This is obviously a huge accomplishment for the former One Direction member, but are you ready for the craziest part? That’s higher than any 1D song has ever charted.
The closest the boy band has come to taking that top spot was with “Best Song Ever.” It debuted at Number 2 on the Hot 100 Chart back in 2013, but it could never quite overthrow “Blurred Lines” and claim the Number 1 throne.
A little more recently, 1D’s first Zayn-less single “Drag Me Down” made it up to Number 3 on the chart in August of last year.
In addition to shattering 1D’s Hot 100 Chart record, Zayn also set some records of his own this week. He’s the first artist whose name starts with a Z to make it to Number 1. Plus, he’s the first UK artist to enter the charts at the top spot with a debut single.
No surprise, Zayn is overjoyed with the news, he tweeted, QUOTE, “What is gwaning! I can’t explain the love and gratitude I feel today. Thank you for making this happen.”
He also posted an Instagram pic holding a cluster of congratulatory balloons, including a Number 1 balloon for number 1 on the charts.
Zayn fans are also super excited. They even trended #ProudofZayn on Twitter for the singer. Zayn’s debut album ‘Mind of Mind’ is set to come out this March.
So, what do you guys think about Zayn breaking One Direction’s singles chart record? Are you excited for Zayn or upset he reached this milestone without 1D. Share all your thoughts right down here in the comments section below. After that, don’t forget to click right over here to check out an episode of Debatable where we debate who will have the better solo career: Zayn or Harry Styles. Plus, if you’re #ProudofZayn, tweet me @_tiffanytaylor, tell me why and I’ll tweet you back. Thanks so much for hanging out with me right here on Clevver News, I’m Tiffany Taylor and I’ll catch you later.