Zayn attended the American Music Awards for the first time as a solo artist and took home the New Artist Of The Year award.
What caught the attention of fans was when the former One Direction member threw some shade at his former band during his acceptance speech.
"Wow. This one just has my name on it. Right," said the singer.
He thanked his family and fans who stood by his side over the past year. "Standing here is crazy. My mom, my dad, everybody in my family that's been supporting me the past year, especially my dad. Thank you, Dad. Also, big thank you to you guys. I didn't expect anybody to still vote for me. So thank you, and I"ll put it on my fireplace."
His girlfriend Gigi Hadid, who hosted the show, also congratulated him backstage.
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