“This was the first song we wrote after my first album came out during a day off in Nashville,” the 27-year-old began and thanked his team. “I fell very grateful to be here, thank you.”
Styles looked as fashionable as ever in a purple boa, a yellow tweed jacket and a pink-striped sweater after he opened the night with a performance of “Watermelon Sugar” and donned another feather boa and a black leather coat with no shirt underneath and matching trousers.
The former One Direction alum beat out Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber but Swift, whom he dated between 2012 and 2013, was spotted standing up and clapping for the “Adore You” crooner. Styles is currently dating Olivia Wilde while Swift is still with long-time boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.