Zayn Malik

Birth Day January 12th, 1993
Birth Place Bradford, England
Age 30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Zain Javadd Malik, excellently known as Zayn Malik or simply Zayn, is a renowned British singer. He rose to fame as a member of the boyband One Direction but decided to part ways with the group in March 2015. Zayn embarked on a solo career and made his debut with the album "Mind of Mine" in March 2016, which featured the popular single "Pillowtalk." His second album, "Icarus Falls," was released in 2018 and included the hit song "Dusk Till Dawn" featuring Sia. Prior to pursuing a music career, Zayn had aspirations of becoming an English teacher. He initially auditioned as a solo artist on The X Factor but didn't make it onto the show. However, Simon Cowell later added him to One Direction. Zayn's talent and creativity were recognized when he won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration in 2017 for his song "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" with Taylor Swift. He showcased his versatility by performing a captivating cover of the iconic song "A Whole New World" with Zhavia Ward for the soundtrack of the live-action film Aladdin in 2019. With his debut single and album, "Mind of Mine" (2016) and "Pillowtalk" respectively, he became the first British male artist to simultaneously debut at number one in both the UK and US charts. On September 13, 2021, Zayn released a collection of three songs titled "Grimez," "Believe Me," and "47 11," collectively known as "Yellow Tape," through Dropbox. These tracks marked a shift in his musical direction, embracing an old-school hip-hop sound. However, in October 2021, RCA dropped Zayn from their label.

Zayn Malik's early life and Background

Zayn Malik, whose birthdate is January 12, 1993, hails from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He goes by his real name, Zain Javadd Malik, and holds British nationality. In terms of ethnicity, he has a mixed background. Zayn identifies as white in terms of his race. Currently, he is 30 years old and celebrates his birthday on January 12, aligning with the zodiac sign Capricorn. In 2017, Malik publicly expressed his identification as a non-practicing Muslim and emphasized his desire not to be confined or categorized solely based on his religion or cultural heritage. His parents are Yaser Malik, an immigrant from Pakistan who practices Islam, and Trisha Malik (formerly Brannan), a White British woman of English and Irish descent who converted to Islam upon marrying Yaser. He has three siblings: an older sister named Doniya, and two younger sisters named Waliyha and Safaa. While he had an Islamic upbringing, Zayn no longer considers himself a Muslim.

In terms of his education, Zayn Malik enrolled in Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School (now known as Tong Leadership Academy) in Bradford. During his teenage years, he pursued performing arts courses and showcased his talents by participating in various school productions.

Zayn Malik music career

  • Zayn Malik embarked on his professional career by auditioning for the seventh series of the reality television competition "The X Factor" in 2010 when he was 17 years old. He impressed the judges with his rendition of "Let Me Love You" by Mario and advanced to the next round. Although he was eliminated before the final stage of the competition, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell saw potential in him and decided to group him with fellow contestants Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson to form a new act for the show. This marked the formation of the boy band known as One Direction. The group gained rapid popularity in the UK, finishing in third place, and secured a £2 million recording contract with Syco Records, along with a deal with Columbia Records in North America.
  • "One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story)," a book authorized by the band, was released in February 2011 and became a best-seller. They embarked on the "X Factor" Live Tour, performing for half a million fans across the UK. In November 2011, One Direction released their debut studio album, "Up All Night," which reached number one in the UK and Ireland. The album achieved international success upon its worldwide release in March 2012, making One Direction the first UK group to have their debut album top the charts in the United States.
  • "One Direction: Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction" became their first licensed book in the United States and topped "The New York Times" Best Seller list. The band's third studio album, "Midnight Memories," released in November 2013, became the best-selling album worldwide that year, selling four million copies globally. It also marked their third consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, setting a historical record.
  • In September 2014, One Direction released their fourth book, "One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography." They also premiered their second concert film, "One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film," in October 2014.
  • On March 25, 2015, one week after the release of their fifth studio album, Zayn Malik announced his departure from the band. In his statement, he expressed a desire to live a more normal life away from the spotlight and denied any rumors of discord among the members, emphasizing their supportive stance toward his decision.
  • In July 2015, Zayn Malik announced his signing with RCA Records, marking the beginning of his solo career. He shared details about his debut solo studio album in various interviews, including the album's title, "Mind of Mine," during an on-camera interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music's Beats 1.
  • "Mind of Mine" made an impressive debut, reaching the number one spot in multiple countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Zayn made history as the first British male solo artist to debut at number one with his first album. The album topped the US Billboard 200, selling 157,000 equivalent album units in its first week, with 112,000 of those coming from pure album sales.
  • In 2016, he collaborated with Taylor Swift on the single "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" for the film "Fifty Shades Darker" (2017). The song achieved success, reaching number two in the US, number five in the UK, and number one in Sweden. During this time, Zayn also wrote an autobiography titled "Zayn," finding the writing process to be therapeutic.
  • On March 24, 2017, he released the single "Still Got Time," featuring PartyNextDoor. He later announced his single "Dusk Till Dawn," featuring Sia, through social media. The song was released on September 7, 2017, and the music video, directed by Marc Webb, featured American actress Jemima Kirke.
  • "Icarus Falls," his second studio album, was released on December 14, containing 27 tracks, including six previously released singles. The Japanese edition of the album included "Still Got Time" and "Dusk Till Dawn." On August 28, 2020, he re-released the album, including "Still Got Time" and "Dusk Till Dawn."
  • In 2019, Zayn performed a cover version of "A Whole New World" with Zhavia Ward for the soundtrack of the 2019 film remake of "Aladdin." On September 25, 2020, he released the single "Better" as the lead single from his third studio album, "Nobody Is Listening." The song marked his first solo release in nearly two years. Describing the album as his most personal project to date, Zayn released another song, "Vibez," along with the album pre-order on January 8, 2021. The album was released one week later on January 15.
  • On September 13, 2021, he released a collection of three songs titled "Grimez," "Believe Me," and "47 11," collectively known as "Yellow Tape," via Dropbox. These tracks showcased a shift in his musical direction, embracing an old-school hip-hop sound. However, in October 2021, Zayn was dropped by RCA from their label.
  • In addition to his singing career, Zayn Malik has made appearances in various films and TV series. Some notable examples include "One Direction: This Is Us" (2013), "Where We Are – The Concert Film" (2014), "Ocean's 8" (2018), "One Direction: The TV Special" (2014), and "iCarly" (2012), among others.

Awards and Achievements

  • American Music Awards
  • The Asian Awards
  • Billboard Music Awards
  • BMI London Awards
  • BMI Pop Awards
  • British GQ Men of the Year Awards
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Popjustice £20 Music Prize
  • Teen Choice Awards

Who is Zayn Malik dating?

Zayn Malik, currently unmarried, has not been romantically linked to anyone since his separation from model Gigi Hadid. Therefore, it can be assumed that he is presently living a single life. In the past, he had a relationship with English singer Perrie Edwards from the band Little Mix, which began in December 2011. They got engaged in August 2013 but ended their relationship in August 2015. Subsequently, Malik entered an on-again, off-again relationship with American model Gigi Hadid starting in late 2015. They appeared together in the music video for his song "Pillowtalk" and graced the cover of Vogue in August 2017. Hadid also photographed them for a Versace campaign in 2017. In September 2020, Malik and Hadid welcomed their daughter, and they resided on a working farm in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania. However, their relationship came to an end in October 2021, following allegations of Malik striking Hadid made by her mother. Malik entered a no-contest plea to charges of harassment, with court papers describing the incident. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Moreover, Malik has publicly addressed his battle with an eating disorder during his time in One Direction, linking it to the intense workload and fast-paced lifestyle of being on tour. He has also discussed his struggles with anxiety and self-confidence, particularly prior to solo performances, revealing that he has canceled several concerts due to experiencing "the most severe anxiety" he has ever faced in his career.

Zayn Malik's net worth 2023

Zayn Malik has already carved out a distinctive identity for himself and his remarkable ambition drives him to constantly strive towards achieving his goals. As of 2023, he boasts a net worth of $75 million and earns an impressive annual salary of approximately $6 million. His primary source of income stems from his successful singing career, through which he has garnered substantial wealth and widespread recognition within the music industry. Given his composed and affable demeanor, it is anticipated that he will continue to gain even greater popularity in the years to come. Malik has been a dedicated fan of Bradford City A.F.C. throughout his life. He possesses an apartment in the trendy neighborhood of SoHo, Manhattan, and previously owned residences in Los Angeles and London, which he sold in 2018. In September 2018, he ventured into the world of fashion by designing a line of backpacks for The Kooples. He also took on modeling assignments, featuring in Penshoppe's Spring 2018 and 2019 campaigns. Additionally, he worked as a model for Martyre, a brand established by Anwar Hadid, who is the brother of Malik's former girlfriend, Gigi.

Zayn Malik hair

Zayn Malik is widely regarded as one of the most attractive celebrities, with a height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm and a weight of 66 kg or 145½ lbs. He possesses a distinctively unconventional yet captivating appearance, characterized by his raw charm. His roots may contribute to his remarkable personality. Throughout his career, he has experimented with different hair colors, including green and white in June 2015, and platinum blonde in December 2020. His light brown eyes complement his overall aesthetic. In terms of body build, he has an average physique and his body measurements are 38-28-13 inches.

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