Zayn Malik Sends First Tweet Since Leaving One Direction

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Zayn Malik accepts his award for Outstanding Achievement in Music during The Asian Awards 2015 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 17, 2015 in London, England.  

Since Zayn Malik left One Direction, it's almost like his life has started anew. We heard his first song since leaving One Direction (the currently unavailable "I Won't Mind" with Naughty Boy), we watched his first red carpet appearance since leaving 1D, and today, we have his first tweet since parting ways with the boy band. Awww…

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In addition to thanking fans for their support, Zayn also explained the meaning of using 'x' in a tweet. In case you were confused, he's not using x to do algebra on Twitter, or to mark the spot of buried treasure -- he's just sending a kiss. 

While Malik has remained mostly silent since parting ways with the boys, he seems to be busy at work on solo material. Meanwhile, the One Direction quartet are already working on their fifth album, which is expected to drop this year.

"I have a feeling they're going to deliver this year the best record they've ever made," Simon Cowell recently told James Corden. "I've heard some of the early stuff. So I'm feeling good."