Zayn Malik Becomes First Former 1D Member to Win Solo VMA
Zayn Malik just made history at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
The 24-year-old British crooner took home his very first Moon Person with the help of Reputation singer Taylor Swift, whom Malik shared his Best Collaboration win last night (Sunday, August 27) for their daring duet “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” off the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.
While this isn't the artist’s first VMA win in his career—One Direction has earned four as a band—the achievement marks the very first time a former 1D member has ever claimed the prize as a solo artist.
In March 2015, Malik announced his departure from the quintet and made his first foray into solo territory with his debut solo effort, Mind of Mine, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart upon its release.
Congratulations, Zayn! (And Taylor!)
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