Malik was previously part of the Modest! Management family as a member of One Direction, but turned to Turn First to help launch his solo career. A rep for Malik did not respond to Billboard's request for comment, but sources close to the situation confirmed the signing to Billboard.
Stennett started Turn First as a management and branding company in 2011, with support from Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge. In addition to Azalea, the London-based company also works with Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora.
Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Malik is still a part of Simon Cowell's Syco Music roster, which will likely shepherd his solo material. One Direction is currently touring North America, and Malik recently tweeted at his "bro" Liam Payne on the group's five-year anniversary.