If you're as excited as we are for the upcoming live action remake of Aladdin , chances are you've heard Zayn Malik's new cover of "A Whole New World" featuring Zhavia Ward singing the part of Jasmine. And if you haven't, we strongly recommend you give it a listen — it'll send chills down your spine. And although Zayn, 26, has become something of a household name ever since he won The X Factor back in and joined One Direction, his co-star Zhavia, 18, is somewhat newer on the block and people have many questions about her, her ethnicity, net worth and who her mother, Bobbi Jo Black, is. But before that, her mom had something of a career in music of her own. Instead, Bobbi was a member of Xenoterra, a metal band. But now that Bobbi Jo is no longer in the band, she devotes her time to influencing on Instagram and running a hair salon. You've probably noticed Zhavia's long blonde dreads in her breakout music video, and it turns out her mother is her hair stylist. Though it's not clear whether Bobbi Jo still does dreads, she ran a salon called Hot Head Dreads that she still follows on Instagram.
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The video, shot in black-and-white by director duo Andrew Sandler and Tusk, started with the idea of falling but not hitting the ground. They introduced three ominous — and anonymous — masked figures, pursuing and watching her. Currently paused due to the coronavirus. Zhavia Ward at Christian Siriano in February.
Bobbi Jo does Zhavia's dreads.
To know Zhavia is to love her. When the young singer made her TV and singing debut on The Four: Battle for Stardom, viewers everywhere knew that she had something special. Seventeen got the chance to sit down with Zhavia to grill her on her knowledge of '90s music she did a great job and was a total sport about it all. In the process, we learned a lot about her musical inspiration, her favorite songs, and so much more. Here are a bunch of things you should know about ya girl Zhavia She has a song with Zayn!
From the minute Zhavia Ward was introduced on The Four , audiences were hooked. Her swagger and unique sound led audiences to fall in love with her. Watch her incredible first performance below.