Former Eurovision winners ABBA and Måneskin have been recognised for their artistic and musical talent. Both artists have been nominated for a GRAMMY – one of the most prestigious awards for music.
GRAMMY Academy recognising new and old talent
Both ABBA and Måneskin, following their respective Eurovision wins, have gone on to international success. As a result, the Recording Academy has announced that both will be nominated for the chance to win a GRAMMY this coming February.
Måneskin is nominated for just one award – Best New Artist. However, ABBA – after releasing their first album in nearly four decades – is up for four awards. These range from Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album to the most iconic awards of Album of the Year and Record of the Year with their lead single “Don’t Shut Me Down”.
Other Eurovision artists get GRAMMY snubbed
Alongside Måneskin and ABBA, other artists that had taken to the Eurovision stage this year also had been submitted for consideration. From the class of 2022, Konstrakta, Maro and winners Kalush Orchestra had all been suggested for a nomination.
However, following the publication of the shortlist, none of the artists from this year’s Contest were chosen for their respective categories.
Måneskin’s Eurovision journey
After winning Festival di Sanremo in 2021, Måneskin went on to represent Italy at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. As they were representing Italy (who is a member of the Big Five), they automatically obtained a spot in the final, where they managed to win the competition, after receiving 524 points from the jury and televoters.
ABBA’s Eurovision Journey
Prior to their participation at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, the group participated at Melodifestivalen in 1973 with “Ring Ring“, which unfortunately failed to qualify. However, the group participated once again with “Waterloo” in 1974, which saw them take the win in Brighton.
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News Source: GRAMMYs
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