White 22-year-olds are sorely disappointed this afternoon, with 22-year-old singer Zayn Malik having just announced that he is leaving the exceptionally annoying boy band One Direction. This loss is a sad development for our audience in particular, as Malik has often talked about his formative love of hip-hop and R&B, which inspired him to become a musician. One can only assume that Malik was one of the many anonymous commenters that plague this website.

After Malik's announcement this morning, Twitter erupted with speculation of who might eventually take Malik's spot in the five-piece band, sort of like how Michelle Williams replaced LeToya Luckett in Destiny's Child in 2000. Twitter aside, we've got our own suggestions for The Top 5 Candidates to #ReplaceZayn in One Direction.