Former boyband member, Harry Styles, released his self-titled album on May 12.  

While One Direction has been on hiatus, the group has gone their separate ways with creating music. Styles began his hiatus with acting in a movie ‘Dunkirk’ that will be released in July.

After filming for the movie was over, Styles went to Jamaica for two months to write music.

Styles released his first single ‘Sign of the Times,’ which quickly gained a lot of attention. Shortly after, on April 13, Styles announced the album.

Though the album was announced less than a month before it came out, the word spread quickly.  The old One Direction fans and the new Harry Styles fans made it known that Harry Styles had  an album on the way.

When the album was released, it broke Adele’s record for the fastest album to get to #1 on iTunes. The album now remains at #1 in over 84 countries.