Zayn Malik "can't explain the love and gratitude" following Pillowtalk chart success

Published Tuesday, Feb 9 2016, 12:34 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Zayn Malik has been thanking fans for helping make his debut solo single 'Pillowtalk' such a success.

The former One Direction star is riding high after 'Pillowtalk' topped the charts in both the UK and US this weekend, and became the fastest-selling single of 2016 so far.

Not too bad, right?!

Zayn Malik's video for new song Pillowtalk
Still: featuring Gigi Hadid

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Zayn enlisted girlfriend Gigi Hadid for the 'Pillowtalk' video.

'Pillowtalk' went in at number one on the UK's Official Singles Chart on Sunday, shifting 112,000 copies and racking up 4.97million streams. Pretty impressive! That made it the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

Clearly thrilled, Zayn tweeted: "Can't explain the love and gratitude I feel today, thank you for making this happen."

Meanwhile, over in the US, the track has gone in at number one on the Billboard chart, making it just the 25th track to EVER debut at the very top of the chart. How amazing is that?

Zayn is now the first UK artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with a first charted single. Oh, and One Direction never reached number one on the Billboard chart; their highest position was number two with 'Best Song Ever'.

Congrats to Zayn! It's no surprise he celebrated this week by posing with a huge bunch of balloons including one shaped like a 'one'.

A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on

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