Photo: EBU / Thomas Hanses

Ukraine’s Eurovision 2021 contestants Go_A are continuing to build on their recent success. Ukraine media are reporting that the group have signed to the major record label Universal Music Group. Go_A have also cleared up media rumours claiming that the group are releasing a collaboration with Eurovision winners Måneskin.

Ever since Go_A won Vidbir in 2020, the unique group acquired YUNA nominations, radio hits and performances at large Ukrainian festivals. The “SHUM” hitmakers are now adding major record deal to their names.

Ukrainian music microblog MUZVAR reported on their Instagram story that Go_A have signed a record deal with the major label Universal Music Group. The news was subsequently reposted on the Instagram story of @suspilne.eurovision, the official account of the UA:PBC delegation to Eurovision.

With Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish among its artists, Universal remains one of the biggest labels in the world. Perhaps for industry professionals, the deal won’t come as a big surprise. During and after the contest, Go_A’s music dominated Spotify charts all over the world.

Within the Ukrainian music industry, it’s very unusual that a band like Go_A has managed to sign itself to a major worldwide music label. In the country’s fast and lively music scene, most artists are signed to local Ukrainian labels or work as independents.

Go_A are not the first Eurovision 2021 act to sign a major record deal as a result of their contest success. Earlier, it was announced that Malta’s Destiny had signed a deal with Sony Music Sweden.

Go_A clear up rumours of collaboration with Måneskin

Go_A have previously talked about plans for collaborating with other artists from Eurovision 2021. During an interview at Atlas Weekend, frontwoman Kateryna Pavlenko told Suspilne that they are working on a demo with Australia’s Montaigne. Next to that, they are still in talks with Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears.

However, Go_A have confirmed there are currently no immediate plans for a release with Italian rockers Måneskin.

In recent weeks, it has been reported in Ukrainian and Italian media that the group are working on a track with Måneskin. However, Go_A frontwoman Kateryna cleared up the rumour in an interview with Ukraine TV host Katya Osadcha in the programme Svitske Zhyttya.

She said, “I don’t know where this information came from. Under the terms of the contract, I have no right to disclose details, but everyone needs to wait a bit because journalists are accelerating events too much.”

Last month, Kateryna told Ukraine media that the Måneskin rumour was “fake news that got out of control”.

However, when Osadcha asked if there might still be a collaboration later, Kateryna was reported to have smiled mysteriously and replied “Let’s wait and see”.

Are you excited to hear about this news? What do you expect from Go_A’s upcoming music? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Nougatier
Nougatier
1 month ago

I saw the collab with Montaigne coming. It’s obvious they admire each other.

Milos
Milos
1 month ago

They are so underrated it hurts… Talented, original and charismatic

Blackcat
Blackcat
1 month ago

Oh, congratulations! They could add a little bit of rock and sure they can do it without the Maneskin. Be yourself.

Vsl
Vsl
1 month ago
Reply to  Blackcat

BTW, the Go_A musicians are incredibly versatile and capable to play professionally even heavy metal – in the configuration “lead vocals (Kateryna) – guitar (Ivan or Taras) – bass (Ihor or Ivan) – drums (Taras or Ihor)”…

Blackcat
Blackcat
1 month ago
Reply to  Vsl

That’s why, they don’t need Maneskin otherwise people may think they’re not good enough.

Adn
Adn
1 month ago

It is wonderful especially considering the fact that nobody knew them in Ukraine (I am from here) before the selection. And a lot of Ukrainians did not believe a song in our language could be even in a final

Anatolii
Anatolii
1 month ago
Reply to  Adn

Lets say – “most of people”, not “nobody” 😉 Some people (i am from here©) listen their music before as well =)

Kirby
Kirby
1 month ago

I’m really happy about them. All the best to Go_A!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Kirby
Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Very happy for them, they became regulars on my playlists!

Vsl
Vsl
1 month ago

great news!.. Go_A deserve the World recognition…

esc1234
esc1234
1 month ago

Go A and Måneskin showed that eurovision can be the first step for world domination. I feel everyone will step up their game next year

Aeria
Aeria
1 month ago
Reply to  esc1234

Go_A also shows that you don’t have to *win* Eurovision in order to become famous

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

I thought the Måneskin collab rumour was already official…

Anyways, Go_A world domination as always ?

Last edited 1 month ago by Sot
Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

We tried to track down a source for the Måneskin collab, but everything led to a random Italian gossip site. They claimed it was mentioned on Go_A’s social media – but didn’t provide a link or screenshot of whatever was meant to be said. If Kateryna says it’s not confirmed, that is a pretty reputable source!

Heike
Heike
1 month ago

Maybe the Måneskin collab rumors came from this thread where they didn’t deny it? (Ngl, I believed the plans were legit too) https://twitter.com/_Go_A_/status/1397445836435509250
Either way, Go_A is awesome ?

DonutLover
DonutLover
1 month ago

So happy for them!
They showed what Eurovision is all about and created a path for all unique artists next year I hope!

Felipe
Felipe
1 month ago

They’re perfect and they deserve all the recognition and success they’re getting. ?

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago

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