Malik has bowed at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Pillowtalk” (RCA/Sony), his first solo release since he departed from One Direction last year, while Sia’s new album This Is Acting (Inertia) opens at the summit of theARIA Albums Chart.
“Pillowtalk,” which has also started at No. 1 in the U.K., is the first single lifted from the singer’s forthcoming debut solo album Mind Of Mine, which is due for release March 25. Its accompanying video has had upwards of 58 million hits on YouTube since its release Jan. 28 and an acoustic version of the track – the so-called “Living Room Session” – dropped last week.
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00pm - Sir Elton John says he is always on hand to give Harry Styles advice. The singer is expected to launch a solo career as One Direction take time out of the limelight with a prolonged break.
Speaking to the Daily Star, John said that he is prepared to give Styles career advice.
The veteran has previously helped the likes of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith find their feet in the business.
He said: “I’ve talked to a few of the One Direction boys.
"I’ve seen Harry a few times who is great and I’m always on hand to offer him advice.”
Former One Direction man Zayn Malik meanwhile launched his solo career with the chart-topping song ‘Pillowtalk’ recently, and it seems John is a fan.
He added: “Zayn has done unbelievably well.
"I don’t really know Zayn as well as I know the other four but I think he has released a great pop song.”