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Happy Birthday, Zayn Malik: 5 of the One Direction Star's Best Moments

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Zayn Malik of One Direction performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

Happy Birthday, Zayn Malik!

The One Direction star is turning 22 today! In honor of Malik's birthday, we're looking back at five of his greatest moments with the band -- from his early days on The X Factor to the recent success with Four.

5. Let's start at the beginning with his original, charming X Factor audition.

4. "Zayn's single strand of hair is prettier than my entire face." He's got a good sense of humor about fans' sheer obsession with him. 

3. Never forget the moment Zach, err, Zayn happily donned drag just to play a goofy character in the "Best Song Ever" video -- and jokingly got his flirt on with Harry Styles.

2. Remember that time someone had the best idea ever and there was a puppy at a photoshoot and it was just as cute as you expected it to be?

1. Who could forget the part in the This Is Us documentary where Malik used his One Direction money to buy his mom a house...and then he called her on the phone to tell her? Cue the awww...