Mahmood released his new single “Zero”, which is part of his upcoming album. The song is composed by Alessandro Mahmood, Davide Petrella and Dario Faini. “Zero” is also used as the soundtrack of the new Italian Netflix show with the same name.
“Zero” – A Netflix Original Show
The show was released just a few days ago and it is the first Italian series to focus on the black youth community of the country. According to Netflix:
“ZERO tells the story of a shy boy with an extraordinary superpower: becoming invisible. Not a superhero, but a modern hero who learns about his powers when the Barrio, the district of the Milan suburb from which he wanted to escape, is in danger. Zero will have to wear the uncomfortable clothes of a hero, despite himself and, in his adventure, he will discover the friendship of Sharif, Inno, Momo and Sara, and perhaps even love.”Source: netflix.com
Mahmood’s real name is Alessandro Mahmoud and he was born on September 12, 1992 in Milan, Italy. His mother is of Italian descent and his father of Egyptian descent.
In 2012 he auditioned for the X-Factor. He became part of the boys’ category and eliminated to the judges’ houses. He returned to the contest as a wildcard, but only to eliminated again in the third episode. After his X-Factor participation, he attended a music school and started writing his own songs. One year after he released his first single.
In 2018, he released his first extended play. On the November of the same year, former Eurovision participant, Marco Megnoni released his fifth album. The album contained four songs co-written by Mahmood. The same year, Mahmood, also won the second night of Sanremo Giovani and earned a spot in the 2019 edition of Sanremo.
His Eurovision entry topped the charts of Italy, Greece, Israel and Lithuania and entered the Top-10 in five more countries. At Eurovision, he placed 2nd with 472 points.
In 2020, he co-composed Elodie’s entry for Sanremo. This year, he co-composed Francesca Michielin‘s & Fedez’s entry of Sanremo, which placed 2nd.
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