It’s happening: Zayn has announced that he’s finally signed to a new record label, RCA Records, after parting ways with One Direction and Simon Cowell’s Syco earlier this year. That’s right, your boy has officially gone solo! And he shared the news with Directioners in a series of cheerful tweets, explaining that the reason he left 1D was “for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who I really am!” And who Zayn really is, it seems, is someone now also signed with Iggy Azalea’s manager (as of this week) and reportedly also working with Frank Ocean’s producer, Malay. (Sorry, Naughty Boy.) Guess it’s time to start the countdown to his first solo album, presumably to be named From A to Zayn.
We’re ready. Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImages