Zayn Malik is making headlines with the success he has had from his single “Pillowtalk,” and he has been blasting past One Direction’s records in the music charts.
Regardless, Zayn Malik still has time for his new alleged girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, and her racy French fashion magazine cover as his ex-girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, lets him know they are done for good.
As for Zayn Malik’s success in the music charts, MTV writes on February 8 that “Pillowtalk” has reached number one on the Billboard singles charts in America. About Zayn Malik’s victory, they state the following.
“The closest 1D has come to that top spot was with ‘Best Song Ever,’ which debuted at [number] 2 back in 2013 but couldn’t quite topple ‘Blurred Lines.’ More recently, the Zayn-less single ‘Drag Me Down’ made it up to [number] 3 in August of last year.”
About this news, Vanity Fair writes on February 9 that this means Zayn Malik “officially does not need One Direction” any longer and that “Pillowtalk” is “at the top of the Hot 100, it’s also “[number one] on the U.S. Digital Songs Chart, [number one] on the U.K. singles sales charts, and [number one] on Billboard‘s On Demand Songs Chart.”
Adding to this, the BBC writes “‘Pillowtalk’ is only the [twenty-fifth] song to ever debut at the top of the American singles chart along with Adele’s ‘Hello,’ released in November.”
All of this means that Zayn Malik is destined for great things, according to some. In fact, Teen Vogue claims his success post-One Direction means that Zayn Malik will be the next Justin Timberland.
Nevertheless, Rolling Stone refutes this and points out that Zayn Malik actually did better than former boy band members that went solo and stated the following.
“Justin Timberlake and at least two of the New Kids hovered around Number 10 for their debuts. Ricky Martin stumbled for years, Robbie Williams took a while to break in the States and multiple Jonas Brothers are still trying to figure things out.”
However, what is more likely is that Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” will continue to define R&B throughout 2016, according to Flavorwire. They also described Zayn Malik’s latest success as proving that R&B can easily handle a “pop interloper.”
While Zayn Malik is resting on the laurels of his success, he still has time to be supportive of his alleged girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.
Zayn Malik fans were recently excited when he did not correct an interviewer when they referred to Gigi Hadid as his girlfriend, according to Radio, and it appears that he is determined to show the world he’s the best boyfriend.
Gigi Hadid, a well-known model, was recently asked to pose in the buff for the cover of French Vogue, according to the Daily Mail, and Zayn Malik tweeted his support of Gigi.
Meanwhile, Zayn Malik’s ex, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, is putting out clear signals that she no longer has time for him. According to Look, Perrie Edwards has moved out of the London mansion she and Zayn Malik bought as a love nest and now has a million-dollar home of her own.
In the end, the real question for many Zayn Malik fans is whether or not he will be performing soon or putting out more music.
So far, Entertainment Weekly writes that Zayn Malik has a performance coming up on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on February 17.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Zayn Malik may also be performing in Los Angeles in May for the Wango Tango festival.
In addition to a couple of teases about new music (such as his February 9 post about Timbaland on Instagram), SugarScape reports that Zayn Malik will also release a full album titled Mind of Mine on the anniversary of his departure from One Direction, March 25.
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