Zayn Malik Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

21st March 2017

Fact: Zayn Malik is planning another massive collaboration after teaming up with Taylor Swift for Fifty Shades Darker movie hit I Don't Wanna Live Forever. The Pillowtalk singer's new track will feature PartyNextDoor. Zayn announced the big news on Instagram on Tuesday (21Mar17), revealing the new song will be called Still Got Time.

27th January 2017

Fact: The video for Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's I Don't Want to Live Forever picked up two million views in just 10 hours following its release on Thursday night (26Jan17). The pop stars portray separated lovers in the steamy video, which was shot in a London hotel. The duet appears on the soundtrack of the new Fifty Shades Darker movie, which will hit cinemas next month (Feb17).

13th December 2016

Tweet: “SHUT UP! 100M views on #ShoutOutToMyEx! You guys YAAY! SO incredible! Thanks to you lovely lot @Vevo_UK." Little Mix star Perrie Edwards is over the moon the British girlband’s song about her ex-fiance Zayn Malik has been such a hit with fans.

21st November 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid had a very special moment backstage at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (20Nov16) when they embraced after his first big solo prize win. TV cameras caught the former One Direction star as he exited the stage after his censored acceptance speech in Los Angeles and walked into the arms of the model, who was co-hosting the ceremony. He handed off his award and kissed Gigi on the cheek before hugging her.

15th July 2016

Fact: British pop star Zayn Malik is added an interesting new tattoo to his body of art - an image of a lightsaber made with glow-in-the-dark UV inking. The former One Direction singer had the skin art added to the side of his middle finger by celebrity favourite Jon Boy in New York City.

21st June 2016

Quote: "Facial hair was a weird thing. I think it’s 'cause I just looked old. And they didn't like that. I always wanted a beard! I think every dude does when they’re young. Seeing Al Pacino in Carlito’s Way - I needed the goatee after that. I was like, 'I wanna be Al Pacino'. I’ve always been obsessed with that, and I had to shave it off. I used to get a bit sad." Zayn Malik didn't like having to stay fresh-faced as a member of One Direction.

30th January 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik has a massive solo hit on his hands - his newly-released single Pillowtalk has topped the iTunes charts in 60 countries in less than a day.

28th January 2016

Quote: "Obviously I wish him the best of luck. His kid is cute as f**k so obviously I favourited it." Zayn Malik explains why he urged fans to check out a photo of former One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson's newborn baby.

28th January 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik's debut solo album will be titled Mind of Mine.

26th January 2016

Quote: "I think I'm pretty black and white about what it's about. Everybody has sex, and it's something people want to hear about. It's part of everybody's life, a very big part of life! And you don't want to sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about." Zayn Malik on the concept behind his debut solo single Pillowtalk.

26th January 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik features in the video for One Direction's latest single, History. The former bandmate appears alongside Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson in flashback footage from the group's five years of success.

24th January 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik will debut his first solo single post-One Direction on Friday (29Jan16). The British singer announced the news to fans on Twitter on Sunday (24Jan16), when he shared what appeared to be the cover art for Pillowtalk, which features the pop star laying back half-naked, showing off his toned torso.

22nd January 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik is set to make his first TV appearance since his split from One Direction on British programme The Graham Norton Show on 29 January (16). The singer, who split from the boyband in March last year (15), is set to talk about his solo music. Guests also include Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

18th November 2015

Quote: "There's no secret relationships going on with any of the band members. It’s not funny, and it still continues to be quite hard for them. They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on, which is not even true. They won’t do that natural behaviour. But it’s just the way the fans are. They’re so passionate, and once they get their head around an idea, that’s the way it is regardless of anything." Zayn Malik insists fan theories of secret relationships between One Direction bandmates are pure fiction.

2nd September 2015

Fact: Stars including Madonna, KIM KARDASHIAN, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have shared their favourite 'selfies' on new covers for America's Interview magazine. The images were taken for the publication's #ME issue, which highlights powerful people on the Internet.

11th August 2015

Quote: "The reaction to Drag Me Down has been incredible. When we dropped the single we knew we had a good song, but we didn't expect such a huge reaction. We definitely didn't think it would become the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year! Again, we need to thank our amazing fans around the world for their constant, unconditional support." One Direction star Niall Horan and his bandmates are stunned by the success of their first single without Zayn Malik. The track debuted at number three on America's Billboard Hot 100 on Monday (10Aug15).

7th August 2015

Fact: Zayn Malik has been spotted showing off a new tattoo of a lotus flower on his left arm. It comes just days after his split from fellow pop star Perrie Edwards, who has previously been immortalised in a tattoo portrait on his right arm.

7th August 2015

Tweet: "I like One Direction's new song Drag Me Down. It's incredible." Former ONE DIRECTION star Zayn Malik's ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards reveals her favourite summer tune is the boy band's new track. News of the pop stars' split surfaced on Monday (03Aug15), two years after the Little Mix star and Malik became engaged.

3rd August 2015

Quote: "Don't get me wrong, it was a different dynamic at first and I think that's just another challenge and another adjustment that we've had to make. I think we've done that and I think we've proved that with this single. We always made a habit of sharing out the vocals anyway so we just said to ourselves we've got to make this work and I think we did." One Direction star Louis Tomlinson hopes the band's new single Drag Me Down proves they can operate as a four-piece without departed member Zayn Malik.

31st July 2015

Fact: British pop stars One Direction have delighted fans by sharing their first new single following Zayn Malik's departure in March (15). The boy band released Drag Me Down online on Friday (31Jul15).

13th July 2015

Fact: Little Mix star Perrie Edwards celebrated turning 22 on Friday (10Jul15) by enjoying a candlelit dinner with her fiancee, former One Direction star Zayn Malik. As well as dining out, the British pop star went for a ride on a quad bike, which was reportedly a gift from Malik.

3rd July 2015

Fact: One Direction have launched their first fragrance without former bandmember Zayn Malik and dropped the singer's image from the product's packaging. The pop star, who quit the boyband earlier this year (15), has been removed from the box of the group's new perfume Between Us, which now only features pictures of the four remaining members, with a large black band emblazoned with the group's name covering one side where Malik's profile would reportedly have been placed. The new fragrance is set for release next month (Aug15).

7th June 2015

Fact: Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has dyed his hair bright green. He showed off his new look in a picture posted online by his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

20th May 2015

Quote: "I haven't actually had any wedding talks with them yet. I'd say there's a good couple of years left until that. We haven't really spoken about it." Zayn Malik's sister Doniya insists the former One Direction star and his fiancee Perrie Edwards are not planning to get married in the near future.

5th May 2015

Quote: "The greatest quote was... 'I just want to be a normal 22 year old'. Who wants to be a normal 22 year old?... You can be f**king anything that moves and gettin' paid half a million dollars a week, you f**kin' idiot. You want to be a normal 22 year old? Have you met any normal 22 year olds? They're f**kin' s**t-for-brains." Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher wasn't impressed with Zayn Malik's reason for leaving One Direction.

30th April 2015

Quote: "As long as he's happy that should be the only thing people care about. You don't want to force someone to be unhappy just to keep other people happy." Ed Sheeran is convinced Zayn Malik made the right decision by quitting One Direction.

27th March 2015

Fact: TITANIC star Billy Zane poked fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video for Funny Or Die. In the clip, the 49-year-old actor thanks teenage fans who have been incessantly tweeting about him and expressing their undying love online, but pointed out that they are spelling his name wrong. Malik announced his departure from the boy band on Wednesday (25Mar15).

26th March 2015

Tweet: "Been a mad few days and your support has been incredible as per usual! This in turn spurs us on to make the best music we possibly can... You are the best fans in the world and you deserve nothing less from us!" Niall Horan promises fans One Direction will continue to work hard as a four-piece after Zayn Malik quit the group on Wednesday (25Mar15).

25th March 2015

Tweet: "Who do I send my resume to to apply for the opening in One Direction?" Glee star Kevin McHale jokes about joining ONE DIRECTION following Zayn Malik's departure. The actor/singer was once a member of U.S. boy band NLT.

29th May 2014

Quote: "Woah there's some pretty weird s**t going on Atm (at the moment) everyone just calm down and don't do anything stupid cuz u (sic) can't take it back. I know some people are having a laugh and that's all well and good but some people will take this s**t serious so I suggest we stop." One Direction star Liam Payne appeals for calm ahead of the band's gig in Sunderland, England on Wednesday (28May14) as the fallout from Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson's 'dope' smoking scandal intensifies.

15th April 2014

Fact: Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez became the latest star to fall victim to an online death hoax on Monday (14Apr14) when RIPJenniferLopez began trending on The ruse was later revealed to be the work of Internet pranksters, who claimed the R.I.P. acronym stood for 'really inspiring person' instead of the traditional 'rest in peace'. Pop star Zayn Malik and wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson have been targeted by similar pranks.

27th August 2013

Quote: "I'm not sure myself yet, so I won't be able to tell you." Zayn Malik of One Direction does not know when he will tie the knot with Perrie Edwards. The couple became engaged earlier this month (Aug13).

22nd July 2013

Fact: Pop star Zayn Malik has dressed up in drag to play a sexy secretary in One Direction's video for new single Best Song Ever. The boys all donned different disguises in the promo, posing as a geek, a studio executive, a camp choreographer, and an old businessman.

11th June 2013

Fact: One Direction singer Zayn Malik is sporting a new tattoo - the star now has a large image of a wolf inked on his leg.

12th March 2013

Tweet: "Thanks fellas. All good over here. Much appreciated." Justin Bieber thanks One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson for sending him messages of support during his troubled trip to Britain.

31st January 2013

Quote: "Simon (Cowell) hasn't said anything but our mums have been like 'maybe you're getting a bit too much.'" One Direction star Zayn Malik admits the bandmates' mothers are concerned about the singers' penchant for tattoos.

28th November 2012

Quote: "These guys are a bit more flexible than us." One Direction star Zayn Malik on the boy band's new dolls.

14th November 2012

Quote: "She's so hot that I'm too scared to approach her!" One Direction star Zayn Malik is intimidated by Rihanna's sexiness.

15th October 2012

Tweet: "I once got in trouble for having a Bb gun at school. I didn’t shoot anyone, I just had it. It wasn’t even mine but I got done for having an imitation firearm.” ONE DIRECTION star Zayn Malik once incurred the wrath of his teachers by taking an air gun to school

3rd October 2012

Quote: "Having three sisters, I was used to being around a lot of girls all the time. So to be around lads all the time is really new. When I first got with the boys, Niall would fart all the time and I wasn't used to that. Before I knew it I was just farting away with them, just letting myself go." Singer Zayn Malik on hitting the road with One Direction.

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