Zayn Malik made his red carpet return at the Asian Awards in London Friday.
The singer made his first official appearance since quitting One Direction. He didn’t bring his fiancée, Perrie Edwards. Instead, he brought his mom. Aw! Malik also debuted his new nose ring and a shaved head.
Zayn Malik got his nose pierced, his producer friend Naughty Boy posted a photo of it, and the Internet reacted. See the picture above.
Naughty Boy captioned the picture, “Got me on that dumb sh*t @zaynmalik.” The former pop star has yet to comment on the piercing, but his fans quickly reacted to the news on Twitter posting tweet after tweet gushing over Malik’s new look.
“ZAYN GOT HIS NOSE PIERCING AND IT IT LOOKS HOT,” a fan named Brianna wrote, while another fan who goes by the name America was ready to shout the news from a rooftop:
“Important announcement Zayn Malik got a nose piercing. Repeat Zayn Malik got a nose piercing.”
Zayn Malik isn’t just walking away from his One Direction bandmates; he’s also leaving a multimillion-dollar payday behind.
E! News caught up with Forbes ‘ Zack O’Malley Greenburg to find out exactly what’s financially at stake for the young pop star.
“Last year, we had One Direction [estimated] at $75 million, which put them in our top 10 on our Celebrity 100 list. It is mostly fueled by live shows but also record sales and merchandise sales,” Greenburg shared.
And while the 1D guys “played about 70 shows in the past 12 months,” it seems like that would “definitely put them on track to meet if not exceed that $75 million figure for the next year.”
One Direction and Zayn Malik are headed in different directions.
Malik announced that he is leaving the group via the boy band’s official Facebook Wednesday afternoon. “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” he said.
Calling Niall Horan, Liam Payne , Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson his “four friends for life,” Malik added, “I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”
Horan, Payne, Styles and Tomlinson will continue as a four-piece band and said they will honor their remaining world tour dates. The quartet will also record their fifth album, “due to be released later this year,” without Malik’s involvement.
One Direction ‘s Zayn Malik stepped out last night to rehearse for the London Palladium for Royal Variety Performance with a noticeably different new ‘do. The teen idol wore his brown locks in a shaggy, center-parted style and, well, we kind of dig it. Zayn usually goes for a tousled, side-swept look—vintage Justin Bieber hair, if you will.
Zayn Malik turns 21 on Sunday, and the One Direction singer celebrated with a special visit to Disneyland Paris.
The trip was reportedly a surprise from Malik’s fiancée Perrie Edwards, and the couple had an adorable photo shoot with none other than Mickey Mouse himself.
Zayn Malik got a magical birthday surprise, courtesy of his fiancée Perrie Edwards : a trip to Disneyland Paris!
The One Direction singer will turn the big 2-1 on Jan. 12, but before he celebrates the milestone occasion, the Little Mix singer whisked her future hubby to the theme park in Marne-la-Vallée.
The beautiful duo was appropriately, clad in Disney gear as they posed for photographs in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Zayn sporting a gray Mickey Mouse sweatshirt while Perrie opted for a tan beanie.
The couple took in all of the attractions, but their favorites included the thrilling Big Thunder Mountain ride and Peter Pan’s Flight.