One Direction update: Harry Styles officially goes solo, signed with new manager
Feb 04, 2016 02:28 AM EST
After Zayn Malik left One Direction last year, another member is no longer part of the famous British boy band. Reports have confirmed that Harry Styles will soon go solo, leaving just three members in the group.
According to Latin Post, there have already been rumors circulating for months about the hiatus of the boy band as permanent. It was reported that all the One Direction boys will remain friends. However, they are also exhausted as well and would love to venture on solo careers.
Now, these rumors are no longer just rumors as Billboard reported that Styles has officially gone his own way, leaving his previous management team Modest. As for executives Harry McGee and Richard Griffiths, they wish Styles the very best and that it has been a real pleasure to work with him.
"Harry is a total gentleman, and we know our good friend Jeffrey Azoff will look after him," they added.
Azoff of CAA will be Styles' new manager, Christian Today said. He and the just turned 22-year-old singer was said to already be discussing some investment in a new Hollywood management company. Also, sometime this year, Style's will be launched by his new management team as a solo superstar.
Despite this news coming out, Styles has not given any comment yet. One Direction also has not shown any hints of finally retiring. All they announced was about them taking a break for a few months.
Moreover, it will be remembered that the British boy band denied reports about them splitting. What they announced was that their hiatus status will not change as there are no other plans announced yet aside from that.
As for preparations on his solo career, there have been stories about Styles being busy for months now in writing and recording potential songs for his debut solo album. Close friend Charlie Puth shared that Styles' music is very much influenced by Paul McCartney as seen obvious by how he has adopted The Beatles' singer's vocal tricks and chord changes.