Łzy

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Łzy
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Łzy at concert in Dąbrowa Górnicza, 2008
Background information
Origin Pszów, Poland
Genres Rock music, Pop music
Years active 1996-present
Labels EMI Music Poland, Metal Mind Productions, Universal Music Poland, Warner Music Poland
Website http://www.lzy.pl/
Members Adam Konkol - guitar
Arkadiusz Dzierżawa - bass guitar
Dawid Krzykała - drums
Adrian Wieczorek - keyboards
Rafał Trzasklik - guitar
Sara Chmiel - vocalist
Past members Anna Wyszkoni - vocalist
Sławomir Mocarski - keyboards

Łzy [wzɨ] is a Polish pop/rock band.

History[edit]

The band was founded in 1996 in Pszów, Southern Poland (their name translates "Tears"). The members of the group all come from Racibórz and Wodzisław Śląski counties. Their first album, Słońce (The Sun), released in 1998 was not a success. However, the band found popularity with their sophomore record, W związku z samotnością (In a Relationship with Loneliness). Hit singles "Agnieszka" and "Narcyz" elevated Łzy to a nationwide stardom in Poland in 2001 and the album was certified Platinum in their home country,[1] having sold in over 100 000 copies. Despite the commercial success, Polish mass-media were reluctant to promote Łzy's music and the group was rarely seen on the television or heard on the radio.[2]

2002 saw the release of their third album, Jesteś jaki jesteś (You Are What You Are). It spawned three popular singles: "Jestem jaka jestem", "Ja nie lubię nikogo" and "Anastazja". The band's 2003 album, Nie czekaj na jutro (Don't Wait for Tomorrow), included the song "Oczy szeroko zamknięte", which was to become their most successful single. The song was awarded at National Festival of Polish Song in Opole. Nie czekaj na jutro was certified Platinum[1] and remains their second best-selling album. At that time Łzy finally got recognition in Polish media.[2] In 2004 Łzy recorded a song "Julia, tak na imię mam" for Eurovision Song Contest 2004, finally ending up in the second position in Polish elimination.

In 2005 the group released Historie, których nie było, but that achieved only a limited success in Poland. Two hits promoted the album: "Pierwsza łza" and "Przepraszam cię", with latter as an entry at Sopot International Song Festival competition. 2006 saw Łzy's 10th anniversary and the release of a compilation album The Best of 1996–2006. It included two new songs: a ballad "Gdybyś był" and a rock track "Puste słowa". Both singles became hits and the album sold well.

Ania Wyszkoni, the lead vocalist, left the band in November 2010 (two years after embarking a successful solo career) and was replaced by Sara Chmiel. Łzy's first studio album in six years was released in 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[3][4][5][6]
Słońce
  • Released: December 7, 1998[7]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[8]
W związku z samotnością
  • Released: March 5, 2001[9]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
4
Jesteś jaki jesteś
  • Released: May 27, 2002[13]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[14]
4
Nie czekaj na jutro
  • Released: September 9, 2003[16]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD
1
Historie, których nie było
  • Released: June 13, 2005[18]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
11
Bez słów...
  • Released: May 16, 2011[19]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[20]
Zbieg okoliczności
  • Released: March 25, 2014[22]
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[23]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[3]
The Best of 1996–2006
  • Released: July 7, 2006[24]
  • Label: Rock House Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
11
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
1996–2006
  • Released: September 4, 2006[25]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry
  2. ^ a b "Łzy kontakt koncert występ manager telefon". agencjawinda.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  7. ^ "Słońce - Lzy - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Słońce by Lzy on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  9. ^ "W związku z samotnością - Łzy - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  10. ^ "W Związku Z Samotnością by Lzy on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  11. ^ "Golden - Platinum". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on May 24, 2001. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  12. ^ a b c http://www.zpav.pl/rankingi/wyroznienia/platynowe/index.php
  13. ^ "Łzy - Jesteś jaki jesteś - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  14. ^ "Jesteś Jaki Jesteś by Lzy on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  15. ^ http://www.zpav.pl/rankingi/wyroznienia/zlote/index.php
  16. ^ "Łzy - Nie czekaj na jutro - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  17. ^ a b http://www.zpav.pl/rankingi/wyroznienia/regulamin.php
  18. ^ "Łzy - Historie, których nie było - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  19. ^ "Łzy - Bez słów - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  20. ^ "Bez Slow (Deluxe Version) by Lzy on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  21. ^ "Nie mam żadnych skrupułów - Muzyka". muzyka.onet.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  22. ^ "Łzy - Zbieg okoliczności - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  23. ^ "Zbieg Okolicznosci by Lzy on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  24. ^ "Łzy - The Best of 1996-2006 - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  25. ^ "Strona Główna". metalmind.com.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 

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