ZAYN: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

ZAYN: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of ZAYN. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about ZAYN. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Born Zain Javadd Malik

Born: January 12, 1993

Origin: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Genres: Pop – R&B

Zodiac: Capricorn

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Early Start

  • Zayn Malik had an Islamic upbringing, although he no longer identifies as a Muslim.
  • As a teenager, he participated in school productions and took performing arts courses.
  • Growing up, he listened to his father’s urban music records, mostly R&B, hip hop, and reggae.
  • When singer Jay Sean visited his school, he wrote raps and sang on stage for the first time.
  • It was his intention to become an English teacher before beginning his music career.



Career Journey

  • 2010: During the seventh series of reality television competition The X Factor, 17-year-old Malik auditioned in Manchester where jdges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell included him together with Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form a group.
  • 2011: The book One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story), was launched and topped The Sunday Times’ Best Seller list.
  • 2012: One Direction released “Live While We’re Young”, the lead single from their second album, and it soared to the top ten in almost every country.
  • 2013: Midnight Memories, the band’s third studio album, was released and was the best-selling album worldwide on this year.
  • 2014: the group’s fourth album, Four, was released and became their fourth consecutive number-one album, topping 18 countries. Both achieved platinum status in the US for the singles “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes”.
  • 2015: Mic Righteous, the UK rapper who appeared on Malik’s “No Type”, produced by Naughty Boy for Rae Sremmurd’s hip hop song.
  • 2016: The album’s lead single, “Pillowtalk”, was released
  • 2017: “Still Got Time”, featuring PartyNextDoor was released and the single “Dusk Till Dawn”, featuring Sia, was announced.
  • 2018: Malik released the lead from the album, “Let Me”, with the second single, “Entertainer”, in May, third single, “Sour Diesel”, in July.
  • 2019: Malik and Zhavia Ward performed “A Whole New World” for the soundtrack to the 2019 remake of Aladdin.
  • 2020: Malik launched the single “Better” as the lead single from his third studio album Nobody Is Listening.
  • 2021: Malik publicized a collection of three songs—”Grimez”, “Believe Me” and “47 11″—together dubbed Yellow Tape via Dropbox.



Awards & Recognition

  • won the Billboard Music Award for New Artist of the Year twice
  • 16 awards and 38 nominations
  • won an American Music Award
  • Billboard Music Award
  • iHeartRadio Music Award
  • MTV Video Music Award



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Zayn means ‘beautiful’ in Arabic
  • Zayn has this ritual to always brush his teeth before going on the stage to perform.
  • In addition to boxing, Malik also played football for two years from the ages of 15 to 17.




Artist’s Favorites

Color:  Purple
Food:  Chicken
Actor:  Shah Rukh Khan
Animal:  Beverly Hills 90210, Saved by the Bell, Friends
Book:  Harry Potter
Soccer Team:  Manchester United
TV Show:  Family Guy



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from ZAYN:

Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia) – Radio Edit

Length: 3:59

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Not tryna be indie
Not tryna be cool
Just tryna be in this
Tell me, are you too?
Can you feel where the wind is?
Can you feel it through
All of the windows
Inside this room?
‘Cause I wanna touch you baby
And I wanna feel you too
I wanna see the sun rise
On your sins just me and you
Light it up, on the run
Let’s make love tonight
Make it up, fall in love, try
Baby, I am right here


More Songs to Listen to:

ZAYN: Top 5 Songs



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