Monika Brodka

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Monika Brodka
Monika Brodka Life Festival Oświęcim 2013 (9).jpg
Monika Brodka in 2013
Born (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 27)
Żywiec, Poland
Occupation Singer
Partner(s) Jan Wieczorkowski (formerly)
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, violin, guitar
Labels BMG Poland, Sony Music Entertainment Poland, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Kayax
Website monikabrodka.com
Signature MonikaBrodkaSignature.jpeg

Monika Brodka (born 7 February 1987) is a Polish singer, who rose to fame as the winner of the third series of Polish Pop Idol (Idol) in 2004. She has since released 3 albums, including the 2010 album Granda which received critical acclaim in Poland and abroad.[1] Brodka has received several nominations to Fryderyk award.

History[edit]

Early career[edit]

After winning the 2004 edition of Polish Pop idol, Monika Brodka released her first studio record titled Album, which was certified gold after a months.[2] In November 2006, she released her second album, Moje piosenki (My Songs), which also turned gold.[2]

Granda (2010–2011)[edit]

After a four-year hiatus, Brodka's third studio album Granda was released in September 2010. The album showed a big change of musical direction, and was described in The Guardian as "drawing on electro, rock and roots music, but remaining resolutely pop in its approach and execution, the record has a vitality and adventurousness that puts most of Poland's alt-rock acts to shame".[1] Granda was certified double platinum in Poland in November 2011.[3]

LAX EP (2012)[edit]

In May 2012, Brodka released an extended play LAX, which was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles together with music producer and engineer Eric Stenman.[4][5] The EP contains two new songs in English, "Varsovie" and "Dancing Shoes", as well as some remixes. Brodka won the 2013 Fryderyk award for Song of the Year ("Varsovie"), and received two nominations in categories Album of the Year (LAX) and Artist of the Year.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
Album
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: BMG
6[7]
Moje piosenki
  • Released: 20 November 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
7[8]
Granda 2[9]
  • POL: 2x Platinum[3]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
LAX
  • Released: 30 May 2012
  • Label: Kayax

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POL
[10]
"Ten" 2004 Album
"Dziewczyna mojego chłopaka"
"Miałeś być" 2005 Album (re-release)
"Znam Cię na pamięć" 2006 Moje piosenki
"Miał być ślub..." 2007
"Za mało wiem"
"W pięciu smakach" 2010 Granda
"Granda" 2011
"Krzyżówka dnia"
"Varsovie" 2012 5 LAX
"Dancing Shoes" (Kamp! remix)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Krzysztof Zalewski
Idol (Poland)
Winner

Season 3 (2004)
Succeeded by
Maciej Silski