Harry Styles to perform at ARIAs
IT'S going to get loud at the 2017 ARIA Awards with Harry Styles confirmed to perform at the annual celebration of Australian music on November 28.
Awards security are going to have the unique duty of keeping fruit out of the event, thanks to Styles' new single Kiwi.
An ASDA supermarket in Manchester banned selling Kiwi fruit to people under 25 ahead of his concert at the O2 Arena last week because Styles almost stacked it on stage when he slipped on the seedy green goodness hurled at him during his previous show in London.
"You may have seen me fall earlier during this song … it appeared to be a Kiwi. That was the culprit, some green seedy mush. Look, there's another! This could end up being a problem," he told his London fans.
Styles has been teasing the video for his new single on social media all week with photos of a cute cast of kid co-stars and it was released it at midnight on Thursday.
Many fans and critics have speculated the song was inspired by a fling he had with New Zealand model Georgia Fowler a couple of years ago.
The Victoria's Secret angel has most recently been linked to Delta Goodrem's ex Nick Jonas.
Styles joins nominated artists Gang Of Youths, Jessica Mauboy, PNAU, Peking Duk and A.B. Original who are already confirmed to perform at the awards at The Star in Sydney.
It will be the 23-year-old singer and actor's second strut down the ARIAs red carpet to tinnitus-inducing screams, having attended the awards with his One Direction mates to perform Steal My Girl in 2014.
1D have won the publicly voted Best International Artist for the past five years and he is up for the award again as a solo artist this year.
You would be getting short odds on him winning the trophy for 2017.
His debut single Sign Of The Times debuted at No. 1 in April and has since reached double platinum sales in Australia on more than 140,000 copies.
The self-titled debut album got Styles repeated that No. 1 feat when it dropped in May.
Speculation that Styles would be the big international star signed up for the ARIAs began in April when he announced his two sold-out concerts at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on November 26 and Forum Theatre in Melbourne on November 30.
He will return to perform in Australian arenas in April.