The Swedes won Eurovision 1974 with “Waterloo”. The Italians won Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti e buoni”. And now ABBA and Måneskin find themselves competing against each other for Best International Group at the 2022 BRIT Awards.
The five-act shortlist for the group category also features BTS, Silk Sonic and The War on Drugs.
Past winners of the award include U2, Foo Fighters, R.E.M., Fugees, and Kings of Leon.
BRITs 2022: ABBA and Måneskin nominated for Best International Group
Regardless of how that category goes, Måneskin have a shot of glory elsewhere. They’re also up for International Song of the Year for “I Wanna be Your Slave”.
Fifteen songs have made the shortlist, including Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “good 4 u”.
Måneskin’s song, which explores the many facets of human sexuality, gained widespread international attention following the Wiwi Jam at Home concert, which we published two days before the Eurovision final.
At the time, the band did not have a music video for the number. But the video they shot for the Wiwi Jam soon went viral as users took clips and posted them on TikTok. It’s now been viewed more than 48 million times. You can watch it at the end of this post.
International Song of the Year
ATB, Topic, A7S – Your Love (9PM)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ckay – love nwantiti (ah ah ah)
Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More
Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls
Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
Jonasu – Black Magic
Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – STAY
Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
Lil Tijay & 6LACK – Calling My Phone
Måneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave
Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u
Polo G – Rapstar
Tiesto – The Business
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears
ABBA’s BRIT nomination follows the release of Voyage, their first album in forty years. Earlier this year it secured a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year for their song “I Still Have Faith in You”. Shockingly, it is the band’s very first Grammy nod.
Are you happy with the shortlist in these two categories? Do you think that ABBA and Måneskin have a chance at glory? Let us know in the comments box down below.