Katarzyna (Kasia) Nosowska (born 30 August 1971, Szczecin) is the lead singer of the Polish rock band Hey. She is also known for her solo career, which in contrast to Hey's guitar-driven rock delves more into electronica. Apart from penning Hey's lyrics, she is also a columnist in several Polish magazines.
She received many awards and holds the record for the largest number of Fryderyk awards, including multiple wins in categories Author of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. In 2012 and 2013, she was the art director of concert tour Męskie Granie.
Edyta Anna Górniak (Polish pronunciation: [ɛˈdɨta ˈɡurɲak]) (born 14 November 1972) is a Polish pop singer with a career spanning 3 decades. She is noted for possessing a wide vocal range of approximately four octaves. Górniak started as a musical theatre actress in 1990. She performed in the most popular musical in Polish history, the Tony Award-nominated Metro. Some of its shows took place on Broadway. With the performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 Górniak began her career as a pop singer in her native country and internationally. She is the recipient of the Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.
Shazza is the stage name of Magdalena Pańkowska, born May 29, 1967 in Pruszków, a female Polish singer-songwriter and occasional actress. She found fame in the 1990s with her massive disco polo hits such as "Baiao Bongo", "Bierz co chcesz", "Egipskie noce" or "Noc róży". Having been proclaimed "the queen of disco polo", Shazza remains one of the best-selling singers of the genre..
The Polish hip hop scene was born in the early 1990s, due to the popularity of American rap. Nevertheless, rap style in Polish music has its deep roots in the 1980s Polish punk rock, alternative rock, disco and funk music.
he first album by a Polish performer was East on the Mic by PM Cool Lee, which featured two songs in Polish. Lee was from Kielce, but Warsaw soon emerged as a center for hip hop, after KOLOR, a radio station, began broadcasting Kolor Shock, hosted by Bogna Świątkowska, Paul Jackson, an African American expatriate, Sylvia Opoku from London, and DJ Volt, whose crew, 1kHz, became performing stars in their own right in 1995. Volt also founded the first Polish independent hip hop label, Beat Records. Although the label did not last long, it did introduce groups like Trzyha and Molesta. In Poznań, PH Kopalnia's Polski Rap - Zakazane Piosenki (Polish rap - Forbidden Songs). Now known as Liroy, the former PM Cool Lee released Alboom in 1995, which included the hit "Scyzoryk" (Penknife).
The most recognizable Polish hip hop band abroad is probably WWO, which is no longer active since 2006. Sokół (who is also the owner of the Prosto Label and the Prosto Wear company) since then recorded 3 albums with Pono and 2 with Marysia Starosta (who is also Sokół's fiancée). Jędker abandoned the Polish rap scene to make dance music with Robert M as Monopol (for which he is mocked and disrespected by the present Polish rap scene and most of the listeners) and DJ Deszczu Strugi is an owner of Otra Barwa Studio.
Polish hip-hop artists are well-known performers across Europe, especially in the former Eastern Bloc. Many rappers from Poland are collaborating with artists from Europe, the USA and even Cuba.
Czesław Niemen (February 16, 1939 – January 17, 2004), born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki, and often credited as just Niemen, was one of the most important and original Polish singer-songwriters and rock balladeers of the last quarter-century, singing mainly in Polish.
Agnieszka Barbara Chylińska (born 23 May 1976 in Gdańsk) is a Polish singer-songwriter, author and television personality.
From 1994 to 2003, she was the vocalist for the Polish rock band O.N.A.. Since 2003 she performed as Chylińska. After a year later she released an album titled Winna. Since 2008 she is the judge on the Polish version of the Got Talent franchise called Mam talent!. In 2009, she released new studio album Modern Rocking (2009), Forever Child (2016) and Pink Punk (2018).
Elán is a Slovak pop-rock band, founded in 1968 by Jožo Ráž, Vašo Patejdl, Juraj Farkaš and Zdeno Baláž. It became one of the most popular Czechoslovak bands during the 1980s. In 1993, the group represented Slovakia in the preliminary round of the Eurovision Song Contest but having finished in fourth place, failed to qualify for the finals in Ireland. Elán's status in the 2000s is that of Slovakia's most successful pop group of all time; it may be the only Slovak music act consistently capable of selling out stadiums for their live performances. The biggest such concert took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2003, in front of an audience of 90 thousand fans. They performed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, Czech Republic as part of the championships' entertainment festivities.
Team, sometimes stylized as TEAM, is a contemporary Slovak rock band singing in Slovak and Esperanto. The band is well known for songs such as Reklama na ticho and Severanka. They are most famous for a single from their third album, called Držím ti miesto ("I'm holding you a spot"), which was included on the soundtrack of the 2005 American film Hostel.
Tublatanka is a Slovak rock band formed in the autumn of 1982 in Bratislava, Slovakia, best known for the hits "Pravda víťazí" (The Truth Prevails) and "Dnes" (Today). The band's classic lineup consisted of Maťo Ďurinda (also known as Martin Durinda), Palo Horváth, and Juraj "Ďuro" Černý from 1982 to 1992. In 1992, Palo exited the band, leaving Maťo and Ďuro to record their 1993 album with Maťo composing guitar and bass melodies. Ďuro left the band in 1995 due to complications with drugs. Currently, the band consists of Maťo Ďurinda, Juraj Topor, and Peter Schlosser.
"7 Seconds" is a song composed by the Senegalese singer, songwriter and composer Youssou N'Dour, the Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, occasional DJ and broadcaster Neneh Cherry, the British singer, songwriter and music producer Cameron McVey and the English record producer and songwriter Jonathan Sharp. It was released in 1994 as a single performed by Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry. It achieved much success, reaching the top chart position in numerous countries. It also won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song of 1994.