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!