03/31/2013 11:56 am ET

Harry Styles' Solo Career May Be In The Works

Is Harry Styles going to pull a Justin Timberlake and take his boy band fame to a solo career of superstardom?

The lead of the UK boy band One Direction has reportedly been spending time in the studio, working on his own music.

“He loves messing around with some of the new songs he’s been working on,” an unnamed source told The Mirror. “He’s bounced some ideas off his friend Ed Sheeran and has ­already laid down some vocals.”

Recently named the richest boy band, One Direction is in the midst of an international tour. The group, which was created on "The X Factor," has been wildly successful, releasing two platinum albums.

Lest Styles walk away from all of that, the source added, “Harry’s priority is obviously still with 1D. But when he decides the time to go solo has arrived, he’s likely to have a project raring to go."

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