Harry Styles Debut Single Breaks Adele’s Record

Harry Styles has been a solo artist for one day and is already breaking records.

Sign Of The Times has exploded onto the pop scene, hitting #1 in 82 countries within 8 hours of release. Even bigger new was his thwarting Adele's previous record for a single reaching #1 on the US iTunes.

Adele's record stood at 50 minutes, Styles's smashed that by achieving top spot in just 19 minutes.

Harry spoke about Adele giving him a birthday present in an interview with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1:

​“For my 21st she gave me one of her albums, 21, and said ‘I did some pretty cool stuff when I was 21, good luck, nd I was like "geez".

Looks like he's not having any trouble living up to her gigantic expectations!

The music world reacted soundly and positively to Styles brand new song, with a host of big names sharing their thoughts on Twitter:

Harry looks set to end Ed Sheeran's chart reign, he's already knocked his buddy's #1 track Shape Of You off the top spot on the worldwide iTunes chart. Up next, Billboard?