Harry Styles could apparently miss out on number 1 for this reason

Harry Styles has revealed that Adele gave him a very generous 21st present - a copy of her own album 21.

The One Direction star released his debut solo single on Friday (April 7), but it failed to show up on the streaming service for several hours.

The 5 minute 41 seconds track starts slow with Harry singing, "Just stop your crying, it's a sign of the times".

The 23-year-old singer is out of "hibernation" and following in the footsteps of his former One Direction band mates.

"On Friday, "#SignOfTheTimes" was trending on Twitter with fans expressing their love for the new song. I think it's wonderful to see, so I'm really really happy for them both.

"I had one piece of feedback from my stepdad", Styles said, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The singer said this quote during an upcoming interview with BBC Radio 1 when he opened up about his upcoming solo debut album.

The music video for "Sign of the Times" will be revealed later this month. "I think that was good". He says he's only spoken to her "a little", but is a huge admirer of hers, saying she "leads by example".

According to The Sun, as of last night "Sign Of The Times" had sold 23,816 copies compared to 6,969 for "Shape Of You", which is now number one. One of the songs on the album, I wrote a few years ago'.

'In the least weird way possible, it's my favourite album to listen to at the moment... "It was a huge part of our lives and I think now it's really cool to have everyone go and write what they want to put out as themselves".

"I think it's hard to not have influences from what you grew up listening [to]".

  • Salvatore Jensen