The Predictions Are In: Zayn Malik’s ‘Mind of Mine’ Set For #1 Debut

Published: Monday 28th Mar 2016 by Rashad
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Just three days after its release, former One Direction beau Zayn Malik is set to see his debut solo album, ‘Mind of Mine,’ head in one direction – up to the top of the Billboard 200.

Indeed, based on the strength of pre-orders alone the album, featuring the #1 hit ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘It’s You,’ and more, was already forecasted to be the week’s winner before it even hit shelves.  Now, after a weekend of availability, industry analysts are confirming what they believe will be an impressive sales week for the dapper divo.

Curious to know how much he’s expected to sell?  We thought you’d be…

First Week Sales Projection:  160k-180k


ZAYN’s Mind of Mine—make that MIND OF MINE—is out, and it has been at the top of the iTunes album chart since release on Friday (3/25). That‘s precisely the same spot in which we expect to see the RCA release on the [Albums Chart] this Friday.

The latest projections put the album at 120-130k in sales and 160-180k SPS.


The projected sales performance of the album, though slightly less than originally predicted (based on the strength of pre-orders), certainly ups the ante of expectation for his fellow One Directioners as they ready their solo offerings for release this year and next.

Until then, congratz are certainly in order!

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  1. ♊Mølly♊ March 28, 2016

    So he’s doing ANTI numbers?

    • JanStan March 28, 2016

      Anti wishes.

  2. HailBeysus March 28, 2016

    Well deserved! Congrats Zayn! Better than alleged Global Icons Kiii!!!

    • rosy3 March 28, 2016

      Go suck s***

      • HailBeysus March 28, 2016

        Kiii bitxh gtfo with your basic ass! You’re so pressed and obsessed over me it’s scary!

    • ♊Mølly♊ March 28, 2016

      Thats right cause Zayn gave out a million free copies.. Oh wait

      • HailBeysus March 28, 2016

        Excuse you but did i ring the bell for help???

  3. Annalise March 28, 2016

    Hope ‘More Issues Than Vogue’ does well, even though I wanted to drag K.Michelle so hard for spreading that fake tea around last week. Yo album is cute!… B*TCH!

    • LmfaoHoe March 28, 2016

      I knew she was lying from the start. Beyonce manager? I thought Bey manage herself now since she cut ties with her father. Lying b**** and Bey is at the point in her career where she can release the album without the record companies knowledge remember how long it took for it to be in CD format for stores.

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        Exactly! Beyonce is her own manager. She made it very clear that she isn’t going for a surprise release this time round, and why in the hell would she tell K.michelle of all people. I knew it was lies from the jump, so it’s a bit pathetic that K used it to get attention on the same day as her album release.

      • SMH March 28, 2016

        LMAO beyonce fans are truly morons. She is not her own manager.

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        @SMH aka @StupidMoronicHœ Beyonce manages her OWN business affairs and she works alongside a corporate manager (Steve Pamon) who she brought over to her OWN company Parkwood Entertainment. She has a management team but she does not have a manager. All of the people on her team are employed by Parkwood Entertainment (Which she is the CEO of), so to dumb it down further for you…. Yes, she is essentially her OWN manager.

        LMAO it’s so cute that you tried sweetheart!

  4. IStan4Rihanna… #AllAboardTheNavy. March 28, 2016

    He will debut with much more than this… obviously. The album has barely been out for a few days. I rate the album 7.5/10 – it’s a solid urban-pop/alternative r&b album.

    Also, congrats. to him indeed as he’ll be the ONLY artist on the entire BB200 next week selling over 100K in any format of sales.

    ‘ANTI’ will still be in the Top 3, amazingly.

  5. Jamie March 28, 2016

    Good job Zayn. It’s a very solid album, and I’m proud to say I purchased!

  6. Annalise March 28, 2016

    I predict 80K for K.Michelle, Po’thang! maybe she’ll surprise me

    • YOUR MADGEsty March 28, 2016

      You better purchase tickets to go see Rih. on her next tour, B^TCH!!! I don’t want to have to DRAG you there…

      If I’ve seen both Bey and Rih, you need to also! LMAO.


      Anyway, how have you been, sis? The London weather has been a piece of ass this weekend right? LOL.

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        LMAOOOO! Actually today the weather is pretty lush! but yesterday Satan was trying me to the fullest smh! Imagine walking to church on Easter Sunday and the whole of your outfit is flying off into the wind smfh! how have you been though???

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        Btw have you seen Mimi at Sweet Fantasy Tour yet? One of my friends posted it on his snapchat story last week and it looks really good. I would have taken ‘honey’ over ‘when you believe’ though (i don’t see the point in singing it without Whitney). But other than that everything else was on point ??????

      • YOUR MADGEsty March 28, 2016

        Girl, the weather must be like that down in your parts because it’s been pişşing down with rain all day over here in the Kensington area. LMAO.


        I’ve been good but could be better – college is stressful as FŪCK (got alot of assignments to do this easter holiday) and I’ve just had to ditch an ex “close friend” to the wayside as I just found out that she’s been cheating with the boyfriend of another mutual friend of ours… for almost 6 months and we never knew about it… The drama on saturday was like a damn jeremy kyle episode!!!


        Now, I’ve got to try and clean up this apartment as the lil’ party i had went completely left. LOL. But yeah… that’s my weekend for you.

      • YOUR MADGEsty March 28, 2016

        YES. YES. YES. I went last week Wednesday. It was AMAZING. A little cheap in the production but her personality SLAYS. 😉


        Her voice was “good” for most of the show however it was easy (for me, anyway) to tell when she was lip-syncing.


        Her “When You Believe” performance made me BAWL. Seeing Whitney on the large screen was such a poignant but legendary moment. UGH. It would’ve been great if you could go… also, I think the O2 arena was the only real date that was completely sold out for the U.K tour. Apparently, there were alot of seats available at the Manchester and Leeds shows especially in the upper tiers.

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        KIIIII glad you had a good time chile! My friend was going crazy over the whistle notes she was doing, and I was trying to convince him that they were pre-recorded but he wouldn’t listen LMAO. At this point, I don’t think anyone is expecting Mariah (a 46-year old with two decades worth of hits and an untouchable legacy) to perform several shows a week with 100% live vocals and whistle notes. I’ve always wanted her to do a lil choreography, but ion think she gives a single f*ck at this point LMAO and why should she? So when she was bobbing from side to side during ‘Obsessed’ I still got what I needed!

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        Manchester or Leeds??? KIIII I think I’ll pass sis. O2 is the only place I’d go to cuz the commute is so easy. That being said, I’d travel to another country if it meant seeing the Queen B again.

  7. #JACKIE March 28, 2016

    Underwhelming sales.

    • Cinnamon Girl March 28, 2016

      Are you kidding me? That’s not that bad at all. People are actually buying his album instead of streaming it. I actually expected Gwen Stefani to do these numbers. Her numbers were underwhelming

      • #JACKIE March 28, 2016

        Zayn is more relevant than Gwen right now. With all of his hype, I expected at least 250K. I’m surprised Gwen did her numbers because she doesn’t even have a hit.

    • LOL March 28, 2016


  8. IStan4Rihanna… #AllAboardTheNavy. March 28, 2016

    You know those pubescent one directioners were expecting Zayn to go the Pop route, but he did his own thing and went the Urban/R&B route…

    I bet you any money that Harry Styles will go the generic pop-rock route and debut with 500K+ first week…

    The little white girls are still here for Harry, Liam and Niall than they are the half-pakistani brotha!!!

  9. HailBeysus March 28, 2016

    Death!!! Did @Vagisal Cream already flee the scene yet again!?!?!? ?????! It’ll be back once one of it’s Massa’s show up in the post, mark my words.

  10. Annalise March 28, 2016

    @Rosebud and @Moldÿ-väginal-discharge are OBSESSED with Hailbeysus! I’m SCREAMING!!!!!

    • HailBeysus March 28, 2016

      Kiii! That thing is ij so much distraught over the lashings the Hive has given it! Did you see it come into the Gwen post going full seeth mode at everyone! Dumb bitxh tried @Chile as well. Im like dafug Chile doesn’t even drag Cheatanna LMFAO!!!

      • Annalise March 28, 2016

        LMAO I saw that mess! That @rosebud hœ is a psychopath and has been commenting randomly for years. I remember she popped off at me 2 years ago and I had to check her ??

  11. Kyle March 28, 2016

    So an ex memeber of 1D is scalping the black Madonna?

    • #JACKIE March 28, 2016

      Isn’t everyone?

      • LOL March 28, 2016


  12. #JACKIE March 28, 2016

    Rosy3 is the most pressed R****** on this site.

  13. King B March 28, 2016

    iTunes US
    30. Halo-Beyoncé, who needs number one single when your single are multiplatinum, and basically never left the top 500 iTunes? Halo sales are nearly 4 million copies but only certified 2x Platinum.

    • HailBeysus March 28, 2016

      They give her the Janet treatment. Janet and Beyoncé sales are extremely under certified. Meanwhile you have artist’s out here who get platinum certifications when their like 400k away from actually being platinum lol!

      • King B March 28, 2016

        Exactly. But I really don’t know about Janet, her music is too local. I grew up and I never listened to her music at all on the radio. I mean, how come I heard IWALY, Youre still the one, beat it etc. but for JJ seriously no, so I actually believe her certification (outside of US).

    • LmfaoHoe March 28, 2016

      Nah Janet can’t be local with hits like – Rhythm Nation, That’s the way love goes, Control, Nasty, Pleasure Principal, What Have You Done For me lately, Scream (MJ duet), When I think of you, Together Again, If, Let’s Wait Awhile, All for you, Escapedade, I get lonely, Anytime or place ect. In my opinion her catalog is second from Mariah being first for me.

    • SMH March 28, 2016

      I don’t know what radio station you grew up listening to, there is nothing ‘local’ about Janet’s music. Janet’s music was a main staple on radio just like Michael & Whitney, she has songs that set radio airplay records that still stand to this day, records that even Michael never broke. Maybe you didn’t listen to her music, but saying you never heard it on radio is a MAJOR exxageration, if not an outright lie.

      • LDN Chick March 28, 2016

        Janet is local. How many #1 hits does she have overseas again?

  14. ♊Mølly♊ March 28, 2016

    The girls claim he was gonna slaugher anti sales ha I see nothing overrated trash. Bieber slays him

    • LmfaoHoe March 28, 2016

      Bieber had to kiss hell of asses to gain his new success honey. From that fake weak ass tears at the MTV, The boring ass roaster on him, that flat ass he has (exposure), and relying on other producers beats and Chris Brown reject tracks did him well.

      • Cinnamon Girl March 28, 2016

        ” that flat ass he has” LMAO!

  15. YOUR MADGEsty March 28, 2016

    @JACKIE… is correct.


    “ZAYN’s Mind of Mine—make that MIND OF MINE—is out, and it has been at the top of the iTunes album chart since release on Friday (3/25). That‘s precisely the same spot in which we expect to see the RCA release on the HITS Top 50 Albums Chart this Friday.

    The latest projections put the album at 120-130k in sales and 160-180k SPS”.


    These sales are EXTREMELY UNDERWHELMING – he should be debuting with, at least, 150K+ more in pure sales and 75-100K+ more when S.P.S is included. We all know that Harry Styles or Liam Payne would NOT be debuting with these numbers. MEH!

  16. Cinnamon Girl March 28, 2016

    @Jackie, but Gwen has a bigger fan base than him. She should be doing way more than him. He’s a newbie. Give him a break.

    • #JACKIE March 28, 2016

      Gwen is so 2006. She probably won’t even sell 350K when all is said and done. Miss me with that. Zayn just exited the biggest boy band out there and had a single debut at #1. No reason for him to be doing Love and War numbers.

      • Cinnamon Girl March 28, 2016

        Gwen is so 2006? Then how come Madonna and Janet Jackson who have been out longer than her sold over 100,000 pure album sales in the first week?

      • #JACKIE March 28, 2016

        Has Janet even sold 200K yet? Madonna probably stalled around 250K herself. First weeks are irrelevant if you’re gonna just free fall off the charts two weeks later. Even Celine and Barbra are still getting certifications.

      • LOL March 28, 2016



  17. LmfaoHoe March 28, 2016

    Zayn had the best voice than his band members combined, I don’t care for Harry or the others. This album was great too, I’m in love with the vibe and his vocals are very seductive. I’m patiently waiting for Bruno and Tevin’s albums now.

  18. King B March 28, 2016

    I actually expect him to sell at least 300-400k. Everyone were talking about it. Now I can’t wait for Bey whether she can maintain her 300k first week, she never had less than that before.

  19. Metzo March 28, 2016

    The album is surprisingly good. Too bad he couldnt follow up on the success of 1D. Those guys are a force when it comes to selling albums and touring. I was even surprised to learn that they were commercially more successful than Bieber and more critically acclaimed. I wish they never broke up tbh

  20. Theman March 28, 2016

    He’ll sale more than this. His physical units sold arent factored into these numbers.

    • tiit March 28, 2016

      Yes they are. He’s set to do 120-130 pure sales.

  21. Theman March 28, 2016

    Pre sales are usually iTunes sales, not physical sales.

  22. What Now March 28, 2016

    The album turned out nicely.

  23. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl March 30, 2016

    Awesome for him

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