After Maneskin member Victoria De Angelis flaunted her Lil Kim circa 1999 VMA-inspired outfit on the pink carpet on the 2022 MTV VMAs on Sunday (Aug. 28), it was her bandmate Damiano David’s flip to trigger a stir throughout their electrical efficiency of “Supermodel.”
The bare-chested David had no downside exhibiting off his items, carrying chaps that uncovered his rear finish. For at-home viewers, MTV zoomed out on the group’s efficiency numerous instances whereas an undeterred David partied away with a gaggle of clad dancers alongside him. Regardless of the digital camera tips, Maneskin electrified the group in attendance and stored the vibes intact with their hit. In July, the rock quartet achieved its second No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart after “Supermodel” landed at the summit. Their first was “Beggin,” which reigned supreme for 11 weeks final October.
In a Might interview with Billboard, Maneskin gushed in regards to the making of “Supermodel” alongside pop producer heavyweight Max Martin. “It was cool as a result of Max and all of his workforce, they by no means tried to power us to do one thing that we didn’t wish to do,” mentioned David. “He mainly needed to grasp how we work and the way we’re used to creating music and what makes us blissful about music. He was very humble and mentioned, ‘How can I assist you to make it world?’ It was enjoyable as a result of we had been used to writing solely by jamming. This new factor of utilizing computer systems and stuff was actually thoughts blowing for us.”
Earlier within the night time, Maneskin notched their first Moon Individual after clinching a win for finest different video for “I Wanna Be Your Slave.” In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the foursome celebrated the historic victory, as they had been the primary Italian group to win a VMA award. “We didn’t anticipate to [win],” admitted David. “There’s quite a lot of nice, nice artists right here, so it’s an honor for us, after all.”
Maneskin was additionally nominated for finest new artist and finest group.