Wednesday, April 17, 2024

One Direction’s Zayn Malik Has a Twitter Meltdown After Selling Only 7,500 Copies of New Album


Former One Direction star Zayn Malik is in a bad place, a sunken place. His second solo album, “Icarus Falls,” has sold only 7,500 CDS and downloads since its release last December. (Including streaming of all songs, Buzz Feed calculates 75,000 in total sales, which is not good either.)

Zayn is a worry. He suffers from anxiety and depression, according to reports and interviews. He has not toured in three years, and even his appearances were spotty. Launched out of One Direction with big expectations, it’s unclear what’s supposed to happen next. It’s also unclear if he has a proper manager.

Since April 3rd, two days ago, Zayn– who sounds lonely and yes, depressed, had a Twitter meltdown in which he told his followers to f— themselves. This is not how to win friends and influence people. Zayn needs a mentor fast. And a little help from his friends.

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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