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Harry Styles’ Sign of the Times Seats at No.1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140


After the former artist from One Direction went solo, Harry Styles’ first single ‘Sign of the Times’ is now at the number one spot of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart in just overnight after its release.

Harry Styles' single at number 1 spot

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Harry Styles’ single was released at midnight and peaked at number one around 5 AM. The heavily-inked heartthrob first unveiled the release of his single on March 25 on a television ad and confirmed that the release date of ‘Sign of the Times’ will be on April 7.

Harry Styles is the fourth member to have a solo album following his bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson. He is known for his epic rock ballad voice with the hint of David Bowie’s tone. Harry teased fans about the single release on his social media accounts by posting a silhouette photo of a sitting man (which is seemingly him) in water. He also tweeted hints of his first single after Liam Payne’s Twitter announcement of his baby with Cheryl Cole, which sent the fans like crazy.

Harry Styles

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The release of Harry Styles’ first solo album is yet to be announced, however, Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer said it is ‘close’ as told in an interview with Billboard. “We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay,” he narrated.

Harry Styles footage of his video for Signs of the Times

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Meanwhile, a footage of Harry hanging from a helicopter while shooting the video of his first single is already receiving a flood of funny memes on Twitter from critics and fans alike.

The Billboard + Twitter Trending chart evaluates real-time progress in terms of ranking, shares, and any type of Twitter presence across the US. It updates ranking per second, giving reports in terms of the popularity of the song and artist on Twitter. It also tracks fans interactions and influence to the song.