They won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Zitti e bunoi”. But it seems that Måneskin‘s road to global stardom is now paved by another song — “I Wanna Be Your Slave”. The Italian rock group has climbed to Number 7 on the Official UK Chart with the English-language number, which they performed at the Wiwi Jam ahead of the grand final.
The video from our online concert has now been watched 23 million times, and snippets from that have been shared widely on TikTok, helping the song rack up nearly 8 million streams. As the Official Chart company reports, the group are the first Eurovision act in seven years to enter the Top 10 and the first winners to do so in nine years.
Over the past twelve years, only three other Eurovision acts have made the UK Top 10. They are The Common Linnets with “Calm After the Storm” (#9); Loreen with “Euphoria” (#3); and Alexander Rybak with “Fairytale” (#10).
They’ve also unearthed another gem of a factoid: Måneskin are the first winners to enter the Top 10 with a non-contest single in 19 years. The last was Celine Dion, who entered with her 2002 song “A New Day Has Come”.
The waves the band are making are so big that Official Charts chief executive Martin Talbot has even issued a statement.
“This year’s Eurovision Song Contest heralded praise from many observers who celebrated the quality of entrants in the 2021 competition.”
“The fact that UK music fans have sent Måneskin into the Official Singles Top 10 this week (the first winners for nine years to do so) underlines this point and indicates that Eurovision is a powerful platform for launching artists internationally in 2021.”
The EBU’s Martin Österdahl added that “their popularity proves what a huge springboard the Eurovision Song Contest is.”
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Måneskin doing well on the German charts too
It’s not just the UK that’s welcomed Måneskin with open arms.
The trend continues on the Offizielle Deutsche Charts, where the band’s non-Eurovision songs are also reaching new heights.
“Beggin'” is currently at #2, while “I Wanna Be Your Slave” is sitting pretty just behind in #3.
Only global chart-topper Olivia Rodrigo has outdone them with her smash shit “Good 4 U”.
How are the bands other songs faring in your country? Are you surprised by their success? And do you expect them to keep on going? Let us know in the comments box below!