Zayn Malik (born Zain Javadd Malik, 12.01.1993) Zayn Malik is a singer in the band One Direction.
Childhood: Zayn was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. His parents Yaser and Tricia are of British Pakistani nationality. He grew up in East Bowling and attended Lower Fields Primary School and later Tong High School where he struggled to fit in due to his heritage.
Musical career: Malik auditioned for 'The X Factor' in 2010 as a solo artist but was put in a band with Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson after none of them made it to Judges Houses. They soon decided on the name One Direction. The band came third on the show but were still signed to Simon Cowell's Syco Records after he mentored them. They have won two BRIT awards, three Teen Choice awards and three MTV Video Music Awards. They have even managed to break a Guinness World Record when they became the first British band to debut their first album at number one in the US charts.
Personal life: Zayn is addicted to smoking cigarettes but has mentioned that he would like to quit. He has expressed his Islamic beliefs publicly on Twitter. He is currently dating Little Mix's Perrie Edwards but allegedly cheated on her in early 2013. He has since denied the rumours.
The pair haven't been seen together since November last year
Gigi Hadid might be stepping out alone from now on
The 23-year-old model and 25-year-old singer announced their separation two years after they first became a couple but the twosome were back together by June with both posting several social media pictures of the other or them as a duo.
Continue reading: Have Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik Split Again?
The Little Mix star sent her fans into meltdown by describing her boyfriend's mother as her 'mother-in-law'
For a long while, Little Mix fans were obsessed with Perrie and Zayn and then Perrie and Zayn and Gigi as the singer lived out her relationship and subsequent break-up with the former One Directioner in the spotlight. The pair were engaged for a short while before they split but now it seems Perrie - and all of her fans - are over that former couple amid suggestions she’s married her footballer boyfriend, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Perrie Edwards loves weddings - has she had one with her footballer boyfriend?
The Shout Out to my Ex hitmaker, 25, shared a video of a Net-A-Porter advent calendar the Liverpool player’s mother bought her and gave thanks to her 'mother-in-law'.
Continue reading: Is Perrie Edwards Married?
That bizarre rumour from last summer that Swift travels IN A SUITCASE to avoid the press might have been given some credence.
Yes, if you cast your mind back to the summer of 2017, there was a faintly ridiculous rumour put about after Splash magazine shared a photograph of bodyguards carrying suitcases from Swift’s New York home, with the caption:
“Taylor Swift has been reportedly being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribeca apartment into her truck. A fleet of cars including two large Cadillacs and three SUVs arrive at Tailor Swift's apartment in Tribeca to move a large suitcase from apartment to truck. Almost a dozen of Taylor Swift security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time.”
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Apparently Confirms Taylor Swift Suitcase Theory
The singer has received some backlash following his choice
Former One Direction star and super solo artist Zayn Malik has revealed he no longer identifies as a Muslim because he doesn't believe in 'any of it'. The 25-year-old has said he is not a practising Muslim any more and does not believe in 'any' of the religion.
Zayn Malik has revealed he no longer believes in being a Muslim
Speaking to British Vogue, the Pillowtalk hitmaker said he had a 'spiritual belief' in a God but he didn't endorse any Muslim practices such as daily prayer or eating halal meat.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Reveals He's Stopped Identifying As A Muslim
The now four-piece band is one of the biggest exports of the X Factor
Picture the scene: it’s 2010 and the X Factor has already been whittling down the weekends to Christmas for five whole years. Winners have come and then most definitely gone. Simon Cowell’s dress sense is no better. But then a Syco Production created boyband stumbled into second place - and One Direction Mania was born.
One Direction were formed eight years ago
Fast forward and what remains of the boys have celebrated their eight year anniversary and got #8YearsOfOneDirection trending.
Continue reading: One Direction Celebrates Eight Years Since Their Formation
The split has been surrounded by rumours the singer is "difficult to work with"
Superstar singer Zayn Malik has parted company with his manager amid claims he is "difficult to work with". The former One Directioner paired up with Sarah Stennett after he left the band but is said to have annoyed a number of people at his management company and has since left.
Zayn Malik has parted ways with his management company
Stennett, co-founder of First Access Entertainment, officially cut ties with the musician on Monday (16 April) - though he is still listed on the website’s roster.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Has Parted Ways With His Management Company
Malik's brand new solo single 'Let Me' landed on Thursday, and he spoke to BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw about overcoming his anxiety issues.
Zayn Malik has revealed that he has overcome the anxiety issues that prevented him from touring his first solo album two years ago, and says he is ready to start performing live again.
The 25 year old singer released his debut solo album Mind of Mine just over two years ago, but elected not to do a widespread tour to promote it, restricting himself to a small handful of one-off festival shows and TV spots.
The former One Direction star was speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw on Thursday morning (April 12th), just a few hours ahead of the release of his brand new single ‘Let Me’, and says that he has been working through personal issues to do with himself and his departure from One Direction back in 2015.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Ready To Perform Live Again As He Releases New Solo Music
Their two-year romance has come to an end.
Both Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have opened up about their split after two years of being together in the wake of rumours in the press regarding their relationship status. It seems their situation is outwardly amicable, though there is as yet no suggestion as to what caused the break-up.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid pictured together in 2016
Zayn expressed his love for his fans in his break-up announcement on Twitter, and regretted that they did not hear of the sad news before the press got wind of it and started speculating.
Continue reading: Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik Go Their Separate Ways
The singer and his former bandmate were part of One Direction for five years
They became part of one of the biggest bands of current times after being formed in 2010 on reality singing show, The X Factor, but it seems there may have been deeper running feuds within One Direction than anyone realised. Since leaving the band in 2015, Zayn Malik has been plagued with rumours of a rift with his former bandmates and the now solo performer has done nothing to quell them during his latest interview in which he spoke about Harry Styles.
Zayn Malik revealed he was never close to Harry Styles - even in the band
Speaking to US Weekly about leaving the band, the 24-year-old - who has begun a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid and collaborated with superstar singer Taylor Swift since striking out on his own - said he didn’t interact with Harry when the two were in the band.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Hints At A Feud With Harry Styles
It's all in the name of a healthier head of hair.
After fans freaked out about Zayn Malik's new look, the singer has revealed the reason why he took such drastic measures in his latest hairstyle choice. Hopefully his followers will be a little more understanding now that they know it wasn't such a bad idea after all.
Zayn Malik at a pre-Grammy gala
The 24-year-old former One Direction star was seen to be completely bald in a black and white shot his mother Trisha Malik posted on Instagram recently, featuring herself kissing his head and Gigi Hadid grinning on his other side.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Explains Why He Has Gone Bald
Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived at the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at The Star hotel in Sydney, Australia - Wednesday 26th November 2014
Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction - New York premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at the Ziegfeld Theater - New York, NY, United States - Monday 26th August 2013
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles - First shots of new wax figures of One Direction revealed at Madame Tussauds London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th April 2013
Zayn Malik Sunday 18th November 2012 One Direction leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios
Date of birth
12th February, 1993
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