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One Direction Thank ‘Our Brother’ Zayn Malik During BBMAs Speech

Sun, May 17, 2015 8:38pm EDT by 9 Comments

Is it hot in here?! Our fav four-piece, One Direction, made their first awards show appearance without Zayn Malik at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards — they even thanked a very special person during their award acceptance speech!

Harry Styles, 21, Niall Horan, 21, Liam Payne, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 23, of One Direction won the very first award of the night at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas! During their acceptance speech for winning the Top Duo/Group award, Liam gave a touching shout out to their former fifth member, Zayn Malik, 22, — we have all the details!

One Direction’s Billboard Music Awards Acceptance Speech — Thanked Zayn Malik

We didn’t see that coming! After thanking their fans, Liam took the mic during their acceptance speech to give a special “thank you” to their “brother” Zayn — that was so sweet of him!

To be honest, it was hard to concentrate on their speech all together given how hot they looked!

The boys were nominated FOUR times during the night– ironic, right? They were nominated for Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Touring Artist.

One Direction & Zayn Malik — The Latest On Their Feud

The boys seemed just fine during their first award show appearance without Zayn. In the past weeks, we’ve seen a bit of back and forth saltiness between Louis and Zayn. In case you missed it, the two aired out some of their issues on Twitter for the world to see!

Louis was also very vocal about his issues with Zayn’s new BFF and producer, Naughty Boy but as we previously reported, Zayn immediately wanted to make things right again.

“Zayn wanted an end to the feud, considering he’s on speaking terms with the boys now,” a source close to the group told “For him, it’s water under the bridge, and he just wants everyone to move on and stop dissing each other.”

We wonder if Zayn watched the Awards and more importantly, we wonder what he thought! Did he wish he was there with his old band mates?!

HollywoodLifers, did you love One Direction at the Billboard Awards? Did you think they looked hotter than ever? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

— Shira Benozilio