Thursday, June 20, 2024

One Direction’s Zayn Malik is Going to Try for A Comeback Record After Tanking His Career: Will it Work?


Can Zayn Malik make a comeback as a solo artist?

The former member of One Direction had one post-group breakup hit with “Pillow Talk.” All signs pointed to continued success. But then Malik released a bunch of self destructive albums and videos that were so off putting he tanked his career. It was a mess.

Zayn hasn’t been heard from in some time. But this week he’s posted notices that new music is coming. with Harry Styles and Niall Horan booming, Zayn may finally be getting his own act together. Does he even have a manager or a deal? Or is he just doing it all without counsel. The fact that his latest video clip starts with him smoking doesn’t bode well.

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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