Zayn Malik Claims Top Spot on Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Pillowtalk’

The crooner’s first single off of his solo album is a certified hit!

Zayn Malik has reason to celebrate! He just achieved something One Direction has never accomplished: his song “Pillowtalk” rocketed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart!

Billboard reports:

“Pillowtalk,” released Jan. 29 on SYCO/RCA Records, is just the 25th song ever to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100. It’s the first since Adele’s “Hello” arrived at the summit on the Nov. 14 chart.

“Pillowtalk” also opens atop the Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts, with 267,000 first-week U.S. downloads sold and 22.3 million U.S. streams (the fourth-largest streaming start ever) in the week ending Feb. 4, according to Nielsen Music. It also bows at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (12.7 million on-demand streams), while also boasting 17 million in radio audience.

The sultry “Pillowtalk” is from Zayn’s debut album Mind of Mine, due March 25, the one-year anniversary of his departure from One Direction.

Check out the whole story over at Billboard