Born in 1992 in Milan to an Italian mother and an Egyptian father, Alessandro Mahmoud, known as Mahmood, is an Italian pop singer-songwriter. In 2016, Mahmood participated for the first time in the “Newcomers” Section of Sanremo Music Festival with the song “Dimentica”.
In 2018, he released his debut EP, “Gioventù bruciata”. In December 2018, Mahmood participated in Sanremo Giovani, a televised competition aimed at selecting two newcomers as contestants of the 69th Sanremo Music Festival, finishing first with his entry “Gioventù bruciata”. He also received the Critics’ Award.
In 2019, he won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song “Soldi“, becoming the first ever artist to win in the same year both the Newcomers Section and the Big Artists Section of Sanremo Music Festival.
In February 2019, Mahmood released his first solo album, “Gioventù bruciata”.
In May 2019, he represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. He performed “Soldi” in the grand final of the contest, placing second in the final ranking and winning the Marcel Bezençon Award for the best and most original composition.
“Soldi”, that has been certified four times platinum, is a worldwide hit-song and is the most-streamed Italian song of all time. The music video for “Soldi” has over 100 million views on YouTube
In summer 2019, Mahmood was featured with Fabri Fibra and Sfera Ebbasta on the single “Calipso” by Charlie Charles and Dardust, which has topped the Italian singles chart. His summer concert tour includes participation in some of the most famous international and national festivals.
After releasing his new single “Barrio”, he will embark on an international concert tour in autumn.