English singer and songwriter, Zayn Malik has been in the spotlight ever since he auditioned for The X Factor. His quiet personality and artistic capabilities have always been adored by fans all around the world. From his days as a band member of One Direction to exploring his own identity through music, the singer's made some life-changing career shifts. Read below to find out more!
Bradford’s bad boy, Zayn Malik rose to fame in 2010. After being eliminated as a solo performer from The X Factor, he was grouped together with four contestants; Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. Their band 'One Direction' took the United States by storm with their amazing hits like 'What Makes You Beautiful'.
From the band’s first ever single ‘What makes you beautiful’ to Zayn’s last song ‘Night Changes’ with the boys, he’s had quite a journey. One Direction provided him with an experience that helped him realize what sort of future he wanted for himself.
In 2015, Zayn decided to pursue a solo career and thus bid adieu to his life as a member of the most famous boy band at the time. The boy took being ‘solo’ to a whole new level and broke up with his fiancé, Perrie Edwards, band member of English band 'Little Mix'.
Since then, Z has been working on music that describes his personality and creative talents.
The same year R&B musician met American fashion model, Gigi Hadid. With the release of his first-ever solo single Pillow Talk in 2016, the couple confirmed their relationship. Thus, the era of ‘#Zigi’ shippers began.
Zaddy Zayn has released 2 albums; Mind of mine and Icarus Falls, since his departure from One Direction. His collaborations with prominent musicians like Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Sia and Lil Wayne has given him an opportunity to expand his fandom.
The multi-talented artist has also ventured in the world of fashion as well. ‘Zayn x Versus’ was available to people in 2017, when he worked with Donatella Versace as the creative director of the collection. He also modeled for his partner’s brother, Anwar Hadid’s Jewelry collection called ‘Martyre’
After a two-year hiatus, Malik is back with a new family and a new single. The singer welcomed his daughter with partner Gigi Hadid in September 2020. His song ‘Better’ captures the emotions of being in a relationship and of course Z’s beauty too.
Let's see what the future hold’s for the pretty boy. Enjoy the music video of 'Better' below!