Zayn Malik (born January 12, 1993) is best known as a member of the English boy band One Direction. Raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Zayn (real name Zain Javadd Malik) auditioned as a solo act on the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. He was then paired with fellow solo auditionees, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson by guest judge, Nicole Scherzinger to form a five-piece boy band. They later called themselves One Direction and went on to come third in the competition. Despite being runners-up, Simon Cowell signed them to his record company Syco Entertainment and they released their debut album, Up All Night in 2011 which went to number 1 in the US Billboard 100 charts. The band went on to release a second album, Take Me Home which went triple Platinum in the UK. Their third studio album, Midnight Memories went to number 1 in 20 countries. On August 18, 2013, Zayn confirmed that he was engaged to Little Mix singer, Perrie Edwards.
1D hunk celebrates his 22nd birthday TODAY
Picture surfaces online claiming to have come from the One Direction star's girlfriend Perrie Edwards phone
Someone's been splashing the cash!
The boys are planning quite the bash
Bit too much info, maybe?
Okay directioners, you can officially breathe a sigh of relief now...
Malik has been absent from the band due to a “stomach bug”
Band have posted a dreamy Zayn teaser from their Night Changes music video
Band member sent fans into a frenzy because he was missing from the pre-recorded video clip
We think our hearts just broke a little bit
Producers and actors are said to be very interested in the singer
Those guys are too much for us to take!
The 1D boys treated their ladies to a romantic boat ride
The boys tell all in new autobiography Who We Are
The band have treated fans to an exclusive listen of the new track
The singer laughed off the bizarre encounter
Lou Teasdale also joined the party
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the lovebirds on holiday
Band's tour hits Pasadena next month