Måneskin receive two BRIT Awards 2022 nominations

The 2022 BRIT nominees have been announced – with Måneskin up for International Group and International Song.

Måneskin receive two BRIT Awards 2022 nominations
Emily Carter

The full nominees for next year's BRIT Awards have been unveiled, with Måneskin among the names for International Group and International Song.

The Italian superstars will go up against ABBA, BTS, Silk Sonic and War On Drugs in the Best International Group category, while their banger I Wanna Be Your Slave will face up against the likes of Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and more.

“We are overjoyed with the news that we have received our first BRIT nominations today,” they say. “It has been such a phenomenal year for us, but one that we’ve been working toward from the moment we started playing together on the streets of Rome as teenagers. We want to say ‘Grazie Mille’ to our creative peers in the BRITs Voting Academy. And we gratefully thank and share this moment with our families and the people of Italy that have supported us from the start, and the legion of new fans that we have connected with across the world.”

“I am delighted to see such a brilliant spread of artists across the categories this year," says 2022 BRITs Chair and Polydor co-president Tom March. "It is great to see so many of the artists that have defined this past year have been recognised, all exemplifying enormous talent and creativity. It is a true testament to the power and vibrancy of British and international music right now. We look forward to what the public vote for as winners in the four new genre award categories, introduced to create even more opportunities for artists to be recognised, when the voting opens in January. I thank our Voting Academy for providing such inspirational nominees for the 2022 BRITs.”

Elsewhere, the Best Rock / Alternative category features Coldplay, Glass Animals, Sam Fender, Tom Grennan and Wolf Alice…

The genre categories (like Best Rock / Alternative) will decided by a public vote via TikTok, which will open on January 21.

The BRITs will take play at London's O2 on February 8, 2022.

Måneskin feature in a special one-off printed edition of Kerrang! celebrating the return of live music. It's available now in WHSmith and all of the best independent retailers, or you can order a copy to be delivered to your home.

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