Along with his other band mates, Malik released four hit albums, including the chart topper Live While We're Young. Zayn Malik won numerous awards for his talent and performances.
Yaser Malik was born on January 12, 1993 in Bradford, United Kingdom. Zayn’s father is a British Pakistani, and Tricia Brannan Malik, his mother is English. He has two younger and one elder sister. Raised in East Bowling, he studied performing arts during his teenage, and appeared in a number of school productions.
Malik auditioned for the 7th series of The X Factor in Manchester at the age of 17. He and four other competitors prepared an act, One Direction, a boy band that became the most popular finalist for that season in the show. The group ranked 3rd in the competition, and signed a contract with Cowell’s Syco’s music label.
‘What makes you Beautiful’ was the band’s first single that topped the music charts in 2011. The band’s first album, Up All Night was released in late 2011 and became a best seller in UK and the US, and 14 other worldwide countries. Their 2nd album was Take Me Home which was released in late 2012 reached number one across 35 countries. It sold over 540,000 copies within the first week. Midnight Memories was their 3rd album released in late 2013, which also debuted at number one in the UK Albums Chart. Their 4th album, Four reached ‘number one’ on the Billboard 200, thus setting a record of four consecutive number one albums on Billboard 200. Malik’s last performance with One Direction band was in Hong Kong in 2015. He left the group and became a solo artist. In July 2015, he signed a recording deal with the RCA Records.
Malik’s music style is largely influenced by urban music. He likes hip hop and R&B. He is popularly known as ‘Bradford Bad Boy’ because of his mischievous behavior, rock star hair styles and tattoos.
Malik dated RebeccaFerguson, his fellow contestant in The X Factor for four months. He was involved with PerrieEdwards and got engaged in 2013. The engagement was called off in 2015.