Zayn Malik, also known as Zain Javadd Malik, was born on January 12, 1993; To his Yaser and Tricia Malik in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, and grew up in East Bowling.
He graduated from Bradford’s Tong High School. His school years were less than ideal. His mixed Pakistani/Irish/English heritage frequently made him the target of jokes and cruel behaviour. Despite growing up in an Islamic household, Zayn no longer considers himself a Muslim. As a teenager, he participated in numerous school performances and took acting classes.
During high school, he began creating raps. He had intended to become an English teacher before embarking on his musical career.
He auditioned for “The X Factor” because he wanted to try out for the show. He enjoys rap and R&B, and one of his favourite performers is Bruno Mars. While on “The X Factor,” he was not picked to advance as a solo artist.
However, he was teamed with four other musicians to form the boy band One Direction. One Direction went on to become one of the most well-known artists to emerge from a reality show.
Since its inception in 2010, the band has sold over 20 million CDs globally. The band has released five studio albums as of this writing. The group made $75 million in revenue between June 2013 and June 2014.
Malik has signed a music contract with RCA Records, after a departure from One Direction. In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1, he revealed the title of his next album, “Mind of Mine.”
The album’s debut song, “Pillowtalk,” was released in January 2016. The song debuted at No. 1 in various places, including the United Kingdom Singles Chart and the United States Billboard Hot 100. Malik rose to No. 6 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart as a result of the record.
He had the most first-day and weekly streaming for a debut artist in the globe. The album’s second official single, “Like I Would,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs list.
“Pillowtalk,” which was released in March 2016, featured music co-written by Malik and a team of professional songwriters. It debuted at No. 1 in various countries; including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. He became the first British male solo artist to do so with his debut album.
Malik is a fan of Manchester United Football Club. Malik is a philanthropist who has been an official ambassador for the British Asian Trust charitable group. In April 2014, he gave his guitar to the Kean’s Children Fund in Dundee, Scotland. Zayn gave £10,000 to a GoFundMe page set up by a five-year-old girl’s mother to assist pay for her medical treatment.
From 2010 to 2011, Malik dated fellow X Factor finalist Geneva Lane.
He was previously engaged to actress Perrie Edwards, with whom he had been dating since 2012. However, their relationship apparently ended in August 2015. Malik has been in an on-again, off-again romance with American model Gigi Hadid.
Malik and Hadid welcomed their first child, a daughter, in September 2020, purportedly on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. The two had been quarantined together since the COVID-19 pandemic began in May.
Zayn paid $5 million for a townhouse in North London in 2012. He offered this home for $4.6 million in September 2019. He could still be the owner of this land.
Zayn paid $3.1 million for a property in Los Angeles’ Bel Air district in 2015. He advertised the house for $3.5 million in December 2018. He lowered the price to $3.2 million, but was eventually forced to accept a loss when he took $2.94 million in October 2019.
In 2018, he spent $10.7 million for a penthouse in Manhattan’s Soho area. The penthouse, one of three in the structure, is 3,600 square feet in size and has four bedrooms and four baths. It also features an own roof deck measuring 1,000 square feet.
In addition, he owns a farm in rural Pennsylvania.
Zayn holds a net worth of around $75 million as of 2021.