|Also known as||Miszel, Miszanel, Majkel|
26 November 1990 |
|Labels||Universal Music Poland|
Michał Szpak (born 26 November 1990) is a Polish singer who found fame on the first series of the Polish X Factor in June 2011. On Sunday, 5 June 2011 Szpak and Alexandra Burke sang Hallelujah during the final.
Szpak was born in Jasło , a small city in southern Poland. He has two sisters and a brother. Szpak started singing when he was nine years old. He admitted he never took any formal music lessons. As a high school student Szpak was part of the Whiplash band playing mostly hard rock style. In addition to his musical accomplishments with Whiplash, Szpak has recently started recording his first solo album which is expected to be released later this year. On Friday, June 17, 2011, Szpak was on the lineup for the Orange Warsaw Festival at Stadion Legii, Warsaw, Poland. The other artists taking part in this year's Orange Warsaw Festival including Moby, Skunk Anansie, My Chemical Romance, Sistars, Plan B (musician), The Streets and Jamiroquai.
On August 28, 2011 it was announced that DRUTEX company, the biggest producer of PVC windows and doors in Europe, has become a sponsor of Michal Szpak first album. The album will be issued by Universal Music Poland, and the premiere is scheduled for later this year. In the album Michal Szpak will present himself as not only a performer, but also the author of several texts. Most of the songs, as the singer admits, will be made in Polish. "I am pleased that DRUTEX has decided to support my debut album, being confident of my talent
On December 7, 2011 Szpak performed as a guest celebrity on the finale of the Top Model. Zostań modelką (Polish for Top Model. Become a Model) show, an ongoing reality documentary based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model.
- XI (Michał Szpak album) (2011)
"XI" debut album recordings include the following songs:
- 1. "Pretty Baby"
- 2. "Rewolucja"
- 3. "Po niebo"
- 4. "Muszę biec"
- 5. "Sensualny".
XI Tour (2012) Tracklist:
- 2.Rock You Like a Hurricane
- 3.Kolorowa szarość
- 4.Carpe diem
- 5.Muszę biec
- 7.Teras In heaven
- 8.Pretty baby
- 9.Dziwny jest ten świat
- 10.Sweet child o’mine
- 11.Przychodzi czas
- 14.Are You Gonna Go My Way
Awards and nominations
- 2011: X Factor (Poland) Runner Up
- 2011: Poland Style & Design Awards for Creative Performance & Achievement Emerging Talent
- 2013: Golden Samovar - Russian Song Festival 2013 in Zielona Góra