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Alessandro Mahmoud (born 12 September 1992), better known by his stage name Mahmood, is an Italian singer-songwriter. Mahmood first came to prominence after competing in season six of the Italian version of The X Factor. In 2019, he won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Soldi", and will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. He had earned a spot at the Sanremo Music Festival by winning the second night of the standalone Sanremo Giovani 2018 competition on 21 December 2018 with the song "Gioventù bruciata".

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Mahmood
Mahmood in 2019
Background information
Birth nameAlessandro Mahmoud
Born (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 26)
Milan, Italy
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2012–present
LabelsUniversal Music
Websitemahmood.it

Alessandro Mahmoud (born 12 September 1992), better known by his stage name Mahmood, is an Italian singer-songwriter. Mahmood first came to prominence after competing in season six of the Italian version of The X Factor. In 2019, he won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Soldi", and will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.[1][2] He had earned a spot at the Sanremo Music Festival by winning the second night of the standalone Sanremo Giovani 2018 competition on 21 December 2018 with the song "Gioventù bruciata".[3]

Early life

Born in Milan to an Italian mother from Sardinia and an Egyptian father, he was raised around Gratosoglio.[4] After his parents divorced, he was raised by his mother.[5]

Career

2012–2017: X Factor and beginnings

In 2012, Mahmood auditioned for the sixth season of the Italian version of The X Factor. He became part of the boys category mentored by Simona Ventura. He was originally eliminated at Judges Houses, then returned as a wildcard, before eventually being eliminated in the third episode.[6] After this experience, he worked in a bar and attended a music school, studying piano, solfeggio and music theory, where he also started writing songs.[7] In 2013, he released his debut single "Fallin' Rain".[8]

In 2016, Mahmood participated in the Newcomers Section of Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Dimentica". In 2017, he was featured on Fabri Fibra's single "Luna".[9]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
ITA
[10]
SWI
[11]
Gioventù bruciata 146

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
ITA
[13]
Gioventù bruciata
  • Released: 21 September 2018
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
6

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[14]
SWI
[11]
"Fallin' Rain"[8]
(as Mahmoud)
2013 Non-album singles
"Dimentica"[15] 2016
"Pesos"[16] 2017
"Uramaki"[17] 2018 86 Gioventù bruciata
"Milano Good Vibes"[18]
"Asia occidente"[19]
"Gioventù bruciata"[20] 40
"Soldi" 2019 125
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[21]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Luna"[9]
(Fabri Fibra featuring Mahmood)
2017 Fenomeno - Masterchef EP

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Presi male"[22] 2017 Michele Bravi Anime di carta - Nuove pagine
"Doppio Whisky"[23] 2018 Gué Pequeno Sinatra
"Fa paura perché è vero"[24] 2019 M¥SS KETA Paprika

References

  1. "Sanremo, il vincitore è Mahmood. Ultimo è secondo, terzo classificato Il Volo". La Repubblica. 10 February 2019.
  2. Castagneri, Alice; Pavanello, Roberto (10 February 2019). "Mahmood vince il Festival di Sanremo". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. "Mahmood è il secondo vincitore di Sanremo Giovani" (in Italian). RAI. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. Rio, Paolo Giordano Laura. "Mahmood conquista l'Ariston: "Sono un ragazzo italiano"". Il Giornale (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. "Mahmood: "Quel padre scomparso e la Sardegna, fonte della mia ispirazione" IL VIDEO". unionesarda.it (in Italian). Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  6. "Mahmood (Italy) / Махмуд (Италия)". esckaz.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. "Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Who Is Mahmood?". Italics Magazine. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  8. 1 2 Alberto Muraro (24 July 2013). "Mahmoud – Fallin' Rain (audio e cover singolo)" (in Italian). RadioMusik.it.
  9. 1 2 "Luna (feat. Mahmood) - Single by Fabri Fibra". iTunes. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  10. "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 9 (dal 22.02.2019 al 28.02.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  11. 1 2 "Discographie Mahmood". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  12. "Gioventù Bruciata di Mahmood". Apple Music. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  13. "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 9 (dal 08.02.2019 al 14.02.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  14. "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 7" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  15. "Dimentica - Single di Mahmood". iTunes. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  16. "Pesos - Single by Mahmood". iTunes. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  17. "Uramaki - Single di Mahmood". iTunes. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  18. "Milano Good Vibes - Single by Mahmood". iTunes. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  19. "Mahmood - Asia Occidente (Radio Date: 26-10-2018)". EarOne. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  20. "Mahmood - Gioventù Bruciata (Radio Date: 07-12-2018)". EarOne. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  21. "Italian single certifications – Mahmood" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 20 March 2019. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Mahmood" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  22. "Anime di carta - Nuove pagine by Michele Bravi". iTunes. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  23. "Sinatra by Gué Pequeno". iTunes. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  24. "PAPRIKA by M¥SS KETA". iTunes. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro
Sanremo Music Festival winner
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro
with "Non mi avete fatto niente"
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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