Artist of the Week: Harry Styles

The former One Direction member, who recently headlined the 2022 Coachella, breaks Guinness World Record with 'As It Was' as it logged more than 16 million streams in 24 hours on Spotify.

AceShowbiz - Harry Styles made history with his latest release. The former One Direction hottie has broken a Guinness World Record with "As It Was" for "most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (male)" dated April 1.

"As It Was" has been streamed more than 16 million times since its release, surpassing Spotify's male record of 12,384,750 streams for Drake's "Girls Want Girls" ft. Lil Baby last September. The catchy tune also debuted on the top of Spotify charts in 34 different countries, including the United States.

Serving as the first single of Harry's upcoming album "Harry's House", the eighties-style synth-pop also stole the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. It also reigned the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and ARIA Singles chart for two weeks.

"As It Was" features the voice of Harry's goddaughter, Ruby Winston. At the beginning of the song, the 5-year-old daughter of British filmmaker Ben Winston and Meredith Winston could be heard saying, "Come on, Harry, we want to say goodnight to you!"

Harry himself confirmed Ruby's feature on BBC Radio 2's "The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show". He said, "The voice at the start is my goddaughter, who was in a long pattern of calling me every night before bed and I missed it one night and she let me know that she wasn't happy about it."

The English heartthrob made the live debut of "As It Was" during his headlining set at the 2022 Coachella. The "Don't Worry Darling" actor also debuted two new songs "Boyfriend" and "Late Night Talking" before Shania Twain joined him onstage for duets.

Harry's next studio installment "Harry's House" is due on May 20. It's his first LP in more than two years since his 2019 blockbuster "Fine Line", which earned him Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Immersive Audio Album in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

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