Zayn Malik releases first solo album

Bradford-born Zayn Malik has released his debut solo album today, a year after he left One Direction.

The 23-year-old's release is called "Mind of Mine" and is already trending on Twitter.

His debut solo single "Pillowtalk" made it to number one in several international charts.

Credit: Zayn Malik/Twitter

"Mind of Mine" was preceded by the release of lead single "Pillowtalk", which made it to top spot in a number of the international charts.

The ex-boyband member plugged the new album on Instagram and changed his Twitter profile picture to the album cover.