PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Singer Zayn Malik attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashio
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It's been about four months since Zayn Malik broke our hearts (and the internet) with news of his departure from One Direction. Even Stephen Hawking got in on the conversation! Solo songs began appearing online and soon enough we learned Malik cannot legally release any material for two years. (Are we doomed to Soundcloud links for the rest of forever??)

But the story continues, with Billboard reporting that Malik has signed with Sarah Stennett of Turn First Artists, manager to Iggy Azalea.

Directioners will note that this means Zayn is no longer part of Modest! Management, longtime home to 1D and their Aussie brethren 5 Seconds of Summer. What does it all mean? Only time will tell. Let's just hope for some new tunes ASAP.

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