Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has broken record as the first UK male artiste to debut at No.1 in the U.S charts with his first solo album which means he has effectively kicked Adele out of the number one spot.
Zayn has also become the first UK male artist to reach the top of the American charts in 28 years after George Michael’s ‘Faith’ in 1988.
And if that wasn’t enough, Billboard reported that Zayn is the first UK act to debut at number one since One Direction released their first ever album in 2012, Up All Night.
His album ‘mind of mine‘ with hit track ‘pillow talk‘ reached number one in an amazing 83 countries on iTunes within 24 hours of it’s release.
‘I’ve probably been smoking for a while,’ he told NME. ‘I don’t wanna say when I started because I don’t want to influence anyone else. That’s just something I do myself. It helps sometimes with the creative process, if you’re smoking a good weed.’