|Zain Javadd Malik
|12 January 1993
|Bradford, United Kingdom
|Singer, Fashion designer
|2011 till date
Zayn Malik is a British singer and songwriter who received attention for his impressive performances on the talent television reality show “The X Factor“.
Although he did not win the contest, his talent was well appreciated by both the audience and judges alike and since then, he has gone on to achieve fame as one of the most brilliant singers in the world. Following the suggestions of the judges, Zayn and four more participants came together and formed the world-famous boy band “One Direction” which has garnered a generous fan following worldwide.
Quite recently, in 2015 precisely, Zayn Malik left the band and started to work on his music as a solo artist. His first album ‘Mind of Mine’ was very successful and propelled Malik to the status of a superstar. He has also been trending for his glam quotient and as such, has been featured in the lists of “Sexiest Men” published by several magazines.
Zayn Malik’s Early Life
Zayn Javadd Malik, now simply known as Zayn, was born to Tricia Brannan Malik and Yaser Malik on 12 January 1993 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. While his mother is an Irish Christian woman, she embraced Islam after her marriage to his father, a Muslim of Pakistani descent.
He obtained his primary education at Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School situated in Bradford.
During his days as a child, Zayn would listen to many different genres of music, such as R&B, hip-hop, and even songs from Indian movies. His father had a good collection of tracks, which he usually listened to, and developed a love for rapping.
His first ever performance on stage was during his school days when famous artist Jay Sean, was invited to a small event, and Zayn Malik considers it a very memorable event of his life.
Zayn Malik’s Career
In 2010, Zain Malik auditioned for the popular talent television show X Factor. He qualified for the competition but was eliminated early. However, he was included in a group consisting of fellow contestants, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles.
Together, they finish the competition in the third position and were signed into Syco Records by Simon Cowell. They formed the boyband One Direction and signed a deal with Columbus Records in America.
One Direction’s debut album, titled “Up All Night” was released in 2011. Several songs from the album became instant hits in the United Kingdom and the United States, making the boys more popular. They released a second album in 2012, titled “Take Me Home”.
A song, from this album “Live while we’re young” became their highest-peaking song in many countries. They came up with additional albums which were also successful commercially, establishing the boys as one of the most popular bands of the 2010s.
Hungry for more, Zayn Malik left the One Direction band in 2015 to pursue a career as a solo artist and signed a deal with RCA Records.
His debut single, “Pillowtalk,” from his debut solo album, “Mind of Mine”, instantly proved that the singer meant business, as this track charted number one in the United States, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. In 2017, he released the singles, “Dusk till Dawn” (featuring Sia) and “Still Got Time” (featuring PartyNextDoor), which were well-received worldwide.
To add to his income, Zayn Malik owns a shoe line with Giuseppe Zanotti. He was featured in Versace Spring Campaign in 2017. Furthermore, he was also hired as the creative head of a collaboration between himself and Versace, titled “Zayn x Versus”.
Zayn Malik’s Albums
Not including his albums as a member of One Direction, Zayn Malik since starting his solo career in 2015 has released the following albums:
- The mind of Mine (2016)
- Icarus Falls (2018)
Awards & Achievements
In 2015, he collected an Asian Award and won two Teen Choice Awards in 2016.
He won the BMI London award twice in a row in 2016 and 2017. In the same 2016, he also won an iHeart Music Award.
In 2017, Zayn bagged a Billboard Music Award, an MTV Europe Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award.
Courtesy of his elegant style and glam quotient, Zayn Malik has been featured in the lists of “Sexiest Men” published by several magazines. The Glamour ‘Glamour’ included him in its ‘World’s Sexiest Men’ list back in 2011. He has also secured the 5th spot on the same magazine’s list of ‘100 Sexiest Men’.
He has appeared on the ’50 Sexiest Men Alive’ list of MTV. For a remarkable two times, he has appeared on the newspaper “Eastern Eye” ‘Sexiest Men’ lists.
Personal Life & Family
Zayn Malik has three sisters; Doniya, Safaa, and Waliyha, of which Doniya is the eldest.
He has always been on the news for his relationship life. He dated Perry Edwards, a member of the girl group ‘Little Mix’, from 2012 and they even got engaged along the line, only to part ways in 2015.
He was raised a follower of Islam, but in 2018, dissociated himself from the Islamic religion.
Like many other celebrities, Zayn Malik has done a bit for social causes. He is the official ambassador of “British Asian Trust”, a non-profit organization.
Zayn Malik Net Worth
Asides from his main career as a musician, Zayn Malik net worth also benefits from his fashion line and ambassadorship for many different brands.
He is notable for being a very popular singer, and some of his acquired fame can be credited to his association with astonishing model Gigi Hadid, who he began dating in an on-and-off situation in 2015. He also earns part of his income from being an actor and television personality.
Zayn Malik net worth is estimated at $70 million.