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Harry Styles to mark his solo debut on 'Saturday Night Live' in April

By Maria A. / 2017.03.29
Recording artist Harry Styles of One Direction performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2015

One Direction's Harry Styles is ready to fly solo. Harry Styles' solo debut was recently confirmed with a brief commercial that aired on the March 25 broadcast of "The Voice." The singer has also chosen the platform for his debut performance: "Saturday Night Live."

Harry Styles is confirmed as the musical guest for the April 15 broadcast of "SNL," which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. As music guests for "SNL" usually do two performances, it is expected that Styles will reveal two songs from his highly anticipated solo outing, NME reported.      

Reports suggest that Styles' solo album will sound like a mix of David Bowie's and Queen's music, thus expectations are running high for the young heartthrob. Sources also note that Styles' album is building "giant buzz" within the music industry.

For his solo album, the 23 year old singer co-wrote songs with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid. According to The Sun, McDaid praised Styles for being authentic and having an incredible voice. Also, he teased that "the world is going to be really shocked at what [Styles] comes up with." Aside from McDaid, Styles also worked with renowned songwriter and producer Gary Go, who has worked with Rihanna and Robbie Williams, to name a few.

So far, Styles has reportedly registered four tracks with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, namely "Already Here," "Coco," "Endlessly" and "5378 Miles."

Although Styles is making his solo debut on "SNL" on April 15, the release date for the Harry Styles solo album has not be finalized. Sources say the album is likely to come out on late April or early May.

Meanwhile, Styles will appear in the upcoming Christopher Nolan feature "Dunkirk." The World War II film also stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy. 

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