Big music news today as one of the members of worldwide sensations, and WOBM artists One Direction parts ways with the band.

In a Facebook post earlier this afternoon, the band announced that member Zayn Malik will be leaving the band.

Zayn issued the following statement:

"My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,"

And here's the official post from the band:

 

After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave OneDirection. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as...

Posted by One Direction on Wednesday, March 25, 2015