Harry Styles sold millions of records and enjoyed sold-out global concert tours as part of One Direction, but he never won a Grammy. Now a solo artist, HITS magazine has predicted the singer is the favorite to win the Best Album award at the 2021 Grammys.
Harry’s 2019 album, Fine Line, has won rave reviews and spawned several hit singles. Despite its launch last year, it is eligible for the 2021 Grammy Awards. HITS magazine says the success and critical impact of the album makes it one of the favorites heading into awards season.
The magazine tweeted an image of the latest cover and offered the prediction. According to the publication, Harry’s successful year has him on course for plenty of awards over the coming months. “Adore You” is also tipped to win best record at the Grammys.
Harry is on the cover of @HITSDD’s Grammy Preview edition.
“Columbia’s Harry Styles, whose smash Fine Line album has yielded two giant #1 singles in ‘Adore You’ and ‘Watermelon Sugar’, is widely considered among the strongest contenders for major Grammy glory early next year.” pic.twitter.com/3P8WPeb0YS
— HSD???? (@hsdaily) September 29, 2020
As reported by Capital FM, Harry is the cover star of the HITS Grammy edition this month. The singer looked charming wearing a throwback denim jacket with gold buttons. Harry’s hair was elegantly slicked back as he posed for the camera.
The publication predicted the former One Direction star will face competition in the race for the Best Album award. Specifically, the magazine said Jhené Aiko, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, and Lil Baby will also be in the running.
However, it is Harry, 26, who could be leading the way after a hugely successful 18 months. In fact, the singer has posted the kind of success he previously enjoyed with One Direction.
For example, the lead singles from Fine Line, “Adore You” and “Watermelon Sugar,” both reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up releases, “Falling” and “Lights Up,” both reached the Top 10 on the same chart. The album also hit No. 1, becoming Harry’s second consecutive chart topper in the U.S. following his 2017 self-titled release.
Fine Line also holds an interesting record in chart history. It was the last album to reach the top spot in the 2010s and the first No. 1 album of the 2020s. Harry was expected to tour behind the album this year, but as reported by Rolling Stone, the tour was postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier this week, it emerged in Grazia that Harry is reportedly dating Tracee Ellis Ross. The report suggests Harry has been dating the actress and host in secret for months. Last week, The Inquisitr reported on a new hairstyle sported by Ellis Ross, 47, on her Instagram in a hilarious video.