He’s been performing all over Europe. And with the success of “Soldi”, things keep going well for Mahmood. The schedule of the Eurovision 2019 remains as packed as ever, and the platinum records just keep coming.
“Soldi” has already cracked more than 100 million views on YouTube — becoming only the fifth Eurovision entry to achieve that.
Ever since Mahmood’s appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv, he has had a diary full of performances all over Europe. Becoming the most successful Italian artist of the year, Mahmood has also performed at many festivals in his country.
Mahmood has also seen success with sales and streams of the “Soldi” single. The song now has three-times platinum certification in Italy. But the single isn’t just limited to local success. It also achieved platinum status in Greece, Switzerland and most recently in Spain. Mahmood shared the good news in an Instagram post.
“Soldi” is still charting in the iTunes singles charts for Israel, Switzerland, Lithuania and Spain.
Mahmood’s most recent collaboration on the single “Calipso” already is two-times platinum certified in Italy as well. The song nearly reached 40 million streams on Spotify, while “Soldi” is very close to reach the 100 million mark on the platform.
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“The Score” dei The Fugees è stato il primo disco che ho comprato. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” è uno dei dischi che ho ascoltato di più nella vita. Il 7 agosto aprirò Lauryn Hill al @locusfestival e a me sembra solo di sognare. ?? The Fugees’ “The Score” is the first album I ever bought, but “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” is the album that I’ve listen to the most in my life. On August 7th I’ll open Lauryn Hill’s concert at the @locusfestival, and I just can’t believe it.
And just months from his Eurovision appearance, Mahmood has picked up another dream gig. He recently announced to fans that he will be the opening act for the former Fugees singer and acclaimed singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill in her Italian show on 7 August.
The performance will be a special one for Mahmood, as he explained to fans on social media:
“The Fugees’ The Score is the first album I ever bought, but The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the album that I’ve listen to the most in my life. On August 7th I’ll open Lauryn Hill’s concert at the Locus Festival, and I just can’t believe it.”
And there’s more music to come. A new single is in the pipeline — but fans will have to wait a little longer before being able to hear the “Soldi” follow-up.
What do you think about Mahmood’s success? Is he the breakout star of this year’s contest? And what will his next move be? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.