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Kelly Clarkson On Track For Another Top Ten Debut
Kelly Clarkson appears to have another hit on her hands. The singer’s latest release, “Meaning of Life,” is on track to debut in the “Billboard” 200 Top Ten, which will make it her eighth Top Ten album.
Kelly’s record is likely to move about 75,000 equivalent album units, which could put her at number two behind Kenny Chesney’s live album “Live in No Shoes Nation," which is expected to debut on top.
Kelly previously hit the Top Ten with 2015’s “Piece by Piece,” 2013’s Christmas album “Wrapped in Red,” 2011’s “Stronger," 2009’s “All I Ever Wanted,” 2007’s “My December,” 2004’s “Breakaway” and her debut album, 2003’s “Thankful.”
Zayn Malik Doesn’t Talk To The Guys In One Direction
Zayn Malik is featured in the latest issue of “Billboard” and it doesn’t sound like he’s stayed in touch with any of his former One Direction bandmates, not that he has any ill will toward them.
“Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that’s just life,” he says. “Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don’t talk to any of them, really.”
Zayn also talks about working with Taylor Swift on their “Fifty Shades Darker” hit, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” noting, “I worked with her because I felt like she was the right artist for the song.” He adds, “And of course she’s also a massive artist, so that brings its benefits. I get to let her fans know that I’m doing this kind of music, and she lets her fans know she likes my kind of music -- there’s no opposition, for real. Everybody can like everybody’s music.”
Zayn is currently working on his sophomore album but it sounds like he isn’t quite ready for people to hear it. When the interviewer asked if he could listen to some of the songs Zayn was initially up for it, telling the writer, “I’m just going to get the songs off my manager.” He then pulled what the writer called the “most Zayn-like move of the night” and never returned.