Kasia Kowalska

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Kasia Kowalska
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Kasia Kowalska, 2009
Background information
Birth name Kasia Kowalska
Born (1973-06-13) 13 June 1973 (age 41)
Sulejówek, Poland
Genres pop rock, pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Labels PolyGram Poland, Universal Music Poland
Website www.kasiakowalska.pl

Katarzyna "Kasia" Kowalska (born June 13, 1973 in Sulejówek, Poland) is a Polish pop rock singer, songwriter,[1] producer, and actress.

Her musical experience began in the 1980s when she sang as a female vocalist for numerous Polish bands, including Human, Fatum and Talking Pictures. In 1994, she started solo career releasing album Gemini. The album is said to represent her complex personality with the name following her zodiac sign.

In 1995, she took part in the Sopot Festival, where she won Grand Prix. One of the judges was Malcolm McLaren. After that, she released her 2nd album Koncert Inaczej a collection of her live performances and rock and jazz covers.

In 1996, she represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Chcę znać swój grzech... and finished 15th out of 23 and received 31 points (including 7 from three countries (Turkey, Greece, and Bosnia and Herzegovina but very little from the other ones). Afterwards, she starred in a movie called Nocne Graffiti and recorded a song for soundtrack of the movie. She also recorded a song to the soundtrack of a Disney movie, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - the prayer of Esmeralda.

She got involved in a relationship with Kostek Yoriadis, the future father of her daughter.

On 2 May 1997, she gave birth to her daughter Aleksandra Julia.

In 2001, was nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards as "Best Polish Artist" and won the award.

Kowalska writes all the lyrics for her albums by herself, reflecting in large part her own experiences, usually about disappointment in love. She is known as a true "stage animal" because of her strong vocal abilities and great communication with audiences. She collaborates with some of the best Polish musicians, including the great bass player Wojciech Pilichowski.

On 23 June 2008, she gave birth to her second child, son Ignacy Ułanowski.

Her latest album was released on Nov 10 and is being promoted by the single "A Ty Czego Chcesz".

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[2]
Gemini
  • Released: September 18, 1994
  • Label: PolyGram Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[3]
  • POL: 400,000+
  • POL: 2x Platinum[4]
Koncert inaczej
  • Released: November 20, 1995
  • Label: PolyGram Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[5]
  • POL: 400,000+
  • POL: 2x Platinum[4]
Czekając na...
  • Released: September 30, 1996
  • Label: PolyGram Poland
  • Formats: CD
  • POL: 200,000+
  • POL: Platinum[4]
Pełna obaw
  • Released: June 8, 1998
  • Label: PolyGram Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[6]
  • POL: 50,000+[7]
5
  • Released: November 13, 2000[9]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
3
  • POL: 50,000+[7]
Antidotum
  • Released: October 14, 2002[11]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[12]
1
  • POL: Platinum[4]
Samotna w wielkim mieście
  • Released: September 13, 2004[14]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[15]
1
Antepenultimate
  • Released: November 10, 2008[16]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[17]
2
Ciechowski. Moja krew
  • Released: November 29, 2010[18]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[19]
17
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barclay, Simon (2010-06-17). The Complete and Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Simon Barclay. pp. 102–. ISBN 9781445784151. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=6&lang=pl
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=118&lang=pl
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=223&lang=pl
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=485&lang=pl
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=631&lang=pl
  3. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gemini/id334522433
  4. ^ a b c d http://www.zpav.pl/rankingi/wyroznienia/platynowe/index.php
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/koncert-inaczej/id334542143
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pelna-obaw/id334515889
  7. ^ a b http://web.archive.org/web/20010524055951/http://www.zpav.pl/zlote/zasady.html
  8. ^ a b c d http://www.zpav.pl/rankingi/wyroznienia/zlote/index.php
  9. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/kasia-kowalska-5,480
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album//id334500950
  11. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/kasia-kowalska-antidotum,1725
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/antidotum/id334531331
  13. ^ a b c http://www.zpav.pl/rankingi/wyroznienia/regulamin.php
  14. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/kasia-kowalska-samotna-w-wielkim-miescie,3749
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/samotna-w-wielkim-miescie/id337155535
  16. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/kasia-kowalska-antepenultimate,243936
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/antepenultimate/id334532227
  18. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/kasia-kowalska-kowalska-ciechowski-moja-krew,291232
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/moja-krew/id434489839

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Preceded by
Justyna Steczkowska
with "Sama"
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1996
Succeeded by
Anna Maria Jopek
with "Ale jestem"