Zayn Malik (Courtesy of NBC)
Date of Birth:
January 12, 1993
Bradford, United Kingdom Best Quotes:
“A girl fainted in front of me the other day. Obviously you don’t get to see things like that unless you are The Beatles who have that power, and to see it that close was a bit scary... It was cool to know I can make a girl faint!”
“No matter how many times people try to criticize you, the best revenge is to prove them wrong.”
“Just close your eyes and enjoy the rollercoaster that is life.”
Zayn Malik (born Zain Javadd Malik in Bradford, England on January 12, 1993) is a British singer and former member of the boy band One Direction. He auditioned for seventh season of The X Factor in 2010 as a solo artist and was almost eliminated because he refused to dance. When Zayn failed to qualify individually on the show, Simon Cowell added him to One Direction, which he formed with other X Factor contestants, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. One Direction announced Zayn’s departure from the band on March 25, 2015.
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Zayn and the rest of One Direction made history in March 2012 when their debut album, Up All Night, hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts, a first for a British group.
In his personal life, he has dated fellow X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson and Geneva Lane of the girl group Belle Amie. Zayn started dating Perrie Edwards of the girl group Little Mix in December 2011, and the couple got engaged in August 2013. Zayn broke off the engagement in August 2015.