Edyta Górniak
Edyta Górniak (born 14 November 1972 in Ziębice, Poland) is among the most popular female singers from Poland.  Her love of music began
at the age of 4, when Gorniak formed a band entertaining at private parties and dances.  In 1989, at the age of 16 she competed in a talent
show on a Polish television network. She won after singing Sam Brown's hit  "Stop!.  A year later she performed at the Opole Polish Song
Festival and received an honourable mention.  Over the next three years, Gorniak starred in one of the most popular and longest running
musical in Polish history, the much acclaimed Metro "Subway" and appeared in two musical performances of Do grającej szafy grosik wrzuć
(Translation: Put a Dime in the Jukebox). She also sang pop songs dated from the pre-rock and roll era of Poland as well as Polish versions of
songs written by Belgian Jacques Brel.

In 1993 Górniak participated in the Baltic Song Contest and finished in a respectable third place. In 1994 she performed in the Eurovision
Song Contest and was the first Polish artist to do so.  She won second place with the song "To nie ja" (That's not me). The song was also
released as a single in English, "Once in a Lifetime" and became the biggest hit in Poland in 1994.

A year later, she produced her first studio album, Dotyk (The Touch) which sold 500,000 copies - containing the hits "Jestem kobieta" (I'm a
Woman) and "Dotyk", which soared in popularity on Polish radio in 1995.  

In 1996 she signed a contract to produce five more albums with EMI International, in London.  At the same time, she continued recording
albums for the Polish market, and had three more hits:  Kolorowy wiatr (Polish version of "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney movie
Pocahontas), a club hit "Love is On the Line" (which was written by Kylie Minogue) and "To Atlanta!" ("It's Atlanta", Polish hymn of the 1996
Olympic Games).

Edyta's first English-language album was released in 1997 aptly named, Edyta Górniak. It was produced by Chris Neil, who was key to the
international success of Celine Dion. However, the singles When You Come Back to Me, and One & One received a lukewarm response and
had only moderate success in European markets, selling only 350,000 copies worldwide, and 150,000 copies in Poland.  Oddly enough just
one year earlier, Robert Miles rendition of One & One was met with success.  A second track from the album, Perfect Moment also received
rave reviews performed by Martine McCutcheon in 1999.

While that album was being promoted, Gorniak recorded another two hits for the Polish market; Lustro ( the Polish version of the hit song
"Reflection"  from the Disney movie Mulan) and Dumka na dwa serca (theme from the Polish film With Fire and Sword). They became the
biggest Polish hits in 1999.  She went on a nation wide tour after which followed the release of the concert album "Live 99".  In 2002, the album
Perla (Pearl) was released through Virgin Germany label, which was produced by the same team responsible for creating the success of the
Spice Girls.  A year later the English version was released, entitled, Invisible.  The track "Impossible" was the only single released from the
album and met with modest success only in Germany.  Sales in Austria and Switzerland were considerably worse than that of her previous
studio album. But the Polish version of Perla had good results in Poland.  The Polish edition, a double album, consisted of seven songs in
Polish including "Jak najdalej" ("As Far As Possible") and "Nie proszę o więcej" ("I'm Not Asking for More").  A year later she was dropped from
Virgin and after ten years of cooperation also broke away from her Polish label Pomaton EMI.

After the birth of her son In 2004, she started her own independent label -  EG Production and collaborated with Mathplanete, a Polish
production team, to record her new Polish album in a completely different style, that of chill-out club music. In May 2005, Gorniak released the
single Lunatique, which was performed in French. In November, Edyta married the father of her child, Dariusz Krupa, who was also a guitarist
in her band.

In February 2006 she released another club single, "Sexuality", marked the release by posing for the cover of the Polish edition of Playboy
magazine for the third time. She suddenly broke with Mathplanete unwilling to record more club music, and started to work on her new
international pop album, while looking for a  new major record label. She chose Sony BMG and their first venture resulted in the hit "Cygańskie
serce" ("Gypsy Heart"). It was performed at the Opole Polish Song Festival that June. In December of 2006, her English single "Loving You",
flopped.  In January 2007 Górniak sang the theme song for the movie Smocze wzgórze - the Polish-language version of the animated Spanish
movie Dragon Hill.

From 2007 to 2009, Gorniak appeared on the TV show "Jak oni spiewaja" (Soapstar, Superstar) and was one of the jurors for six seasons,
judging Polish soap operas who competed for a much coveted record contract. In 2007 she recorded a studio album, "E.K.G." under the Agora
label.  In the same year, the single "List" was also released, the Polish version of Celine Dion's "I Surrender:

The year 2008 marked the breakthrough in her career. She released a single, "To nie tak jak myślisz",  the movie theme of the Polish comedy
To nie tak jak myślisz, kotku.  A year later, her marriage ended.  She announced the release of her fifth album for the summer of 2010 but has
postponed it for release in Spring 2011.




Albums (Polish and international releases)
Dotyk (released in Poland, 8 May 1995)
Edyta Górniak (first released in 1997 in Japan under the title "Kiss Me, Feel Me", and containing 3 bonus tracks; in 1998 in Europe without
bonus tracks; in 1999 re-released in Poland as Edyta Górniak - Special Edition with 3 bonus tracks, 2 of them being previously released as
bonus tracks on Japanese edition)
Live '99 (1999, Europe)
Invisible (first released in 2002 in Poland as "Perła", with bonus disc containing 7 tracks in Polish; in 2003 in Europe; in 2003 re-released in
Poland as "Perła - Special Edition" with several bonus tracks and remixes)
Złota Kolekcja - Dotyk (compilation released in Poland, 22 March 2004)
Edyta Górniak - Dyskografia (released in Poland, 2006 - boxset with complete discography on 5 CDs & DVD with almost all videos)
E·K·G - (released in Poland, 12 October 2007)
Zakochaj się na Święta w kolędach - (released in Poland, 22 December 2008)

Singles (Polish and international releases)
To nie ja (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1994, promotional radio single)
Once In A Lifetime (EDEL, 1994)
Jestem kobietą (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1994, promotional radio single)
Dotyk (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1995, promotional radio single)
Kolorowy wiatr (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1995, promotional radio single; Polish version of Vanessa L. Williams's Colors Of the Wind
from Disney's movie Pocahontas)
Love Is On The Line (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1996; club hit written for her by Kylie Minogue)
To Atlanta (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1996; Polish hymn of the 1996 Olympic Games)
When You Come Back To Me (EMI, 1997)
Hope For Us (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1997, promotional radio single; duet with José Carreras)
Anything (EMI, 1998)
Lustro (released in Poland, PolyGram Polska, 1998, promotional radio single, Polish version of Christina Aguilera's Reflection from Disney's
movie Mulan)
Dumka na dwa serca (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1998, promotional radio single; duet with Polish soul singer Mietek Szczesniak from
the most expensive Polish movie of the 20th century, Oscar-nominated With Fire And Sword)
One & One (Toshiba- EMI Japan, 1997; EMI, 1999)
Linger (EMI, 1999, promotional radio single)
Stop! (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 1999, promotional radio single; live version of Sam Brown's hit)
Hunting High & Low (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2000, promotional radio single; live version of A-ha's hit)
Jak najdalej (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2002, promotional radio single)
Nie proszę o więcej (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2002, promotional radio single)
Słowa jak motyle (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2002, promotional radio single; The Day Before The Rain in Polish)
Perla (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2002, promotional radio single; The Story So Far in Polish)
Impossible (Virgin, 2003)
Nieśmiertelni (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2003, promotional radio single; Polish version of Queen's Who Wants To Live Forever)
The Story So Far (Virgin, 2003, promotional radio single)
Whatever It Takes (Virgin, 2003, promotional radio single)
Nie było (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2004, promotional radio single; collaboration with Polish metal group Sweet Noise)
To nie ja 2004 (released in Poland, Pomaton EMI, 2004, promotional radio single; club version of Górniak's breakthrough hit with new vocal)
Krople chwil... (released in Poland, ZPAV-ZAIKS, 2004, promotional radio single; from TV commercial of mineral water Cisowianka)
Lunatique (released in Poland, EG Production, 2005)
Sexuality (released in Poland, EG Production, 2006)
Cygańskie serce (released in Poland, Sony BMG Poland, 2006, promotional radio single)
Loving You (released in Poland, Sony BMG Poland, 2006, promotional radio single)
List (released in Poland, Agora, 2007, promotional radio single)
Dziękuję Ci (released in Poland, Agora, 2007, promotional radio single)
To nie tak jak myślisz" (released in Poland, Sony BMG, 2008, promotional radio single, from the o.s.t. "To nie tak jak myślisz kotku")

Videography
To nie ja
Once in a lifetime
Jestem kobietą
Dotyk (Version 1)
Dotyk (Version 2)
Kolorowy wiatr
To Atlanta
When you come back to me (Version 1)
When you come back to me (Version 2)
Anything  
Hope For Us (Edyta & J. Carreras)
Lustro
Dumka Na Dwa Serca (Edyta & M. Szcześniak)
One & One
Jak najdalej
Nie proszę o więcej
Impossible
Nie było (Edyta & Sweet Noise)
List
Mizerna cicha
To nie tak jak myślisz







source: Wikipedia