Mahmood’s song for the Eurovision Song Contest, “Soldi”, has gone platinum.
Italy’s Eurovision 2019 entry, “Soldi” by Mahmood, has reached platinum status, as over 50,000 copies of the track have been sold. Mahmood follows in the footsteps of Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro, Italy’s 2018 entrants, as well as Francesco Gabbani from 2017.
This is the first time the singer has achieved the platinum status in his career, and has since released his debut album “Gioventu bruciata”. The official music video on YouTube has also reached over 30 million views, with the number of Spotify streams sitting around the 20 million figure.
What is “Soldi” About?
According to Mahmood, “Soldi” is a personal outburst, built on the relationship that the singer had with his father. The singer was born in Milan to a mother from Sardinia and a father from Egypt, however his father was absent from his life after the age of 6. Mahmood explained that his father has married four more times and left children around the world. Find out more about the message of the song here.
Source: Eurofestival News
Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on six occasions.