Harry Styles is the man to watch right now. He’s killing it these days with the debut of his first solo record, which has now broken a major record. Are you really surprised?
After releasing his solo album, Harry Styles, last week, the British singer has been everywhere. He’s been popping up in both the UK and LA to play surprise, secret shows — including sets with Stevie Nicks — and visiting talk shows to promote the album.
Now the numbers are in for Styles’ debut solo album and they are HUGE. According to Billboard, the album sold 230,000 unites with a large sum of the sales (193,000) coming directly from actual album sales.
The publication pointed out that this not only gives Styles’ record the title of No. 1 album in the country on the Billboard 200 chart, but it also earns his album the spot of top male artist from the UK.
According to Billboard, Styles has officially sold the most albums from a UK solo male singer since Nielsen Music started keeping track of record sales back in 1991. Pretty impressive right?
If that’s not a big enough deal on its own, Styles is only the second UK male artist to come in at No.1 with a debut album. Who is the other you ask? None other than Styles’ former One Direction band mate Zayn Malik in 2016.
Malik’s numbers, however, came in at 157,000 (versus Styles’ 230,000 units). So, again Styles has blown everyone out of the water.
(H/T MTV News)