The 25-year-old artist, Harry Styles became the First U.K. Male Artist to Debut at Number 1 with First Two Albums.
Harry Styles released second studio album on December 13, 2020. Fine Line has debuted at Number 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart. It’s his second Number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. His self-titled debut album released in 2017 was the first one to reach Number 1.
Harry Styles described this album as a breakup album. According to Rolling Stones, he said,
"The overall arc is just that I tried to redefine what success means to me. I tried to rewire what I thought about it. A lot changes in two years, especially after coming out of the band and just working out what life is now. I feel so much freer, making this album — you get to a place where you feel happy even if the song is about the time when you weren’t that happy."
According to Nielsen Music, ‘Fine Line’ has earned 478,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the first week. That figure marks the biggest week for a pop album by a male artist in over four years, the largest week for a Columbia album in more than three years, and the third-biggest week overall for any album in 2019. It also scores the largest sales week for an album by a solo U.K. male artist since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking sales data in 1991, Billboards reported.
The album was previewed by three singles. The tracks ended up featuring on the Hot 100 list ‘Lights Up’ at 17, ‘Adore You’ at 35 and ‘Watermelon Sugar’ at 60 respectively.
” ‘Lights Up’ handles the sheer excess of ‘Harry Styles’ with a lighter touch. It’s an intriguing taster of things to come.” NME said in a four-star review of the track.
The album has a total of 12 songs divided into four sides.
- Watermelon Sugar
- Adore You
- Light’s Up
- To Be So Lonely
- Sunflower Vol. 6
- Canyon Moon
- Treat People with Kindness
- Fine Line