Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Zayn Misses Top 40 with Debut of New Album ‘Nobody is Listening’

Published: Wednesday 27th Jan 2021 by Rashad

After the #61 debut and peak of ZAYN‘s sophomore album on the Billboard 200, 2018’s ‘Icarus Falls,’ his fans were undoubtedly concerned about how its follow-up – ‘Nobody is Listening’ – would fare given it lacked even less promotion than its predecessor.

What’s more, his junior effort – announced just a week ahead of its January 15 released date – had garnered little buzz from the record-buying public at large by the time it arrived to digital shelves, a feat underscored by the nonperformance of its singles ‘Better’ (#89 Hot 100 Peak) and ‘Vibez’ (uncharted as of time reported).

By the time industry analysts weighed in with their first-week commercial forecast, fears were affirmed low anticipation for the set would negatively impact its inaugural sales figures.

Curious to see how the 11-track project stacked up against its prediction?  Look inside to see:

ZAYN’s ‘Nobody is Listening’

First-Week Sales (SPS):  14,900 units

First-Week Sales (Pure): 4,200 units

Billboard 200 Debut:  #44

Though the SPS first-week figure of ‘Listening’ is less than ‘Falls’ (which shifted 20,000 its first week), the projects’ pure sales are in line with each other.  ‘Falls’ – with its #61 premiere and peak – remains ZAYN’s lowest charting album to date.

Both albums’ numbers pale in comparison to the singer’s debut opus, 2016’s ‘Mind of Mine,’ which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 to the sum of 157,000 units SPS (112,000 pure sales).

Look below to see who joins the 28-year-old on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200 edition.

Billboard 200 This Week

Click here to stream ‘Nobody is Listening.’

[sales info collected from Penske Media’s independent analytics company Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music]

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 January 27, 2021

    Clearly nobody is listening

    • Alexander January 27, 2021

      Meanwhile his ex band mate Harry with Style is still rocking the top 20 after more than a year of its release

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 27, 2021

    On my my my, what a big fat Oopssssss🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿 Or maybe he can change his career to becoming my baby daddy💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Or donate his s p e r m to the public since he got pretty good genes 🧬

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 27, 2021

      Them Muslim men controlling as hell chile! I lived with one, I have the experience… But he could still pump me full of c*** any day 💯🤳🏽

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 27, 2021

        Wow! I’m so jealous of u sis💋💋 hope my man will do this to me too. I heard Muslim men are pretty aggressive and being hyper s e x u a l i t y all the time. I really need a man like that in my life💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Back to Zayn. He was super yummy when he was in 1D. I missed the old good Zayn

      • Shayla Queen 👑 January 27, 2021

        There are a lot of things they stop you doing. Normal everyday things that you don’t see as an issue. It really isn’t a good situation. But Zayn could wrap my legs around my head any day 😍😜😈💯🤳🏽

  3. IKNOWTHETRUTH January 27, 2021


  4. Lexie January 27, 2021

    He’s more floppy than JoJo & Tinashe combined and I love to see it. I love when male artists flop ;))

  5. Ring My Bell 🛎 January 27, 2021

    I enjoyed a few songs from the album. I would say it isn’t his best but still listenable. I probably won’t go back to it again. Mind of mine is his best work to date.

  6. Shayla Queen 👑 January 27, 2021

    MorMANLY gonna flop even harder. If she ever actually finishes that album chile 🤣🤣🤣

  7. Karen Maren January 27, 2021

    Keep this article because in just a few months, y’all will be writing this same article about camilas third album. 😭😂

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 27, 2021

      *MorMANLY (correction, sis)

  8. Shayla Queen 👑 January 27, 2021

    Camila going to rack up a THIRD platinum album 💯🤳🏽

    • LOL January 27, 2021

      lmaoooooo where on Mars? because her last one didnt even certify tin foil lmfaoooooo

  9. J January 27, 2021

    Zayn, this is the result of paying your fans dust

    And generally hating all criticism

    I hope he’s proud of himself lol 😄 Purposely preflopping his own album with the titles too. Why did y’all sign this man 😭

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