The Zayn Reign is So Real | I Already See A Grammy in 2017


We’re only a month into 2016 and Zayn Malik has already set claim to the entire year! But this “Zayn Reign” (as I like to call it) started long before the release of his debut single, “PillowTalk.” Nope, it all started on March 25, 2015, when Zayn quit the band One Direction in the middle of their world tour. Whoa, now! But before I get into all of Zayn’s many Bo$$ moves, I want to discuss his single.

A few days before the single premiered, I posted a YouTube video discussing what sound I thought Zayn was going with for his new single “PillowTalk and subsequent album, Mind of Mine. But, after finally hearing “PillowTalk,” I can say it surpassed my expectations! This song is just too good, omg. So good in fact, after just 12 hours of having the song on repeat, I concluded that Zayn would receive at least one Grammy nomination in 2017! I mean, if the rest of the records on Mind of Mine sound remotely like “PillowTalk” then Grammy nominations don’t see that far-fetched! Wouldn’t that just be the wildest thing? You get a Grammy nod on your first solo effort after being in one of the biggest bands in the world for 4 years and never receiving one? Ugh, the haters would just gag!

On that note, I want to comment on the numerous ways Zayn has positioned himself into a path of solo-greatness since his exit from One Direction. Here’s a list (in somewhat chronological order) the many ways Zayn has snatched us bald this past year.

Click here to watch a brief, less coherent, and very fan-girly version of the list below
  1. As stated previously, Zayn left one of the biggest bands in history, One Direction just 6 weeks into their 10-month world tour. – Savage af

  2. Dropped the ‘1D’ from his Twitter handle.

  3. Ended his relationship and engagement to long time girlfriend, Perald.

  4. Made a public statement, stating, “I just want to be a normal 22 year-old.”

  5. Abruptly changes his mind – Signs record deal with RCA. – Seethe haters, SEETHE

  6. Shirtless selfie landed the cover of Interview Magazine. – A selfie? Your fav could NEVER

  7. Changed his Instagram handle to simple, @Zayn. – With the millions of fan accounts, how did he finagle that username? HOW?

  8. Did I forget to mention, the social media beefs? Zayn aint holding his tongue NO more! – You mad? Stay mad. 

  9. His hair color ‘tasted the rainbow’ and then he cut it all off and he STILL slayed.

  10. Showed up to Paris Fashion Week looking regal & majestic & ethereal all at once. – Where is his modeling contract!

  11. The Fader Magazine cover and article! – the world was absolutely not ready for the amount of tea Zayn spilled in this cover-story.  Wig=Snacthed

  12. The Billboard Magazine cover and article! – Woo, the tea was too hot!

  13. Zayn ‘announces’ the release of his first single PillowTalk. – Listen, my edges are still gone

  14. Zayn does an interview with Zane Lowe and in it he stated he wanted to leave 1D after just a year together. – yes, twist that knife haha

  15. Jan. 29. 2016 – The premier of the single and video for PillowTalk. – The world stopped and a new Supreme was crowned.  

Honestly, the only way to top these, is for Zayn’s debut album to be released on March 25. 2016, the anniversary of his departure from 1D. Is that too petty because I think it would be glorious!



I'm Georgina, Gina, Georgie, and unfortunately sometimes I'm, Georgianne. Honestly, is it that hard to pronounce "Georgina?" It's literally George + Gina! But OK. I'm a Nigerian gal born and raised in NJ. I got my BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and I recently received my Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University. I am a beauty enthusiast and freelance photographer. If you want to contact me (or donate to my dreams) my email is ginaisblogging(at)gmail(dot)com.

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