Måneskin have another prize to add to their trophy shelf. The Italian rock band won the Best Rock award at the 2021 MTV EMA awards. Måneskin also treated fans to a live performance of their new single “MAMMAMIA”.

The group picked up their honour at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Budapest, Hungary. The awards celebrate the best in popular music, including regional awards.

Måneskin shared news of their win with a post on Instagram. The Italian rockers wrote, “Best Rock let’s go!!! This award means soooooooo much to us 💜 Thanks to the @mtvema for all the nominations and for letting us play on such a dream-stage + infinite gratitude to everyone who supported and voted us, we love you!!!”

 
 
 
 
 
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Måneskin were nominated in three categories, but only won in one. The group had also been nominated for Best Group (won by South Korean boy band BTS) and Best Italian Act (won by pop/rap performer Aka 7even).

There was stiff competition in the Best Rock category. Måneskin were up against stiff competition from veteran acts Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and The Killers. Måneskin were the only nominee in the Best Rock category to include a female band member.

Måneskin perform “MAMMAMIA” live at MTV EMAs 2021

And they were also able to prove why they were the worthy winners. Måneskin gave a scorching live performance of their current single “MAMMAMIA”. The band were dressed in flamboyant glam Gucci suits, but with lead singer Damiano wearing merely a sheer shirt, underpants, stockings, gloves and thigh-high boots — every inch the rock star.

Måneskin weren’t the only Eurovision 2021 act to take home an EMA trophy. Gjon’s Tears won Best Swiss Act. The “Tout l’univers” singer follows Swiss Eurovision duo Sinplus who won the award in 2014.

The Best Spanish Act was won by Aitana, who previously placed second and third in Spain’s Eurovision national final in 2018.

What do you think? What other awards do you think Måneskin will win? Are you glad that Må have had the chance to perform “MAMMAMIA” live instead of having to do yet another performance of “Beggin'”? Tell us your thoughts below!

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The truth
13 days ago

The anti-establishment group wearing Gucci. Love it!

Alicia
Alicia
14 days ago

I’m super excited for both Måneskin and Gjon’s Tears, they deserve it so much. But I’m disappointed that you only gave Gjon one sentence in this article.

Babes
Babes
14 days ago

Next week they are up for an American Music Award and this Saturday for an NRJ Music Award in France! Fingers crossed for the AMAs!!

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

This is great! Congratulations!

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
14 days ago

Good news, I’m happy for them.

If Hungary still participated, and won, would this arena be gaurenteed to host straight away?

esc_fl
esc_fl
14 days ago

Congrats! I’d completely forgotten about the awards until Gjon posted about his win; he deserves it so much!

Roodi
Roodi
14 days ago

thanks to the TikTok kids

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

Damiano would be such a good Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror.

Pepemartnz
Pepemartnz
14 days ago

The sad thing about it, it’s that no one of those voters know any song apart from Beggin…..

Sav001
Sav001
13 days ago
Reply to  Pepemartnz

And you know this how?

Chingiz Tulegenov
Chingiz Tulegenov
14 days ago

Big congrats to Maneskin! It’s such a huge win! And I’m super glad they didn’t perform Begging