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Was Harry Styles Under Orders To Swerve The Brits?

It says much that one of the biggest stories that merged from this years Brit Awards this year is that one Direction’s Harry Styles swerved last nights Brit Awards.

The Manchester Evening News reported that fans are in a panic following reports that Harry Styles did not join his One Direction bandmates at the Brit Awards last night.  For those who do not keep up with Harry Styles or One Direction the pop group are about to head into a hiatus after five-years on the road.

Styles recently sacked One Direction’s management team as he looks to launch a solo career.  Harry has signed to the Azoff organisation and Dawbell PR for his solo representation as he puts distance between himself and Simon Cowell.

According to the Sun Styles “snubbed his bandmates” when he did not attend the Brits.  For many people Styles’ decision was a strange one as One Direction were in the running for a couple of awards.  In Styles absence Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne were on hand to collect the award for the best video for the third year on the bounce.

You have to question why Styles did not attend because he is in London.  I wonder if Styles’absence from the awards was something that he was advised not to do by his new management team?

Styles former bandmate Zayn Malik spent the best part of a year distancing himself from his One Direction past before launching his smash hit single “Pillow Talk.”  You have to wonder whether or not Styles new management see Harry tracing a similar path before launching his own solo material.

If you are a fan of Harry Styles and One Direction I would love to hear your thoughts on why Styles swerved the Brits.  It could be that Styles is just as bored by award shows as the rest of us but given the history you have to suspect that there are forces at play behind the scenes.

Let me know what you think below

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James Bay

James Bay: Debut Album Kicks kendrick Lamar Off The No1 spot

Make absolutely no mistake about this, you are going to be hearing a lot more about James Bay over the next few years. James recently won the prestigious Critics’ Choice Award in the 2015 Brit Awards and his hugely anticipated debut album Chaos And The Calm was released on March 23.
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James Bay Critics choice Brit winner

James Bay Wins Critics Choice Brit Award

Make absolutely no mistake about this, you are going to be hearing a lot more about James Bay over the next few years.

Hailing from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, 24-year-old James was discovered by Republic Records after a fan uploaded a video of him performing in a Kentish Town pub to You Tube.  Since then James has been gaining an enviable reputation as a live artist and has supported the likes of John Newman, Kodaline, Tom Odell and The Rolling Stones, as well as completing his own sell out tour.

James Bay

James Bay

James’ gravelled voice, personal emotive lyricism and infectious melodies led to him becoming one of the most talked about new talents of 2014 as his music received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and he is fast becoming a favourite on the UK festival circuit.

James’ appearance on Radio 1 Live Lounge he blew everyone away with an unforgettable performance of ‘Let It Go’and was trending No.1 on Twitter in the UK. His EP of the same name hit No. 7 in the iTunes album chart and he has just returned from supporting Hozier on tour across the US.

It was no surprise when James was shortlisted for the prestigious Critics’ Choice Award in the 2015 Brit Awards.  James scooped that award on Wednesday February 25, following in the footsteps of last years winner Sam Smith.  Previous winners of this award have included the likes of Adele, Florence and the machine and Emile Sande all of whom have gone on to become hugely successful artists.  There is every reason to expect James Bay to be every bit as successful as his predecessors.

James bay Critics Choice Brit winner

James Bay

James’s hugely anticipated debut album “Chaos And The Calm” produced by Jacquire King is set for release next month and release will be followed by a string of UK live shows and some more dates in the USA.  I hope to cover James’ show in Portsmouth on April 7 so keep an eye out for a review and photographs shortly after that date.