Battle of the Former One Direction Members: Who Had the Better Solo Debut, Zayn or Niall?

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Zayn Malik "Like I Would"

Vote between "Pillow Talk" and "This Town" in our poll.

Millions of hearts broke in March of last year when Zayn Malik traded in his boy-band membership for an attempt at solo stardom. Today (Sept. 29), Niall Horan veers towards Zayn's path with the release of debut single "This Town," via Capitol Records USA -- which Horan recently signed a solo record deal with. 

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Zayn's "Pillow Talk" arrived at in beginning of 2016 and peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. The steamy bedroom-banger proved a solo Zayn could exist outside of 1D, and his breakout single even saw a remix from vetearn rapper Lil Wayne. "This Town" is a sensual love ballad, less poppy than "Pillow Talk".

Do you prefer Niall's debut single to his former bandmate's? Cast your vote below!