X Factor UK Headlines for 01/31/16

Zayn debuts his first single, Simon Cowell and Ben Haenow part ways.

Zayn Malik Talks One Direction Exit in Beats 1 Interview: ‘I Always Kind of Wanted to Go’
Zayn Malik will join Zane Low on Beats 1 Thursday morning for his first broadcast interview since leaving One Direction, discussing the band he left behind and sharing brand new music.

The full interview will be broadcast at 9 a.m. PST on Beats 1 and in video Apple Music. In advance, Lowe teased clips on Wednesday (Jan. 27) on the streaming radio station and in video.

“No one quite knows what to expect because what’s been established already may not necessarily paint the picture for the future,” said Lowe on Wednesday’s broadcast.
Read more: Billboard

Listen to the full interview with Zayn HERE.

‘I never wanted to be in the band’: Zayn Malik admits he wanted to leave One Direction after a year… in first on-camera interview since split
He left his fans bereft after walking away from One Direction in March last year, but Zayn Malik has admitted he ‘never wanted to be in the band.’

The 23-year-old hitmaker candidly spoke in his first on-camera interview since leaving the group, in a chat with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1Radio.

During the chat, the now solo singer said he knew it wasn’t right for him after just ‘one year.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik reveals debut solo album will be called Mind Of Mine… as former One Direction star says he got tattoo to commemorate releasing his own music
His first single, Pillowtalk, is set to drop this week.

And after months of keeping the details of his debut solo album under wraps, Zayn Malik has finally admitted his pet project will be called Mind Of Mine.

The 23-year-old singer, who left One Direction fans heartbroken in March 2015 when he quit the band, made the confession during an interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio.
Read more: Daily Mail

Is Pillowtalk about Perrie? Zayn Malik reveals debut solo track was penned when he was still engaged to Little Mix star
He is currently romancing model Gigi Hadid after calling time on his relationship with ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards in August last year.

But things could take a potentially awkward turn for Zayn Malik after he hinted that his raunchy debut single, Pillowtalk, was about his former flame – despite girlfriend Gigi starring his music video.

The 23-year-old sparked speculation that the song – which is all about being intimate in the bedroom – is a nod to the Little Mix singer after he told Zane Lowe in an interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1 that he started writing and recording his upcoming album, Mind of Mine, two months after his split from One Direction, when he was still engaged to Perrie.
Read more: Daily Mail

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik can’t keep their hands (or lips) off each other as they are seen kissing for first time in steamy video for his new single Pillowtalk
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have been keeping coy about their romance.

But the couple let their actions speak louder than words in the racy new music video for Zayn’s highly-anticipated first solo single Pillowtalk.

The former One Direction member, 23, released the track and its accompanying steamy video on Thursday evening – and left no doubt about his relationship status with the 20-year-old model.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘This is crazy, I can’t believe it’: Zayn Malik’s debut solo track Pillowtalk reaches no.1 in 60 countries… as he publicly gloats about girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s video appearance
Friday saw Zayn Malik unveil his debut solo single and accompanying video, starring his model-of-the-moment girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, to the world.

The track, entitled Pillowtalk, was trending worldwide within minutes of the former One Direction singer releasing it on his official Twitter page in the early hours of the morning.

And although he received slack for leaving the 1D boys – Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne – in the middle of a world tour last March, all seems to be forgiven as the song reached no.1 in no less than 60 countries on iTunes on the day it was released.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I could play all night’: Topless Perrie Edwards appears to poke fun at ex Zayn Malik’s Pillowtalk debut with cryptic snap… as he admits solo material IS about her
Her ex fiancé Zayn Malik released his debut solo single, Pillowtalk, on Friday and there’s been speculation that the poignant track is about their relationship.

But having battled through the heartbreak of the split, Perrie Edwards appeared to poke fun at Malik’s song with help from an Instagram snap.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, the 22-year-old singer uploaded a racy topless shot surrounded by her pillows and making music.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik teases possible return to One Direction… but fans will have to wait 25 years for the reunion
He’s just released his debut single as a solo artist and topped the charts in 60 countries.

But Zayn Malik has confirmed that he will one day return to his former boyband One Direction – though not until at least a quarter century has passed.

Speaking to Radio 1 about the possibility of rejoining forces with the four piece – who recently began their indefinite hiatus – the 23-year-old admitted 1D fans would have to wait until the year 2041.
Read more: Daily Mail

Shock as Zayn Malik cancels first ever solo TV appearance
Former 1D star pulls out of highly-anticipated chat with Graham Norton at last minute

FORMER One Direction star Zayn Malik has cancelled his first television appearance as a solo artist on Graham Norton’s chat show.

The Bradford-born singer, 23, was supposed to appear on the show on Friday evening but has now pulled out due to “scheduling” issues.

He was due to pre-record the show tomorrow evening alongside the cast of the new Dad’s Army film – including Catherine Zeta-Jones – and Hollywood stars Will Smith and Ryan Reynolds.

It would have been his first ever appearance without his former 1D bandmates.
Read more: The Sun

‘His kid is cute as f**k’: Zayn Malik admits he favourited Louis Tomlinson’s baby picture on Twitter… despite not being on ‘friend terms’ with his former 1D bandmate
He previously admitted he’s not spoken to the One Direction boys with the exception of Liam Payne since leaving the band.

But Zayn Malik revealed he attempted to make amends with former bandmate Louis Tomlinson by showing his support on social media after he became a father for the first time last week, welcoming a child with former flame Briana Jungwirth.

The 23-year-old singer favourited Louis’ Twitter post when he shared a heartwarming picture of himself cradling his newborn son Freddie Reign, admitting that he wishes his former friend ‘the best of luck’ in spite of everything.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson ‘has rented a £10million five-bed mansion and a four-bed pad for former flame Briana Jungwirth and their baby’
He has become a proud father for the very first time.

And Louis Tomlinson is making sure his son is his priority, with the Doncaster-born superstar relocating to Los Angeles to be closer to his new bundle of joy.

According to The Mirror, the One Direction star has rented a £10million five-bed mansion for six months as well as a separate four-bed pad for Briana Jungwirth and their baby.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Meet my little lad, Freddie!’ Louis Tomlinson shares first baby picture of newborn son as he reveals his name on Twitter
Louis Tomlinson has shared the first picture of his newborn baby son.

The One Direction singer, 24, took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to reveal not only a tender image of his first child – born to former flame Briana Jungwirth, 24 – but also his full name, Freddie Reign.

In the touching black and white snap, the boyband heartthrob stands shirtless as he cradles his sweet little lad for an intimate selfie.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He is already loving being a father’: Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth ‘chose baby Freddie Reign’s name together’
He became a father for the first time last week when his former flame Briana Jungwirth welcomed a baby boy.

And Louis Tomlinson is reportedly relishing every minute spent with his son Freddie Reign, proudly sharing a photograph of the newborn with his fans on Wednesday for the very first time.

Not only is the One Direction singer taking an active role in parenthood, but he is also alleged to have spent days with Briana choosing a name they both love, ensuring it was a mutual decision.
Read more: Daily Mail

Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic celebrates victory with One Direction’s Niall Horan moments after collecting the trophy
Moments after winning yet another Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic walked down the tunnel with the trophy and was met by One Direction’s Niall Horan.

The pair embraced with a hug and exchanged words as Djokovic celebrates his continued domination in men’s tennis.

The Serb beat Andy Murray in straight sets to win his sixth Australian Open title and leave his opponent empty-handed once again.
Read more: Daily Mail

Gone Direction: Harry Styles sacks company that made him a global star
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: 1D heart-throb dumps management team — and recruits top US agent

IT’S taken less than a month for HARRY STYLES to completely wash his hands of anything to do with his old band ONE DIRECTION.

I can reveal the ambitious heartthrob has sacked Modest Management – the company that made him a star as a member of the world famous boyband.

He will now be managed by close friend and top US agent Jeffrey Azoff, with the pair even discussing investing in a new Hollywood management company.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction unveil emotional final music video for History featuring sweet flashback footage and even an appearance from Zayn
They broke hearts across the globe when they commenced their lengthy hiatus at the end of 2015.

But One Direction have offered fans one last chance to see them in action – including departed band member Zayn Malik – following the release of their final music video for their goodbye track History.

Fittingly, the video reverts back to the history of the world famous boy band, beginning with their journey on The X Factor in 2010, which instantly rocketed them to fame.
Read more: Daily Mail

The curse of the male X Factor winner! As Ben Haenow is dropped by Simon Cowell’s label, the show’s other pop flops revealed (but how many can YOU remember?)
Move over Steve Brookstein, there’s another X Factor champion heading for the bargain bin.

Ben Haenow has become the latest reality show casualty after being dropped by Simon Cowell’s record label, a mere 13 months after beating Fleur East to the winner’s title.

Axing the the 31-year-old Croydon van driver from his roster of artists at Syco reportedly proved a tough call for the music mogul.

A source told The Sun: ‘Simon made the decision with a heavy heart. He was a big supporter of Ben but it’s simply down to business – Fleur East, who came second, has done much better.’

The insider continued: ‘And at the end of the day our winners, especially the blokes, never have the same success as the likes of One Direction and Olly Murs.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell now only has TWO X Factor winners out of 12 signed to his label
But seven runners-up…

They say it’s not the winning that counts, but rather the taking part – and that couldn’t ring more true with Simon Cowell’s The X Factor.

The music mogul now only has two of the ITV talent show’s 12 winners so far signed to his Syco record label, after 2014 champ Ben Haenow announced his departure last night (January 28).

The Syco roster’s X Factor winners still include Little Mix who won the show in 2011, and the latest victor, Louisa Johnson.

However, Simon seemingly has more faith in the show’s runners-up as he still has seven of them in deals at Syco Music.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
11 One Direction – History
18 Fleur East – Sax
27 One Direction – Perfect
48 One Direction – Drag Me Down
55 Little Mix – Secret Love Song (feat. Jason Derulo)
60 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
70 Little Mix – Black Magic
73 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
75 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)

1 Adele – 25
7 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
9 Little Mix – Get Weird
56 Fleur East – Love, Sax and Flashbacks
87 Olly Murs – Never Been Better

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The Official Charts
1 Shawn Mendes – Stitches
6 One Direction – History
12 Little Mix – Secret Love Song (feat. Jason Derulo)
31 Fleur East – Sax
41 One Direction – Perfect
44 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
50 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
57 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
62 One Direction – Drag Me Down
65 Little Mix – Black Magic

1 David Bowie – Blackstar
15 Little Mix – Get Weird
17 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
51 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
57 Fleur East – Love, Sax and Flashbacks

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