ZAYN’s “MIND OF MINE” DEBUTS #1 BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART
ZAYN’s “MIND OF MINE” debuts at #1 on BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART. ZAYN has topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his solo debut album MIND OF MINE soaring straight to #1 in both the U.S. and his native U.K. Released via RCA Records, the album debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 157K copies sold, making ZAYN to be the first male U.K. solo artist to achieve a #1 with his first album on this chart. ZAYN also made history as the first male U.K. solo artist to debut at #1 with their first album on both the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and the Official U.K. Albums chart, and he is the first U.K. act, solo or otherwise, to debut at #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts since 2009. MIND OF MINE also leads the charts at #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway.
As the epitome of a contemporary artist and reflecting how he and his fans sit at the forefront of how music is consumed in the modern era, MIND OF MINE has also slammed streaming records, experiencing one of the highest streaming weeks in the U.S. with over 28 million streams on Spotify.
Also ZAYN has broken Periscope’s record via Twitter to fans last week was the biggest there has ever been by a musician, which naturally reinforced his position as a digital trailblazer in music. ZAYN just performed at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night, his first performance at an award show as a solo artist. He put on a powerful performance of his track “LIKE I WOULD”. Social media went wild during and after the superstar’s performance, which led the hashtag #iHeartZAYN to trend worldwide on Twitter and had Billboard declare “[ZAYN] got the Forum moving with a confident vocal performance.”
“MIND OF MINE” has received rave reviews from the press, with USA Today calling the album a “catchy, sexy, and fully modern take on contemporary R&B.” Rolling Stone declares that ZAYN’s “range and vocals shine from the clipped phrasing of ‘She’ to the booming falsetto belt on ‘Befour,” and SPIN proclaims “Sonically, you won’t find many pop albums in 2016 more immaculately conceived than this.”
MIND OF MINE is available now in standard and deluxe editions, as well as a deluxe exclusive version available only at Target.