Zain Javadd Malik is a singer and songwriter of British origin. He started his music career in a popular boy band (One Direction) which was strategically orchestrated by judges from the show X-factor after assessing their individual musical prowess and realizing they would attract a bigger fan base as a group act. He was born on 12th January 1993 to parents of different races. He and his 3 sisters grew up in East Bowling, Bradford, and West Yorkshire, England. He studied at Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School. He had a keen interest in studying English with the aim of becoming an English teacher.
Zayn Malik Career Details
When he was 17 years old, Zain participated in the seventh series of the UK reality TV show, The X Factor in 2010 as a solo R & B performer. Though he was eliminated, the judges felt he did have talent after whichhe was asked to come back along with Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson as a group by the judges, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger. They formed the band, One Direction, and went on to win the 3rd place in the competition.
As a band, they have enjoyed immense popularity. They become the 1st UK based band to have each of their 4 albums (Up All Night in 2011, Take Me Home in 2012, Midnight Memories in 2013, and four in 2014 debut at the 1st position in the US. In March 2015, Zayn quit the band to pursue his solo career as a singer as he is more of an R & B act while the band is more into pop.
After he quit the band, he has since released 2 albums, 17 singles, 10 music videos, and 6 promotional singles. His debut album as a solo artist was “Mind of Mine” in 2016, where he had also co-written songs.His 2nd album was “Icarus Falls” in 2018. He also collaborated with Taylor Swift on I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, for the movie, Fifty Shades Darker in 2016. He has sung a cover version of the song A Whole New World from the 2019 movie Aladdin, with Zhavia Ward which was received well by multitudes compared to the original version of the song.
Besides music, he has also collaborated with the Italian luxury footwear and fashion designer, Giuseppe Zanotti, to release a shoe line, Giuseppe for Zayn. In February 2017, he had co-hosted the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s Americans in Paris during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris. Also, he featured in The Versus (Versace) Spring Summer 2017 campaign along with model Adwoah Aboah during the same time. In May 2017, he also worked with Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer, and businesswoman, of Versace. He was the creative director for a men’s and women’s collection, Zayn x Versace. He has also worked on a backpack line in September 2018 for The Kooples.
Zayn Malik Net Worth
He has a net worth of $ 65 million with his main source of income being his singing career. He has also been associated with the fashion industry for past several years.
Zayn Malik Dating History
He had dated several of his fellow X Factor contestants, including Geneva Lane of the group, Belle Amie, Rebecca Ferguson (who was a solo finalist and was the runner-up in the same competition). He also dated Perrie Edwards of the girl group, Little Mix from 2011 to 2015. The couple was also engaged for 2 years before they had a nasty split in 2015 which captured a lot of attention after the girl group released the song ‘Shoutout to my ex’ which many believe to have been a direct attack to Zayn and his new ‘model’ girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Zayn and Gigi have been in an on-and-off relationship since then and are currently expecting their first child together.
Zayn Malik Girlfriend
His current girlfriend is Gigi Hadid. They have gotten together and split up several times since they first started to dating in 2015. Currently, the couple is very much together and expecting their first child in September 2020.
Is Zayn Malik Married To Wife?
As of June 2020, Zayn is unmarried.
Zayn Malik Parents And Siblings
Yaser Malik, his father, is of Muslim Pakistan origin. His mother, Tricia Brannan, converted to Islam for her marriage and was born in an Irish Christian family. His 3 sisters are Doniya who is elder to him, while Waliyha and Safaa are younger.
Zayn Malik Kids
He is expecting his first baby with his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid in September 2020.
Zayn Malik Cars And House
He has several homes and properties; in London, UK, and LA, USA. He had also purchased a penthouse in New York which he later sold for a loss.