Zayn drops debut album on the anniversary of leaving One Direction

Emmy Griffiths

Zayn Malik has delighted fans by releasing his debut album and a brand new music video exactly one year after leaving boyband One Direction. The album, titled Mind of Mine, has already hit number one in 70 countries.

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The 23-year-old singer announced the album's release at midnight, tweeting: "#MindOfMine .. yours now !!!!" The album, which has 14 tracks in total, has already been extremely well received by his fans.

One tweeted: "MIND OF MINE IS SO GOOD THE ENTIRE ALBUM IS 10/10 NOT ONE BAD SONG," while another joked: "Mind of Mine has songs which will either make you dance seductively or just making you think about your lover… who doesn't even exist."

After hearing about the album's incredible success in charts across the world, Zayn tweeted his thanks, writing: "Cant get my head round it !!!"

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Zayn's album is already number one in 70 countries

Following the success of his first two singles Pillow Talk and It's You, the singer also released his third music video from the new album for the single BeFoUr. Featuring Zayn boxing and riding around in cars with friends, the video has already hit over half a million views.

Zayn's amazing success in the charts follows recent worrying news for One Direction fans from Simon Cowell, who has claimed that he doubts the band will join back together following their hiatus at the end of 2015. He told Billboard Magazine: "I don't know if it's a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest. In a weird way, I don't want to know. I don't think they've had enough time to experience what it's like not being in the group to really answer that."

"Whenever I was with them, we talked about [going on a break], and I couldn't argue with them. They had achieved so much in a short period of time, and I didn't want them to get jaded."

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