Ich Troje

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Ich Troje
Ich Troje (collage).JPG
Background information
OriginŁódź, Poland
Genrespop
Years active1995–present
LabelsKoch International Poland, Universal Music Poland, Sony Music Entertainment Poland, Etiennette Media, EMI Music Poland
Websitewww.ichtroje.pl
MembersMichał Wiśniewski
Jacek Łągwa
Agata Buczkowska
Past membersMagda Femme
Justyna Majkowska
Anna Wiśniewska
Jeanette Vik
Justyna Panfilewicz
Marta Milan

Ich Troje ("The Three of Them") is a Polish pop band. Ich Troje was founded in 1996 by songwriter Michał Wiśniewski and composer Jacek Łągwa. Since 2000, Ich Troje has been one of the most successful Polish groups. They have sold more than 1.5 million records since June 2001. Their songs are typically about love, betrayal and break-ups. They represented Poland twice: with "Keine Grenzen – Żadnych granic" in 2003 and "Follow My Heart" in 2006.

Members[edit]

Former members are Magdalena Pokora (a.k.a. Magda Femme, 1996–2000), Justyna Majkowska (2000–2003), Elli Mücke (2003) and Ania Wisniewska (2003–2010). After a series of auditions including fan votes, Norwegian singer Jeanette Vik was in December 2010 chosen as the band's next lead singer.

Eurovision 2003[edit]

On 25 January 2003, Polish TV viewers chose Ich Troje to represent them in 2003 Eurovision Song Contest by televoting. The band took part in the contest with the song "Keine Grenzen – Żadnych granic" (English translation: "No Borders"), a trilingual song performed in German, Polish and Russian. The song is a dramatic ballad, in which the singers express their desire to be astronauts, gazing down from space at the earth. As well as the beauty of the spectacle, they sing that from that distance it is impossible to see borders, flags and warfare. The theme of the need for peace is underscored by the multilingual lyrics, in which Polish is performed alongside the languages of two neighbouring states which have historically fought with Poland. The song received the maximum 12 points from Germany but none from Russia. The song finished 7th in a field of 26 entries.

A fully German version of the song was recorded as well. Another trilingual version (French, English, Esperanto) was recorded in 2016.

Eurovision 2006[edit]

The group setup was arranged to add a fifth member when taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, by adding the German rapper O-Jay (Olaf Jeglitza) of the German Eurodance act, Real McCoy. For Eurovision, credit was Ich Troje featuring Real McCoy and the song was "Follow My Heart". Their music was castigated by critics[citation needed]. The song finished 11th in the semi-final failing to qualify to the final.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Intro
  • Released: September 9, 1996[7]
  • Label: Koch International Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[8]
ITI CD
  • Released: September 18, 1997[9]
  • Label: Koch International Poland
  • Formats: CD
44
3
  • Released: May 24, 1999[10]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
Ad.4
  • Released: May 31, 2001[13]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[14]
1
Po piąte...a niech gadają
  • Released: May 16, 2002[16]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[17]
1
6-ty ostatni przystanek
  • Released: June 21, 2004[18]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[19]
2
7 grzechów głównych
  • Released: December 18, 2006[22]
  • Label: Sony Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
Ósmy obcy pasażer
  • Released: December 15, 2008[23]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
42
"—" 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
[1]
The Best Of...
  • Released: September 28, 1999
  • Label: Koch International Poland
  • Formats: CD
The Best Of...
  • Released: April 28, 2003[24]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 2003-04-21. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 2004-06-28. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  4. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  5. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 2001-10-14. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  6. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 2001-06-24. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  7. ^ "Intro - Ich Troje - Muzyka - WP.PL". Muzyka. 1996-09-09. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  8. ^ "Intro by Ich Troje on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2000-12-15. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  9. ^ "ITI Cd. - Ich Troje - Muzyka - WP.PL". Muzyka. 1997-09-18. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  10. ^ "3 - Ich Troje - Muzyka - WP.PL". Muzyka. 1999-05-24. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  11. ^ a b c "Golden - Platinum". Web.archive.org. 2001-05-24. Archived from the original on 2001-05-24. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  12. ^ a b [1] Archived August 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Serwisy (2001-06-04). "Ich Troje - ad.4 - Muzyka w Interia.pl". Muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  14. ^ "Ad. 4 by Ich Troje on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2001-05-31. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  15. ^ a b [2] Archived October 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Po piąte...a niech gadają - (okładka biała) - Ich Troje - Muzyka - WP.PL". Muzyka. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  17. ^ "1CD Po Piate... a Niech Gadaja by Ich Troje on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2002-05-16. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  18. ^ Serwisy (2004-06-21). "Ich Troje - 6-ty ostatni przystanek - Muzyka w Interia.pl". Muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  19. ^ "6-ty Ostatni Przystanek by Ich Troje on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  20. ^ a b [3] Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ [4] Archived October 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ Serwisy (2006-12-18). "Ich Troje - 7 grzechów głównych - Muzyka w Interia.pl". Muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  23. ^ Serwisy (2008-12-15). "Ich Troje - Ósmy obcy pasażer - Muzyka w Interia.pl". Muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  24. ^ Serwisy (2003-04-28). "Ich Troje - The Best Of - Muzyka w Interia.pl". Muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-01-11.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
PIASEK
with "2 Long"
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2003
Succeeded by
Blue Café
with "Love Song"
Preceded by
Ivan & Delfin
with "Czarna dziewczyna"
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2006
(with Real McCoy)
Succeeded by
The Jet Set
with "Time To Party"