The former one direction star rose to fame after appearing on the X-Factor in 2010 when he was just 17.

But the now world-famous musician came from a humble background and grew up in East Bowling, Bradford with a working-class family.

He is now pursuing a solo career, in the US, following a recent split from American model, Gigi Hadid, with whom he has a young daughter.

Here’s 10 times the star made Bradford proud.

  1. Despite entering the X Factor as a solo artist, Zayn ended up bagging third place with former One Direction bandmates and signing a £2 million record deal


2. In April 2015, Zayn began his solo career, and in the same year, he won 'The Asian Awards' for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Music'.

3. In 2016, he won 'The American Music Award' for 'New Artist of the Year' after he released his first solo album, Mind of Mine, and the lead single, "Pillowtalk" debuted at number one in several countries.

4. In 2017, Pillow Talk was nominated for two Brit Awards, and he won Billboard Music Award's Top New Artist award.

5. In 2018, Zayn appeared on the cover of British Vogue.


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6. And in 2019, he won a Teen Choice Award for "A Whole New World" which featured in a remake of Disney’s Aladdin.

7. In 2020, Zayn welcomed his daughter Khai into the World, with his then supermodel girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.

8. As of April 1, 2021, Malik had a net worth of $75 million.

9. The magazine ‘Glamour’ had included him in its list of ‘World’s Sexiest Men’, back in 2011. He had secured the 5th spot in the ‘100 Sexiest Men’ list published by the ‘Glamour’ magazine quite recently.

10. He was also one of the names on MTV’s ’50 Sexiest Men Alive’ list. Zayn Malik was included twice in the ‘Sexiest Men’ lists published by the newspaper ‘Eastern Eye’.

In total, he has received 16 awards and 38 nominations. Among them, he has won an American Music Award, Billboard Music Award, iHeartRadio Music Award, and MTV Video Music Award.