Zayn Malik Becomes a First Former One Direction Member to Win an MTV VMA as a Solo Artist

August 28, 2017 - one direction

Boy bander no more: Zayn Malik has turn a initial former One Direction member to seize a Moon Person for a solo project.

Malik, 24, took home a esteem for best partnership during a 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday for his strike lane with Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.” His former bandmate Harry Styles was also nominated during a awards uncover for best partnership for best visible effects and best cocktail for “Sign of a Times.”

Neither Malik nor Swift was benefaction to accept a award, yet Malik after tweeted.

Before One Direction rigourously separate adult behind in early 2016 – not prolonged after Malik motionless to leave a organisation in Mar 2015 to flog off his solo career – they won a sum of 4 VMAs. Three of those Moon Persons were in approval of their 2011 strike “What Makes You Beautiful.”


Check out PEOPLE’s full 2017 MTV VMAs coverage.

Though Malik’s initial solo manuscript strike streaming services in Mar 2016, Styles’ new song is some-more recent: his self-titled debut was expelled in May.

The other 1D group are also perplexing their palm during careers as particular artists. Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” dominated a charts this summer, as did Liam Payne‘s “Strip That Down.” Louis Tomlinson also expelled a single, “Back to You,” with Bebe Rexha.

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