Harry Styles, 25th Birthday

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Many of you know the basic story of Harry Styles' life by now.

Born in England, auditioned for The X Factor as a solo artist, was grouped with the four other members of One Directionby the man of many t-shirts, Simon Cowell, and the rest is history.

But the enviably coiffed singer, who went solo in 2016, has packed a lot of living into his 26 years and, as it turns out, 6-foot-tall drinks of water run deep. 

With millions of albums sold as a member of one of the biggest boy bands of all time and on his own, a well-received part in a World War II epic, a budding career as a late-night host and at least 1,000 suit patterns to his name, the devoted Stylers of the world have earned a maximum return on that investment they made a decade ago.

"While I was in the band," he told Rolling Stone last summer, "I was constantly scared I might sing a wrong note. I felt so much weight in terms of not getting things wrong. I remember when I signed my record deal and I asked my manager, 'What happens if I get arrested? Does it mean the contract is null and void?'

"Now, I feel like the fans have given me an environment to be myself and grow up and create this safe space to learn and make mistakes."

If he ever makes a mistake, surely we'll hear about it, but until then, these are 26 essential things to know about birthday boy Harry Edward Styles:

Harry Styles, Anne Cox, Celeb Parents

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Harry Styles, X Factor Audition

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ESC: Harry Styles, 2017

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Happy Together

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And that's what makes him beautiful. Happy birthday, Harry!

(Originally published Feb. 1, 2019, at 3 a.m. PT)

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