Zayn Malik is set to receive his first No. 1 album ever.
Malik never enjoyed a No. 1 when he belonged to One Direction, but that’s all about to change.
Industry insiders predict Malik’s debut album Mind Of Mine will sell 160,000 equivalent album units ins opening week, 120,000 could be pure album sales.
Things get better… According to label reps, MoM has peaked at No. 1 on 83 countries and “PiLlOwT4lK” tops the iTunes chart in 60.
Billboard breaks it down:
If Mind of Mine starts at No. 1, Zayn will succeed Gwen Stefani, who notched her first solo No. 1 album with This Is What the Truth Feels Like on the April 9-dated chart. Stefani, like Zayn, previously visited the No. 1 slot as part of a group: Stefani is the lead singer of the band No Doubt, which topped the chart with Tragic Kingdom. Zayn was formerly a member of the vocal group One Direction, which hit No. 1 with four albums (Up All Night, Take Me Home, Midnight Memories and Four) during his time with the act.