Zayn Malik

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  • Date of birth

    Date of birth
    On this day, Zayn is born in Bradford, England. His parents are Patricia and Yaser, he has one older sister - Donyia, two younger sisters - Waliyha and Safaa.
  • Zayn Malik auditions for Xfactor

    Zayn Malik auditions for Xfactor
    Zayn auditioned and sang "Let me love you" by Mario. Zayn in Manchester His audition recieved three yes' from the judges. The judges were Simon Cowell, Nicole Sherzinger and Louis Walsh.
  • One Direction formed

    One Direction formed
    One Direction was formed by Simon Cowell after all the boys of the group - Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne all tried to be solo boys artists but weren't strong enough on their own. Simon however didn't want talent to go to waste so he put them together as a group in Xfactor and mentored them throughout. The next challenge was to perform a song of their choice infront of Simon at Judges Houses.
  • One Direction perform at judeges house

    One Direction perform at judeges house
    One Direction sang "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia which was enough to impress their mentor Simon Cowell and made it through to the live shows.
  • One Direction forever young book is released

    One Direction forever young book is released
    Their first book was released explaining their expeirience on Xfactor.
  • One direction get signed

    One direction get signed
    One Direction got signed by Simon Cowell. All of them say it's a huge shock that they got signed because Simon had made it VERY clear from the start that he was only going to sign the winner. However Simon had believed in the boys so much that he he signed them also. Simon owns part of Sony records.
  • What Makes you Beautiful released

    What Makes you Beautiful released
    Their first single What Makes You Beautiful is released. What makes you beautiful broke a world record for fatest selling single in Sony history.
  • One Direction Dare to dream book released

    One Direction Dare to dream book released
    This was their second book. This book focuses more on their lives before Xfactor. It's more like a biography, this is the book I read and is based on this.
  • Gotta be you

    Gotta be you
    Their second single is released.
  • Up all night released.

    Up all night released.
    Their first album is released.
  • A year in the making documentary

    A year in the making documentary
    Their documentary where they talk about all their acheivments and how grateful they are to have such amazing fans. The documenatry was made approximately one year after they became a band.
  • One Thing released

    One Thing released
    Their 3rd single One Thing is released.
  • Brit award won

    Brit award won
    One Direction won their first ever Brit award for best new single; What Makes You Beautiful. They beat Adele! Brit awards are Britains biggest music awards.
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    Zayn attends Lower Fields Primary School

    Zayn attended this school before moving on to the high school. After the Xfactor he dropped out of school and focused on this singing.
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    Zayn attends Tong High School,

    Zayn attended this high school before he moved on to his singing career.
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    Xfactor Bootcamp

    Zayn went to the Xfactor bootcamp. He failed the boys category. Simon Cowell however didn't want to kick him off the show so he put Zayn in a group of 5 teenage lads. The group would perform
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    Xfactor

    One Direction came 3rd on Xfactor.
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    Up all night tour

    The up all night tour was in the U.K. and was sold out in almost every show!
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    On tour with BTR

    One Direction go on tour in the United States and Toronto.