Singer, songwriter, and pianist Mahmood draws on pop, R&B, and hip-hop influences on songs he describes as “Morrocan pop,” though he was born and raised in Italy.
• Mahmood rose to prominence on the sixth season of the Italian version of The X Factor, where he was eliminated in the third episode.
• He attended music school after leaving the reality competition and released his first single, “Fallin’ Rain,” in 2013.
• Mahmood’s debut LP, 2019’s Gioventù bruciata (“wasted youth” in Italian), hit the top of the Italian albums chart and included the No. 1 single “Soldi.”