It’s official: everybody is wild about Harry!
Harry Styles has just made history as the first person ever to have a debut album (his self-titled “Harry Styles”), single (“Sign of the Times”) and movie (“Dunkirk”, in which he makes his acting debut) premiere in the #1 spot.
Styles can lay claim to this unique distinction thanks to the success of “Dunkirk”, which was released last week and quickly took the top spot at the domestic box office.
Styles’ first post-One Direction album immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard charts upon its release in May, racking up 230,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release.
The album’s first single, “Sign of the Times”, which dropped in April, likewise debuted in the top spot.
It’s been Styles’ acting debut in the Christopher Nolan-directed Second World War drama, however, that’s placed him in rarified air. “Dunkirk” has proved to be a summertime blockbuster, easily taking the top spot at the box office, and has so far taken in $131.3 million at the domestic box office and $234.1 million internationally.
In an interview with radio host Elvis Duran, Styles admitted that he didn’t find acting to be particularly difficult thanks to the realism created by Nolan.
“Honestly, they made the world around you, so it was so intense,” he said. “The filming was very much reacting to stuff, it required very little acting in the way of imagining there were planes and all this stuff. You just wanted to do your bit towards the project, I didn’t have too much time to be worrying about any personal discomfort.”