Zayn Malik is an English-Pakistani singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction.
Born on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Malik grew up in a family of mixed Pakistani and English heritage. His father, Yaser Malik, is of Pakistani origin, and his mother, Tricia Brannan Malik, is of English and Irish descent.
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Zayn Malik Biography
Malik attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford, where he developed a passion for music. He started singing at a young age and participated in local talent competitions. He was also a member of his school’s choir and took part in school productions.
In 2010, Malik auditioned for the seventh season of the British television singing competition “The X Factor.” Although he failed to make it to the final round as a solo artist, he was brought back by the show’s judges and formed a boy band with four other contestants: Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. The band, which was named One Direction, finished third in the competition but went on to become one of the most successful boy bands of all time.
One Direction released their debut album, “Up All Night,” in 2011, which went on to become a massive commercial success, reaching number one in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. The album was followed by several others, including “Take Me Home,” “Midnight Memories,” and “Four.” One Direction’s music was known for its catchy pop hooks and catchy choruses, and the band’s fans, who called themselves “Directioners,” were known for their devotion to the group.
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In 2015, after five years with One Direction, Malik left the band to pursue a solo career. He signed with RCA Records and released his debut solo album, “Mind of Mine,” in 2016. The album featured the hit singles “Pillowtalk” and “Like I Would,” and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album showcased Malik’s R&B and hip-hop influences and demonstrated his ability to craft moody, introspective songs.
Zayn Malik Net Worth
As of 2023, Zayn Malik’s estimated net worth is $65 million.