The sophomore slump is all sorts of real for Zayn.
For, with the tabulations being made for this week’s Billboard 200, it’s being reported that the singer’s 27-song album ‘Icarus Falls’ has bombed dismally.
The final numbers have yet to be unveiled, however the ever-reliable Chart Data have revealed that the LP has limped in at #61 on the coveted count:
Hopefully, this is a wake-up call to all involved. Because whatever is happening behind the scenes, there is nothing avant garde or admirable about flopping – which, make no mistake, is what’s occurring here.
His solo debut premiered at #1 and the follow-up is opening at 60 spots lower. A mess.
Some corners of Zayn’s fanbase have wondered aloud why ‘Dusk Til Dawn’ (which, with its billion + plays would have gifted the project an immediate streaming boost) was omitted from the final tracklist. Especially when there’s so many other songs featured.
Still, that aside, something has been awry about the roll-out of this project from the start.
One has to wonder where Zayn, who has still yet to hit the stage or the press trail, goes from here.