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Damiano David’s talent, passion for music, and commitment to his craft have propelled him to international stardom.
With his band Måneskin, he continues to captivate audiences with their energetic performances and unique sound.
Damian David’s Biography
Damiano David is an Italian singer and songwriter, best known as the frontman of the rock band Måneskin.
Damiano was born on January 8, 1999, in Rome, Italy, and grew up in a cosmopolitan environment due to his parents’ careers as flight attendants. From an early age, he and his older brother Jacopo travelled the world, exposing them to numerous cultures.
Damiano was a promising basketball player before pursuing a career in music. He was a point guard for the local team Eurobasket Roma, until he was 17 years old.
He attributes his basketball background to establishing discipline in him. His primary interest, however, was music, and he began singing at the age of six.
Damiano met Victoria De Angelis and Thomas Raggi in high school, who would eventually become his bandmates in Mneskin.
Damiano’s determination paid off after he was first rejected for his “pop” approach, and he eventually joined the band as the vocalist. He altered his demeanour and manner, adopting a new theatrical character that allowed him to express himself freely.
Mneskin was created in 2016, and they began their musical journey as buskers on the streets of Rome. Their big break came in 2017 when they came in second place on the eleventh season of the Italian talent competition X Factor.
This success resulted in the release of their debut studio album, “Il ballo della vita” as well as a tour in 2018 and 2019.
Mneskin’s popularity skyrocketed in 2021 after they won the Sanremo Music Festival and went on to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Zitti e buoni,” which eventually won.
Their win, however, was overshadowed by spurious charges of drug use during the final. Damiano voluntarily submitted to a drug test, which resulted in a negative result, demonstrating his innocence.
Damiano David has always been outspoken about his anti-drug stance. He is a firm believer that creativity emerges from a clear and healthy mind, and he sees drugs as a barrier to authentic self-expression.
Damiano, along with his bandmates, promotes an anti-drug message and strives to debunk the idea of the “alcoholic and drugged rock star.”
In an interview with Vogue Italia, he remarked that they wanted to exalt individual freedom while condemning substance abuse and servitude.
Damiano has dabbled in other creative endeavours in addition to his musical career. He portrayed Jeffrey in the Italian dub of the 2021 film “Cruella.” He also released a cover of the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” song.
Damiano’s vocal talent, stage presence, and distinct fashion sense have all contributed to Mneskin’s popularity. His charisma and natural frontman characteristics have been lauded.
His vocal style has been described as having a reggae timbre, which allows him to effortlessly manage a wide range of rock genres, from indie to glam rock to pop rock.
His androgynous appearance, influenced by 1970s hippy, vintage, and glam rock aesthetics, has made him a fashion star in Italy.
Damiano was in a long-term relationship with Italian model and influencer Giorgia Soleri in his personal life. They did, however, part ways in June 2023.
He was rumoured to be dating American actress and singer Dove Cameron in October 2023, and their relationship was verified after they were spotted together in numerous locations.
Damiano is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, in addition to his native Italian. He is a racial and LGBT+ rights activist who uses his platform to promote equality and justice. Damiano is also a fan of the football club A.S. Roma.
Damiano’s fascination with the symbolism of the Greek mythological character Icarus is an intriguing component of his psyche.
He has a tattoo of wings and an Icarus phrase on his hip, and he previously used the pseudonym “Ykaaar” on Instagram.
Who Are Damian David’s Parents?
Damian David’s parents are Daniele David and Rosa Scognamiglio. His parents are known to be of Italian origin.