ZAYN & Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" holds #1 on the US iTunes store as of Saturday evening. Katy Perry's new "Chained To The Rhythm" is #4.
Thanks to ample momentum, a discounted price point and the release of “Fifty Shades Darker,” ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” remains the song to beat on the US iTunes sales chart.
The soundtrack single dethroned Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” to capture #1 very early Friday. Having held off Ed Sheeran’s similarly hot “Shape Of You” and Katy Perry’s new “Chained To The Rhythm (featuring Skip Marley)” for over forty hours, it still has the crown as of 5:15PM ET Saturday.
“Shape Of You” is currently #2 on the chart, while Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” is #3.
On Thursday afternoon, the former One Direction member decided to give fans a twist on his collaboration with Taylor Swift.
How does an acoustic version of "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" with Zayn alone sound?
In the YouTube video just released, new footage is shown of Zayn in the recording studio as he perfects his portion of the song. We also get footage of the 24-year-old boarding a jet and showing off his tattoos.
It’s been more than a year since Zayn Malik, 24, embarked on his solo career, but despite putting out an album full of incredible songs, he has yet to tour! That, of course, could have to do with the fact that Zayn admittedly suffers from anxiety, and feels major pressure when performing in front of big crowds — but he’s not ruling the idea of a tour out completely.
“One Taylor [Swift] comes back with a new album and starts touring again, Zayn would love to join her so they can perform “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” every night,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He is obviously familiar with huge tours from his One Direction days and would like to play stadiums again. He actually surprisingly misses the big crowds. You’d think he would be altered by his anxiety, but it is actually more normal for him to deal with huge crowds over intimate settings. He can tune it out better.”
In June 2016, Zayn opened up about his struggle with anxiety, which, at the time, caused him to cancel a highly-anticipated performance at the Capital Summertime Ball in the UK. He called the situation the “worst anxiety of my career,” and then, a few months later, he bailed on a Dubai concert for the same reason.