They’re currently taking the United States by storm, having appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and performed at the iconic Bowery Ballroom in New York. And now Eurovision winners Måneskin have another claim to fame: They’re up against the likes of Olivia Rodrigo and Megan Thee Stallion at the American Music Awards.

The Italian four-piece are nominated in the Favorite Trending Song category, which nods to the most viral songs of the year based on TikTok data. Their cover of “Beggin'” is up against offerings that include Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” and Popp Hunna’s “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”.

@wiwibloggs_officialMåneskin have made their US television debut. ##maneskin ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ Beggin’ – Måneskin

Måneskin nominated for Favorite Trending Song at the American Music Awards

Måneskin are in some very viral company.

Megan Thee Stallion’s “Body” music video started a global TikTok trend thanks to its intense choreography. It sees Megan thrusting her knees and thighs inward as she moves her arms with force and vigour before turning to shake her rear. It’s no wonder she recently released Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce in conjunction with a major US fast-food chain.

Also on the list is Olivia Rodrigo with “drivers license”, which was the first song to surpass one billion global streams in 2021. It also spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. Here in the UK, the song racked up more than 2.4 million streams in just 24 hours. According to the Official Charts Company, that meant it surpassed Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” in claiming the highest number of streams ever in a single day for a non-Christmas song.

 

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Favorite Trending Song Nominees at the American Music Awards

Erica Banks: “Buss It”
Maneskin: “Beggin'”
Megan Thee Stallion: “Body”
Olivia Rodrigo: “drivers license”
Popp Hunna: “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

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Måneskin going strong with 2017 cover of “Beggin'”

Måneskin’s success with “Beggin'” started quite some time ago. The band first performed the song in 2017 while they were competing on the eleventh season of X Factor Italia. They never released it as a single, but it managed to hit #39 on the Italian Singles Chart anyway and a year later FIMI certified it as a gold record.

Following Eurovision, the song found new life on TikTok, which helped push it up the charts elsewhere. In July the cover hit number 1 on the Spotify Global charts.

Beggin’ has spent 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and is currently in spot 15 — its peak position.

Its success in the United States may stem partly from the fact it has American roots. “Beggin'” was popularised in 1967 by the American Franki Valli and his band The Four Seasons. The song was subsequently reworked by the likes of  French DJ Pilooski and Norwegian hip-hop group Madcon. Musical theatre buffs may recognise the song from the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, which is about the Four Seasons.

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Luri
Luri
26 days ago

but beggin is not even their song?…

Last edited 26 days ago by Luri
ItaloJeck
ItaloJeck
26 days ago
Reply to  Luri

LOL!!

What about Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You? ???

hhhhurricane
hhhhurricane
27 days ago

What a cute name for a tiktok category ?

Roodi
Roodi
28 days ago

I voted for Meghan

Chessguy99
29 days ago

AMA is a fanbase contest, multiple voting over a nineteen day period. So, it’s possible for them to win if this gets publicized by Eurovision news sites and bloggers, and gets some coverage in Italy.

Last edited 29 days ago by Chessguy99
Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
29 days ago

americans sweeping at the mtv european music awards and europeans winning at the american music awards… the universe has found its balance !

sam
sam
29 days ago

as an american i think they could win this. i know dozens of people who are unfamiliar with their connection with eurovision and just really really love their version of beggin

Norbert Agius
29 days ago

I voted olivia better voice
Tired of them super overrated

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
29 days ago
Reply to  Norbert Agius

“better voice” ? nothing against miss olive oil but if you really think she’s some kind of vocalist then you need to watch her live performances lmao

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
29 days ago

Don’t think they’re going to win this but being nominated is still a huge achievement!