Zayn Malik – Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography & More
Zain Javadd Malik was born on 12 January 1993 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. His father, Yaser Malik, is British Pakistani, and his mother, Tricia Brannan Malik, is English, and of part Irish descent. His mother converted to Islam upon marriage. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. He was raised in a working class family, and grew up in a working-class neighbourhood.
He records mononymously as Zayn, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Malik auditioned as a solo artist for the British music competition The X Factor in 2010. After being eliminated as a solo performer, Malik was brought back into the competition, along with four other contestants, to form the boy band that would become known as One Direction. Malik split from the group in March 2015 and signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records.
Adopting a more alternative R&B music style with his debut studio album Mind of Mine (2016) and its lead single, “Pillowtalk”, Malik became the first male artist to debut at number one in both the UK and US with a debut single and debut album. Malik is the recipient of several accolades, including an American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and MTV Video Music Award.
In 2010, 17-year-old Malik auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of reality-television competition The X Factor, but he actually started entertaining five years ago. He sang "Let Me Love You" by Mario as his audition song and was accepted into the next round. Upon auditioning for The X Factor, Malik stated that he was "looking for an experience". He was eliminated before the final round of the competition, but judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell grouped him with fellow competitors Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form a new act for the remainder of the show, the boy band that would become known as One Direction. 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.
In 2016 Malik made his debut on The Business of Fashion's annual BoF500 index, which profiles the most influential people in fashion. Malik also did boxing for two years from the ages of 15 to 17.
Malik cites urban music as his main musical influence, having grown up predominantly with R&B, hip hop, and reggae, as well as bop and Bollywood music. He was influenced by his father's urban records, including Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, R. Kelly, Usher, Donell Jones, Prince, 2Pac, Biggie, Gregory Isaacs, Yellowman and Chris Brown.
He is an official ambassador of the British Asian Trust charity group, contributing to improving the lives of disadvantaged people living in South Asia. With his former group One Direction, he contributed to African fundraising events with Comic Relief. In March 2016, he bought a box at Bradford City for underprivileged children to watch football, named after his maternal grandfather Walter Brannan.
|Name||Zain Javadd Malik|
|Known as||Zayn Malik|
|Date of Birth||12 January, 1993|
|Twitter and YouTube Page||https://twitter.com/zaynmalik|
|Place of Birth||Bradford, West Yorkshire, England|
|Currently living in||Unknown|
|Parents||Yaser Malik, Tricia Brannan Malik|
|Height||5 foot 8 inches or 175 cm or 1.75 m|
|Education||Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford|
|Ambassador||British Asian Trust|
|Star / Zodiac sign||Capricorn|
|Can speak||English, Urdu and can read Arabic|
|Awards|| 2015-The Asian Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music,|
2016-Teen Choice Awards - Choice Music: Breakout Artist,
2016-American Music Awards, New Artist of the Year
2017-MTV Europe Music Awards Best Look
|Dating and Romance||Perrie Edwards of Little Mix in early 2012 to August 2015.|
American model Gigi Hadid since 2015
|Best known for||One Direction|