Monika Brodka

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Monika Brodka
Photo from a live performance in 2013.
Photo from a live performance in 2013.
Background information
Birth nameMonika Maria Brodka
Born (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 33)[1]
OriginŻywiec, Poland
GenresPop, punk, rock, alternative
Years active2004–present
LabelsBMG Poland, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Sony Music Entertainment Poland
Website[1]

Monika Maria Brodka (born 7 February 1987)[1] is a Polish singer, who rose to fame as the winner of the third season 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.[2] Brodka has received several nominations to the Fryderyk award, while her singles "Ten", "Dziewczyna Mojego Chłopaka", "Miałeś być" and "Znam Cię Na Pamięć" have all topped the official Polish Music Charts.

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.[3] In November 2006, she released her second album, Moje piosenki (My Songs), which also turned gold.[3]

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".[2] Granda was certified double platinum in Poland in November 2011.[4]

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 Bartosz Dziedzic.[5][6] 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.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
Album
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6

[8]

Moje piosenki
  • Released: 20 November 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
7

[9]

Granda
  • Released: 20 September 2010
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, LP, digital download
2

[10]

  • POL: 2× Platinum[4]
Clashes 1

[11]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
Mini Album vol. 1
  • Released: 27 September 2004
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2

[13]

Mini Album vol. 2
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21

[14]

LAX
  • Released: 30 May 2012
  • Label: Kayax
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, LP, digital download
35

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
MTV Unplugged
  • Released: 7 December 2018
  • Label: Kayax
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, box set
5

[15]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
POL
[16]
"Ten" 2004 1[17] Album
"Dziewczyna mojego chłopaka" 1[18]
"Miałeś być" 2005 1[19] Album (re-release)
"Znam Cię na pamięć" 2006 1[20] Moje piosenki
"Miał być ślub..." 2007
"W pięciu smakach" 2010 Granda
"Granda"
"Krzyżówka dnia" 2011
"Varsovie" 2012 LAX
"Dancing Shoes" (Kamp! remix)
"Elektryczny"

(with Dawid Podsiadło)

2014 Męskie Granie 2014
"Horses" 2016 Clashes
"Santa Muerte"
"Up in the Hill"
"My Name Is Youth" 2017
"Nieboskłon"

(with Tomasz Organek and Piotr Rogucki)

Męskie Granie 2017
"Wszystko, czego dziś chcę"

(with A_GIM)

2018 61
  • POL: 2× Platinum[21]
Rojst (soundtrack)
"Granda" (Rework)

(with The Dumplings)

MTV Unplugged
"Varsovie" (Live)
"Syberia" (Live)

(with Krzysztof Zalewski)

2019
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monika Brodka kończy 30 lat! Pamiętacie jej początki w "Idolu"?" (in Polish). RMF FM. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Khan, Andrew (17 November 2011). "Pop musik: the sound of the charts in … Poland". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Bestseller charts and awards :: Gold certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Bestseller charts and awards :: Platinum certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Płyta Brodka – "LAX" – Onet Muzyka" (in Polish). Onet.pl. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Brodka / Red Bull Studio LA / LAX" (in Polish). Retrieved 18 August 2013 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Nominees and Winners 2013 :: Fryderyk Music Award". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  8. ^ "OLiS – sales for the period 18.07.2005 – 24.07.2005". OLiS. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  9. ^ "OLiS – sales for the period 18.12.2006 – 31.12.2006". OLiS. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  10. ^ "OLiS – sales for the period 20.09.2010 – 26.09.2010". OLiS. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży: OLIS – Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  12. ^ "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia – Wyróżnienia – Platynowe płyty CD – Archiwum". bestsellery.zpav.pl. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży: OLIS – Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży: OLIS – Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży: OLIS – Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  16. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/airplays/pozostale/archiwum.php?year=2013&typ=skoki&idlisty=1030
  17. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070625155659/http://www.pifpaf.com.pl/airplay/lista_46_2004.html
  18. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20071025110135/http://www.pifpaf.com.pl/airplay/lista_07_2005.html
  19. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070625155659/http://www.pifpaf.com.pl/airplay/lista_27_2005.html
  20. ^ "Nielsen Airplay Poland". Archived from the original on 5 January 2007.
  21. ^ "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia – Wyróżnienia – Platynowe płyty CD – Archiwum". bestsellery.zpav.pl. Retrieved 12 June 2020.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Krzysztof Zalewski
Idol
Winner

Season 3 (2004)
Succeeded by
Maciej Silski