Kasia Kowalska, 2009
13 June 1973 |
|Partner(s)||Marcin Ułanowski (formerly)
Kostek Joriadis (formerly)
|Children||2 (1 son, 1 daughter)|
|Instruments||pop rock, pop|
|Labels||PolyGram Poland, Universal Music Poland|
Her musical experience began in the 1980s when she sang as a female vocalist for numerous Polish bands, including Human, Fatum and Talking Pictures. In 1994, she started solo career releasing album Gemini. The album is said to represent her complex personality with the name following her zodiac sign.
In 1995, she took part in the Sopot Festival, where she won Grand Prix. One of the judges was Malcolm McLaren. After that, she released her 2nd album Koncert Inaczej a collection of her live performances and rock and jazz covers.
In 1996, she represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Chcę znać swój grzech... and finished 15th out of 23 and received 31 points (including 7 from three countries (Turkey, Greece, and Bosnia and Herzegovina but very little from the other ones). Afterwards, she starred in a movie called Nocne Graffiti and recorded a song for soundtrack of the movie. She also recorded a song to the soundtrack of a Disney movie, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - the prayer of Esmeralda.
She got involved in a relationship with Kostek Yoriadis, the future father of her daughter.
On 2 May 1997, she gave birth to her daughter Aleksandra Julia.
In 2001, was nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards as "Best Polish Artist" and won the award.
Kowalska writes all the lyrics for her albums by herself, reflecting in large part her own experiences, usually about disappointment in love. She is known as a true "stage animal" because of her strong vocal abilities and great communication with audiences. She collaborates with some of the best Polish musicians, including the great bass player Wojciech Pilichowski.
On 23 June 2008, she gave birth to her second child, son Ignacy Ułanowski.
Her latest album was released on Nov 10 and is being promoted by the single "A Ty Czego Chcesz".
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales||Certifications|
|Samotna w wielkim mieście||1||
|Ciechowski. Moja krew||17|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
- Barclay, Simon (2010-06-17). The Complete and Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Simon Barclay. pp. 102–. ISBN 9781445784151. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
|Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Anna Maria Jopek
with "Ale jestem"