Farid Mammadov

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Fərid Məmmədov
Farid Mammadov at Eurovision Song Contest 2013 press conference
Farid Mammadov at Eurovision Song Contest 2013 press conference
Background information
Born (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 31)
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, USSR
Genrespop, R&B, soul, jazz
Occupation(s)singer composer sportsman
Years active2000–present

Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijani: Fərid Məmmədov; born 30 August 1991, in Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer. He represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Hold Me" and came second after Denmark.


Early life and career[edit]

Mammadov was born in Baku, to Asif Mammadov, a professional judoka and amateur rock musician, and Maya Mammadova, a silver-winning Soviet gymnast.[1] Farid Mammadov studied at the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts.

Since childhood, Mammadov sang in the Bulbul ensemble managed by Aybaniz Hashimova. For a long time he was a soloist of this ensemble. He has been interested in soul and jazz since age 8 and cites Stevie Wonder as a major influence.[2]

Mammadov is the author of Gal yanima (Come to Me), one of the songs which he performed during the Azerbaijani Eurovision selection tour.[2]

Besides music, he also practices Greco-Roman wrestling and capoeira.[3]

In 2013, he participated at opening ceremony of the "Gold Grand Prix" international wrestling tournament

In 2015, he participated at the closing of the 1st European Games where he sang the national anthem of Azerbaijan with Sabina Babayeva


Farid Mammadov at Eurovision 2013

In March 2013 Farid won the Azerbaijani national final for the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest 2013 which was held in Malmö, Sweden in May 2013. Mammadov was the first male solo singer to represent Azerbaijan in the contest. His performance was staged by Fokas Evangelinos, a Greek choreographer who directed the Eurovision performances of Sakis Rouvas and Ani Lorak.[4] Azerbaijan placed 2nd in the 2013 competition, receiving ten 12-point scores and 234 points.

For the first time in the history of Azerbaijan's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, he was awarded the Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award.


In April 2016, Farid Mammadov married a woman named Nigar in a private ceremony.[5] The couple soon moved to Los Angeles, California, where they welcomed their newborn son in January 2019.[6]



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2012 "Gəl yanıma" Non-album singles
2013 "İnan"
"Hold Me" 92 73
"—" denotes release that did not chart or was not released.


  1. ^ Farid Mammadov Archived 3 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Europe 2013.
  2. ^ a b Farid Mammadov's Rivals at Eurovision 2013 Archived 29 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Echo. 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ Farid kicks off his European promotional tour Archived 27 June 2013 at archive.today. ITV. 30 March 2013.
  4. ^ Farid Mammadov in Greece Archived 23 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Zerkalo. 9 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Женился азербайджанский участник «Евровидения 2013» Фарид Мамедов – ФОТО – ВИДЕО".
  6. ^ "Азербайджанский участник «Евровидения» стал отцом в США – ФОТО".
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Farid Mammadov". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 29 May 2016.
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Farid Mammadov". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 30 December 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by