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Italian Rock Act And EUROVISION Winners MANESKIN Looking To The U.S.

Eurovision winners making a mark in the U.S.

It looks as if Eurovision winners MANESKIN have really made an impression over the last year. And in just the past few weeks, it seems the band’s notoriety in the U.S. has really taken off.

That boost came after MANESKIN — vocalist Damiano David, guitarist Thomas Raggi, bassist Victoria De Angelis and drummer Ethan Torchio — won 2021’s Eurovision Song Contest back in May, representing their home country with the original tune “Zitti e Buoni.” Following that success, MANESKIN’s English-language single “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” a song now helping to bring rock music back to airwaves in the United Kingdom, started making a serious dent in the U.S. charts as well.

The band, who before Eurovision, won Italy’s Sanremo Music Festival, already have two albums under their belt, being 2018’s ‘Il Ballo Della Vita’ and this year’s ‘Teatro D’ira: Vol. I’, which contains “I Wanna Be Your Slave” and “Zitti e Buoni.”

“I Wanna Be Your Slave” hit the top of Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart for the week ending June 26, becoming MANESKIN’s first stateside No. 1. Before that, “Zitti e Buoni” was the band’s Hot Hard Rock Songs debut, starting at No. 23 on June 5 and peaking at No. 8 a week later.

“We are just four friends doing what we love,” David recently told British Vogue when considering the band’s growth over the past few months, “and we hope it continues like that.”

Check out the group’s official website at maneskin.it and check out some of their videos/songs below.