Alessandro Mahmoud (born 12 September 1992 in Milan), known by the stage name Mahmood, is an Italian singer-songwriter. His mother is Italian while his father is Egyptian. He won the 2019 Sanremo Music Festival on 9 February 2019 with the song "Soldi". 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 "Giovent├╣ bruciata". He previously competed on the sixth series of the Italian reality television singing competition X Factor.