Harry Styles Leaving One Direction in Two Years; Wants to Be the Next Justin Timberlake?
Harry Styles might enjoy being in One Direction, but he won’t be with the band forever. In recent reports, the singer was quoted in saying that he only saw himself staying no more than two years with Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis William Tomlinson.
According to The Sun’s Dan Wootton, via UnrealityTV, a source close to the singer says its “inevitable” for the group to eventually disband. Styles was reportedly getting tons of offers, especially in film, which he had to turn down because of prior commitments with the band. The 21-year-old allegedly predicted that he will be working “full time” with One Direction before he called it quits.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been very vocal about encouraging Styles to enter the film industry. According to Daily Star, the two recently went out on a lunch meeting to discuss Styles’ career.
“There’s no question Harry will enter the movie business. I get from him that he wants to. He doesn’t even have to audition for me,” Weinstein shared, as published on Daily Star.
If Styles were to leave One Direction, there were also rumors that he would pursue a solo career similar to when Justin Timberlake quit ‘N Sync. Unreality TV says Styles’ solo debut album were “being openly discussed” in the music business.
The website reports that there would be a “massive bidding war” amongst record companies on who could sign him as a solo artist. It was said that Universal Record’s chief executive Lucian Grainge is “very interested” in Harry’s future.
Styles might have only turned legal recently, but he has always been ambitious about his future. He might feel that he has turned down several opportunities to be with One Direction but says he’s very grateful to have shared his music with the fans. Styles added that he feels “very lucky” to have met interesting people who might be able to help him in his future career.
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