They both captured the hearts and votes of Sanremo viewers. And Italy’s Diodato and Mahmood are also increasing their popularity on the national charts. Both have recently been awarded gold certifications for their newest singles –“Fai Rumore” and “Rapide” respecitvely.

Fimi – Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana bestows such an honour on songs which sell over 35,000 copies.

Diodtao’s “Fai rumore” goes gold

Despite two previous Sanremo participations, this is the first chart certification for Diodato. It’s a strong starting point for the singer-songwriter who is preparing to represent Italy at Eurovision 2020.

“Fai rumore” was the song with which he won the ever-popular Festival di Sanremo 2020. He will also sing it in Rotterdam.

Furthermore, the little lion of Sanremo may not be the only prize on Diodato’s shelf.

His song “Che vita meravigliosa” has been nominated for Best Original Song at the next David di Donatello, the Italian Oscars, on 3 April.

“Che vita meravigliosa”, the title track off the songwriter’s recently released album, is included in the soundtrack of the hit movie La dea fortuna (The Fortune Goddess) by Italian-Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek.

Mahmood’s “Rapide” goes gold

After his exploits with “Soldi” at Sanremo and Eurovision 2019, Mahmood’s career has literally taken off into the stratosphere.

“Soldi” went on to be perhaps the biggest hit of the 2019 contest. It went four times platinum in Italy and achieved chart certifications in several more countries, including France and Spain.

But his Eurovision entry isn’t his only success. The Italian singer-songwriter has already shifted over 535,000 units in Italy thanks to singles and collaborations like “Barrio” and “Calipso”.

From April, Alessandro will be on tour across Europe.

  • 15 April — De Roma in Borgerhout, Belgium
  • 19 April — Bataclan in Paris
  • 20 April — Melkweg in Amsterdam
  • 21 April — O2 Empire Shepherds Bush in London
  • 27 April — But in Madrid
  • 3 May — Technikum in Munich
  • 7 May — Gloria-Teather in Cologne
  • 10 May — Mojo Club in Hamburg
  • 15 May — Les Docks in Lausanne
  • 16 May — Komplex 457 in Zurich.

Read more Italy Eurovision 2020 news here.

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1 year ago

It’s a good sign for Italy, reading the contest thus far, that Lithuania and Norway are doing well so will Diadato’s Fai Rumore. Things could change on the night obviously, but I believe Diadato could win.

1 year ago

Two beautiful ballads, very different but both amazing

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

some explaining needs to be done on what those 35k “copies” represent: it’s digital downloads + number of premium streams divided by 130. free streams aren’t counted at all. congrats to our kings, that platinum plaque is coming soon!

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1 year ago

King Mahmood, Rayquaza ha power!

1 year ago

Congratulazzionni! Woo-hoo!