And Finally

Will Styles become One Direction’s frontman?

By | Published on Thursday 2 February 2012

Harry Styles

Do One Direction’s US label reps and/or management want Harry Styles to take on the frontman role in the boy band as they get ready for world domination?

Well, that’s what’s being reported this morning, with the Daily Star quoting a source as saying American label execs (though some other reports say the outfit’s management) think the ‘X-Factor’ group should have at least an unofficial frontman as the band begin their assault on the American market.

Said sources are saying: “Columbia music execs [in the US] are rubbing their hands with glee. It looks like One Direction are going to be absolutely massive in America. They decided long ago that Harry is a natural frontman. He’s funny, confident and has a great voice”.

Whether there’s any truth in that, we don’t know, though other rumours that any such appointment of a frontman could result in intra-band tensions sound likely. The Star quotes another source as saying the group’s members are already resisting the Harry-up-front proposals, telling the tab: “They are determined to carry on the way they have been – without a lead singer. Harry certainly hasn’t asked for all this attention”.