Award-winning singer-songwriter and music producer Mahmood Khan broke records again after his New Jazz EP rose to number one on the iTunes USA Jazz charts.
To say that the Jazz EP is faring well in the music charts is an understatement, as the feat makes him the first Australian artist and Pakistani artist to make it on the iTunes USA Jazz Charts.
Mahmood’s Jazz EP features the tracks “Imaginary Friend,” “I Have To Love You,” “Runnin,” “Call Her Up,” and “Identifier.”
Mahmood is the sole vocalist across the project’s five tracks, backed by production from renowned production geniuses J Will Michaels and David Allen Jones.
“Imaginary Friend,” a song he wrote and produced, has raked in almost 200,000 views since its release on YouTube on April 15th.
“The New Jazz EP echoes my goal of pushing for authenticity on the global stage. I am happy and excited to be presenting this new body of work to the world,” Mahmood said in an interview.
Mahmood said he has always pushed to build a mainstream global music brand with great songwriting backed with solid craftsmanship, impressive production, and feel.
A Pakistan-born Australian singer-songwriter, his last six singles have gone to the top of the charts.
Mahmood has taken the music scene into a whole new dimension last year after his album with Willoughby Symphony ruled the iTunes USA charts.
The album also made history by topping the US Billboard charts in the Classical genre. This earned Mahmood massive praise for being the first Asian-born artist to top the Billboard charts in this genre.
Mahmood also wrote and produced ‘Jagamarra,’ a folk-pop world music hybrid dedicated to Aboriginal Australia.
He also made a historical collaboration with American artist Cap L, which connected him to his Black American roots.
The track, titled “Sender to Return,” centered on the long history of oppression against Black people. It called for unity against incidents of police violence against African Americans that swept through cities across the United States last year.
“The collaboration sent a strong message of unity with the African American community to continue the fight that we have started. We will not let another incident of discrimination or violence against our people slide. It’s a call to end injustice,” Mahmood pointed out.
The song was written by Cap L, Ced Malone, and Mahmood and was mixed and produced by Dave Sheidene.
Back in 2009, he scored a Number 1 spot on the ARIA charts with his song Like the river recorded live at Sydney Opera House.
The Australian government has granted Mahmood citizenship in recognition of his contribution to the music industry.
His first solo album, which featured the legendary Artist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, sold over 6 million copies. He became the first-ever Pakistani-born artist to crack US world music radio stations.
Find the EP “Imaginary Friend” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1Klri6rlYnikwIQRjFKklm?si=REpnukJ3Swill5qgHDCVmQ