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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 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.
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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.
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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
We're not sure what to make of a bald Zayn.
Why is it that fans go absolutely mental when they discover their celebrity idol has had a haircut? We'll never know the answer, but the circumstances are true for Zayn Malik after he shaved off the whole lot! Well, if it's good enough for Vin Diesel...
Zayn Malik (and his hair) pictured at a pre-Grammy gala
The former One Directioner has shocked fans with his bold new look after his mother Trisha Malik posted a black and white selfie of her kissing her son's shiny hairless head with girlfriend Gigi Hadid smiling on his other side on Instagram. It came only days after he posted a shot of himself with a buzzcut which, which have to say, suits him a lot better than a full shave. At least he can grow it back to that length quickly enough if he decides it's really not for him.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Divides Fans With His Newly Bald Head
In accordance with the dying wishes of Louis' mother, the pair have dropped their feud.
Louis Tomlinson has revealed that he and Zayn Malik have dropped their feud, following his recent admission that his late mother’s dying wish was for him to patch things up with his former One Direction bandmate.
25 year old Tomlinson was interviewed by late night chat show host Andy Cohen in America, and he revealed that, in accordance with his late mother Johannah Deakin’s wishes, he and former bandmate Zayn had ended their rivalry.
“We got back in touch with each other and kind of cleared the air and talked everything through,” he said on Tuesday night (August 1st). “So we’re mates again, I suppose. Like anything like that, it takes time. But it was nice that we had an opportunity to clear the air and be adults about it, I suppose.”
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Has Made Up With Zayn Malik
Former 1D star Zayn spoke about his ongoing battles with anxiety in a Vogue interview.
Zayn Malik has admitted that he is still facing an ongoing battle with anxiety and self-confidence problems, saying that he’s in the process of “working through certain issues”.
The 24 year old former One Direction star, who revealed his personal struggles in an upfront interview early last year when he cancelled a number of solo gigs, has said that most of those problems stem from how he wants to put himself across in public and how he thinks he’ll be perceived.
“I always feel like I'm trying to work through whatever certain issues are around certain subjects,” he said during a new video interview with Vogue. “For me personally, it comes from a place of not wanting to come across as an over-arrogant person that takes themselves too seriously.”
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Says He's Still Battling Anxiety Issues
It was her desperate wish for the boys to reunite as friends.
Friendship is an important part of life and Louis Tomlinson's mother knew enough about that to urge her son to make amends with his former bandmate before her death last year. In fact, it was her comment that brought Louis and Zayn back together, and now it's all water under the bridge.
Louis Tomlinson at fan meet and greet
When Johannah Deakin lost her battle with leukemia late last year, son Louis knew that honouring her dying wish was one of the most important things to him. Tensions had arisen between some members of One Direction and Zayn Malik when the latter expressed his desire to leave the group and go solo in 2015, but Louis insists they're still good friends.
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Reveals His Mother Encouraged Him To Reconcile With Zayn
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
Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction - The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals at the Barclays Center - NY, NY, United States - Monday 26th August 2013
Date of birth
12th February, 1993
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