You can’t have a conversation about modern-day relevancy without having a conversation about former One Direction star Harry Styles. The English heartthrob recently his third studio album earlier this year as ‘Harry’s House’ would be released on May 20th to wide acclaim. Songs such as “Late Night Talking” and “As It Was” have proven to be not only to be heavy hitters but big winners for the singer as the album has been all over the place since its release and a bonafide pop culture sensation.
Despite the album reportedly being leaked a month before its release, Harry’s House showcased the best first-week sales in Harry Styles’ career. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart wouthingith 113,000 album-equivalent units, becoming the fastest-selling album of 2022 in the country. It also debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 521,500 album-equivalent units, including 330,000 album sales, making it the largest opening week of 2022 in the United States. It debuted at number one in various other countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
On the other hand, you simply cannot have a conversation about the modern-day relevancy of Stranger Things.
Stranger Things has attracted record viewership on Netflix and was praised by critics for its characterization, atmosphere, acting, soundtrack, directing, writing, and homages to 1980s films. Critics regard Stranger Things as one of Netflix’s flagship series, with it having achieved a dedicated fanbase and being credited with launching the careers of many of its younger cast members. Here, lead actors on the show Millie Bobbie Brown who plays Eleven, and Noah Schapp who plays Will can be seen during a public appearance mouthing along to the ever-so-popular and aforementioned Harry Styles single, “As It Was.” The video via the Harry Styles fan Instagram page Harry_Update can be seen below.