What happens when two musicians, one a country-pop singing superstar and the other a rising sensation, combine to create a soundtrack for the much-touted movie Fifty Shades Darker? Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s surprise duet astounded fans, including movie buffs awaiting the erotic romantic drama flick Fifty Shades Darker.
The song garnered 5.5 million views in 20 hours when Taylor Swift shared the movie soundtrack on her Instagram page. When I Don’t Wanna Live Forever rose to No. 1 in the iTunes Top 10 song charts, a proud Taylor wrote on Instagram, “Well that escalated quickly.”Swifties were ecstatic, and some urged the
Swifties were ecstatic, and some urged the Bad Blood singer to come out with a new album. Taylor has been biding her time until she can create that special new album that her fans have been longing for.
Taylor Swift, Zayn Claim Victories in 2016
Both Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik certainly pulled a fast one, with just a few weeks left before 2017 swoops in. In mid-February, Taylor romped away with triple awards at the 58th annual Grammy Awards — Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989, and Best Music Video for Bad Blood. The country singing superstar has been bringing home Grammy trophies since 2008.
Zayn Malik was recently hailed as the”New Artist of the Year” at the 2016 American Music Awards, proving to all that he can successfully map out a solo musical career. Zayn’s former One Direction bandmates likewise notched a victory after emerging on the No. 2 spot in Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid musicians (with Taylor Swift taking the top spot), which can be attributed to the boy band’s On the Road Again tour. A little over a month after One Direction hit the road for that tour, Zayn announced that he was taking a hiatus to de-stress.
Love Spells and Music Videos
In the love department, 2016 was a year when love blossomed for the two celebrity musical artists. In the summer of 2016, the Blank Space singer sent celebrity news writers into overdrive when she was spotted kissing Hollywood hunk Tom Hiddleston in Rhode Island. They eventually went their separate ways but were rumored in recent weeks to be getting back together and even collaborating for music.
During the early part of the year, Zayn showed that he was totally “owning” his solo artist career move when his first solo single Pillowtalk soared to the top spot in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music video featured Zayn’s supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
Creating New Music Again
Taylor Swift wrote the surprise collaboration with Zayn Malik, I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, with American songwriters Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew. Jack tweeted that the song “came together very quickly.” It will be recalled that Gigi Hadid, part of Taylor’s squad, revealed a few months ago that the megawatt superstar singer, who has never run out of song materials, had began working on new music. Fans were thrilled that she has gradually come out of musical hibernation.
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