Chart Check [Hot 100]: Zayn Malik Zooms To #1 With Solo Single ‘Pillow Talk’

Published: Friday 5th Feb 2016 by Rashad
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Justin Bieber may have made history this week when he replaced himself atop the Hot 100 with ‘Love Yourself,’ but now it appears the pop prince’s reign will be cut short by another Urban pop heartthrob – Zayn Malik.

The ‘1D’ graduate has taken all but the gradual route to solo success, as the lead single from his debut album, ‘Mind of Mine’ (March 25), evidences.  Music lovers were wide awake for the tune, titled ‘Pillow Talk,’ when it made its official debut last week.  Already amassing an impressive 45 million views on VEVO (as of time reporting), see its accompanying sales figure that industry analysts are predicting will be just enough to see it land at #1 on next week’s refreshed singles’ chart:

First Week Sales:  250, 000

Via Billboard:

Former One Direction member ZaynMalik‘s first solo single, “Pillowtalk” (credited simply to Zayn), appears headed for perhaps 250,000 downloads sold in its first week, according to industry forecasters, while Drake‘s “Summer Sixteen” could arrive with 210,000-220,000.

Based on such strong sales projections, along with expected streaming and airplay sums, “Pillowtalk” and “Summer Sixteen” each appear headed for top 10 debuts on next week’s Hot 100 (dated Feb. 20), with the former almost certain to start in the top five and challenge for No. 1 upon its entrance.

Because it’s still early, there is a chance the strength of Bieber’s ‘Love’ streaming numbers will see him keep Malik at bay at least one more week.

Check back next week for our updated TGJ Chart Check to see who officially won between the pop stars.

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    • RASHAD February 5, 2016


    • rosy February 5, 2016

      Rih needs to leave big lip roc nation Jay z f***** her career with tidal rih is too much of a big star to allow this s*** exclusive at tidal a failing company own by beyonce husband really rih please leave f****** roc nation or this is it for you I’m sorry her song should have gone number one tidAL is some s***

      • rosy February 5, 2016

        Why would rih put her music exclusive on tidal in the first place Jay is a crack dealer not a good business man and beyonce illiterate ass have to hire people to think for her I feel rih thinks she owe Jay her first born because tidal is going to ruin her career no one is signing up to tidal she could have sold more albums and went to number on right away tidal f***** that up and leaked her and drake are too big not to have gone to number one her popularity has grown over the years I think something ain’t right even her friends like Mel was not even promoting the album take one fan advice rih leave roc nation they like puffy bad boy black own and ruin people career there is no reason why rih not doing something at super bowl why tired ass bey again I’m starting to believe rita ora navy let’s start petition for rih to leave roc nation

      • Cinnamon Girl February 5, 2016

        Oh shut up and stop blaming Jay Z for Rihanna’s failures. Rihanna’s a flop because of her own doing. Deal with it

  1. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

    WHAT THE F***………with his s*** ass? I KNOW Harry and Louis must be seething to death right now. I can’t even…… Let me just have a seat. How hell did this happen? His first week sales for that album will be crazy.

    • HailBeysus February 5, 2016


      • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

        Girl, you KNOW he is fine as f***! Plus, he said he’s attracted to black women too! Bieber is about to be pissed as s*** now that he got competition. Lol!

      • HailBeysus February 5, 2016

        Yea, he always was the best looking out of all five. Never got the hype on Harry. Louis is without a doubt seething! Probably screaming throwing his wigs around ?

      • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

        Girl, Louis too busy trying to pretend like he ain’t one of the gurls and hunting for some d*** with those thick thighs of his. He better take his screeching ass on and seethe in private. Lol!

      • HailBeysus February 5, 2016


  2. ShakuZulu February 5, 2016

    He is sooooooo f****** cute ??

  3. Get on your Knees (Arianator Barb) February 5, 2016

    Idk, he’s a little too skinny for my taste, I like a little meat on my men. The song’s alright I guess, better than some other lead singles frihleased recently

    • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

      What type of men do you like? Are you an interracial dater….because Zayn is (especially since how he was treated so bad for his ethnic background growing up)?

      • Get on your knees (Arianator Barb) February 5, 2016

        I don’t really hold reservations over race, i’m cool with any but generally speaking i tend to go towards latin/mixed/black guys. if i could have anybody it would be The Game lol

      • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

        The Game? Oh, so you like those fake thugs. Lol! His peen is in point, though. But that IG pic of him on the toilet turned me the f*** off. He does too much sometimes.

  4. King Mark111 /.\ February 5, 2016

    It’ll free fall right off. I don’t see this being played on radio, I don’t see moms letting their 12 year olds play this, I don’t see adults taking this boybander in so quickly. BUT, his bandmates are in for it if they’re thinking about breaking solo.

    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      Even if free falls “Work” won’t be replacing it at #1 thats for damn sure. Mark stop hating on Zayn. You thought Rihanna would be #1 didn’t you? Awwww

    • Cinnamon Girl February 5, 2016

      But but but I thought Work was going to be #1? Teehee

  5. RASHAD February 5, 2016

    Sorry Navy, Rihanna’s underwhelming single “Work” wont be her 14th #1 single anytime soon! The Navy loves to shade Bey however when you look at Rihann’s past 5 attemps one would have to wonder has she lost her midus touch?

    “I Cant Remember To Purchase you” didn’t do it
    “Sloppy Seconds” didn’t do it!
    “B**** Better Have My Refund” didn’t do it!
    “American Corbon Monixide” didn’t do it
    “Work” won’t do it either… Like flop flop flop!

    • Cupid February 5, 2016

      Atleast rih can achieve a top 10 and say she has 13 #1’s

      • RASHAD February 5, 2016

        You mad too? Awwwwww

  6. King Mark111 /.\ February 5, 2016

    I don’t understand what his artistry going to be. He doesn’t have the voice to just stand there and sing, he can’t dance. I’d say 300k to gold in the US, max.

    • HailBeysus February 5, 2016

      Kii you just described Rihanna! I guess his artistry could be looking pretty calling in Hit Makers, Songwriters producers keeping up with whats hot on the radio and BAM!!! We got a star!!

      • RASHAD February 5, 2016

        I go back to Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!


      • RASHAD February 5, 2016


        In time you’ll find a way waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaaaaay and then a hero comes along lol!

      • killian February 5, 2016

        Kiiii lol you nailed it heads on…loool

    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      I love how you can call out Zyan for his lack of talent, Yet you stan for his female equilvalent lol! 300K would be Rihanna’s final numbers for Anti here in America if it wasn’t for Samsung!

      • HailBeysus February 5, 2016

        Lets not forget her ICONIC Mariah Carey cover ????

    • Cinnamon Girl February 5, 2016

      You also said Rihatarda was going to sell 500,000 copies of Anti. What happened? Bloop!

  7. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

    Just watch when that first tour is nothing but straight arenas and not a theater in sight. He might even go double platinum with his album too if he’s starting out like this with his first single.


  8. OhPippa February 5, 2016

    good son no bs

  9. FC/JC February 5, 2016

    And he did it WITHOUT cheating the chart system or clinging to Drizzy Drake.

    Congrats Zayne!
    #Pillowtalk just does something to my body!

    • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 5, 2016

      How do you feel about the black woman in the video? I had an issue with how her body was being objectified. It really pissed me the hell off, but I know that he didn’t have any control over casting.

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 5, 2016

      B**** shut up!

    • HailBeysus February 5, 2016

      We all know you’ll be back once your fellow K** Gurgling A-I-D-S Infested SeaMen Swallowers wash up ashore ??

    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      @Strecth Mark111

      I notice when you cant respond to something you leave the post. Only time you respond is when you can return with an insult or find a way to deflect. We are speaking the truth and you cant take it!

  10. Tyler Makiavelli February 5, 2016


  11. RihYonce February 5, 2016

    Zayn is so fine !!!! ? I love his song so I’m glad he’s getting that #1 !

  12. Cake like Lady GaGa February 5, 2016

    NOT at drake being #1 on iTunes and kicking Riherrpees out of the top spot

    • Cinnamon Girl February 5, 2016

      Drake totally destroyed Rhitardain sales

  13. Cake like Lady GaGa February 5, 2016

    ANTi is #1 on Zimbabawe and Mozambique iTunes. hunty the submarine struggle is REAL. kiii

    • HailBeysus February 5, 2016


    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      “Art Pop” would never have such basic first week sales. I know it makes you giggle to see Rihanna try & copy/paste a corperate deal similar to Gaga(and still flop) after being picked on for almost 3 years by the Salvation Army.


      • mariahlambly February 5, 2016

        HaiLbesus and Rashad are the same person. I found out that SHE is posting in other forums under the same names as well!

      • HailBeysus February 5, 2016

        Kiii the desperation is real!!! How them edges girl? You’re knew here right? Im gunna need you to take your seat at the back of The Special bus and learn how things work around here. Don’t forget to put that helmet on.

  14. HailBeysus February 5, 2016

    Well it’s official. When We Were Young is Adele’s second single. Lmao she saw fRih and was like OH HELL NO! She released the song to Spotify. Looks like Zayn, Drake and Adele will be competing for that top spot.

    @fRih how’s if feel down there on ya knees?

    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      Lol… Did this fool really just lie? First of all That Grape juice is the *ONLY* blog I comment on.

      I have only one account with (Word Press) which has been authicated. Sam & David can confirm that.

      Moo Moo stans are so desperate just like their has been fav. I’d be mad to going around lying if my fav was shaped like a washer & dryer set

      • HailBeysus February 5, 2016

        Lmao! I was dafuq this bish talking about!! Its just mad because it read for filth yesterday. On top of that OMG Logic clocked it. That thing ain’t even a true lamb. So lets refrain from attack Mariah and continue destroying its real fav RiHerpies ???

      • #JACKIE February 5, 2016

        Not a washer and dryer set! Nooooo! I hate you kii.

    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      Oh I remember that quote just like it was yesterday. Didnt Rihanna say she could use some competition? Rihanna was in her feelings after Beyoncé released “Bowdown & I Been On”.

      • mariahlambly February 5, 2016

        Erm… hell to the NO! I am a REAL lamb and none of you can take that away from me. I have been following from day one! None of yall ho’s know! I hae queued up in the cold and rain just to get her to sign CD’s and I WILL be going to see her on tour this March! You just go head hating and worshipping Thighyonce and freewhoreana!!!!!

  15. OMG Logic!!! February 5, 2016

    I’m going to need Adele to step up her game asap. I’m through seeing all these glorified models pretending they can sing charting so high.

    • RASHAD February 5, 2016

      I’m tired of listening to all these flat note hitting wanna bees as well!

    • Cinnamon Girl February 5, 2016

      Step her game up? She sold 3 million copies in her first week of sales in the U.S.? What more do you want from her?

  16. Kyle February 5, 2016

    Kiii if work doesn’t out chart Drunk In Love.

  17. ?Queen Molly? February 5, 2016

    He’s so overrated.

  18. No H0m0 February 5, 2016

    Y’all sissies makes it hard for NORMAL people to enjoy this site. Y’all sissies comes on here everyday just to argue about Beyonce, Rihanna, Gaga, Lana, Ciara and Katy.I mean we get it y’all sissies idolize these women so much that y’all live through them. Most post have nothing to deal with those ladies yet y’all find away to bring them into the post.why don’t y’all just exchange numbers and emails so y’all can talk about the only thing that matters to y’all.

  19. No H0m0 February 5, 2016

    This Post is about Zayn and Drake yet Rihanna and Beyonce is the only think y’all can talk about smh..

  20. No H0m0 February 5, 2016

    Just so y’all homos know any song that crack top 40 is consider a success so how can “Work” debut in the top 10 n y’all sissies calling it a flop where is the logic in that. Also not just a chart position determine whether a song is a hit or flop.. U have plenty of songs that didn’t went #1 but they sold more n stayed longer on the chart than a #1 single.

  21. MariahCareyisQueen February 5, 2016

    Ciara won’t even see a plastic certification anymore in the near Future

  22. No favs, just here for the music February 5, 2016

    Congrats to Zayn!!!

  23. What now February 5, 2016

    Congrats to him. While the song isn’t the best, it’s cute. Plus he’s s*** af.

  24. Dee Western February 7, 2016

    Now this is music, real music

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