Before Harry Styles became one of the most famous artists of our generation, he was part of one of the biggest boy bands of all time.
And before that, he was a wide-eyed 16-year-old, told by experts on the UK talent search show X Factor that he didn't have the "confidence" or the "experience" to make it as a solo artist.
Just a few short years later he would prove every naysayer wrong.
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"I went to the audition to find out if I could sing," he explained to Vogue of his viral audition in 2020, "or if my mum was just being nice to me."
Here's everything we know about Styles' life and career.
Harry Styles' rise to fame.
Maybe Styles wasn't meant to be famous.
Growing up in the quiet village of Holmes Chapel, England, he spent most of his formative years surrounded by his mother and sister.