That charming British lad Harry is having yet another moment. No, not Prince Harry. No, not Harry Potter! Harry Styles, former One Direction member and current fashion-rock heartthrob, was the unofficial winner of the 2021 Grammys. Not only did he win Best Pop Solo Performance for “Watermelon Sugar,” he was also the peer-elected prince of the night, the guy everyone wanted to talk to. A star among stars.
Absent the usual audience, Styles still had fans swooning over him: his music industry colleagues. First of all, there was Lizzo, who pulled him aside the day of the ceremony for a photo shoot by the trailers, wrapping his purple feather boa around her neck and giving him bunny ears.
“HARRY WON A GRAMMY !!!! @harrystyles” she wrote. When Lizzo wants to be your best friend, you have officially entered charm city.
Then, there was his ex, Taylor Swift. Though the two have always appeared to be on pretty good terms–the breakup was eight years ago, after all–running into your former partner can always be a bit tricky. But according to what backstage cameras witnessed, their interaction was cordial and even friendly. We can’t hear what they’re saying, but isn’t 90% of human communication body language or something?
Swift also gave Styles a brief standing ovation after his performance. Supportive!
Speaking of supportive, it was a total love-fest between Styles and Record of The Year winner Billie Eilish. Fans quickly noticed that the two singers couldn’t take their eyes off each other’s respective performances. Is there any praise higher than rapt attention from another musician? And can we get a collab some time? Just thinking of the potential harmonies is already giving us chills.
The Grammys don’t have a Miss Congeniality award, but if they did, it would go to Harry Styles. The fan favorite, the MVP. And not a bad-looking bloke, actually.
BRB listening to “Watermelon Sugar” again.