Miroslav Žbirka

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Miroslav Žbirka
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Žbirka backstage at the Krištáľové krídlo awards for the year of 2011.
Background information
Birth name Miroslav Žbirka
Born ( 1952-10-21) October 21, 1952 (age 61)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Genres Pop rock, new wave, folk
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1968–present
Labels OPUS, Bonton, Sony BMG
Associated acts Modus, Marika Gombitová, Ladislav Lučenič
Website www.zbirka.cz
An international version of the duet, familiar under title "The Love Song", was released on Žbirka's export album Doctor Dream (1981).

A new English version entitled as "You Know I Love You (Love Song)" appeared on remixed collection Like a Hero: The Best of Miro (2008).

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Miroslav Žbirka (born October 21, 1952) is a Slovak pop music singer and songwriter. He performs in Slovak, Czech, and English (he has a Slovak father and an English mother).

Žbirka was born in Bratislava. In the late 1970s, Žbirka co-founded two Czechoslovak pop music bands Modus[1] and Limit. He currently lives and works in Prague.

In 1982, he received the annual Zlatý slavík award for the best male singer in Czechoslovakia. After the separation of Czechoslovakia, he repeated this achievement in the Slovak annual Slávik award, coming number one in the annual end of year charts in 2002, 2004 and 2005.[2]

He had some performances with Jon Anderson in 2012.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1980: Doktor Sen
  • 1982: Sezónne lásky
  • 1983: Roky a dni
  • 1984: Nemoderný chalan
  • 1986: Chlapec z ulice
  • 1988: Zlomky poznania
  • 1990: K.O.
  • 1993: Songs for Children (designed for children)
  • 1994: Samozrejmý svet
  • 1997: Meky
  • 1999: Songs for Boys & Girls (designed for children)
  • 2001: Modrý album
  • 2005: Dúhy
  • 2009: Empatia
Export albums
  • 1981: Doctor Dream (aka Miro and/or Like a Hero)
  • 1982: Light of My Life
  • 1983: A Giant Step (aka Dear Boy)
  • 1990: Step by Step

Awards[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref
1977 "Úsmev" with Modus Bratislavská lýra
  • Audience Choice
Won [3]
  • Czechoslovak Authors
Won
1982 "Atlantída" Nominated [4]
"The Love Song" Villach Music Festival Won
Hitradio Ö3 Won
1983 "Nechodí" Bratislavská lýra
  • Czechoslovak Authors
Won
2002 "Čo bolí, to prebolí" feat. Martha Aurel Awards
  • Song of the Year
Won [5]
2003 Himself
  • Best Male Vocal Performance
Nominated [6]
2004 Won [7]
2005 Nominated [8]
2006
  • Hall of Fame
Inducted [9]
2007
  • Best Male Vocal Performance
Nominated [10]
Doktor Sen Best Slovak Album of All Time Nominated [11]
Sezónne lásky Nominated
Modrý album Nominated
2009 Empatia Anděl Awards
  • Album of the Year
Nominated [12]

Music polls[edit]

Zlatý slavík by Mladý svět, Czechoslovakia
Year Nomination Category Result Ref
1979 Himself
  • Male Singer
#18 [13]
1980 #19 [14]
1981 #7
1982 #1 [15]
1983 #2
1984 #3 [16]
1985 #4
1986 #4 [17]
1987 #4
1988 #13 [18]
1989 #17
1990 #18 [19]
1991 #20
Český slavík by Mattoni, Czech Republic
Year Nomination Category Result Ref
2000 Himself
  • Male Singer
#125 [20]
2001 #131 [21]
2002 #29
2003 #28 [22]
2004 #18
2005 #14 [23]
2006 #15
2007 #19 [24]
2008 #17
2009 #18 [25]
2010 #26
2011 #24 [26]
2012 #20 [27]
2013 #24 [28]
Slávik by FORZA, Slovakia
Year Nomination Category Result Ref
1998 Himself
  • Male Singer
#3 [29]
1999 #4 [30]
2000 #5 [31]
2001 #5 [32]
2002 #1 [33]
Rádio slávik #1 [34]
2003
  • Male Singer
#2 [35]
2004 #1 [36]
2005 #1 [37]
2006 #2 [38]
2007 #2 [39]
2008 #3 [40]
2009 #2 [41]
2010 #3 [42]
2011 #3 [43]
OTO by Art Production Agency, Slovakia
Year Nomination Category Result Ref
2001 Himself #1 [44]
2002 #1 [45]
2003 #1 [46]
2004 #1 [47]
2005 #1 [48]
2006 #3 [49]
2007 #2 [50]
2008 #2 [51]
2009 #2 [52]
2010 #2 [53]
2011 #3 [54]
2012 #1
2013 #1

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ "Slovenské slavíky mají Žbirka a Elán" (in Czech). iDnes. 2005-12-05. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Graclík, Miroslav; Nekvapil, Václav (2008). Marika Gombitová: An Unauthorized Lifestory of the Legend of Czechoslovak Pop Music. Prague, Czech Republic: XYZ. p. 56. ISBN 978-80-7388-115-3. OCLC 294939865. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
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