How hotshot Harry Styles became so much bigger than One Direction ever was

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Harry Styles rocked a pink custom Gucci coat when he performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this year. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)
Harry Styles rocked a pink custom Gucci coat when he performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this year. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

Once upon a time a 16-year-old boy stood on a stage and was told he wouldn’t amount to much. He didn’t have the “confidence” or the “experience” to make it as a solo artist. 

He could sing and he was cute but don’t get your hopes up, kid. You don’t have the X factor.

The year was 2010, the show was indeed The X Factor and the kid was Harry Styles. And oh, how those judges must be eating their words.

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