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; born 12 January 1993), who records mononymously as Zayn, is an English singer and songwriter.
Born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Malik auditioned as a solo artist for the British music competition The X Factor in 2010.
After being eliminated as a solo performer, Malik was brought back into the competition, along with four other contestants, to form the boy band that would become known as One Direction.
Malik split from the group in March 2015 and signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records.
His R&B singing style stood out compared to the band's pop rock style; he later cited creative differences as a reason for leaving the band.He denied rumors of any rift between the members, explaining that the band had been supportive of the decision.Later that year, Malik gave several interviews where he talked about his debut solo studio album and revealed part of the track list.Subsequent singles, "Gotta Be You" and "One Thing", became top ten hits in the UK.The band's second studio album, Take Me Home, was released in November 2012.