ANSA – First Italian band to win at prestigious video awards
Roman rockers Måneskin became the first Italian band to win the best alternative video prize at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. The video was for the song ‘I wanna be your slave’. “It’s extraordinary,” said lead singer Damiano David. “We didn’t expect this. “It’s an honour. “There were so many great artists competing”. After getting the award the glam-rock group took to the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey to belt out their new hit ‘Supermodel’. The band, who were busking in a Rome street a few years ago and came second in Italy’s version of the X-Factor in 2017, won the Sanremo Song Festival and the Eurovision Song Contest last year. Victoria, Damiano, Ethan and Thomas went on to appear on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, and shared the stage with Rolling Stones in November before playing the Coachella Festival in April. It was Måneskin’s debut at the MTV VMAs both as performers and candidates. The Italian foursome had also received a nomination as best new artists, but that went to American actress Dove Cameron.
MTV VMAs: Fans ‘furious’ as MTV censors ‘most of’ Måneskin’s performance
Independent – Måneskin fans were left disappointed after MTV appeared to censor most of the band’s 2022 Video Music Awards performance. The Italian glam rock band – Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio – performed at the VMAs for the first time on Sunday 28 August.
Maneskin Delivers Risque Performance of ‘Supermodel’ at 2022 VMAs
Billboard – Earlier in the night, the group notched their first VMA win for best alternative video for “I Wanna Be Your Slave.”
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Rolling Stones Italia – Damiano, Victoria, Ethan e Thomas sono i primi italiani ad affermarsi in una delle categorie principali dei premi americani. Moon Person anche per Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Bad Bunny, Jack Harlow, BTS
I Måneskin hanno vinto un MTV VMA. Il video della loro I Wanna Be Your Slave si è affermato nella categoria Best Alternative battendo Avril Lavigne, Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly, Panic! At the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Willow. È la prima volta nella storia in cui un artista italiano vince in una delle principali categorie internazionali dei Video Music Awards americani. La band si è anche esibita suonando Supermodel, non senza una piccola controversia (vedi news).