Play Harry upfront! One Direction's management push Mr Styles as leader of the pack as band bid's to break the US
They were put together as equals on the 2010 series of X Factor.
But One Direction's U.S. management are trying to make Harry Styles into the lead singer, with sources saying boybands in America that have a recognised frontman tend to make it bigger than those that don't.
The teenager, who turns 18 today, has been given leading roles during their current tour stateside.
Standing out: One Direction's US management are trying to make Harry Styles the lead singer, saying American band's who have a frontman make it bigger
The ex-boyfriend of The Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack was yesterday continuing the publicity round with his band mates- Louis Tomlinson, 20, Zayn Malik, 19, Niall Horan, 18, and Liam Payne, 18.
The group were seen in a number of funny poses during the photoshoot at a studio in Los Angeles.
All together: Harry joins his band mates for a photo shoot in Los Angeles yesterday, from left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson
Ready for the big push stateside: One Direction with Nickelodeon's iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove
led the band when they filmed a guest spot on Nickelodeon show iCarly,
with Carly, played by Miranda Cosgrove, 18, developing a crush on him.
A source told The Daily Star:
'Columbia music execs are rubbing their hands with glee. It looks like
One Direction are going to be absolutely massive in America.
'They decided long ago that Harry is a natural frontman. He’s funny, confident and has a great voice.'
Funny foursome: Some of the boys lark about on set
Just chilling out: Harry chats to Louis during a break yesterday
But the group are keen to stick together.
told the newspaper: 'They are determined to carry on the way they have
been – without a lead singer. Harry certainly hasn’t asked for all this
Harry has already caught the eye of the offspring of Hollywood royalty, Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of action man Arnold.
Busy boys: Niall and Harry chat to a woman on set, after shooting a iCarly episode the day before
Touchy feely: Louis strokes Liam's face, while
holding a copy of actor Chad Michael Murray's book Everlast, as Niall
hugs a staff member after the shoot
After tweeting last week that she
thought he was cute after watching one of the band's videos, she managed
to blag her way onto the iCarly set.
But Harry is wary of her tough-taking, former governor father.
CONOR MAYNARD THE NEW BIEBER
A Brighton teen has been dubbed the next Justin Bieber after beating Lana Del Rey to the MTV Brand New For 2012 title.
Conor Maynard, 19, scored 50 per cent of the fan votes.
His debut single, Cam't ay No is not out until April 30, but the song has 50 million hits on YouTube.
He also beat teenage girl singer Charli XCX, London-based musician King Charles and soul singer Michael Kiwanuka.
Conor said last night his victory was an ‘amazing feeling’.
'I can't thank the viewers and fans enough for voting, and MTV for selecting me in the first place,' he added. 'Hope this is the first success of many to come!'
According to the Sun, he said: 'Katherine's been in the studio watching us. Imagine having Arnie as your dad-in-law.'
Then, doing his best Arnie impression, Harry added: 'Leave my house if you want to live.'
The previous day, Katherine tweeted: 'Just watched my first One
Direction video with my cousin and @Harry_Styles is a cutie indeed!'
It was revealed last week that harry had broken up with his cougar lover Caroline, 32, after three months together.
He wrote on twitter: ''Please know I didn't “dump” Caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know.'
Miranda clearly had a good time on set, tweeting afterwards: 'Had a lotta fun yesterday w/ @NiallOfficial @Harry_Styles
@zaynmalik Louis_Tomlinson and Real_Liam_Payne! It's gonna be a funny
And hundreds of U.S. fans were waiting for the band at LAX airport and hundreds more have been camped at their hotel.
Harry said: 'We have had to use the
hotel service lift. There are girls in the main lift the whole day, just
going up and down hoping to bump into us.'
The group have not yet released any music yet but pre-orders for their debut album are massive.
They will this month soon go on a U.S. tour with boyband Big Time Rush.