Zayn Malik is a British-Pakistani singer and songwriter. His success story is about overcoming the fears of life and standing up against them.
On the 12th of January, Zayn Malik was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. His father was a Pakistani immigrant, while his mother was of British descent. He has three siblings, and he grew up with an Islamic upbringing. But Zayn does not identify himself as a Muslim anymore.
Zayn Malik came from a working-class family in England. He went to Lower Fields Primary School, Bradford. And later, Malik completed his schooling at Tong High School. He chose performing arts and production as a course in school.
He was pretty interested in R&B, hip hop, and reggae during his childhood. Zayn started writing raps when he was in the school itself. And before getting engaged with his music career, he also has a record of being a boxer when he was 15. He even planned to take English as his graduation subject to become an English teacher.
When Zayn was 17, he auditioned for the seventh series of the music competition The X Factor. He was anxious and not sure if he wanted to participate. But his mum forced him to go and perform on the stage. It was his mom’s motivation that brought him success.
In the auditions, he sang the song ‘Let Me Love You’ by Mario and qualified for the next round. His possibilities to succeed decreased in the boy’s category because of excessive competition.
But after a suggestion by guest judge Nicole Scherzinger they placed him right into a five-person boy band. Later he sang in the group category with Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson. And that is how One Direction got here into the world. Also, at the end of the competition, one Direction was placed third. They signed a recording agreement with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music and launched 5 best-selling albums between 2011 and 2015.
In 2016 1D disbanded. It left the whole world in awe. Fans around the arena went crazy about it. But then, slowly, things calmed down.
Zayn’s career didn’t always go as planned. After leaving One Direction, Malik struggled to be successful as a solo artist. Later in January 2016, Malik launched his follow-up album, Mind of Mine. The album debuted at number one on the United Kingdom Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Even today, his fans are waiting for him to launch his new albums. Zayn doesn’t believe in post promotion of the albums. He asks his fans out to listen to his song. And that’s all it wishes to rage the Zayn frenzy crowd to make it a hit. His numerous songs have stayed in the top 10 lists of Billboard for weeks and months.
Lessons to Learn:—-
Zayn Malik once said, “No matter how many times people try to criticize you, the best revenge is to prove them wrong.” There is no certainty about the future how and who of any question. But if you have strong willpower and are ready to conquer the world, no one can stop you.
People often misunderstand that only the privileged can achieve their dreams. While people keep whining about their issues, others keep working. Even Zayn himself came from a working-class family, but that didn’t stop him.
Today he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world because of his hard work. Not just Zayn, there are so many famous people around us who have made their place in the hearts of people with their hard work.
Privilege can, of course, give someone ease of reach, but it cannot give you the talent required. So trust yourself and keep moving.