Zayn officially signed with RCA Records on July 29, 2015.
On 23 January 2016, Zayn confirmed his debut single, titled "Pillowtalk", would be released on January 29, 2016.
Zayn's mother, Trisha, told the BBC in 2013 about her son's religious upbringing, stating “I made sure the children went to the mosque.
Zayn has read the Quran three times.” When Zayn was growing up, Trisha worked as a halal chef at a primary school, cooking meals for Muslim children.
Zayn's debut solo album, Mind of Mine, was released March 25, 2016 - a year to the day he left One Direction.
He became the first UK male artist to debut at #1 in the US and UK.
(born January 12, 1993), also known mononymously as Zayn, is a former member of British-Irish band One Direction.
He also performed a set at Wango Tango on May 14, in California.
Zayn was originally scheduled to perform at the Capital FM Summertime Ball but cancelled at the last minute, citing "the worst anxiety of my career".
It was announced on May 17th that Zayn would be performing a concert in Dubai on October 11th, however this was also cancelled due to continued anxiety.
Following their placing third on The X Factor, One Direction signed a record contract with Sony Music subsidiary Syco Music, releasing 4 #1 albums with Zayn (and 1 without), and completing 4 world tours in 4 years.
On March 25, 2015 One Direction's official Facebook account announced in a statement that Malik had permanently departed from the band, citing his desire to live life away from the spotlight.