- Following a string of viral covers with Kristel Fulgar, CJ Navato released a solo cover
- He sang Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk”
- He received positive response for his version of the song
After CJ Navato and Kristel Fulgar’s covers of Little Mix and Jason Derulo’s “Secret Love Song”, Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor’s “Marvin Gaye” and “I Was Made for Loving You” by Tori Kelly ft. Ed Sheeran became viral online, the former decided to release a solo cover of former One Direction singer Zayn Malik’s hit song “Pilowtalk”.
The song was written by Zayn Malik, Anthony Hannides, Michael Hannides, Levi Lennox and Joe Garrett as the lead single of Malik’s debut solo studio album “Mind of Mine” after he left One Direction. It was released last January 29.
It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. It also became the 25th song ever to debut at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the fastest-selling singles of 2016. As of May 16, the single had sold over 1,000,000 units in the United States alone.
The young actor received some positive response for his version of “Pillowtalk”; with most of his fans requesting him to release more song covers and an album as well.
Navato made his first television appearance when he joined ABS-CBN’s reality-based talent competition “Star Circle Quest: Kids Edition” in 2004. He got in the “Magic Circle of 5” and became the fourth placer. After that, he became a part of Star Magic; earning an exclusive contract with the Kapamilya network. Together with Kathryn Bernardo, Jane Oineza, Mikylla Ramirez, and Steven Christian Fermo, Navato graduated from “Goin’ Bulilit” on October 19, 2008, as the show’s fifth batch of graduates. He is currently a cast of teen comedy series “Luv U”.
Kristel Fulgar directed the video and she also promoted it on her official Facebook page.
Watch his song cover here.