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  • #16
    ERA TWO



    In between the European and North American legs of his All Night Tour in July 2014, Harry Styles began work on his second solo album. The sophomore effort is expected to drop sometime in 2015, but little is known about it so far. Will the album solidify his position as a modern day pop icon after his successful debut, or could it all have been a fluke? Should he have stuck with One Direction after all?

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    • #17
      February 2015

      - Harry's reputation is boosted across the world as he picks up two Grammy Awards for his album Harry Styles, cementing him as a pop musician to be taken seriously. The single Profits also wins the coveted award for Best British Single at the BRIT Awards, as well as a few NRJ Awards. This string of wins has the spotlight on Harry ahead of his new music that is expected very soon!

      March 2015

      - Harry is seen and photographed on a studio lot Los Angeles filming a new music video, apparently directed by Dave Meyers. The star eventually confirms on Twitter after the speculation that he will be releasing a new single in April, followed by his second solo album in May.

      April 2015

      - On 6th April 2015, Harry Styles releases the lead single from his second album. The track is titled 'Missing Me', written by Sia and produced by Max Martin, and received hugely positive reviews from critics, who gave it a 94% score and called it "Record of the decade". Initially, the song performs fantastically on record charts across the world, storming to the top spot in the UK, Europe, Oceania and Latin America with impressive sales It peaks at #2 in Asia, #5 in Canada and #11 in the US. It sold over a million copies across the globe in one week, making it his biggest debut. In the remaining weeks of the month, it grew to become Harry's third solo top ten hit in the US, rounding off April with a peak of #4.

      - On the same day as the single's release, Harry announces that his second album, titled 'Radioactive', will be released worldwide 18th May.

      - To promote Missing Me, Harry had several promo spots during the month. The live debut of the song was on The Voice US, a performance which received rave reviews and helped it debut on the Hot 100 at #11. In following weeks, performances on The Jonathan Ross Show and Schlag den Raab helped the song stay at number one in the UK and Europe, respectively.

      - The music video was released on 19th April, directed by Dave Meyers, and received a perfect 100% score from critics whilst debuting at #1 on the music video charts, gaining 49 million views in it's first week.

      - Harry also announced two concerts for May in order to promote 'Radioactive', the first at Beacon Theater in New York City on Sunday 17th May - the night before the album's release - and another on Saturday 23rd May at Hammersmith Apollo in London.

      - Missing Me promotion: Radio 1 (UK), The Voice (US), The Jonathan Ross Show (UK), PopMatters (US), USA Today (US), Schlag den Raab (Europe), Entertainment Weekly (US)
      Last edited by HarryB95; 08-01-2015, 02:09 PM.

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      • #18
        MISSING ME (Single)
        Genre: Pop
        Written by: Sia
        Produced by: Max Martin
        Metacritic Score: 94%

        Released: 6th April 2015

        USA: #3
        Canada: #2
        Latin America: #1
        UK: #1
        Europe: #1
        Oceania: #1
        Asia: #2

        USA Chart Run: 11 - 10 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 3 - 3
        Last edited by HarryB95; 08-02-2015, 05:35 PM.

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        • #19
          May 2015

          - The single Missing Me continued to sell well across the world in the beginning of the month ahead of the release of the album Radioactive on the 18th. Ahead of the anticipated release, Harry gave interviews to several media publications across the world in order to boost hype and pre-orders.


          - In the week preceding the release of Radioactive, Harry performed Missing Me on the season finale of American Idol. The performance received rave reviews and boosted the sales of the track, but due to other releases it slipped one place on the Hot 100 to #5.

          - Radioactive is released on 18th May. The album receives much better reviews than Harry's eponymous debut, scoring a 79% score on Metacritic and comments calling it "a brilliant record". Over the weekend preceding the release, Harry performed on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and puts on a show at New York's Beacon Theatre where he played many of the album's songs for the first time. Reviews called the show "outstanding". He also appeared on MuchMusic in Canada before flying to Europe to appear on Le Grand Journal in France and The Graham Norton Show in the UK, where he also performed another show at Hammersmith Apollo in London.

          - The promotional appearances and success of lead single Missing Me helped Radioactive to shift huge numbers in it's first week, with the album becoming Harry's first number one album in most markets. It hit the top spot in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK and Oceania whilst hitting #2 in Asia. Radioactive, despite Harry's huge reputation, good reviews, smash hit lead single and focused promotion in the area, only charted at #9 in Europe with underwhelming sales for some unexplained reason (cough).

          Radioactive First Week Sales:
          US: 531,267
          Canada: 82,344
          Latin America: 66,194
          UK: 227,756
          Europe: 48,996
          Oceania: 52,601
          Asia: 193,028
          TOTAL: 1,202,186

          - In the final week of the month, Harry made major TV appearances in the UK with performances on the finale of Britain's Got Talent and Later... with Jools Holland helping the album stay #1 in it's second week, with another week of 100k+ sales, making the album go platinum in only two weeks. It has also quickly gone platinum in Canada, Latin America, Oceania and Asia. Even with Radioactive's underperformance in Europe, it looks like it will easily surpass worldwide sales of Harry's debut, which has now almost sold 5 million copies.
          Last edited by HarryB95; 08-01-2015, 02:34 PM.

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          • #20
            RADIOACTIVE (ALBUM)
            Genre: Pop
            Produced by: Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Ryan Tedder
            Metacritic Score: 79%

            Released: 18th May 2015

            1. Missing Me
            2. Love Me (Or Let Me Go)
            3. Radioactive
            4. Man On Fire
            5. Rain
            6. Like That
            7. A Little More
            8. No Regrets
            9. The One
            10. Pages to Turn

            USA: #1
            Canada: #1
            Latin America: #1
            UK: #1
            Europe: #9
            Oceania: #1
            Asia: #2

            Worldwide: #1

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            • #21
              June 2015

              - Harry announces a huge 29-date North American tour titled 'Radioactive Tour'. Extra legs around the world will soon be added, but in the meantime the US and Canada jaunt will kick off in September. The dates are:

              4th September 2015 - BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States
              5th September 2015 - American Airlines Arena, Miami, United States
              8th September 2015 - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, United States
              10th September 2015 - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, United States
              11th September 2015 - FedEx Forum, Memphis, United States
              14th September 2015 - Phillips Arena, Atlanta, United States
              16th September 2015 - RBC Center, Raleigh, United States
              17th September 2015 - Verizon Center, Washington DC, United States
              19th September 2015 - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States
              21st September 2015 - TD Garden, Boston, United States
              24th September 2015 - Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
              25th September 2015 - Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
              28th September 2015 - Izod Center, East Rutherford, United States
              1st October 2015 - Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
              3rd October 2015 - Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Canada
              4th October 2015 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
              7th October 2015 - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, United States
              8th October 2015 - United Center, Chicago, United States
              10th October 2015 - Target Center, Minneapolis, United States
              13th October 2015 - Toyota Center, Houston, United States
              15th October 2015 - American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States
              17th October 2015 - Pepsi Center, Denver, United States
              20th October 2015 - Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
              21st October 2015 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
              23rd October 2015 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, United States
              26th October 2015 - HP Pavilion, San Jose, United States
              27th October 2015 - Oracle Arena, Oakland, United States
              29th October 2015 - MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
              31st October 2015 - Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States

              - Harry spent most of June promoting Radioactive in Europe in order to combat the underwhelming sales. Performances on Wetten dass..? in Germany, The X Factor in Italy and The Voice in Holland
              Last edited by HarryB95; 08-02-2015, 05:35 PM.

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              • #22
                lol my dumb ass accidentally deleted this save so i guess it's the end of the dynasty!

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                • #23
                  Lol Bye Felicia!

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                  • #24
                    Was a great read. Shame about the save

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