One year without being part of One Direction has clearly done Zayn Malik some good. The newly-solo artist released his debut single, Pillowtalk, a couple of weeks together and it’s already outperforming any singles he’s released with boy band, One Direction.
According to Billboard, Pillowtalk has just debuted at number one on the Hot 100 chart. In contrast, One Direction’s highest performing song, Best Song Ever, only peaked at number two in 2013.
He took to Twitter today to express his excitement about the news, previously tweeting about this achievement:
What is gwaning 🙂 !! I can’t explain the love and gratitude i feel today, thank you for making this happen
— zayn (@zaynmalik) February 8, 2016
Zayn’s debut album, Mind of Mine, drops March 25. Watch the video for Pillowtalk below!