Thursday, May 30, 2024

One Direction Debuts at Number 1 on iTunes with Surprise Single–First Without Zayn


One Direction counters former member Zayn Malik’s announcement that he’s going solo: their new single dropped this morning. It’s called “Drag Me Down.” It’s already number 1 on iTunes.

No one can drag them down, not even Zayn! Those guys must be pissed at Zayn’s news. Anyway, it’s time for a new One Direction album, maybe their last. Their cycle is running to an end. We’ll see. This isn’t much of a song, more of a statement. But it’s their statement.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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