Member of the pop British boyband One Direction, performing alongside Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. The band's first single "What Makes You Beautiful" became one of the highest-selling singles of all-time, with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. At the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, the band took home eight awards.
He worked at a bakery when he was fourteen years old. He tried out as a solo singer on the X-Factor but failed, though he later joined a band in order to compete on the show.
His group's album Up All Night became the first British band to open up at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
He was raised with an older sister named Gemma and he had a relationship with country singer Taylor Swift that ended in January 2013. He later dated Kendall Jenner but the couple broke up in 2014. He then dated model Nadine Leopold. In 2017, he began a relationship with chef Tess Ward.
The band originally performed as a quintet until Zayn Malik left in 2015.