A book licensed by One Direction, One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story), released in February 2011, topped The Sunday Times' Best Seller list. The same month, the boy band performed for 500,000 people throughout the UK as part of the X Factor Live Tour. The group's debut studio album Up All Night was released in November 2011. It topped the charts in 16 countries. The lead single, "What Makes You Beautiful", was an international commercial success, reaching number one in the UK and number four in the US; it has since been certified four and six times platinum in the US and Australia, respectively. Subsequent singles, "Gotta Be You" and "One Thing", became top ten hits in the UK. The band's second studio album, Take Me Home, was released in November 2012. The record sold 540,000 copies in its first week in the US and went to number one in 35 countries. The album's lead single, "Live While We're Young", became One Direction's highest peaking song in a number of countries and recorded the highest one-week opening sales figure for a song by a non-US artist at the time.
Zain Javadd Malik   was born on 12 January 1993  in Bradford , West Yorkshire , England.   His father, Yaser Malik, is British Pakistani , and his mother, Tricia Brannan Malik, is English , and of part Irish descent. His mother converted to Islam upon marriage.    He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa.   He was raised in a working class family,  and grew up in a working-class neighbourhood.