Damiano David is a singer from Italy and best known as a band member of Måneskin. He shot to fame after covering the song ‘Beggin’ it received a lot of appreciation from both fans and critics. On Youtube, it gained tons of views and in the December 2021 Music Awards, he along with his band performed the song Beggin in front of a live audience, on their Youtube channel its been viewed over 3.2 million times during the time of writing.
Who is Damiano David?
January 8, 1999
23 years old
$4 Million to $5 Million USD
5 feet 11 Inches tall
Damiano David is from Rome, Italy. He started his career as a singer and since a very young age he traveled a lot because both his parents are flight attendants, he also has a brother named Jacopo. Damiano’s father is Daniele David and his mother is Rosa Scognamiglio. From 10 to 17 years old, David was into basketball and played as a point guard at Eurobasket Roma, a local club. However, he shifted his dream from basketball to singing which he was good at, David began singing at the age of 6.
While studying in high school, Liceo linguistico Eugenio Montale met his friends Victoria De Angelis and Thomas Raggi who happen to be the band member of Måneskin. David was so much into music he decided to drop out of school and pursue his career in music, his friends and family also stood beside him. Initially, David was not taken to the band by other fellow members because his style of singing was too pop, but David made his way to the band as the vocalist and began to perform at the competition. Currently, his style of singing and stage look is the main attraction, once he was held back for the same. Although David is Italian, he can speak French and English, since 2019 he’s been in a relationship with Giorgia Soleri, an Italian model, and influencer.
How the band Måneskin was Formed?
In 2016, the band Måneskin was formed in Rome. The word “Måneskin,” is the moonlight in Danish. Before forming the band, David, Victoria, and Thomas were high school friends and performed under no name. Now, the band consists of four members including Damiano David as a vocalist, Victoria De Angelis as bassist, Thomas Raggi as a guitarist, and Ethan Torchio as a drummer. Ethan was recruited to the band after they posted a drummer job position on Facebook. The band first performed at the local music event called Pulse, but with little success, they decided to write their song and then performed at Felt Music Club & School, it was the first performance in front of 200 to 300 people and eventually, they won the first prize.
Besides, they kept performing in the streets of the Colli Portuensi district of Rome. In 2016, they performed in the Independent Records Labels in Faenza around 30 people attended the show. Later, they toured Denmark performed several live shows, and gained fans in their journey.
Måneskin was first recognized after X Factor
In 2017, David, Victoria, Thomas, and Ethan participated in the X Factor Italian version, it was the 11th season. The band covered the song Beggin by the American Rock band called “The Four Seasons,” then Somebody Told Me by the band, The Killers, and Take Me Out by Scottish Rock band, Franz Ferdinand. Also, they performed the original song, Chosen. However, they finished the show second after Italian singer, Lorenzo Licitra.
Sanremo Music Festival 2021 and Eurovision Song Contest
From 2019 to 2020, they performed in London and worked on their new material. On March 6th, 2021, they won the Sanremo Music Festival 2021. Later, they participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 and represented Italy in Rotterdam, Netherlands. On 15th May, Måneskin surpassed other competitors such as Malta, France, and Switzerland, then went on to win the show with 524 points. On the day of the grand finale, their performance was top notch and became the first band with the first rock song to win the competition.
Journey of Måneskin
The band first released their Italian language single on March 23rd, 2018, the single Morirò da re was a commercial hit and on October 26th, 2018 their first studio album was released and their next single Torna a casa from the album Il Ballo della vita reached the top position in Italy. Also, they released the documentary titled This Is Måneskin on October 26th, 2018, it was the same day they released their first studio album. Fast forward, they released their fourth single Fear for Nobody in Jan 2019, and their fifth single “L’altra dimensione was released in April 2019.
In September 2019, they released their next single Le parole lontane which topped 5th position on the FIMI Singles Chart and was platinum-certified. On March 19th, 2021 the band released a second studio album, Teatro d’ira. The album consisted of several singles including Zitti e buoni, I Wanna Be Your Slave, and Cocaine. In which, I Wanna Be Your Slave and Zitti e buoni reached the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, also the single Zitti e buoni entered the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart and became the first Italian song to made into the chart after 30 years.
Furthermore, their single I Wanna Be Your Slave entered 5th on UK Singles Chart and became the first Italian song to be under the 10th position. Additionally, the band’s Beggin ranked 6th and entered the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and ranked 78th and then moved to 13th position. Their song Beggin and I Wanna Be Your Slave was certified gold by the RIAA. On September 27th, 2021, they released a live recording of Beggin at the Ronquières Festival. On October 8th, 2021, the band released the single Mammamia, and the official video was uploaded on October 19th on Youtube, till now it has been viewed over 18 Million times. Later, the same month the band made their US TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and performed Beggin. Following next, they performed at The Ellen DeGeneres, American Music Awards, and MTV Europe Music Awards.
(Image Source: Damiano David Instagram)