Zayn Malik's 'Pillowtalk' hits number 1 in the UK singles chart

It's done alright in the US, too

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It was probably a given since it's been selling and streaming shitloads; but Zayn Malik's first solo single post-One Direction 'PILLOWTALK' has only gone and nabbed the number 1 spot in the official UK singles chart.

Oh, *and* it's the fastest selling single of 2016 so far. No big deal. YES WE KNOW IT'S ONLY FEBRUARY BUT STILL.

El Maliko was sitting pretty at numero uno in the midweeks but now it's all offish - 'PILLOWTALK' is the country's biggest tune and the rest of 'em drool. Except, like, Jonas Blue and that lot 'cos they're all doing pretty well too.

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Abnormal 23-year-old ZAYN, as he's now known, sold a well impressive 112,000 copies (4.97 million streams, CHRIST ALIVE) to beat the likes of Jonas Blue, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna (Leigh-Anne Pinnock's gonna be gutted, innit) and Justin Bieber to the top. We've essentially just told you this, but the top 5 looks like so:

1. ZAYN - 'PILLOWTALK'

2. Jonas Blue featuring Dakota - 'Fast Car'

3. Shawn Mendes - 'Stitches'

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4. Rihanna featuring Drake - 'Work'

5. Justin Bieber - 'Love Yourself'

HOORAH.

Meanwhile el Maliko's also headed for a number 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 across the pond in the U-S-of-A, so you could say he's doing alright really.

What d'ya make of that, then? Well chuffed for Zayn? Tweet us over @sugarscape or drop a comment in the box below, please and a-thaaaank you.

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