Margaret (singer)

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Margaret
Małgorzata Jamroży.jpg
Background information
Birth name Małgorzata Jamroży
Born (1991-06-30) 30 June 1991 (age 23)
Stargard Szczeciński, Poland
Genres Pop
Occupations
  • Singer-songwriter
  • fashion blogger
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • saxophone (early)[1]
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Website margaret-j.blogspot.com

Małgorzata Jamroży (born June 30, 1991), known by her stage name Margaret, is a Polish singer and fashion blogger.[2] In late 2012, Jamroży signed a recording contract with German record label Mach1 Records, eventually partnered with Universal Music Poland, and released her first major debut single, "Thank You Very Much", released in February 2013.[3]

Her debut EP, All I Need, was released on July 30, 2013.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jamroży's career began during her senior year, as a singer-songwriter for the band oNieboLepiej (trans. "Much Better"), created in early January 2009.[5] During the same year, Jamroży was a winner on the 254th episode of Polish reality-singing competition show Szansa na sukces (trans. Chance for Success),[6] where she sang "Znam Cię na pamięć", originally sung by Monika Brodka, and performed during the main annual concert at the Congress Hall in Warsaw.[7] In 2010, she starred in the musical Rent at the Szczecin Opera in the Castle.[8] Jamroży had also been a singer-songwriter for the Gosia Jamroży Project (also known as the Margaret J. Project), a band she co-created, and performed at the semi-finals of the Coke Live Fresh Noise 2010.[9]

2012–2013: "Thank You Very Much"[edit]

Jamroży collaborated with award-winning director Chris Piliero (who regularly collaborates with The Black Keys, Britney Spears, and Ke$ha) to create a controversial music video for her debut single, "Thank You Very Much", in which she was surrounded by thirty naked extras; the video was banned from YouTube.[10] With this work, Jamroży aimed to propose rights for nudity under the slogan "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity".[11] Jamroży defended her position by saying that "even though YouTube, considered one of the leading defenders for freedom of speech of the 21st century, censored the video, I'm happy that my fans are able to understand it in another way."[11] The song was released in Poland for digital download on February 21, 2013, and charted #2 on the Polish Airplay Chart,[12] as well as #41 and #38 on Media Control Charts[13] and Austria Top 40,[14] respectively. She also performed "Thank You Very Much" during the Forest Opera "Trendy" concert at the 2012 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival[15] and "Największe Przeboje Roku" (trans. Biggest Hits of the Year) concert at the 2013 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival.[16]

2013: Baltic Song Contest, Eska Music Awards, and All I Need[edit]

On July 4, 2013, Jamroży’s second consecutive single, "Tell Me How Are Ya", premiered exclusively on Radio Eska, and was released for digital download on July 9.[17] She also performed at the Lato ZET i Dwójki 2013 (trans. Summer ZET and TVP2) concert in Słubice, Poland, where she sang "Thank You Very Much".[18]

In late July, Jamroży was chosen to represent Poland at the Baltic Song Contest 2013,[19] where she sang "Thank You Very Much" and "I Get Along", taking second place.[20] July 30 saw the release of her EP, All I Need, debuting at #50 on the OLiS Charts.[21] During late August, she performed at the Stars for Free 2013 concert in Berlin, Germany, organized by German radio station, RTL Radio.[22]

Jamroży was nominated for various awards at the Eska Music Awards 2013, including Best Artist, Best Hit (for “Thank You Very Much”), Best Music Video (also for “Thank You Very Much”), and Best Debut.[23][24] Jamroży was also a nominee for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards category, Best Polish Act.[25]

2014: "Wasted"[edit]

On December 31, Jamroży performed her third consecutive single, "Wasted", during the "Sylwestrowa Moc Przebojów" (trans. New Year's Eve Power Hits) concert in Gdynia, Poland.[26] "Wasted", the first single from her debut studio album, was released for digital download in Poland on January 15, 2014.[27] The day before, orange.pl kicked off the premiere of the music video for the song, directed by Julia Bui Ngoc.[28]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
Add the Blonde

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[29]
All I Need 50

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
POL
[30]
POL
New

[12]
AUT
[31]
GER
[32]
2013 "Thank You Very Much" 2 38 41 All I Need
"Tell Me How Are Ya"
2014 "Wasted" 6 1 Add the Blonde
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Show Category Nominee Result Ref
2013 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival 2013 Biggest Hits of the Year "Thank You Very Much" Nominated [33]
Baltic Song Contest 2013 Grand Prix Award Margaret 2nd Place [20]
Eska Music Awards 2013 Best Artist Margaret Nominated [23]
Biggest Hit of the Year "Thank You Very Much" Nominated [23]
Best Debut Margaret Nominated [23]
Best Music Video "Thank You Very Much" Won [23]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Polish Act Margaret Nominated [25]
Róże Gali 2013 Best Debut Margaret Nominated [34]
Onet.pl Artist of the Year Margaret 8th Place [35]
Music Video of the Year "Thank You Very Much" 2nd Place [36]
2014 Wiktory 2013 Star Song Margaret Nominated [37]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Polish Star Margaret Nominated [38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Margaret - Biography - Music". WP.PL Music. Virtual Poland. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Małgorzata "Margaret" Jamroży z hitem "Thank You Very Much" pełnym golasów podbija Polskę i świat" (in Polish). Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Margaret "Thank You Very Much" (Video Premiere)". Josep Vinaixa. Ultimate Music. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "All I Need - Margaret". Empik. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Curious oNieboLepiej Concert on Monday". ArcyRadio. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "List of Szansa na sukces Episodes". Wikipedia. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Final Concert of Chance for Success". TVP. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Margaret J - The New Star of the Internet". Regional Media Ltd. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Margaret J. Project". SoundCloud. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Margaret - Thank You Very Much (Official Video)". Margaret. YouTube. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Freedom, Equality, and Femininity. MARGARET". Stradivarius Magazine. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Top Airplay - News". ZPAV. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
    "Top Airplay - News". ZPAV. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Single - Margaret - "Thank You Very Much"". Media Control Charts. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Single - Margaret - "Thank You Very Much"". AustrianCharts.at. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Margaret wystąpi na festiwalu "Sopot Top Trendy" 2012". rmf24.pl. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ "TOPtrendy Sopot Festival 2013 - Day II". Eska.pl. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Tell Me How Are Ya - Single". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Summer ZET and Twos 2013 - Part 1". TVP. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  19. ^ "She Will Represent Poland In Front of All of Europe". Edipresse. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Margaret Was A Great Success in Sweden". Polskie Radio. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Official List of Sales". OLiS. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Margaret on Stars for Free 2013". Edipresse. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b c d e "We Know The ESKA Music Awards Nominations". Onet.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  24. ^ "ESKA Music Awards 2013: Margaret Won ESKA TV Award - Best Video". Eska.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "MTV Europe Music Awards 2013: Nominations". Onet.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Margaret - Wasted: The new song premiered on New Year's Eve in Gdynia". Eska.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Wasted (Radio Version) - Margaret". Deezer. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Margaret - "Wasted"". orange.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  29. ^ "OLiS – sales for the period 05.08.2013 – 11.08.2013". Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  30. ^ "Top Airplay". ZPAV. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  31. ^ "DISCOGRAPHIE MARGARET" (in German). Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  32. ^ "DISCOGRAPHIE Margaret" (in German). Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  33. ^ "TOPtrendy Sopot Festival 2013 - Who Won the Hit of the Year?". Eska.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  34. ^ "MARGARET - See her performance of "Roses Gala 2013"". Burda. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Top 2013: Artist, CD, Song and Video of the Year". Onet.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  36. ^ "Top 2013: Artist, CD, Song and Video of the Year". Onet.pl. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  37. ^ "Gala Wiktory 2013 - nominowani. Kiedy zostaną wręczone Wiktory?". Eska.pl. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Kids Choice Awards 2014: nominacje przyznane! Gdzie i kiedy oglądać galę Kids Choice Awards 2014?". Eska.pl. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 

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