Zain Javadd Malik is an English singer and songwriter. He auditioned as a solo contestant for The X Factor in 2010. He was brought back into the competition, along with four other contestants, to form the boy band One Direction. He left the group in March 2015 and subsequently signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records. He is the first British male artist to debut at number one in both the UK and US.
About Zayn Malik in brief
Zain Javadd Malik is an English singer and songwriter. He auditioned as a solo contestant for the British music competition The X Factor in 2010. He was brought back into the competition, along with four other contestants, to form the boy band One Direction. He left the group in March 2015 and subsequently signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records. Malik is the recipient of several accolades, including an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award and a MTV Video Music Award. He is the first British male artist to debut at number one in both the UK and US, with his debut single and debut album. His subsequent releases, including \”I Don’t Wanna Live Forever\” with Taylor Swift, and his second studio album Icarus Falls, were also hits. Malik has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. He had an Islamic upbringing, now he believes whatever people’s religious beliefs are is between them and whoever or whatever they’re practicing. Malik grew up in East Bowling, south of Bradford city centre, in a working-class family and neighbourhood. He attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford. He started writing raps when he was at school, and sang on stage for the first time when singer Jay Sean visited his school. Malik also boxed for two years, from the age of 15 to 17. Before beginning his music career, he had planned to pursue a career as an English teacher. In 2010, 17-year-old Malik auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of reality-television competition TheX Factor.
On the morning of the audition, Malik became nervous and did not want to attend, but his mother eventually forced him out of bed and coaxed him into going. He sang \”Let Me Love You\” by Mario as his audition song and was accepted into the next round. The group quickly gained popularity in the UK, finished in third place, and were subsequently signed by Cowell to a reported £2 million Syco Records record contract. They subsequently signed in North America with Columbia Records. One Direction: Forever Young, released in February 2011, topped The Sunday Times’ Best Seller list. Released internationally in March 2012, they became the first UK group to have their debut album reach no one in the United States. The lead single, \”What Makes You Beautiful\”, was an international commercial success. It has since been certified four platinum in the US and six times in Australia. Following the release of the album, the band embarked on the Up All Night Tour on the UK. In September 2012, One Direction released their second album, While We’re Young: Life to Dare. The Live Tour, a video documenting the tour, was released in May 2012. The same month, the group performed for 500,000 people throughout the UK as part of the X Factor Live Tour. The tour was intended to be solely a UK tour, but it was added due to demand in America and Australia.