Zia, who has Italian roots, was known for his participation in the Swedish X Factor in 2012. He came to the live shows and was eliminated in eighth place out of the competition.
After attending the X Factor Zia took as a background singer of Behrang Miri part when Melodifestival 2013. There, she dropped out in the semifinals. Zia then joined to the Swedish version of Let 's Dance, finishing there in second place.
Appeared in May 2013 with # fail, the debut single of the artist, this missed the Swedish single charts. Even Without U, Zia's second single, also missed the singles charts.
In February 2014 he participated in the 2014 Melodifestival part as a solo artist, where he presented the song Yes We Can. Zia was elected directly to the final, after deciding the third semi-final in itself. In the final he reached the eighth place.