Singer who competed for his native Azerbaijan in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. He is particularly known for a single entitled "Hold Me."
During his childhood, he sang in an Azerbaijani vocal group called Bulbul.
He came in second at the Eurovision Song Contest.
His father, Asif Mammadov, had a career as a Judo master; his mother, Maya Mammadova, was a silver medal-winning Olympic gymnast.
He was inspired and influenced by the music of Stevie Wonder.