Tuesday, July 16, 2024

One Direction Down: “Nobody is Listening” to Zayn Malik’s New Album, Sold 1,800 Copies on Debut


As we might have guessed, truly Nobody Is Listening to Zayn Malik’s third solo album.

The former One Direction singer released the collection called “Nobody is Listening” before midnight on Friday. Since then he’s sold 1,800 copies.

If we add in streaming of one single. “Vibez,” he’s up to 8,000. But the 1,800 tells the tale of demand for CDs and paid downloads. There is none.

None of the tracks have appeared on AppleMusic, either. They couldn’t even get Zane Lowe to help Zayn Malik. I mean, that was the ace in a hole, no? Zane Plays Zayn. Not happening.

Also, who calls their album “Nobody is Listening”? It’s an engraved invitation to mockery.

The album isn’t very good. It clocks in at at around 35 minutes and shows little effort went into its composition. Here’s a guy with a big fan following off of One Direction, who makes videos and songs that have no meaning but lots of sex references and the ‘f’ word so he guarantees young girls are shooed away. He has no adult themes. So who does he think his audience is?

It’s possible he doesn’t care. Maybe his deal with One Direction made him so much money that he’s self-sustaining. So these releases are just to fulfill a contract, I suppose.

It’s all in-zayn.

Roger Friedman
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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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