both host and performer. His second album Fine Line is scheduled to be released on Dec. 13.

Check out Styles’ announcement below.

Harry will be hosting and performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday, December 10th.

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Watch Harry Styles Jump Into the Funny on His First Day at ‘SNL’

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If you’re going to join the short list of Saturday Night Live guests who host and perform on the show you need to be super committed. Harry Styles seems to have the right stuff. On his first day at 30 Rock, Styles played right along, filming a short bit in an empty Studio 8H as a warm-up to this weekend’s double duty.

«You’re saying ‘I’m here at SNL in 30 Rock,'» a voice off camera explains to Styles, dressed in a baggy white jumpsuit with a blue and white striped shirt underneath and denim pageboy cap. «What’s it for?» Harry asks, script rolled up in his hand. «Social media.» Exit stage right. Style bolts the scene with perfect comedic timing.

Styles is gearing up to release his second solo album, Fine Line, which is due out on Dec. 13. The first single, «Lights Up,» was released last month, debuting at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Check Harry out below (plus some other promos for his double-down).

 

 

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5 Things We Want From Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ Album

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Harry Styles announced Monday (Nov. 4) that his sophomore album, Fine Line, is coming on Dec. 13 — and that has us reflecting on his solo career so far and what we want from this next project.

It’s been more than two years since Styles dropped his highly acclaimed self-titled debut album. The Billboard 200 No. 1 release established the former One Direction star as a serious solo artist with rock-inspired hits like «Sign of the Times,» which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Written in Jamaica only a year after the announcement of a One Direction hiatus, the 10 tracks Styles worked on transformed his former boy band heartthrob image into one of an up-and-coming rock star. Styles spent the following year after the release of his debut album playing his songs in arenas around the world.

In the two years since his first album, Styles has also pursued other creative ventures. He made his foray into acting as Alex in Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk, become a fashion icon through his partnership with Gucci, co-chaired the 2019 Met Gala, executive produced the CBS show Happy Together, proved himself an LGBTQ ally through his many philanthropic donations, and guest-starred on multiple episodes of The Late Late Show With James Corden.

Although there have been signs that Styles was gearing up to return to music and release his sophomore album since the beginning of 2019 — including turning down the role of Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid movie — there was no clearer clue that HS2 was coming than when he dropped his single «Lights Up» last month. Since then, he has teased fans with «Do You Know Who You Are?» tweets that include links to his website and hints about upcoming songs on the album.

So it came as no surprise when Styles announced Monday that his second collection of songs, Fine Line, was due to arrive on Dec. 13.

Fans were sent into a frenzy with the news of this reveal, quick to speculate on what the notably private Styles had up his sleeve for his grand return to the music world.

Here are five things we hope to hear from Fine Line:

«Kiwi» part two

When Styles tweeted «Kiwi walked so Watermelon Sugar could run» on Oct. 22, his followers freaked out over the potential of a second fruit-inspired song from the singer.

Long known as the favorite from his self-titled project«Kiwi» inspired love from both supporters and Styles — who often played the song on tour several times in one night.

Cryptic lyrics like «I’m having your baby/ It’s none of your business» elicited high energy from those at Styles’ shows, as well as multiple kiwi fruit gifts thrown onstage.

There is no doubt that fans have asked for — and hope to receive — a second rock-inspired anthem to lose their minds (and fruit) to during the shows on Styles’ next world tour.

An «Only Angel»-esque show opener

After receiving feedback from fans that attended his 2017 headlining tour that the song «Only Angel» would be a perfect show opener, Styles changed the set list for each show on his 2018 run to open with the pop-rock bop.

With lyrics like «I saw this angel/ I really saw an angel» spoken over a heavenly sounding chorus, an ethereal opening is turned into pure rock ‘n’ roll with a sudden scream of «Woo-hoo» from Styles.

Since there will most likely be a Fine Line tour in 2020, a song on the forthcoming album that is made to perfectly start the show off like «Only Angel» would be the perfect gift for Styles’ fans.

A studio version of «Medicine» 

When Styles kicked off his world tour last year, he included two new, unreleased songs in his set list: «Anna» and «Medicine.» The rock-inspired track «Medicine» quickly became a crowd favorite.

With unconfirmed lyrics like «The boys and the girls are in/ I mess around with him/ And I’m OK with it,» «Medicine» famously added to the speculation around Styles’ sexuality — which the star has never confirmed.

Since fans have begged the star to release a studio version of the song for over a year, the track dubbed «‘Kiwi»s younger sister» would make a perfect bonus track on Fine Line.

An LGBTQ anthem 

Although Styles has never confirmed or denied that he is personally a member of the LGBTQ community — he has previously stated that he doesn’t feel the need to label himself — he has definitely shown himself as an ally.

On his 2018 world tour, the star sold tees and hoodies sporting the phrase «Treat People With Kindness» that raised money for LGBTQ rights. In total, Styles’ tour raised more than $1.2 million for various charities.

Additionally, since his One Direction days, Styles has been known for picking up rainbow flags thrown onstage during his shows and waving them around in support of his LGBTQ fans.

Another LGBTQ anthem like «Medicine» would continue to empower Styles’ LGBTQ fans, adding to the feeling of acceptance audience members have shared that they feel during his concerts.

More heartbreak-inspired ballads

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Styles revealed that his second album was about «having sex and feeling sad.» In light of his recent breakup with French model Camille Row, Fine Line will most likely give us an inside look into the singer’s mind during the aftermath of that relationship.

Considering his first album was filled with emotional heartbreak ballads like «Two Ghosts» and «From the Dining Table,» we can only hope to receive more tracks that showcase Styles’ vulnerability and ability to turn heartbreak into art on this new album

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