This week's ALT 104.5 New Music Discovery of the Week is Harry Styles "As It Was"
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Harry Styles’ critically acclaimed new single “As It Was” has topped charts around the world and has accomplished an array of streaming records. The new single debuted at #1 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100, his first track to debut atop the chart, and his second #1 alongside “Watermelon Sugar.” “As It Was” became the most-streamed song in the US in a single day in Spotify history (with 8.3 million streams), and the most-streamed song globally in a single day in 2022 so far (with 21.6 million streams), earning Harry the record for the biggest single day streams for a song by a male artist in global Spotify chart history. “As It Was” also broke the Apple Music streaming record for most 1st day streams for a song released in 2022 and most 1st day streams for a Spatial Audio release.
The astonishing U.S. debut comes hot on the heels of Harry’s massive international success where the single has entered charts at #1, earning the biggest selling single of the year in the U.K. and #1 in Ireland, Australia, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Canada.
“As It Was” is the lead single from Harry’s highly anticipated upcoming album Harry’s House, his third solo studio album and first music release since 2019’s record breaking sophomore album Fine Line. The new 13-track full-length album was recorded in multiple locations across the UK, Los Angeles and Tokyo from 2020 to 2021. It was written by Harry alongside frequent collaborators Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson, and Mitch Rowland. Harry’s House is available for pre-order at all physical and digital retailers globally. In addition, exclusive configurations will be available at select retailers nationwide including a Target Translucent Yellow vinyl and a Sea Glass Green vinyl available on the artist’s webstore.
Harry is set to headline the legendary Coachella Festival this week on April 15 and 22, where he will perform “As It Was” for the first time ever. He will then take Love on Tour back on the road in support of Harry’s Housein stadiums and arenas across the world this summer, starting June 11 in Glasgow. See full list of dates at https://www.hstyles.co.uk/.