Kari Amirian

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BornKarolina Bis
Świnoujście, Poland
Alma materFryderyk Chopin University of Music
Musical career
Genrespop, alternative pop, alternative music

Karolina Amirian (born in Świnoujście[1]) is a Polish pop and alternative singer and music producer.[2] In 2013, she was nominated for the Polish music award Fryderyk in the category Debut of the Year.[3]


Kari moved to Warsaw at the age of 13 to study in a music school.[4] She graduated from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and Postgraduate Jazz Studium in Warsaw.[1][5]

Her first studio album Daddy Says I'm Special was released in December 2011 as Kari Amirian through Nextpop and Polish music journalists called it one of the most interesting recent debuts.[6] She was compared to Scandinavian artists such as Lykke Li, Stina Nordenstam, Björk, Junip and Mum.[1][7][8]

In 2012, she was invited by Kasia Nosowska to participate in the Męskie Granie concert tour, as well as performed at Open'er Festival and Malta Festival Poznań, among others.[5][8] In 2013, Kari was nominated to prestigious Polish music award Fryderyk in the category Debut of the Year.[3]

In December 2012 she came to England where she started collaboration with Jon Headley (music producer and leader of the band called Modo Stare), John Pullan, Callum Harvie & Chris Headley and produced her second studio album, Wounds and Bruises, was released on 3 December 2013. The album was produced by Kari and Jon Headley, was promoted by the single "Hurry Up".[9]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2013 she moved to Leeds, UK.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Daddy Says I'm Special
  • Released: 5 December 2011[10]
  • Label: Nextpop
Wounds and Bruises
  • Released: 3 December 2013
  • Label: Nextpop

Charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"The Winter is Back" 2012 26 Daddy Says I'm Special
"Jump into My Heart and Stay" 39

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Album Director Source
"Jump into My Heart and Stay" 2012 Daddy Says I'm Special Alan Kępski [12]
"Hurry Up" 2013 Wounds and Bruises Zuza Krajewska [13]

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Kari Amirian Debut of the Year Nominated[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Kari Amirian w Siódemkach. Skandynawski chłód w środku lata" (in Polish). Gazeta.pl. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  2. ^ "Kari Amirian - Daddy Says I'm Special" (in Polish). magazyngitarzysta.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  3. ^ a b c "Nominowani i laureaci 2013 :: Nagroda muzyczna - Fryderyk :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video" (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  4. ^ "12 lipca Kari Amirian zagra w Kulturalnej". Wysokie Obcasy (in Polish). 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  5. ^ a b "Granie na Żywo: Kari Amirian" (in Polish). ticketpro.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  6. ^ "Kari Amirian rusza w trasę po Polsce" (in Polish). dlastudenta.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  7. ^ "Kari Amirian Daddy Says I'm Special - patronat" (in Polish). popupmusic.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  8. ^ a b "Pianohooligan i Kari Amirian nominowani do nagrody Fryderyka" (in Polish). malta-festival.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  9. ^ "Kari: Otworzyłam się na drugiego człowieka" (in Polish). Polskie Radio. 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  10. ^ "Płyta Daddy Says I'm Special - Kari Amirian" (in Polish). Onet.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  11. ^ "LP3 - statystyki dla wykonawcy Kari Amirian" (in Polish). LP3.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  12. ^ "Kari Amirian - Jump Into My Heart And Stay (official music video)". YouTube. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  13. ^ "KARI - Hurry Up [official music video]". YouTube. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-11-10.

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