Well, its official. Zayn Malik is an American Music Award winner.
Now, this isnt the first time that Malik has been on the AMA stage, but it is the first time he has won the award as a solo artist since his departure from 1D in 2015. Leading up to the event, there was a lot of speculation around whether Malik would win, and also whether he would cross paths with former band mate Niall Horan.
Well, we do know that Zayn Malik is the 2016 New Artist of the Year winner, which found him taking the stage for the first time without the backup of his former band mates. Looking at his award, he even made a little quip towards his former band.
“This one just has my name on it, right?”
And to make the win even more special for Malik, it was the same show where his girlfriend Gigi Hadid was playing host.
Prior to the show, Hadid admitted to feeling proud and excited about Maliks solo journey
“It’s been amazing to see him learn about himself and the music that makes him really happy to sing. I would just be very excited for him if he were to win.”
Well, Gigi must be pretty excited. Congrats Zayn!