Zayn Malik: Tonight Show appearance marks solo TV debut
Zayn Malik is taking “Pillowtalk” to The Tonight Show.
The former One Direction singer will make his solo TV debut on Feb. 17, during a week of shows taped in Los Angeles. For now, he’s listed only as a musical guest; it’s not yet clear whether an interview will accompany the performance, though it’s hard to imagine Jimmy Fallon would let the opportunity pass him by.
Malik — who, according to his iTunes profile and an NBC release, seems to be stylizing his name as an all-caps “ZAYN” these days — will presumably perform his latest single, the video for which has cracked 40 million views in its first week. On Wednesday, he released an acoustic version of “Pillowtalk” — also stylized in all caps — on iTunes.
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Though this appearance marks his solo debut, Mailk appeared on The Tonight Show as one-fifth of One Direction in 2014. Formerly, Malik was set appear on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show on Jan. 29, but dropped out due to “scheduling conflicts.”
Will Ferrell, Christina Aguilera, Ronda Rousey, Jennifer Lopez, Bryan Cranston, Demi Lovato, and more are set to appear during Fallon’s L.A. shows, with The Weeknd, Pitbull, and Dead & Company slated to perform; the latter will also be making their TV debut.