Måneskin have today reached Number 7 in the UK charts with their single ‘I wanna be your slave’.
The winners of this years Eurovision Song Contest are the first winners to reach the UK Top 10 for nearly a decade, as Official Charts chief executive Martin Talbot explains:
‘This year’s Eurovision Song Contest heralded praise from many observers who celebrated the quality of entrants in the 2021 competition. The fact that UK music fans have sent Måneskin into the Official Singles Top 10 this week (the first winners for nine years to do so) underlines this point and indicates that Eurovision is a powerful platform for launching artists internationally in 2021.’
Loreen was the last Eurovision winner to crack the UK Top 10 in 2012, but Måneskin have managed to reach the UK Top 10 with a song that wasn’t their Eurovision entry; the last winner/non-winning-song combo to do this was Celine Dion.
Måneskin’s Eurovision winning song ‘Zitti E Buoni’ sits at Number 57 this week, having peaked at Number 17.
A third Måneskin track, ‘Beggin’ ‘(a cover of Madcon’s version of The Four Seasons’ hit), also makes its debut appearance at number 73 this week.
Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said of the news:
‘We’re thrilled to see Måneskin enjoying such success following their appearance in Rotterdam. Their popularity proves what a huge springboard the Eurovision Song Contest is and highlights the quality of both the acts and songs taking part.’
Måneskin’s winning song ‘Zitti E Buoni’ has also achieved success around the world, breaking the Top 10 of the Spotify Global Chart, becoming the most streamed Italian song ever, and hitting the Number 1 spot in Finland, Greece, The Netherlands, Sweden, Lithuania and the UK Rock and Metal charts.
Across the Atlantic, ‘Zitti E Buoni’ peaked at Number 22 on the US Billboard Global 200 (rising to the Top 10 when excluding American stats), with ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ looking to replicate that success when a new chart is announced this weekend.
‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ has also risen to number 7 in the Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50 this week.
The news follows US Newspaper The New York Times reporting speculation that Simon Cowell could be the band’s new manager.
Elisabetta Povoledo, reporter at The New York Times writes:
Some newspapers here wondered whether an Italian management agency had begun to feel too tight for Maneskin’s international aspirations, and the name of Simon Cowell, the mastermind behind “The X-Factor,” came up as a possible successor. The group has not announced who will replace Donà.
The band previously came 2nd in the Italian version of Simon Cowell’s show The X Factor. With Simon previously propelling X Factor acts such as One Direction and Little Mix into stardom, could Simon do the same for Måneskin?
But the band have remained silent on the matter. Last week the Italian web site All Music Italia dismissed the speculation, writing that the new manager is in Italy, adding:
“According to the rumors in our possession, Fabrizio Ferraguzzo will manage the career of Måneskin from now on.”
“For those unfamiliar with him, Ferraguzzo is an external consultant for Sony Music Italy and A&R of the company. Ferraguzzo is also musical director of X Factor, the talent show that, among other things, launched the band. He’s also music producer for artists such as the Pinguini Tattici Nucleari, Anastasio, Giusy Ferreri and many others.”
Hopefully the band will continue with a new manager who will help continue their success.
You can hear Måneskin’s song ‘I wanna be your slave’ below:
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