19 Harry Styles Facts I'll Never Stop Thinking About Because They're THAT Interesting

    After One Direction disbanded, Harry began therapy: "For a long time, I was like: 'I don't need [therapy].' Then there was a point where I was trying to work out a lot more stuff about myself — I realized I was getting in my own way. Now it's been a thing where I've felt it have an impact on my life."

    1. On The Howard Stern Show, Harry Styles shut down the rumor that his 2022 song "Daylight" is about his ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift. On Swift's 2019 album Lover, she also has a song titled "Daylight" (this sparked a big conversation among Styles and Swift fans). Styles told Stern: "You know, I'd love to tell you you're spot-on, but you're not — we will always wonder."

    Swift and Styles in New York City in 2012

    2. When the directors of the "Watermelon Sugar" music video told Harry to touch model Ephrata's hair, he asked for her consent instead of taking their orders. Ephrata explained: "The people were telling him to touch my hair and play with it, and he was like, 'Wait, wait, wait, pause — can I even touch your hair? Is that even okay?' And I was like, 'Yeah, that's so nice. That was really sweet.'"

    Styles and Ephrata in the "Watermelon Sugar" music video

    3. Harry has expressed on multiple occasions that he chooses to express his sexuality on his own terms, and prefers not to define it. In 2022, Styles revealed to Better Homes and Gardens: "I've been open with it with my friends, but that's my personal experience — it's mine," he said. "The whole point of where we should be heading, which is toward accepting everybody and being more open, is that it doesn't matter. It's about not having to label everything, [and] not having to clarify what boxes you're checking."

    harry having dinner with a man and then laying down with women in his music video

    4. In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, Harry revealed he was glued to the sound of Joni Mitchell's dulcimer on her 1971 album Blue. He wanted to emulate the same sound on his album Fine Line: "I was in a big Joni hole — I kept hearing the dulcimer all over Blue," Styles said. "So, I tracked down the lady who built Joni's dulcimers in the '60s." She ended up making a dulcimer for Styles, which he played on "Canyon Moon."

    Styles at the 2021 Grammys beside a portrait of Mitchell in the early '70s

    You can listen to Harry Styles playing the dulcimer on "Canyon Moon" here:

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    5. When he experimented with mushrooms during the recording of Fine Line at Shangri-La studios, he accidentally bit the tip of his tongue off. He said: "I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So many fond memories."

    Styles in his "Lights Up" music video

    6. During the last week of the Fine Line recording sessions, Harry and his band recorded hits like "Treat People with Kindness" and "Adore You" at the last minute. After finishing "Lights Up," Harry started writing "Boyfriends" because he wanted a mellower sound ("Boyfriends" ultimately ended up on Harry's House in 2022). "It almost felt like there's a version where we get this ready to put on this album," he said. "I think there was something about it where it felt like it's gonna have its time, so let's not rush to get it done."

    Styles performing at Coachella in 2022

    7. After One Direction disbanded, he moved to California and started going to therapy. "For a long time, I was like: 'I don't need [therapy]. It's a very British way of looking at it," he said. "Then there was a point where I was trying to work out a lot more stuff about myself — I realized I was getting in my own way, you know? It's been a thing where I've felt it have an impact on my life, and something that I've introduced to some friends."

    8. And he revealed to Rolling Stone in 2019 that meditation is a very important part of his life, and has allowed him to be more open with himself and his friends. He said: "I feel like I take a lot more in — things that used to pass by me because I was always rushing around. It's part of being more open and talking with friends. It's not always the easiest to go in a room and say, 'I made a mistake and it made me feel like this, and then I cried a bunch.' But that moment where you really let yourself be in that zone of being vulnerable, you reach this feeling of openness."

    Harry meditating on the beach while clasping his hands in prayer

    9. In Olivia Wilde's upcoming movie Don't Worry Darling, Harry described filming sex scenes with Florence Pugh as trustworthy. "We were lucky to have a trusting relationship with the people we worked with," he said. "It was discussed — above the filming and above the camera, it's me and you. We're doing this together, we trust each other, and at any point, we can stop."

    10. One night after Harry Styles took Stevie Nicks out to dinner, she went back to his house with her friends to listen to Fine Line and didn't leave until six in the morning. He told Howard Stern in 2020: "I just finished the record and [Stevie] said: 'I wanna come hear the album!' She was with all her ladies — her witches coven — and they came back to the house. They're so used to living nocturnally — they left at 6 a.m., and the sun had come up. I was like: 'I'm exhausted!' and she's 70!"

    Styles in his "Late Night Talking" music video

    11. Harry Styles wrote "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" for Ariana Grande's 2014 album, My Everything. Grande revealed that Styles, "was just visiting the studio, and [producers] Savan and Johan were like, 'Hey, do you wanna write a song for Ariana?' and he was like, 'Oh, sure!' He went into the other room and they were writing for a while.

    Grande at the 2014 VMAs

    12. One of his favorite One Direction memories is when the band had their first group picture featured in a newspaper, and they all went to a newsstand the following morning to buy copies and marvel at it over breakfast.

    Styles being interviewed in 2019

    13. Harry donated over $1.2 million to 62 different charities around the world from his first solo tour Harry Styles: Live on Tour. He also donated his hair back in 2016 to the Little Princess Trust, an organization that provides hair and wigs to young cancer patients.

    Styles performing with One Direction in 2015

    14. Harry Styles has four nipples, which we've seen in various music videos like One Direction's "Kiss You" and Styles' "Golden."

    Harry Styles shirtless in the "Kiss You" music video for One Direction, covering his four nipples; Harry Styles wearing a fisherman's hat while shirtless in the "Golden" music video

    15. In 2022, he helped a fan come out at his show at Wembley Stadium, making it a fun and joyous experience as he waved a big rainbow flag across the stage. He also helped another fan come out to her mom back in 2018 at one of his shows after he saw her sign that read: "I'm gonna come out to my parents because of you."

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    16. Before he made it big in One Direction, he used to be in a band with his friends in high school, and even wrote an original song about luggage. "[We wrote a song] called 'Gone in a Week' about luggage. 'I'll be gone in a week or two, trying to find myself someplace new. I don't need any jackets or shoes — the only luggage I need is you.'"

    17. He wrote "Falling" in just a shower towel with Fine Line songwriter and producer Kid Harpoon in only 20 minutes. Styles told Zane Lowe in an interview for Apple Music that, "I was going out for dinner and I was getting picked up from [Kid Harpoon's] house. As I came out of the shower, he was playing. I went and stood next to him at the piano, just in a towel, and we just wrote the whole thing."

    18. When Harry first met Stevie Nicks backstage after a Fleetwood Mac show, he gave her a carrot cake for her birthday.

    Harry and Stevie Nicks pose together backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    19. And Harry Styles' "Matilda" was inspired by Roald Dahl's famous character Matilda Wormwood. Harry Styles explained to NPR how "Matilda" came out: "The disguising element was we'll disguise [the song as] if you were speaking to [Matilda Wormwood] now that she's grown up, who's been mistreated by her family. How would you speak to her?"

    Missy Honey in the film "Matilda:" "You were born into a family that doesn't always appreciate you, but one day things are going to be very different"