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Zayn Malik (born January 12, 1993), known professionally as ZAYN, is a British singer-songwriter and former vocalist of the pop boy band One Direction along with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan.

Band MembersEdit

Backing BandEdit

  • Chaynler Joie - background vocals
  • Nava Morris - background vocals
  • Liso Lee - guitar
  • Devon Eisenbarger - guitar
  • Miles Robertson - keyboard
  • Matt Kirkwood - bass
  • David Myers - drums

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

Singles as Lead ArtistEdit

Singles as Featured ArtistEdit

  • Back to Sleep (Remix) (Chris Brown featuring Usher and Zayn) (2016)
  • Cruel (Snakeships featuring Zayn) (2016)
  • Freedun (M.I.A. featuring Zayn) (2016)

Promotional SinglesEdit

DemosEdit

Extended PlaysEdit

  • Like I Would (The Remixes) (2016)

BiographyEdit

Zain Javadd Malik was born January 12, 1993 to Yaser Malik and Trisha Malik and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He is the older brother to Doniya Malik, Waliyha Malik and Safaa Malik.

Malik was the member of the pop boy band One Direction, formed in the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. His bandmates were Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. With the band they released four albums, five EPs and fourteen singles. Malik departed from the band on March 25, 2015 to pursue his solo endeavours.

Malik has dated three people, Perrie Edwards, Rebecca Ferguson and Geneva Lane and is currently dating Gigi Hadid. He was engaged to Perrie Edwards from August 2013 before breaking up in 2015.

Pillowtalk was released as Malik's debut single on January 29, 2016. A second single, Like I Would was released March 10, 2016, only fifteen days before his debut album was released on March 25, 2016. Two promotional singles were released on February 26, 2016 and March 17, 2016, titled It's You and Befour. I Won't Mind was a demo leaked by producer Naughty Boy on March 30, 2015 featuring Malik's vocals.

A song with American artist Kehlani from Malik's album was released on June 7, 2016. I Don't Wanna Live Forever was released as a collaboration with Taylor Swift for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack on December 9, 2016. Malik released a shoe line with Giuseppe Zanotti in January of 2017 that included four different shoes, two boots and two sneakers. His first collaboration of 2017 was Still Got Time with Canadian rapper PartyNextDoor, was issued on March 24.

FashionEdit

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ZAYNXVERSUS

Campaign video for ZAYN x Versus, shot by Gigi Hadid and released on Versace's and Zayn's official YouTube channels on June 19, 2017.

In January 2017, Malik collaborated with Italian footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti and released a shoe line called Giuseppe for Zayn. The collection consisted of four shoes - two boots and two sneakers. American model Gigi Hadid assisted in photographing Zayn and model Adwoah Aboah for Malik's Versus Versace Spring Summer 2017 campaign in February. The campaign video was later released in June. Malik, alongside Hadid co-hosted the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund's Americans in Paris annual cocktail during Paris Fashion Week in February. Malik was appointed as the creative director of his men's and women's capsule collection, ZAYN x Versus by Versace chief designer, Donatella Versace. The set was made available on June 19.

RelationshipsEdit

Malik and Ferguson

Malik and Ferguson in 2011.

Geneva LaneEdit

Geneva Lane (born September 25, 1990) is the ex-girlfriend of Zayn Malik. The pair dated briefly in 2010 when both were contestants on The X Factor. Malik confirmed the relationship on Twitter on December 13, 2010 after they were photographed sharing a kiss. They ended the relationship on January 21, 2011.

Rebecca FergusonEdit

Rebecca Caroline Ferguson (born July 21, 1986) is the ex-girlfriend of Zayn Malik. Ferguson was a runner up on the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. She and Malik dated for four months in 2011. Their relationship drew a lot of attention and caused controversy because of their five year age gap. They split in July 2011 when they grew apart. Malik commented on the relationship in an interview in 2012 stating that it should have never happened and Ferguson commented in 2013, also saying it was a mistake.

Perrie EdwardsEdit

Perrie Edwards (born July 10, 1993) is the ex-fiancée of Zayn Malik. She is part of the English girl group, Little Mix. The pair met when Malik guest performed with One Direction on The X Factor in 2012. At the time, Edwards was a contestant on the eighth series of the show with her group, Little Mix. Paparazzi pictures of them riding on a scooter and kissing were released in May 2012, confirming their
Zayn and Perrie

Zayn and Perrie on Zayn's instagram in 2015.

relationship. On August 23, 2013, Malik and Edwards confirmed they were engaged.

Throughout the relationship Malik had been involved in four cheating scandals, one included a picture of him asleep in bed that was supposedly leaked by a woman he had an affair with. After the fourth one, he flew home to the UK in February 2015. Shortly after he departed from One Direction. It appeared that the couple were still planning their marriage, however on August 4, 2015, Zayn confirmed that he broke off the engagement and that the couple had split. Rumours of Malik supposedly breaking up with Edwards over text were denied in Malik's Fader Magazine interview in November 2015.

Gigi HadidEdit

Gigi Hadid (born April 23, 1995) is the current girlfriend of Zayn Malik. She is an American fashion model. The pair were reported to be dating on November 23, 2015 via several media outlets. Only a few days later they were pictured together for the first time. Hadid was featured in Zayn's Pillowtalk music video. Malik confirmed
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Hadid and Malik's shoot for Vogue in April 2016.

their relationship in a radio interview with Zach Sang in February 2016. The couple were featured in a fashion spread photoshoot titled, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s Wanton Weekend in Naples for Vogue in April 2016. They attended the 2016 MET Gala together on May 2.

Several media outlets wrongly reported the pair to have broken up after seven months of dating on June 2, 2016. Malik spoke of their relationship and compatibility to Elle UK in July 2016. They attended the American Music Awards together in November. In March 2017, they collaborated together for Versus, Zayn's Versace fashion line. Photos of them together on Gigi's 22nd birthday were posted on their official Instagram's on April 23.

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Nominee Award Result
2015 The Asian Awards Zayn Malik Outstanding Contribution to Music Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Fashion Choice Male Hottie Nominated
2016 MTV Italian Music Awards Zayn Malik Best International Male Nominated
2016 MTV Millennial Awards Pillowtalk International Hit of the Year Nominated
2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Zayn Malik International Artist of the Year Nominated
2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Zayn Malik Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Choice Male Artist Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Pillowtalk Choice Song: Male Artist Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Choice Music: Breakout Artist Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Like I Would Choice Summer Song Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Choice Summer Male Star Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Choice Style: Male Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Social Media King Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Zayn Malik Choice Male Hottie Nominated
2016 MTV Video Music Awards Pillowtalk Best Visual Effects Nominated
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards Zayn Malik Best UK Act Nominated
2016 American Music Awards Zayn Malik New Artist of the Year Won
2016 Music Choice Zayn Malik Best New Solo Artist Won
2017 People's Choice Awards Zayn Malik Favorite Breakout Artist Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Pillowtalk Favorite Song Nominated
2017 Brit Awards Pillowtalk British Single of the Year Nominated
2017 Brit Awards Pillowtalk British Video Nominated
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Pillowtalk Best Music Video Nominated
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Zayn Malik Best New Pop Artist Nominated
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Zayn Malik Best Solo Breakout Won
2017 NME Awards Zayn Malik Best British Male Nominated
2017 NME Awards Zayn Malik Best Book Nominated
2017 Radio Disney Music Awards I Don't Wanna Live Forever Best Collaboration Nominated
2017 Billboard Music Awards Zayn Malik Top New Artist Won
2017 Teen Choice Awards I Don't Wanna Live Forever Choice Collaboration Pending

CreditsEdit

Year Title Artist Album Notes
2011 Taken One Direction Up All Night Co-writer
2011 Everything About You One Direction Up All Night Co-writer
2011 Same Mistakes One Direction Up All Night Co-writer
2012 Last First Kiss One Direction Take Me Home Co-writer
2012 Summer Love One Direction Take Me Home Co-writer
2012 Irresistible One Direction Take Me Home Co-writer
2013 Story of My Life One Direction Midnight Memories Co-writer
2014 Fool's Gold One Direction Four Co-writer
2014 Night Changes One Direction Four Co-writer
2014 Clouds One Direction Four Co-writer
2014 Change Your Ticket One Direction Four Co-writer
2016 Back to Sleep (Remix) Chris Brown ft. Usher and Zayn Royalty Co-writer
2016 Mind of Mine (Intro) Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Pillowtalk Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 It's You Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Befour Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 She Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Drunk Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Intermission: Flower Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Rear View Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Wrong Zayn ft. Kehlani Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Fool for You Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Borderz Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Truth Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Lucozade Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 TIO Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Blue Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Bright Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Like I Would Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 She Don't Love Me Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Do Something Good Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Golden Zayn Mind of Mine Co-writer
2016 Who Zayn Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Co-writer
2016 Cruel Snakeships ft. Zayn Non-album single Co-writer
2016 Freedun M.I.A. ft. Zayn AIM Co-writer
2016 I Don't Wanna Live Forever Zayn and Taylor Swift Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Co-writer
2017 Still Got Time Zayn ft. PartyNextDoor N/A Co-writer

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