Artist: Zayn Bio

29 Sep 2010, 18:58  18,908,519  473,434

Zayn

Zayn Malik is best known as one of the founding members of the boy-band-of-a-generation One Direction. Born Zain Javadd Malik on January 12, 1993 in the working-class town of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, Zayn honed his vocal talents and stage command at a young age. Growing up as a mixed race Pakistani-English Muslim in a postindustrial British town presented some difficulties, which resulted in a number of primary school changes. His talents were eventually fostered at Tong High School, where he delved into performing arts and stage production, even starring as Danny Zuko in the school's production of Grease. In 2010, he auditioned for The X Factor but was eliminated (along with his future One Direction bandmates, who also auditioned solo). The quintet was later brought back as a group and Simon Cowell dubbed them One Direction. Despite finishing in third place, their popularity exploded and would not slow their trajectory until the very end.

After the show, Cowell immediately signed them to his label, Syco Records, kicking off a craze that hadn't been seen since the turn of the millennium with the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. From 2011 to 2014, One Direction released an album each year, each one more successful than the last. Their fourth album, Four, would turn out to be the last with Zayn. In March 2015, while the band was on the On the Road Again Tour, Malik abruptly parted ways with One Direction a week after his final appearance with the group in Hong Kong. Citing stress and a desire for a simpler life out of the spotlight, Malik later revealed that he simply wanted to make music that he could listen to and enjoy.

Striking out on his own, he signed with RCA Records and moved to Los Angeles, where he began working on his solo effort with Naughty Boy (Beyoncé, Sam Smith). The two soon parted and Malik turned to Frank Ocean collaborator James "Malay" Ho for production help. His debut single, "Pillowtalk," was released in late January 2016, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, and featured a distinctly more adult-themed alt-R&B sound, similar to the Weeknd and Miguel. His full-length debut, Mind of Mine, was released in early 2016 and topped the Billboard 200 chart. Late that year, he returned with the single "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," a collaboration with Taylor Swift and Bleachers' Jack Antonoff that appeared on the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker. Second studio album, "Icarus Falls," was released in December 2018. The album contains 27 tracks including six previous singles he has been released, while "Dusk Till Dawn" and "Still Got Time" only feature on the Japanese edition of the record.


Top Track "Zayn"

PILLOWTALK - Zayn

PILLOWTALK

231,707
2,371,197
Dusk Till Dawn - Radio Edit - Zayn

Dusk Till Dawn - Radio Edit

137,586
1,191,512
LIKE I WOULD - Zayn

LIKE I WOULD

109,798
833,927
Still Got Time - Zayn

Still Got Time

87,300
469,986
Let Me - Zayn

Let Me

66,901
609,874
fOol fOr YoU - Zayn

fOol fOr YoU

58,843
363,525
It's You - Zayn

It's You

58,765
410,458
BeFoUr - Zayn

BeFoUr

57,862
526,586
TiO - Zayn

TiO

54,300
380,114
wRoNg - Zayn

wRoNg

50,968
287,882
She - Zayn

She

48,777
358,163
Entertainer - Zayn

Entertainer

45,609
1,048,389
Drunk - Zayn

Drunk

40,947
352,071
Rear View - Zayn

Rear View

40,187
334,594
Bordersz - Zayn

Bordersz

37,731
197,523
There You Are - Zayn

There You Are

34,407
232,432
Too Much (feat. Timbaland) - Zayn

Too Much (feat. Timbaland)

33,848
1,124,667
MiNd Of MiNdd (Intro) - Zayn

MiNd Of MiNdd (Intro)

31,616
195,861
Fingers - Zayn

Fingers

31,412
490,706
Lucozade - Zayn

Lucozade

29,853
227,677
INTERMISSION: Flower - Zayn

INTERMISSION: Flower

29,088
188,351
Truth - Zayn

Truth

27,599
161,808
BRIGHT - Zayn

BRIGHT

26,709
158,015
BLUE - Zayn

BLUE

25,718
140,704
Good Years - Zayn

Good Years

25,221
123,859
SHE DON'T LOVE ME - Zayn

SHE DON'T LOVE ME

24,920
147,605
Sour Diesel - Zayn

Sour Diesel

22,605
911,566
Rainberry - Zayn

Rainberry

21,135
115,433
Natural - Zayn

Natural

15,905
64,471
Back to Life - Zayn

Back to Life

15,580
82,982
Common - Zayn

Common

15,492
83,561
Imprint - Zayn

Imprint

13,199
53,579
Stand Still - Zayn

Stand Still

12,130
46,499
Tonight - Zayn

Tonight

12,073
57,392
Flight Of The Stars - Zayn

Flight Of The Stars

11,918
61,640
If I Got You - Zayn

If I Got You

11,280
55,396
Talk To Me - Zayn

Talk To Me

10,866
53,238
I Don't Mind - Zayn

I Don't Mind

10,764
51,906
Dusk Till Dawn - Zayn

Dusk Till Dawn

10,318
82,311
wHo - Zayn

wHo

10,155
61,659
wRoNg (feat. Kehlani) - Zayn

wRoNg (feat. Kehlani)

10,083
98,576
Good Guy - Zayn

Good Guy

9,744
42,155
Satisfaction - Zayn

Satisfaction

9,430
45,390
You Wish You Knew - Zayn

You Wish You Knew

9,393
42,803