Finally! All the One Direction dudes have been working with other artists, save for Zayn Malik. Until now.

Harry Styles has been doing it up with John Legend and Kodaline, while Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson got their Good Charlotte on. Then, Niall Horan was working with McFly. Now, the broody Malik has staked his collaborative claim.

DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy tweeted that he was in the studio with Malik -- the fiance of Little Mix's Perrie Edwards -- and English singer Emeli Sande, who is a HUGE deal in their native U.K. Sande has been trying to break through in the U.S. market as well.

Below is the tweet name checking Malik and Sande:

Malik has the richest vocal tone in 1D, and it's also super emotive. We don't know what his studio time with Sande will yield, but consider us perked up and excited about it.

It's about time Malik joined the conversation about 1D collabos. The boys are flexing their creative muscles in the right way, but none of the talk centered on Zayn. Until now. And Emeli Sande is no joke. Good one, Zayn.