Noel Gallagher Slates Harry Styles During Discussion About 'Real' Musicians

"You’re not telling me Harry Styles is currently in a room somewhere writing a song," the Oasis star claimed.
Harry Styles performing at the Grammys last year
Harry Styles performing at the Grammys last year
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Since One Direction went their separate ways in 2016, former band member Harry Styles has gone from strength to strength, topping the charts with his self-penned songs, filming roles on the big screen and even winning his first Grammy last year.

But it seems one person who’s less than convinced by Harry’s success is fellow musician Noel Gallagher.

Noel – no stranger to laying into whoever’s popular at that moment – told the podcast Through The Decades that “anything that has come from [The X Factor]” has “nothing to do with music”.

Speaking more specifically about Harry, the former Oasis star continued: “You’re not telling me Harry Styles is currently in a room somewhere writing a song. With any joy, he’ll be surrounded by a lot of girls.

“I can assure you he’s not got an acoustic guitar out trying to write a middle eight for something.”

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
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He also claimed during the interview that stars who made it on The X Factor – which launched the careers of Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and Alexandra Burke – don’t work as hard as “real” artists.

For what it’s worth, we’re just going to point out that Harry has co-writing credits on every song he’s released since going solo, including his new single As It Was.

Last week, Harry returned to the music scene with his new track, which looks set to earn the Grammy-winning star his second solo number one in the UK.

The song serves as the lead single from his third album Harry’s House, which is due for release next month.

Harry backstage at last year's Brits
Harry backstage at last year's Brits
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Noel previously made headlines when he spoke out against Little Mix after their historic win at the Brit Awards, claiming the band are “not in the same league as Oasis... not even in the same f*****g sport”.

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall later had a blistering comeback for Noel during an appearance on the reboot of Never Mind The Buzzcocks last year.


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