Harry Styles has signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, the same label behind his group One Direction, Billboard has learned. Deal terms are not yet known and there is no timeline for a solo album, say sources.
The first hints of a Styles solo career came last year, when four songs performed and written by the star were registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
Styles is currently filming the Christopher Nolan World War II drama, Dunkirk.
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.
In March, Harry Styles joined the roster of Full Stop Management, the company headed by former CAA executive Jeffrey Azoff.
Reps for Styles and Columbia Records were not immediately available for comment.
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