Zayn performs 'Like I Would' at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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The same day his album debuted atop the Billboard 200, Zayn performed live at iHeartRadio Music Awards.

First off, Zendaya gave Zayn a rousing introduction, pointing out how he'd joined the ranks of Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé, in posting a solo No. 1 after leaving a highly successful group. But Zayn wasn't there to perform "Pillowtalk." Instead, it was the dance number "Like I Would."

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
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Zayn came out into the stage at the center of the crowd, and got the Forum moving with a confident vocal performance. Lights spun from the ceiling as the former One Direction member and his backing band grooved along. Zayn put an exclamation point on his performance with a high-pitched vocal run to ride out the final notes.

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Previously, Billboard announced that Zayn's debut album Mind of Mine debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Arriving through RCA Records, the set earned 157,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31 in the U.S. Of that total, it sold 112,000 in pure album sales. The feat made Zayn the only male U.K. solo artist to debut at number one with their first album.

On the singles side, "Pillowtalk" currently sits at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Check out the "Like I Would" performance below:

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Me-ow! Taylor Swift, 26, channeled catwoman in a super skintight black sequined jumpsuit with a thick accent belt and matching platform booties.

 (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Bombshell babe! Selena Gomez, 23, knocked it out of the park in a sexy red jumpsuit with a buckled cutout at the waist that flaunted her fit physique. Simple sandals and a black wrap choker added a touch of retro flair to her stunning ensemble.  

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Zendaya, 19, stunned in a tailor red and black suit with tapered pants and an oversized jacket -- and nothing but a sheer bra top underneath. Edgy styling, including a blunt-cut bob, sleek pointy booties and rings on every finger, completed her knockout ensemble.

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

🎶Jason Derulo 🎶 switched it up in a simple black outfit topped with a sleek red jacket with a black zipper and metallic embellishments at the shoulders. 

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Welcome to the '60s! Keke Palmer, 22, looked straight off the "Hairspray" set (you know the scene!) in a flirty baby blue sequined halter dress and metallic heels.  

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Rising stars Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle of DNCE rocked their typically funky ensembles to the show. Lawless donned a red sweatshirt with cutout details, Lee donned a two-piece leopard set, Jonas opted for a striped tee and leather moto jacket, and Whittle went with a funky one-piece zip-up.

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Big Sean, 28, looked like he rolled out of his leather armchair, put out his cigar before heading over to the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The rapper rocked a very robe-like plaid knee-length jacket layered over a denim jacket an slouchy pants.

 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Demi Lovato, 23, donned black slacks with an offbeat, black and white asymetrical jacket. A sleek bob and dramatic makeup completed her look.  

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Justin Bieber went the casual route in distressed denim, a Rangers jersey and sneakers. Also, we hope those dreads aren't permanent.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Kat Graham, 26, was part-flamenco dancer, part-matador in an off-the-shoudler ruffled top and ultra-flared black pants. Pin curls added to her Spanish-inspired getup.

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, 33, rocked a catwoman-approved leather legging and revealing, caged tank top. Leather booties completed her superhero-esque ensemble.  

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Singer Kayla Brianna rocked an ultra-daring gold moto jacket and nothing underneath. She paired the sexy top with a pair of black gauchos and lace-up heels.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Wiz Khalifa, 28, was fashionably relaxed in a soft, unbuttoned pink short-sleeved buttondown, distressed black denim and black loafers.  

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Model Karrueche Tran, 27, channeled serious '90s vibes in a red leather minidress with pom-pom shoulders paired with a very 2000s poof hairstyle.

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

"Team" rapper Iggy Azalea, 25, donned a retro-looking blue pleated pant and funky one-shouldered crop top.

 (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Julianne Hough, 27, rocked an adorable '60s-esque white minidress with a fun cutout neckline. A glam updo and thick liner completed her mod look.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Singer Cody Simpson, 19, looked effortlessly cool in a white tee, denim shirt and leather pants.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

"Waves" singer Mr. Probz, 31, looked comfortable in slouchy sweats and a soft, oversized blazer. A top hat was a nice touch!

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Wowzas! Former "Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke, 31, flaunted her fab physique in a plunging white jumpsuit.

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Boy Epic attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Meghan Trainor (R) and Gary Trainor attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Actress Laura Marano attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Nick Fradiani attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Drummer Mike Wengren, singer David Draiman guitarist Dan Donegan of Disturbed attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Radio personality Elvis Duran attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: TV personality Renee Bargh attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Musicians Tomas Slemenson, Matt Rey, Juan Pablo Casilla, Hector Rodriguez and Ismael Cano of the band 'LOS 5' attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Hozier attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Sabrina Carpenter attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Actress Olivia Holt attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Dancer Sharna Burgess attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Jhene Aiko attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist That Poppy attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Radio personalities Bobby Bones (L) and Amy Brown attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: TV personality Sibley Scoles attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Actress Meagan Good attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Musician Nile Rodgers attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: TV personality Mercedes Javid attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Chris Brown attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: DJ Caroline D'Amore attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: recording artist Diplo attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Musician Pete Wentz attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Omarion attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Rapper 2 Chainz attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Internet personality Bethany Mota attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Dancer Derek Hough attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Rapper G-Eazy attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Chris Daughtry attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Fetty Wap poses in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Actress/singer Serayah attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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