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Zayn’s ‘Pillowtalk’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

'Pillowtalk" is lead single from former One Direction member's first album, "Mind of Mine," due March 25.

Zayn Malik’s debut solo single “Pillowtalk” bursts in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Feb. 13, following its Jan. 29 debut and music video, which co-stars the singer’s girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid. The clip has already flown to more than 42 million worldwide views on YouTube since its premiere.

The cut is the first single from the former One Direction member’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine. The album is set for release on March 25 — exactly one year since the U.K. band announced Malik’s departure on their official Facebook page.


Zayn Malik Releases Acoustic Version of ‘Pillowtalk’

Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).

Meanwhile, One Direction collects its record-extending 23rd top 10 hit after the No. 10 arrival of “I Want To Write You A Song.” The band’s top 10 run dates back to the No. 1 debut of “Fireproof” on Sept. 27, 2014. (Drake and Justin Bieber tie for second with 13 titles each.) 1D posted “Song,” an album cut from their 2015 Made in the A.M. album, as their “Sunday spin” on Twitter on Jan. 24, earning 23,000 retweets and 43,000 likes in the process.


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Also in the top 10, Rihanna hustles to a No. 2 entry for “Work,” her new collaboration with Drake. The team-up, which was released Jan. 27, serves as the lead single from Rihanna’s eighth studio album, Anti. The latter bowed the following day as a Tidal streaming exclusive before its expansion to other services on Jan. 29.

“Work” marks Rihanna’s second-highest debut on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks survey, after “B**** Better Have My Money” powered to a No. 1 arrival on the chart dated April 11, 2015. In addition, the No. 2 start of “Work” matches “American Oxygen” as Rihanna’s second-highest peak among seven charted titles. (The Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart began in May 2014.)

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A second Anti cut, “Kiss It Better,” also starts at No. 47.

More chart action: Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez’s new duet, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” launches with a No. 11 bow. The collaboration marks Puth’s third-highest-ranking release after his featured turn on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” (No. 1 for three weeks) and a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” with Kehlani (No. 6). The official “Talk” audio, released Jan. 28, has accrued more than 1.8 million global views on YouTube through Feb. 4. Puth and Gomez’s duet features on the former’s debut album, Nine Track Mind, which was released Jan. 29.

Plus, Coldplay claims their second highest peak among nine charted entries as “Hymn for The Weekend” re-enters at No. 6 on the strength of its Jan. 29 music video release. (Only “A Sky Full of Stars” fared better, reaching No. 4 in July 2014.)The clip chronicles a colorful escapade through Mumbai and co-stars Beyoncé, who supplies uncredited vocals on the song. “Hymn” — and all things Coldplay, for that matter — may see a rise up the list in the coming week, as the band is slated to headline the halftime show at the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.