Edyta Górniak

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Edyta Górniak (2009)

Edyta Anna Górniak [ ɛ'dɨta 'gurɲak ] (born November 14, 1972 in Ziębice , Poland ) is a Polish singer who became known in Germany by her first name "Edyta". She is one of the few Polish artists who have managed to achieve international chart placements.


Edyta Górniak was born in Ziębice, Lower Silesia , in 1972 . After singing Stop by Sam Brown on a Polish television talent show in 1989 , she got a role in the first large-scale Polish musical production Metro .

In 1994 Poland took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time and Górniak won the title To nie ja! Second. With this song she achieved her breakthrough as a pop star in Poland. Western record companies were also interested in the singer. However, her discoverer and former manager Wiktor Kubiak initially failed to persuade the singer to pursue an international career. Years later, Górniak admitted that she didn't speak a word of English at the time and that the whole thing was too insecure for her. Nevertheless, she signed a long-term exclusive contract with Kubiak, the owner of the small indie label ORCA. At the end of 1994, the Eurovision single To never appeared as Once in a Lifetime in English. The Hamburg label Edel sold the Maxi in Germany , Austria and Switzerland . Górniak had a few appearances on German-speaking television.

Shortly thereafter, Górniak recorded her debut album Dotyk ( Touch ) for the Polish EMI . The album was a huge hit and sold over 200,000 copies. In 1996 she signed a multi-album record deal with EMI International with exclusive rights to Virgin Records America. In London Górniak later recorded her first international album Edyta Górniak , which was produced by Christopher Neil , who had previously worked with Sheena Easton or Celine Dion for a number of years. Worldwide (in Asia, Africa and Europe) the album was sold around 300,000 times, but the big commercial breakthrough did not materialize, although the titles came from recognized songwriters such as Billy Steinberg , Rick Nowels or Climie Fisher .

In Germany, the single One & One was released in 1998 , which briefly hit the charts. EMI actually wanted to decouple the ballad When You Come Back to Me , then the label decided on an uptempo song. However, VIVA and MTV rejected the associated video. You could see One & One ultimately only a few times in Onyx.tv . One & One was a little more popular on the radio . In England and America the album Edyta Gorniak was not released. When You Come Back to Me reached the top 40 in Sweden and Belgium. In 1999 Górniak went on tour through Poland. Recordings of this tour were recorded on the concert album Live '99 , which contains both English and Polish songs.

At the end of 1999, work began on their second international album. EMI offered the singer the best studios in Great Britain and the USA for this . The album was originally scheduled to hit the UK market in early 2002. The artist renounced her family name Górniak for commercial reasons. Problems with her record company subsequently prevented the release as planned. Virgin Germany only released the new album in spring 2003. The material, which has meanwhile grown old, was refreshed by the disco title Impossible . The single was often on the radio at first, but it didn't even make it into the top 50 of the German single charts. Album sales also fell far short of expectations. Virgin Germany refrained from further single releases.

After the unsuccessful attempts to gain a foothold on the European music market, Górniak temporarily withdrew into family life. She became the mother of a son named Allan. She married her band musician Dariusz Krupa and bought a house in Milanowek. Before that she broke her record deal with the Polish EMI label Pomaton. In 2005 Górniak founded her own record label "EG Production".

Górniak took part in the 2007 Opole Festival with the ballad Cygańskie Serce ( Gypsy Heart ) . In the same year, the studio album EKG and the single list , a cover of the Celine Dion song I Surrender , were released.

22 years after her breakthrough at the Eurovision Song Contest , which brought Poland its best result to date, Górniak took part again in the preliminary round in her home country in 2016. In the final with Grateful, however, she only ended up in third place behind Michał Szpak and Margaret .



year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1995 Dotyk - PL-
Quadruple platinum
× 4
Quadruple platinum
First published: May 8, 1995
Sales: 400,000
1997 Kiss Me, Feel Me
キ ス ・ ミ ー 、 フ ィ ー ル ・ ミ ー
- -
First release: November 7, 1997
Japanese version of the album Edyta Górniak
Edyta Górniak CH40 (1 week)
First published: November 10, 1997
1999 To never yes - PL-
First published: 1999
love is on the line - PL-
First published: 1999
2002 Perła / Invisible - PL1

(20 weeks)PL
First published: March 9, 2002 (Perła)
First published: March 31, 2003 (Invisible)
2007 E · K · G - PL-
First published: October 12, 2007
2008 Zakochaj się na Święta w kolędach - -
First release: December 22nd, 2008
Christmas album
2012 My - PL4 (6 weeks)
First published: February 14, 2012

gray hatching : no chart data available for this year


year Title
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1998 One & One
Edyta Górniak
DE79 (9 weeks)
- CH42 (5 weeks)
First published: 1998
2003 Impossible
DE55 (7 weeks)
AT50 (6 weeks)
CH64 (4 weeks)
First published: February 3, 2003

More singles

  • 1994: Once in a Lifetime - To nie ja (Dotyk; first publication: 1994, Polish contribution to ESC 1994 )
  • 1994: Jestem kobietą (Dotyk; first published on September 30, 1994)
  • 1995: Dotknij (Dotyk; first published April 1995)
  • 1995: Niebo to my (Dotyk; first published April 1995)
  • 1995: Będę śniła (Dotyk; first published: May 9, 1995)
  • 1995: Love Is on the Line (Dotyk; first published 1995)
  • 1995: Kolorowy wiatr ( Pocahontas ; first published in 1995)
  • 1995: Pada śnieg (Doytk; first publication: 1995, feat.Krzysztof Antkowiak)
  • 1996: To Atlanta (first published in 1996, song for the 1996 Summer Olympics)
  • 1997: Embarras (Duety; first published in 1997)
  • 1997: When You Come Back to Me (Edyta Górniak; first published October 6, 1997)
  • 1997: Hope for Us (Edyta Górniak; first publication: 1998, feat.Josep Carreras )
  • 1998: Anything (Edyta Górniak)
  • 1998: Lustro ( Mulan ; first published in 1998)
  • 1998: Dumka na dwa serca (Ogniem i mieczem; first publication: 1998, feat.Mieczysław Szcześniak )
  • 1999: Linger (Edyta Górniak; first published: 1999)
  • 1999: stop! (Edyta Górniak; first published in 1999)
  • 2000: Hunting High & Low (Edyta Górniak; first published in 2000)
  • 2000: Pieśń Julii (Edyta Górniak; first publication: 2000)
  • 2000: Once in a Lifetime - To nie ja (Edyta Górniak; first published: 2000)
  • 2001: Jak najdalej (Perła; first publication: 2001)
  • 2002: Nie proszę o więcej (Perła; first published in 2002)
  • 2002: Słowa jak motyle (Perła)
  • 2002: Perła (Perła; first published in 2002)
  • 2003: The Story So Far (Invisible; first published in 2003)
  • 2003: Whatever It Takes (Invisible; first published in 2003)
  • 2003: Make It Happen (Invisible; first published in 2003)
  • 2003: Nieśmiertelni (Invisible)
  • 2003: Nie było (Czas Ludzi Cienia; first publication: 2003, feat. Sweet Noise)
  • 2004: Krople chwil ... (single track; first release: 2004)
  • 2005: Lunatique (single track; first release: 2005, feat. Mathplanete)
  • 2006: Sexuality (single track; first release: February 14, 2006, feat. Mathplanete)
  • 2006: Loving You (E K G; first published in 2006)
  • 2007: List (E · K · G; first publication: 2007)
  • 2008: Dziękuję Ci (E K G; first publication: 2008)
  • 2008: To nie tak jak myślisz (To nie tak jak myślisz; first publication: 2008)
  • 2008: Mizerna cicha (Zakochaj się na Święta w kolędach; first publication: 2008)
  • 2011: Teraz - tu (My; first published January 26, 2011)
  • 2011: ON the Run (2011; first published June 21, 2011)
  • 2011: Oj… kotku (My; first published: October 24, 2011)
  • 2012: Nie zapomnij (My; first published February 13, 2012)
  • 2012: Consequences / Co tylko chcesz (My; first published on June 14, 2012)
  • 2019: Andromeda (with Don, PL:goldgold)
  • 2019: Król (with Gromee)

Web links

Commons : Edyta Górniak  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Edyta Górniak - biografia, życiorys, ciekawostki, cytaty. In: ObliczaLudzi.com. June 21, 2018, accessed March 23, 2019 (Polish).
  2. http://www.hitparade.ch/artist/Edyta_Gorniak#charts
  3. Archived copy ( Memento from March 11, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  4. http://www.eurofire.me/2016/02/polen-edyta-gorniak-in-nationaler-line.html
  5. a b Chart sources: CH
  6. Awards for music sales: PL