admin / 19 May 2012

Justin Bieber and the One Direction may have become close friends after they hung out in the US earlier this year but Bieber could soon be outshone by heartthrob Harry Styles in the popularity stakes.

According to Star magazine, Harry has been told he could be just as big as Bieber in the US, if he plays his cards right.

A source said: “Harry was told he can be as huge a global star as Justin. He laughed about it, but he has started to realise there is real truth in that.”

Rumours emerged last month that Styles and his lovely barnet were set to go solo, leaving the One Direction lads all by themselves.

The insider insisted: “He loves being on One Direction so it’s unlikely he will leave permanently, but he definitely wants to do some stuff on his own too.”

The ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ boyband are set to follow the likes of Adele and Foo Fighters by performing at the Roundhouse in Camden, North London for the iTunes festival in September.

The show will be the first time 1D have performed in the UK since the end of their Up All Night tour in January.

Speaking to The Metro, Harry Styles described the band’s excitement for the show: “Every year we see some of our favourite bands and artists on the bill so to be a part of the line-up this year is obviously incredibly exciting and we’re hugely grateful for the opportunity.”

The former X Factor group will join fellow headliners Jack White and Norah Jones at the festival, with Usher kicking off proceedings on the opening night of the event.

Therefore, ignore all the rumours. It is said that Harry won’t be going solo with his music but with his acting.