Zayn Malik Thanks One Direction in Asian Awards Speech (VIDEO)

Zayn Malik accepted a trophy at the Asian Awards in London for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The singer received the award because of his Pakistani heritage.

Sporting a newly shaved head, the singer was escorted to the event by his mother. It’s his first major appearance after leaving the massively popular boyband One Direction in order to be ” a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”  Except when he’s NOT out of the spotlight, of course.

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At any rate, Zayn hit the red carpet with his mum and a newly shaved head, in his first major public appearance as a solo artist.  The singer was being feted for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

“I’d also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys that I ever met whilst being in the band and doing all the amazing things that I did,” said Zayn during his thank you speech, “Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life. Here’s to the future.”

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Watch the speech here:

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