It's been less than 24 hours since Zayn Malik officially left One Direction, and the world has yet to recover. But according to Spotify, fans have found one way to get through this difficult time: listen to more One Direction.
According to the streaming service, there was a 769 percent increase in One Direction streams in the U.S., while global streams more than quadrupled following the news of Zayn's departure. "One Direction are one of the biggest bands in the world, with over 1.4 billion streams on Spotify," Spotify's Head of Label Relations for Europe, Kevin Brown, said in a statement. "Looking at One Direction's streams in the U.S. on Spotify yesterday, we can clearly see the 'spike of sadness' happening around 5pm-6pm (ET), when their millions of fans paid tribute to Zayn by listening to One Direction's music together all over the world." The songs that increased the most were "Moments," "Same Mistakes," "Spaces," "I Wish" and "Gotta Be You."
And yes, you read that right. There was a "spike of sadness." Stay strong, Directioners.
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