Monika Brodka

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Monika Brodka
Monika Brodka Life Festival Oświęcim 2013 (9).jpg
Monika Brodka in 2013
Born (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 30)
Żywiec, Poland
Occupation Singer
Partner(s) Jan Wieczorkowski (formerly)
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, violin, guitar
Labels BMG Poland, Sony Music Entertainment Poland, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Kayax
Website monikabrodka.com
Signature
MonikaBrodkaSignature.jpeg

Monika Brodka (born 7 February 1987) 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.[1] 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.[2] In November 2006, she released her second album, Moje piosenki (My Songs), which also turned gold.[2]

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".[1] Granda was certified double platinum in Poland in November 2011.[3]

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.[4][5] 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.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
Album
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: BMG
6[7]
Moje piosenki
  • Released: 20 November 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
7[8]
Granda 2[9]
  • POL: 2x Platinum[3]
Clashes[10][11] 1

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
LAX
  • Released: 30 May 2012
  • Label: Kayax

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POL
[12]
"Ten" 2004 1 [13] Album
"Dziewczyna mojego chłopaka" 1 [14]
"Miałeś być" 2005 1 [15] Album (re-release)
"Znam Cię na pamięć" 2006 1 [16] Moje piosenki
"Miał być ślub..." 2007
"Za mało wiem"
"W pięciu smakach" 2010 Granda
"Granda" 2011
"Krzyżówka dnia"
"Varsovie" 2012 5 LAX
"Dancing Shoes" (Kamp! remix)
"Horses" 2016 Clashes
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Khan, Andrew (17 November 2011). "Pop musik: the sound of the charts in … Poland". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bestseller charts and awards :: Gold certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Bestseller charts and awards :: Platinum certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Płyta Brodka - "LAX" - Onet Muzyka" (in Polish). Onet.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Brodka / Red Bull Studio LA / LAX" (in Polish). YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Nominees and Winners 2013 :: Fryderyk Music Award". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  7. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 18.07.2005 - 24.07.2005". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  8. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 18.12.2006 - 31.12.2006". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  9. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 20.09.2010 - 26.09.2010". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  10. ^ "Brodka "Clashes" - premiera już 13 maja". Elle (in Polish). Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "BRODKA - Clashes / PRE-ORDER Z AUTOGRAFEM" (in Polish). Sklepzmuzyka.pl. Kayax. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  12. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/airplays/pozostale/archiwum.php?year=2013&typ=skoki&idlisty=1030
  13. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070625155659/http://www.pifpaf.com.pl/airplay/lista_46_2004.html
  14. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20071025110135/http://www.pifpaf.com.pl/airplay/lista_07_2005.html
  15. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070625155659/http://www.pifpaf.com.pl/airplay/lista_27_2005.html
  16. ^ "Nielsen Airplay Poland". Archived from the original on 5 January 2005. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Krzysztof Zalewski
Idol (Poland)
Winner

Season 3 (2004)
Succeeded by
Maciej Silski