Harry Styles paid an unannounced visit to D.C. and it turned out he was here for a mini concert at NPR’s office for the media outlet’s reporters.
The former member of the British boy band One Direction was spotted in a Dupont Circle Barry’s Bootcamp fitness studio on Monday, which prompted a tweet storm from his fans. Then it was understood that his mysterious D.C. visit included a special performance on Tuesday, February 25.
— NPR Extra (@NPRextra) February 25, 2020
Some members of NPR staff and even their relatives posted on Twitter photos and videos from the pop star’s little visit to the building.
— Jonathan Butler (@jonathanpb) February 25, 2020
NPR Music is known for inviting artists to perform “Tiny Desk” concerts at its headquarters located on North Capitol Street NE.
My sister Briare just got a video sent to her by Harry Styles bc my aunt works for NPR… like wuuuut pic.twitter.com/RaxxSyN3yg
— Cade Ballard (@cademan88) February 26, 2020
After One Direction’s split-up in 2016, Styles started to work on his solo project. His debut solo single, Sign of the Times, came out in 2017, topping the U.K. Singles Chart. It was named “Song of the Year” by Rolling Stone, and the singer won a Brit Award for its video.
Fine Line, the artist’s second album, became the best-selling debut from an English male artist in the United States.
Styles also kicked off an acting career in 2017 in Christopher Nolan‘s award-winning movie Dunkirk.