Louis Tomlinson may have finalized the line-up for the long-awaited girl group he’s planned for his label under Simon Cowell’s Syco banner. Meanwhile Harry Styles looks to have signed with Columbia Records, and social media activity suggests that the British star would have liked to have seen Britain vote “Remain” in today’s EU referendum.
Pictures of Louis Tomlinson alongside four smiling girls have surfaced on social media. They were performing at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood.
Louis also spent time with girlfriend Danielle Campbell yesterday. Tomlinson had not been seen with the brunette actress for some time, sparking rumors that the couple had split or that they were cooling things off.
Today Louis and Danielle were photographed walking together in LA. The actress wore a short white dress and carried a black handbag. Louis wore a black t-shirt emblazoned with place-name badges, paired with black trousers and the knitted beanie he has favored of late.
Meanwhile, an interesting Harry Styles photo started doing the rounds on social media after it was shared by musician Jonny Pierce. Pierce is pictured alongside Harry Styles, who is creating a vegetable mustache by holding a small carrot over his upper lip.
Jonny Pierce captioned the photo “Harry and I want you to vote Remain.”
It looks like Drum band member is passionate about the EU referendum and wanted to use his friend Harry Styles’ pulling power to encourage people to vote Remain.
Not even help from Harry Styles could make that a reality — the Leave camp ultimately triumphed by a slim margin.
Fans also wondered if Harry Styles approved the message, or if Jonny Pierce was using Styles’ image for political purposes, opportunistically and perhaps without permission.
User looking.perfect wrote,
Well dont you think he has to say that? That it means that he wants to remain or is it just your message and you put it on his mouth when he never gave his opinion about that? Bc it is a really important matter to joke about. Well maybe i am being a little drama queen lol
In other Harry news, the One Direction star may have finally selected a label to release his long-awaited solo music.
Music-News previously reported that Sony and Universal were locked in a bidding war over Harry Styles.
Sony Music executives aren’t prepared to lose the star so easily and are locked in a bidding war to stop him for moving to Universal’s Capitol Records label, which will reportedly be managed out of the U.S. It is thought Universal’s Polydor Records will represent him in the U.K.
Now Billboard is reporting that Harry Styles has signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, moving a step away from Cowell but remaining under the Sony umbrella. Sources told the publication that the terms of the deal are not yet known, and there is no timeline for a solo album.
Sony Music’s Columbia label and Simon Cowell’s associated Syco label were the ones behind One Direction’s epic success. It looks like Harry Styles has not opted to break ties totally, and Universal may have lost the war for Harry.
Since the group was formed on The X Factor U.K. in 2010, One Direction racked up four No. 1 albums and one No. 2 album with 2015’s Made in the A.M., all released via Sony Music’s Columbia label in partnership with Simon Cowell’s Syco.
Music-News reported weeks ago that Sony were “breaking the bank” to keep Harry Styles amid fears Universal would pinch him. A source spoke with amazement about the perks and dollars that Sony were showering on Styles.
“Harry is being offered so many incentives to stay (at Sony). They’re breaking the bank for him.”
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