Zayn Malik turns 29 Today

Happy Birthday Zayn Malik

Time flies so fast….see the evolution the British singer.

The British singer Zain Javadd Malik, popularly known as Zayn Malik turns 29 today. Zayn Malik was born on January 12, 1993, in London, England, to an English mother and a British Pakistani father. Doniya, Waliyha, and Safaa, his three sisters, were raised in Yorkshire.

Zayn participated in school productions and took acting classes as a teenager. He grew up listening to R&B, hip hop, and reggae albums on his father’s turntable. When musician Jay Sean came to visit his school, he wrote raps and sang on stage for the first time.

 

Zayn Malik is the only artist to have won the Billboard Music Award for New Artist of the Year twice, once as a member of One Direction and then again as a solo artist in 2017.

 

Malik had auditioned for the British X Factor in 2010. After being eliminated from the show in 2010, he was brought back into the competition along with four others to form the boy band ‘One Direction’ which soon became a global sensation.

 

Malik then quit the band in 2015 to sign a solo recording contract with RCA Records after which he released his debut studio album Mind of Mine in 2016 with its lead single ‘Pillowtalk’ that made him the first British male artist to debut at number one in UK and US.

From going solo in 2015 to make ‘real music’ to becoming a global icon, this is Zayn Malik today with a net worth of $75 million.

From 2010 to 2011, Malik dated fellow X Factor participant Geneva Lane of Belle Amie. Malik then dated Rebecca Ferguson, another X Factor finalist, for a few months until July 2011. In the same year, he began dating actress Stephanie Davis. In December 2011, Malik began dating English singer Perrie Edwards of the band Little Mix. They were engaged in August 2013 and then broke up in August 2015.

Malik started dating American model Gigi Hadid in late 2015, after previously breaking up and reconciling. Hadid appeared in the music video for “Pillowtalk.” Vogue’s August 2017 cover featured the two together. Hadid shot them both for a Versace commercial campaign in 2017. Malik and Hadid were overjoyed when they found out they were expecting a child.

Malik and Hadid ended their relationship after Hadid’s mother accused Malik of striking her in October 2021. Malik entered a no-contest plea to four charges of harassment against Hadid’s mother Yolanda.

Recently it is said that he signed up on plus size dating app after 3months of breakup with Gigi.

Zayn Malik has received numerous prestigious awards over the years, including:

  • 1 American Music Award
  • 1 Music Choice Award
  • 1 The Asian Award
  • 2 Billboard Music Awards
  • 2 BMI Awards
  • 2 iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • 2 MTV Awards
  • 3 Teen Choice Awards

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