Zayn Malik, or ZAYN, is an English singer and songwriter, and a former member of the girl-blushing group One Direction. Zayn originally auditioned for the British version of The X-Factor as a solo performer, before being eliminated. Malik was then brought back into the show as a member of the boy group One Direction. He released four albums with the group. In March 2015, Zayn announced his departure from One Direction, shattering the hearts of pubescent girls everywhere at the prospect of marrying the entire group. After signing with RCA records, he released Mind of Me, featuring the incredibly popular song "Pillowtalk". Zayn is the first British artist to debut at #1 in the U.S and U.K.