History could be about to repeat itself as the former boy band singer takes his career in a new direction, just like Robbie Williams before him.
Zayn Malik has come a long way in the five years since he hid backstage during 'X Factor' bootcamp, too afraid to dance in front of the cameras and judges. These days, the 22-year-old heartthrob is used to performing for tens of thousands of screaming fans in One Direction's sell-out arena tours.
Zayn could be heading in the right direction
And now, it emerges, he's taking the bold step of going solo, just months after sensationally quitting the band in March. Zayn has bagged himself a new record deal with RCA, home of Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, and he's promising to show a new side to himself, tweeting '#REALME' after signing the contract, and posting a photo at the studio.
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The 22 year old quit One Direction back in March, and is now making the first steps towards a solo career.
Zayn Malik is getting the next step in his career under way with the news that he’s signed a solo recording deal with the major label RCA, announcing in the process that he intends to make “#realmusic’.
On Wednesday (July 29th), Billboard revealed that the 22 year old ex-One Directioner has also signed up with management company Turn First, who also look after Iggy Azalea, and will be working with R&B producer Malay, somebody who has worked with the likes of John Legend and Frank Ocean.
Zayn Malik is going it alone with RCA
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Ex-One Directioner Zayn Malik’s latest twitter spat is with his former BBF, producer Naughty Boy.
It seems that the friendship and musical collaboration between Zayn Malik and producer Naughty Boy is official over, after the ex-One Direction member aimed some not subtle tweets at his former friend. The pair were thought to be working together on Zayn’s solo material ever since the 22 year old announced his departure from the boyband in March.
Zayn Malik and producer Naughty Boy appear to have had a falling out.
On Monday Malik tweeted, "NaughtyBoyMusic you fat joke stop pretending we're friends no one knows you.” Later following up with, "Someone learned how to upload a video... maybe now he should learn how to use logic ha you ain't s*** but a faker.”
The hashtag #ZaynIsComingBack had been trending, but a rumoured return for Malik would now seem to be put to rest.
Over the last week or so, rumours had been escalating that that 22 year old Malik, who quit the group citing exhaustion during their tour of the Far East back in March, was set to make a sensational U-turn and rejoin the boyband.
1D will be remaining as a foursome, despite some rumours that Zayn Malik would be returning
All it took was one very 'naughty boy' to start a boyband Twitter fight of epic proportions.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao might have been billed as the fight of the century last weekend, but don’t underestimate the drama which can occur when a former boyband member, his producer and his ex-bandmate get into a twitter spat. Yes just over a month after One Direction went from five to four, it appears the gloves are well and truly off between former member Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.
Zayn announced his departure from the boyband back in March.
It all started on Wednesday afternoon, when producer Naughty Boy, who’s been working with Zayn on solo material, tweeted an pic of the pair using an image filter along with the caption, ‘Replace this’.
Malik's friend, producer Naughty Boy, also got involved in the social media spat on Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, a notable feud broke out on Twitter between Malik and remaining 1D member Louis Tomlinson, later continued on Zayn’s behalf by his producer friend Naughty Boy. For the first time, it indicates that there might be bad blood surrounding Malik’s departure after all.
Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards ceremony last month
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Zayn left the band last month and is said to be now pursuing a solo career.
We knew it would happen one day, but One Direction have officially picked up the pieces and moved on since saying goodbye to Zayn Malik last month. In news which might be upsetting to some, the group have just released their first official photo as a four piece, showing life will go on for the boyband after Zayn's departure.
The new One Direction, minus Zayn Malik
In the pic Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson stand against a plain background and appear to look a little apprehensive about their future. While some have described the image as a little on the depressing side, the band do seem to be getting on with things as normal and have even begun recording their fifth album.
The emergence of the demo track, which was falsely believed to be new solo material from the ex-One Direction member, has seen many fans unfollow the star on social media.
Following the sudden emergence of an unheard “solo track” online yesterday, ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik has suffered a decline in his social media following.
After British producer Naughty Boy tweeted a link to a song on SoundCloud called ‘I Won’t Mind’, featuring his music and Zayn on vocals, the former boyband member has seen over 50,000 of his fans unfollow him on Twitter since Tuesday.
Zayn Malik has lost 50,000 fans from his Twitter following
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'I Won't Mind', shared on SoundCloud by producer Naughty Boy, was actually made last year during the sessions for the band's recent album 'Four'.
Fans might have been understandably misled when, earlier on Tuesday, a song featuring Zayn was posted on SoundCloud by British producer Naughty Boy, which many took to be the ex-Directioner’s first solo material. However, a source close to the 22 year old star told MailOnline that this was merely an old song that never saw the light of day.
Zayn Malik's "new solo track" 'I Won't Mind' was actually an old 1D song
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Shahid Khan AKA Naughty Boy - A variety of stars from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015
Naughty Boy's 'Pardon Me' featuring Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson & Ava Lily has received a music video to raise awareness for the Peace One Day Organization ahead of World Peace Day on September 21.
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13th March, 1985