Marco Mengoni (born December 25th 1988) is an Italian singer-songwriter.
He rose to fame in 2009, after winning the third series of Italian talent show X Factor
His debut extended EP, Dove si Vola, was preceded by the single with the same title, which reached the top spot of the Italian Top Digital Downloads chart and also served as his coronation song.
In February 2010, Marco competed in the 60th Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Credimi ancora", placing third in a field of fifteen.
The song was included in his second extended EP, Re Matto, which debuted #1 in Italy.
After Marco's first full-length studio album, Solo 2.0, and after winning the EMA for Best Italian Act, in 2013 Marco won the 63rd Sanremo Music Festival with his song "L'essenziale": during the competition he was internally selected by RAI to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, where he performed "L'essenziale".
The song also became the lead single of the album #prontoacorrere, which became his fourth number-one on the Italian Albums Chart. In 2015, Marco released the albums Parole In Circolo and Le Cose Che Non Ho, which were part of the same artistic project, also including the live record Marco Mengoni Live.
In total Marco with his 5 studio albums won 45 platinum records.