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MCM: Zayn Malik Takes Over Spotlight As First Former One Direction Member To Win An MTV VMA As A Solo Artist

By KOKO TV

Today on our Man Crush Monday (MCM) series, we will be crushing on the ever-charming music star, Zayn Malik. Born and raised in Bradford, Zayn aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television 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.During his time in the group, they released the albums ‘Up All Night’ in 2011, Take Me Home in 2012, Midnight Memories in 2013 and Four in 2014.In March 2015, the singer split from the boy band and signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records. Adopting a more R&B music style, with his debut studio album ‘Mind of Mine’ in 2016 and its lead single, “Pilowtalk”, Malik became the first British male artist to debut at number one in both the UK and US with a debut single and debut album.In the just concluded MTV VMAs event, Zayn Malik took home the prize for best collaboration for his hit track with Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.” Photo Credit: Getty

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