Ewa Farna

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Ewa Farna
Ewa Farna Luxor 2014.JPG
Ewa Farna, May 2014
Background information
Birth name Ewa Farna
Born (1993-08-12) 12 August 1993 (age 21)
Třinec, Czech Republic
Genres Pop rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, lyricist
Instruments Vocals, drums, keyboards
Years active 2006–present
Labels Universal Music Poland, Magic Records
Website www.ewafarna.cz (Czech)
www.ewafarna.pl (Polish)

Ewa Farna (born 12 August 1993) is a Polish pop rock singer from the Czech Republic. Farna released three studio albums with Czech lyrics, which sold platinum in the Czech Republic and were later re-recorded and released with Polish lyrics. Farna is the youngest commercially successful singer in the Czech Republic. In 2013, Farna was a judge on Czech&Slovak SuperStar and in 2014, she joined the judging panel on the fourth series of X Factor in Poland.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ewa Farna was born on 12 August 1993 into a Polish family residing in the Silesian city of Třinec, Czech Republic. She attended a Polish Elementary School in Vendryně and an art school for five years. She also attended a dance school and learned to play the piano. Farna first attracted attention after winning local talent competitions in both the Czech Republic and Poland in 2004 and 2005. After being discovered by producer Lešek Wronka, she released her debut album Měls mě vůbec rád in 2006. This was followed by her winning the Objev roku ("Revelation of the Year") award in the 2006 for the Český slavík ("Czech Nightingale") national music poll. Her second album Ticho, which peaked at number two in the Czech Republic, and the Polish version of her debut album, entitled Sam na Sam, were released in 2007. After a tour, the concert DVD Blíž ke hvězdám became the best selling music DVD of 2008 in the Czech Republic. In early 2009, the Polish version of her second album was released as Cicho.[2][3]Also,in 2010 Ewa was included in one episode of "Hela w opalach".

Her next album, Virtuální, was released on 26 October 2009, and her 2009–2010 tour Buď Virtuální started on 3 November 2009 in Brno and closed in Prague on 6 December 2009.[4] The international leg of the tour also covered Poland and Slovakia.In 2010,Farna's Polish album "EWAkuacja" was released. In 2010, the album received many awards including "Viva comet 2011" awards for singles and the album in general.The singles from "EWAkuacja" are "Ewakuacja","Bez Lez" and later in 2011 "Nie przegap".2011 was a year of Ewa's 18th birthday,which meant a birthday concert would be.One in the Czech republic,with a DVD "18 Live",and in Poland with a DVD "Live,niezapomniany koncert urodzinowy".In October 2013,Farna's major comeback with her album "(W)Inna?" caused confusion.Many mistook the title to be a reference to Farna's 2011 car accident (read below).In 2014,Ewa's Czech single "Leporelo" came out with a music video,and song "Lesek" about her manager Lesek Wronka came out.


Traffic accident[edit]

On 23 May 2012 shortly after 6:00, Ewa Farna was involved in a car accident between the towns of Třinec and Vendryně. She escaped from this accident with only minor scratches.[5] According to a breath test she was, however, driving under the influence of alcohol. Her blood alcohol content level was recorded as 1‰.[5] She had been celebrating the passing of her matura the day before and fell asleep behind the wheel from exhaustion caused by a week-long cram session before the exam.[6]

Discography and charts[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CZE
[7]
POL
[8]
Měls mě vůbec rád 3
  • CZE: Platinum
Ticho
  • Released: 1 October 2007
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
  • CZE: Platinum
Sam na sam
  • Released: 9 November 2007
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Blíž ke hvězdám
  • Released: 10 November 2008
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
4
  • CZE: Platinum
Cicho
  • Released: 9 March 2009
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16
  • POL: 2× Platinum[10]
Virtuální
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3
  • CZE: Gold
EWAkuacja
  • Released: 5 November 2010
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8
Live
  • Released: 14 November 2011
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
14
18 Live
  • Released: 28 November 2011
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
6
(W)INNA?
  • Released: 21 October 2013
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Leporelo
  • Released: 7 November 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
11

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CZE
[11]
POL
[12]
SVK
[13]
"Měls mě vůbec rád" 2006 3 Měls mě vůbec rád
"Zapadlej krám" 2007 24 76
"Ticho" 15 35 Ticho
"La la laj" (Czech version) 8
"Tam gdzie nie ma dróg" Sam na sam
"Kotka na gorącym dachu"
"Jaký to je" 2008 6 Ticho
"Cicho" 2009 Cicho
"Dmuchawce, latawce, wiatr"
"Toužím" 14 35 Virtuální
"Ty jsi král"
"La la laj" (Polish version) 2010 Cicho
"Maska" 57 Virtuální
"Ewakuacja" 1 EWAkuacja
"Bez łez" 2011
"Nie przegap" 3
"Znak" 2013 3 (W)INNA?
"Ulubiona rzecz"
"Leporelo" 2014 10 Leporelo
"Tajna misja" 9 (W)INNA?
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

Other songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CZE
[11]
POL
[12]
"Oto ja" (with Jakub Molęda) 2008 Camp Rock soundtrack
"Stejný cíl mám dál" (with Jan Bendig) 2010 Camp Rock 2 soundtrack
"Nie zmieniajmy nic" (with Jakub Molęda)

Awards[edit]

2004
2005
  • 1st place in the European Youth Festival in Poland
2006
2007
  • RGM Music prize from TV Óčko: "Revelation of the year"
  • Album Of The Year: Best-Selling Debut of 2006: Měls mě vůbec rád
  • Rock&Pop Magazine: "Revelation of the year"
  • Anděl 2006: nomination for "Revelation of the year" award
  • Platinum certification for the debut Měls mě vůbec rád with over 20 thousand copies sold
  • Jetix Kids Awards: Best Singer
  • Český slavík: 4th place in the female singer category
  • Platinum certification for Ticho
2008
  • Anděl 2007: 3rd place in the female singer category
  • Týtý: 3rd place in the female singer category
  • Jetix Kids Awards: Most Favorite Singer
  • Český slavík: 3rd place in the female singer category
  • Srebrne Spinki award given by the General Consul of the Polish Republic in Ostrava for musical successes and promoting Polish minority from Zaolzie.[14]
2009
  • 1st place in Opole Festival (Superjedynki): Album of the year – "Cicho"[15]
  • 1st place in Sopot Hit Festival: Polish Hit of Summer – "Cicho"[16]
  • Album Of The Year: Best-Selling DVD: Blíž ke hvězdám
  • Anděl 2008: Female singer of the year nomination
  • Polish best singer nomination for MTV Europe Music Awards
  • 1st place in Best Female Singer in Musiq1 Television Awards (Slovakia)
  • Český slavík: 3rd place in the female singer category
2010
  • 2nd place in Music category – Telekamery Awards 2010 (Poland)
  • Winner in Pop Music category – Best Artist 2009 – Miasto Muzyki Website (Poland)
  • 3rd place in Singer Female of the Year 2009 – Bravoora 2009 Awards (Poland)
  • Winner of Zlote Dzioby 2009 – Revelation of the Year – RadioWawa Awards (Poland)
  • 1st place in Artist of the Year and 1st place in Hit of the Year ("Cicho") – Viva Comet Awards 2010 (Poland)
  • Eska Music Awards- Winner in Hit of the year (Cicho)
2011
  • 3nd[clarification needed] place in Music category – Telekamery Awards 2011 (Poland)
  • 1st place in Charts Award (Ewakuacja), Image of the year, Video of the year (Ewakuacja), Album of the year (Ewakuacja)– Viva Comet Awards 2011 (Poland)
  • Eska Music Awards- Winner in Hit of the year (Ewakuacja)
  • Eska Music Awards- Artist of the year
  • Eska Music Awards- Winner in Digital Hit of the year (Ewakuacja)
  • Mtv Ema Music Awards - Winner in Best Polish Act
2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "https://www.facebook.com/ewafarna/posts/10152079435405733". Facebook. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Chris True. "Ewa Farna Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ewa Farna Biography". ewafarna.cz. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ewa Farna official website". 
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  6. ^ "Ewa Farna: Nikdy bych nesedla za volant přímo od skleničky" (in Czech). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ewa Farna – Měls mě vůbec rád (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - Týden 200649)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – Ticho (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 42. týden 2007)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – Blíž ke hvězdám (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 13. týden 2009)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – Virtuální (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 4. týden 2010)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – 18 Live CD + DVD (IFPI ČR Hitparáda - ALBUMS - TOP 100 Týden - 201148)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – Leporelo (IFPI ČR Hitparáda - ALBUMS - TOP 100 Týden - 201446)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-11-18. 
  8. ^ "Ewa Farna – Cicho (OLiS – sales for the period 10.08.2009 - 16.08.2009)". OLiS. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – EWAkuacja (OLiS – sales for the period 03.01.2011 - 09.01.2011)". OLiS. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
    "Ewa Farna – (W)INNA? (OLiS – sales for the period 21.10.2013 - 27.10.2013)". OLiS. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  9. ^ a b c Gold certification awards - Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry
  10. ^ a b Platinum certification awards - Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry
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  12. ^ a b "Ewa Farna – Ewakuacja (Top Airplay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Nie przegap (Top Airplay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Znak (Top Airplay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Tajna misja (Top Airplay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ewa Farna → Slovak Airplay Official Chart → Rádio Top 100 Oficiálna". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Radłowska-Obrusnik, Martyna (3 April 2008). "Broszka dla Ewy Farnej". Głos Ludu. pp. 1, 3. 
  15. ^ "Płyta roku – „Cicho" Ewa Farna". Telewizja Polska SA (in Polish). Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
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