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    Harry Styles' Accent At The BRITs Left A Lot Of People Really Confused

    Everyone would please like to know what's going on.

    Harry Styles was born in England, as all of his fans and the wider world are well aware of, but you might not be able to tell that from watching his latest TV appearance.

    Harry wears a yellow jacket and purple furry scarf
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    When the British singer accepted his award for British Single at The BRIT Awards last night, viewers couldn't help but notice a change in his voice.

    Harry wears a brown and orange geometric-print suit jacket to the awards show
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    During his speech, Harry's accent was, um, almost American-sounding as he thanked fans for their continued support.

    Harry holds up his award while giving his speech
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    "Thank you so much. I just continue to be baffled by moments like this. They make me more and more incredibly grateful to be able to get to do this job every day. I'm really happy and proud to be celebrating British music tonight," Harry said onstage.

    And people definitely noticed:

    Oh I didn’t know Harry Styles was American 🧐

    Twitter: @SophieEvans

    Why is Harry Styles speaking with an American accent???? I swear he’s from Chester 😶😶

    Twitter: @jessica16_x

    What happened to Harry Styles accent??? #BRITs

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    @steveleng / Via Twitter: @steveleng

    Check out the evidence for yourself:

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    While I'm no linguistics expert, there's definitely a difference in Harry's voice from his younger days, when his Cheshire accent was a lot stronger.

    Harry poses with One Direction when he was younger
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    For comparison, see this video of Harry accepting a BRIT with One Direction back in 2014:

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    Although Harry's accent may be jarring to some fans, there's plenty of explanations for his changing accent, like the increasing amount of time he spends in America.

    It's also possible that Harry's been working with a dialect coach, particularly for his role in Don't Worry Darling, in which he plays a 1950s businessman from California.

    Whatever the reason for Harry's recent accent, it definitely doesn't change who he is as a person — so you do you, Harry!

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