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VIDEO: Zayn Malik Wins New Artist of the Year at AMAs 2016!

VIDEO: Zayn Malik Wins New Artist of the Year at AMAs 2016!

Zayn Malik won the New Artist of the Year award at the 2016 American Music Awards!

The 23-year-old entertainer attended the show – held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles – to support his girlfriend Gigi Hadid, who is acting as a co-host with Jay Pharoah this evening. Zayn was also nominated for the one award. He was up against 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!

FYI: Zayn is wearing a Versace jacket and jeans.

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  • Glyn Ruck

    Congratulations Bud ~ well deserved!

  • Khazija

    I am so proud of Zayn for winning New Artist of the Year! He certainly deserved it. Crossing my fingers for the People’s Choice Awards and Grammy’s!

  • Khazija

    Ah, the smear campaign continues. The biased media needs to stop spinning everything negatively and stop continuing to attach derogatory headlines to prop his ex group for pr. The need for the journalists to demonize Zayn on articles is getting more obvious.

    Grow up and express congratulations that Zayn made a big breakthrough in winning this award. He was remarking on how this was his first AMA award as a solo artist, that is it. He is the first Asian and Muslim to win this award. It is amazing especially during these difficult times in our society. I am so proud that this boy from Bradford rose up to make his dreams come true.

  • piste_five

    LAME. the chainsmokers should’ve won

  • Gina

    YES

  • LL

    shawn mendes was bigger than Zayn this year, with very catchy songs, so not sure why he didn’t win.

  • Khazija

    Zayn Malik had quality songs and a better album. Compare their voices. His fans also voted their hearts out.

  • Khazija

    The Chainsmokers did win an award in another category. Zayn deserved to win New Artist of the Year. The Chainsmoker guys were classy and congratulated Zayn. Their fans should be classy too.

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  • Lawrence Rainbow

    Well said, I’m proud of Zayn too. I’m sure his music is only going to get better. :)

  • Aliyah

    Congrats Zayn! Well deserved.
    I just wished people could stop judging Zayn and misinterpreting his words. His speech was heart filled and was dedicated to those that helped him. He didn’t shade 1D and he certainly doesn’t owe them anything

  • Gina

    Zayn has more fans (based on number of social media followers) and they voted for him. Plus Zayn’s music is simply better than Shawn’s IMO.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    its really sad that he got this award … he had no new music album drop this year and real talented musicians like Mendez and DNCE are pumping out quality music and working their butts off touring and bringing music to their fans. don’t make this about race … it’s about music.

  • GreatCatSbee

    If you need to throw in the Asian and muslim thing, it’s because his music isn’t good enough to defend itself.

  • piste_five

    you’re right, i only know one song from zayn so that factors into that

  • piste_five

    and more mainstream

  • Suzie

    He made a great album this year Mind of Mine. He fully deserved the win. I prefer Zayn’s music to DNCE or Mendes but that’s a question of taste. And DNCE or Mendes did more live performances but in the few that Zayn did he showed he was a much better vocalist. Even people who dislike Zayn admit he’s a great vocalist, he has a much better range and more powerful voice than Joe or Shawn.

  • Suzie

    Try and listen to Zayn’s live performances on youtube, he’s a great vocalist, and his album is very good, so he greatly deserved it. Plus his fans voted massively.

  • Khazija

    His music is amazing and it is those prejudices that he has to overcome to get the respect he deserves as an artist amid an ongoing smear campaign his former band is running against him.

  • Khazija

    What a joke. Zayn’s music and songs are of a much higher quality than mediocre bland music from DNCE and Shawn Mendes. Also, a sane person wouldn’t be dismissing Zayn’s strong voice in comparison to those artists. Good grief. Zayn had Pillowtalk, Cruel, Like I Would, Freedun, Befour, and It’s You drop this year. Those songs were beautiful and you clearly do not know what you are talking nor do you understand quality music at all.

    Do not pretend that race, biases, misconceptions, and etc that people are using against him has no impact. He deserved this award and only his extremely biased haters would act like he wasn’t worthy of it. His music has soul and he is one of the best male vocalists in the world.

  • GreatCatSbee

    I don’t spin anything. You do (out of chauvinism).

  • Khazija

    I am not a male and you constantly spread spin based on false narratives. All you keep doing is playing one card after another.

  • GreatCatSbee

    Look for chauvinism in the dictionary.

  • Khazija

    I know what it means, you clearly do not. Acting like people support him only because he is a male is beyond ignorant and doesn’t even make sense. Patriotism or nationalism has nothing to do with it either. The cards you twist around have no value.

  • GreatCatSbee

    You should look because you don’t

  • Khazija

    Yes, I do. Your replies are getting more and more ignorant.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    i would like to apologize because i didn’t know he had released Mind of mine. i just listened to it and it’s pretty solid by modern pop standards but you can tell it was rushed out. he has OK song writers and engineers working for him. he still doesn’t even come close to putting in the hard work the other people do. i think once he gets healthy and puts the time in we may see some better things from him.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    i would like to apologize because i didn’t know he had released Mind of mine. i just listened to it and it’s pretty solid by modern pop standards but you can tell it was rushed out. he has OK song writers and engineers working for him. he still doesn’t even come close to putting in the hard work the other people do. i think once he gets healthy and puts the time in we may see some better things from him.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    i would like to apologize because i didn’t know he had released Mind of mine. i just listened to it and it’s pretty solid by modern pop standards but you can tell it was rushed out. he has OK song writers and engineers working for him. he still doesn’t even come close to putting in the hard work the other people do. i think once he gets healthy and puts the time in we may see some better things from him.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    good grief … just because you worship him doesn’t everyone has to. yes he has a great voice but what good does it do him if he is afraid to leave his apartment 99% of the time? i just bought and listened to his album and it’s mostly just cliche lyrics designed to market to the female emotion set just like every pop artist out there.

    i think if he can get his life together and get healthy he will go farther and produce better music. race has nothing to do with his career or success … he is unreliable and flaky to work with right now so real record labels are afraid to work with him

  • GreatCatSbee

    You explained it wrong. You don’t know the meaning of it. Read.

  • GreatCatSbee

    You explained it wrong. You don’t know the meaning of it. Read.

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