Festival di Sanremo 2018 winning song Non mi avete fatto niente by Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro has reached Gold Status in Italy.
Non mi avete fatto niente (You did nothing to me), a collaboration between popular Italian singers Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro, won the prestigious Italian Sanremo Music Festival 2018, proving victorious in the Superfinal, surpassing Lo Stato Sociale and Annalisa, receiving 44,66 percent of the votes.
The song was subsequently released as a single from both Ermal Meta’s and Fabrizio Moro’s solo albums, Non Abbiamo Armi and Parole Rumori E Anni. The single has proven to be a massive hit in Italy and has now been certified Gold Status.
Ermal Meta shared on Facebook:
#nonmiavetefattoniente #discodoro 💛 grazie a tutti
While Fabrizio Moro recently shared a post about all the countries which gave Non mi avete fatto niente airplay:
Meta & Moro, being established solo artists in their own right, are very proud about the success of their musical collaboration, which they will also bring to the Eurovision 2018 stage in Lisbon, Portugal.
Non mi avete fatto niente is currently hovering between number 1 and 2 of the Italian iTunes singles chart, switching places with Sanremo 2018’s runner-up Una vita in vacanza by Lo Stato Sociale, while Il mondo prima di te by Annalisa is coming close behind at number 3.
On the Italian iTunes album chart, the Sanremo Music Festival 2018 compilation album peaks at number 1, while Ermal Meta’s solo album Non Abbiamo Armi is placed 6th.
Initial controversy and inspirational message
The path to Sanremo 2018-victory proved to be a rocky one, as Non mi avete fatto niente contained a chorus of the song Silenzio, which was a contestant in the Sanremo 2016 Newcomers Category, performed by Ambra Calvani and Gabriele De Pascali. Silenzio‘s lyricist Andrea Febo is also co-author of Non mi avete fatto niente, and concerns arose about possible plagiarism and breach of rules, which could have led to Meta & Moro’s disqualification.
However, the song was thoroughly scrutinized by the Sanremo commission and subsequently admitted into the contest, as the resemblance to Silenzio was inconsequential.
Non mi avete fatto niente itself was written in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing and is a heartfelt protest against global war and terrorism, lyrically referring to cities which have witnessed atrocities, such as Barcelona, Cairo, London, Nice and Paris.
Watch the powerful official videoclip of Non mi avete fatto niente by Meta & Moro: