Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik is an English singer-songwriter whose music career began on the British singing competition The X Factor in 2010. After being eliminated as a solo act, Malik was brought back alongside four other contestants (Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne), to form the boy band One Direction – which went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. He left the group in 2015, and signed with RCA records to pursue a solo music career.

The pop singer was the first British male artist to debut at no. 1 in both the U.K. and U.S. with the release of his debut album, Mind of Mine, and single, "Pillowtalk", in 2016. He released his sophomore album, Icarus Falls, in 2018 and his third studio album, Nobody Is Listening, in 2021.

Malik had been in an on-and-off relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid since late 2015, but the couple officially announced their split in October 2021. The two share daughter Khai, who was born in September 2020.
Zayn Malik
Full Name
Zain Javadd Malik
Bradford, England
Notable Projects
One Direction


What nationality is Zayn Malik?

Zayn Malik is British. He was born and grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

How many Grammy Awards does Zayn Malik have?

Zayn Malik has never been nominated for a Grammy. In 2021, he criticized the association on Twitter "about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process." He clarified his concerns were "not personal or about eligibility."

Why did Zayn Malik leave One Direction?

Zayn Malik left One Direction in March 2015 claiming in a statement that he wanted to be a "normal 22-year-old" again. Malik later said in an interview with 'The Fader' that there was "never any room for me to experiment creatively" within the band.

Most Recent

Harry Styles Says He's 'Lucky' to Have Toured with One Direction Bandmates: 'We Always Had Each Other'
"There is very much a respect between all of us," the "As It Was" singer shared of his One Direction bandmates. "And that is something that you can't really undo"
Zayn Malik Returns to Instagram with New Selfie After Month-Long Hiatus
Zayn Malik shared a new Instagram post for the first time in over a month on Friday
Gigi and Bella Hadid 'Have Grown Closer' Since Zayn Malik Was Charged with Harassment: Source
“Bella has stuck by her side, as the situation has caused a lot of tension within the family,” a source tells PEOPLE
Gigi Hadid Goes Back to Blonde After Split from Zayn Malik: See Her New Look
The supermodel brought back her signature bright blonde hair after experimenting with brunette and auburn hues
Gigi Hadid 'Has Made It Clear Her Daughter Needs Her Dad' Zayn Malik After Yolanda Argument: Source
The supermodel model "will do everything she can to make sure [she and ex Zayn Malik] co-parent in a civil way," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue

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Everything Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Have Said About Parenthood
Although Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have officially separated, the love for their daughter Khai remains as strong as ever
Zayn Malik's Sister Waliyha Says He's 'Loved by Us All' Following Alleged Yolanda Hadid Altercation
Zayn Malik's younger sister Waliyha shared several quotes to Instagram offering support for her brother
Zayn Malik Responds After Report He Struck Gigi Hadid's Mom Yolanda, Wants 'Peaceful' Co-Parenting

Zayn Malik says he made "efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment" and wants to "co-parent" daughter Khai "in a manner in which she deserves" after an alleged "argument" with Yolanda Hadid