British pop star Robbie Williams confirms.
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Here's where the self-reflection of being a 42-year-old pop star begins to set in.
"Then I met Harry Styles in an airport. 'Oh, you're writing, Harry? Great, who with?' He goes: 'Well, I just spent a week with Bruno Mars, and I'm about to spend a week with Max Martin.'"
That's when he told Styles: "You're the new me. Good luck!," which probably terrified the former One Directioner.
"I think Harry Styles has beguiled the whole world just by being Harry Styles. He's got a David Beckham-style quality. So he's won in that regard."
But he cautioned: "There's a space for him but the music has to be great."