A big congrats are in order for Zayn Malik – he won the New Artist of the Year award at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles!
The 23-year-old entertainer was nominated for the one award, but also got a special treat at the show as his girlfriend Gigi Hadid served as a co-host all evening!
For the award, Zayn was up agains Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, and Shawn Mendes. Congrats, Zayn!
During his acceptance speech, Zayn threw a bit of shade, seemingly at One Direction.
“This one just has my name on it right?,” Zayn said. He added that he “didn’t expect anyone to vote” for him for the prize. “I’ll put it on my fireplace.”
The award was presented by Teyana Taylor and Bryce Harper. Watch below!
.@Bharper3407 & @teyanataylor present the New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by @TMobile award. Congrats, @zaynmalik! #AMAsUnlimited pic.twitter.com/DHIVxnpHO7— AMAs (@AMAs) 21 de noviembre de 2016