Margaret (singer)

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Margaret
Małgorzata Jamroży.jpg
Background information
Birth name Małgorzata Jamroży
Born (1991-06-30) June 30, 1991 (age 23)
Stargard Szczeciński, Poland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • fashion blogger
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • saxophone (early)[1]
Years active 2009–present
Labels Magic Records
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]

On February 21, 2013, Margaret released her debut single, "Thank You Very Much".[3] Her debut EP, All I Need, was released on July 30, 2013.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Margaret's career began during her senior year, as a singer-songwriter for the band oNieboLepiej (trans. "Much Better"), created in early January 2009.[5] The same year, Margaret won 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 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] Margaret 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]

Margaret 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, Margaret aimed to propose rights for nudity under the slogan "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity".[11] She 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 at number two on the Polish Airplay Chart,[12] as well as numbers 41 and 38 on Media Control Charts and Austria Top 40, respectively.[13][14] 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, Margaret's second consecutive single, "Tell Me How Are Ya", premiered exclusively on Radio Eska, and was released for digital download on July 9.[17] In the Summer 2013, she also performed "Thank You Very Much" during a televised concert organized by Radio ZET and TVP2 in Słubice.[18]

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

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

2014–present: "Wasted", "Start a Fire" and Add the Blonde[edit]

On December 31, Margaret performed her third consecutive single, "Wasted", during the "Sylwestrowa Moc Przebojów" (trans. New Year's Eve Power of 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] The single was 6th the most frequently played song in Polish radio stations.[29]

In Summer, Margaret collaborated with Thomas Karlsson and Mats Tärnfors, to create the official song of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in Poland.[30][31] "Start a Fire" was performed by Margaret at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Opening Ceremony on August 30 in front of 62000 spectators in National Stadium, Warsaw, prior to the Poland v. Serbia match. The event was broadcast in over 168 countries.[32][33]

On August 26 her debut studio album was released, Add the Blonde which has reached number 8 at the Polish Albums Chart.[34][35] The album received gold record certification in Poland.[36]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
[35]
Add the Blonde 8

Extended plays[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[37]
All I Need
  • Released: July 30, 2013
  • Label: Magic Records, Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
50

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POL
[29]
POL
New

[12]
AUT
[14]
GER
[13]
"Thank You Very Much" 2013 2 38 41 All I Need
"Tell Me How Are Ya"
"Wasted" 2014 6 1 Add the Blonde
"Start a Fire" 10 1
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Show Category Nominee Result Ref
2012 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival 2012 Trendy Artist Margaret Nominated [38]
2013 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival 2013 Biggest Hits of the Year "Thank You Very Much" Nominated [39]
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]
Glam Awards 2013 Star of the Year Margaret Nominated [40]
Hope of the Year Margaret Won [41]
Trendy Debut Margaret Nominated [40]
Róże Gali 2013 Best Debut Margaret Nominated [42]
Onet.pl Artist of the Year Margaret 8th Place [43]
Music Video of the Year "Thank You Very Much" 2nd Place [44]
2014 Wiktory 2013 Star Song Margaret Nominated [45]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Polish Star Margaret Nominated [46]
Plejada Top Ten 2014 Debut of the Year Margaret Nominated [47]
Sopot TOPtrendy Festival 2014 Cyfrowa Piosenka Roku "Thank You Very Much" 3rd Place [48]
Biggest Hits of the Year "Wasted" Nominated [49]
SuperJedynki SuperArtist without borders Margaret Won [50]
Eska Music Awards 2014 Best Music Video "Wasted" Nominated [51]
Glamour Awards Glamour Women of the Year Margaret Won [52]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Margaret J. Project". SoundCloud. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
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    "Margaret - Start a Fire (Polish Airplay Top 20)". ZPAV. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
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