Zayn Malik, whose real name is Zain Javad Malik is a British Singer and songwriter. He was born on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, England. From a young age, Zayn always aspired to pursue a career in music, and at the age of 17, he auditioned for The X Factor, a British music competition. Zayn was eliminated as from the music competition, but he was re-introduced back to the competition together with other four competitors Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, who formed what would be known as One Direction. The group grew to become one of the most popular contestants in the competition.
In March 2015, Zayn left One Direction to pursue a solo music career. He then signed a recording contract with RCA Records and released his first studio album Mind of Mine in 2016, with his lead single Pillowtalk ranking number 1 on the Billboard Charts. Zayn became the first male artist from Britain to debut at number one in both US and UK. As a result, Zayn Malik became the recipient of several awards including a Billboard Music Award and an American Music Award.
Zayn joined the fashion industry in 2016 and partnered with Giuseppe Zanotti and began working on his Versus Versace link. In 2016, he also signed on to become the executive producer of the TV series BOYS alongside Dick Wolf, the creator of Law & Order.
In late 2016, Malik re-entered the music world again, and released a single; I Don’t Want To Live Forever assisted by Taylor Swift. The song was a hit as it debuted at number 1 the Digital Songs chart and number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Zayn again released another single, Still Got Time in March 2017 featuring PartyNextDoor. The single is Zayn’s first official song of his upcoming Sophomore album.
Zayn’s father is a Pakistani immigrant, and his mother is a native Englishwoman. As a result, his background is a mix of Muslim and Anglican Christian, which has been a challenge for him in the past. Zayn is said to be confused about his religious beliefs as he doesn’t look like a devout Muslim, even though he has ever twitted in Arabic “There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah.”
Because of the stigma associated with his religion, Zayn does not talk much about it as he fears that can offend his fans. Zayn is also very concerned about people judging him because of his religion.
Like his religion, Zayn does not also talk much about his political views. He likes to concentrate on his music and tries to stay out of the social media attention.
Zayn Malik has previously dated Geneva Lane, Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Davies, Wallis Day and Perrie Edwards. After breaking up with Perrie Edwards, rumors say that Zayn is currently dating Gigi Hadid, even though the reports are not clear.
• Zayn overcame his fear of water after One Direction filmed What Makes You Beautiful music video.
• His first pet was named Tyson.
• He drew some of the pictures of on One Direction’s first album.