Måneskin

Måneskin left a mark on the world at the 2022 MTV VMAs as the principal Italian band to be designated and win an honor

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While they should have been on everyone's radar by now — and for music lovers, they absolutely were — the 2022 VMAs marked the first time many people had heard of menskin. Thus, we've answered all your biggest questions about your new favorite band. Welcome to the bandwagon, kids!

Måneskin

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What does Måneskin mean in English?

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The word "monskin" is Danish for "moonshine". Menskin's bassist Victoria DeAngelis is semi-Danish, and her heritage and language inspired the band's elegant lunar moniker.

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Notable: While most American fans pronounce "maneskin" as "man-eh-skin" or "mahn-eh-skin", the band told CNN that the correct pronunciation was actually "man-ah-"skin". That said, they weren't offended and weren't angry if you say it differently.

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Why is Måneskin so popular?

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Måneskin is popular for a number of reasons:

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Their songs are good, their charisma is basically unmatched, every member is charming and stylish as hell, and no one else in the game is doing what they are doing right now.

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What happened during the Måneskin VMA performance?

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Måneskin performed at the 2022 ceremony at the MTV VMAs for the first time, and was promptly censored by the network, appearing on stage in front of the Prudential Center crowd instead of Italian idols.

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