Harry Styles has donated his fees from the new Apple AirPods ad to a refugee aid charity, the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The star is featured in the company’s new AirPods commercial with spatial sound alongside “Music For A Sushi Restaurant,” the opening track from his new album “Harry’s House.”
Following the unveiling of the announcement last week, Styles announced that he would be donating his paycheck to the IRC, a humanitarian relief organization. The group is currently involved in helping the more than 6 million refugees who have been displaced from Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February.
“Thank you to @HarryStyles and @Apple for your generous donation to IRC,” the charity tweeted, confirming the star’s donation. “Working in over 40 countries, your support will help us reach even more refugees and people in need in the world’s toughest places. Honored to have your support!” The amount of the donation was not disclosed.
Working in over 40 countries, your support will help us reach even more refugees and people in need in the world’s toughest places. Honored to have your support!
— IRC – International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) June 2, 2022
Styles made chart history around the world with “Harry’s House” and his debut single “As It Was.” The album and single simultaneously topped the charts in a number of countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy, Ireland and more. . “Harry’s House” also broke records in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, the IRC donation follows the singer’s pledge last month (May 28) to donate more than $1million (£791,000) to the US Gun Safety Support Fund at Everytown fire. Styles announced that he would donate proceeds from his upcoming “Love On Tour” dates to the organization, which promoters Live Nation will match, up to $1 million.
The move came after 19 children and two teachers were killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. It was the deadliest school shooting in the United States since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 and is the third deadliest school shooting in its history.