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ZAYN’s “PILLOWTALK” Debuts With 267.3K US Sales, Takes #1 On Digital Songs

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Powered by an impressive first week sales total, ZAYN’s “PILLOWTALK” predictably debuts atop the Billboard Digital Songs chart.

According to Nielsen Music, “PILLOWTALK” sold 267,260 US copies during the January 29-February 4 tracking week, which marked its first week of release. The count comfortably ranks as the week’s best.

Drake’s “Summer Sixteen,” which takes #2, sold 214,677 copies within the same window. To its credit, it was not available at the onset of the tracking period.

The lead single from ZAYN’s forthcoming solo debut, “PILLOWTALK” is expected to leverage its strong first week sales and streaming figures for a Top 3 position on this week’s all-encompassing Hot 100.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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