Ewa Farna

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Ewa Farna
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Ewa Farna, May 2014
Background information
Birth name Ewa Farna
Born (1993-08-12) 12 August 1993 (age 24)
Třinec, Czech Republic
Genres Pop rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, lyricist
Instruments Vocals, drums, keyboards
Years active 2006–present
Labels Universal Music Poland, Magic Records
Website www.ewafarna.cz (in Czech)
www.ewafarna.pl (in Polish)

Ewa Farna (born 12 August 1993) is a Polish-Czech pop-rock singer. She released five Polish-language and four Czech-language studio albums, and received platinum and gold certifications for them, both in Poland and the Czech Republic. Farna is the youngest commercially successful singer in the Czech Republic. She was a judge on the Czech&Slovak SuperStar in 2013, the X Factor (Poland) in 2014, and is currently a judge on Idol (Poland).

Biography

Farna was born on 12 August 1993 into a Polish family residing in the Vendryně village close to Třinec, Czech Republic. She attended a Polish Elementary School in Vendryně, art school for five years and a Polish Gymnasium in Český Těšín. She also attended a dance school and learned to play the piano. Farna first attracted attention after winning local talent competitions in both the Czech Republic and Poland in 2004 and 2005. After being discovered by producer Lešek Wronka, she released her debut album Měls mě vůbec rád in 2006. This was followed by her winning the Objev roku ("Revelation of the Year") award in the 2006 for the Český slavík ("Czech Nightingale") national music poll. Her second album, Ticho, which peaked at number two in the Czech Republic, and the Polish version of her debut album, entitled Sam na Sam, were released in 2007. After a tour, the concert DVD Blíž ke hvězdám became the best-selling music DVD of 2008 in the Czech Republic. In early 2009, the Polish version of her second album was released as Cicho.[1][2] Also,in 2010 Ewa was included in one episode of "Hela w opalach".

Her next album, Virtuální, was released on 26 October 2009, and her 2009–2010 tour Buď Virtuální started on 3 November 2009 in Brno and closed in Prague on 6 December 2009.[3] The international leg of the tour also covered Poland and Slovakia. In 2010 Farna's Polish album "EWAkuacja" was released. The album received many awards including "Viva comet 2011" awards for both singles and the entire album. The singles from "EWAkuacja" are "Ewakuacja", "Bez Lez", and, later in 2011, "Nie przegap". 2011 was the year of Ewa's 18th birthday, so birthday concerts were held, one in the Czech republic, with a DVD "18 Live", and one in Poland with a DVD "Live, niezapomniany koncert urodzinowy". In October 2013, Farna's major comeback with her album "(W)Inna?" caused confusion. Many mistook the title to be a reference to Farna's 2012 car accident. In 2014 Ewa's Czech single "Leporelo" along with a music video, and the song "Lesek" about her manager Lesek Wronka, were released.

Car crash

On 22 May 2012, Ewa Farna crashed her car between the towns of Třinec and Vendryně. She suffered only minor scratches.[4] According to a breath test she was driving under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol content level of 1‰.[4] She had been celebrating the passing of her matura the day before and fell asleep behind the wheel. She blamed this on exhaustion caused by a week-long cram session before the exam.[5]

Personal life

Nationality

Ewa Farna hails from a patriotic Polish family from the Vendryně (Polish: Wędrynia) village in the Zaolzie region. Her father Tadeusz is a musician in regional Polish folk groups. Farna holds dual Polish-Czech citizenship although she has stated many times that she feels "as a proud Pole".[6] She energetically campaigns for the rights of the Polish minority in the Czech Republic, often cooperating with the Congress of Poles in the Czech Republic.[7]

Discography and charts

Albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications:
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CZE
[8]
POL
[9]
Měls mě vůbec rád 3
  • CZE: Platinum
Ticho
  • Released: 1 October 2007
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
  • CZE: Platinum
Sam na sam
  • Released: 9 November 2007
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Blíž ke hvězdám
  • Released: 10 November 2008
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
4
  • CZE: Platinum
Cicho
  • Released: 9 March 2009
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16
  • POL: 2× Platinum[11]
Virtuální
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3
  • CZE: Gold
EWAkuacja
  • Released: 5 November 2010
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8
Live
  • Released: 14 November 2011
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
14
18 Live
  • Released: 28 November 2011
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
6
(W)INNA?
  • Released: 21 October 2013
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Leporelo
  • Released: 7 November 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Czech Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
11
Inna
  • Released: 6 November 2015
  • Label: Magic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications:
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CZE
[12]
POL
[13]
SVK
[14]
"Měls mě vůbec rád" 2006 3 Měls mě vůbec rád
"Zapadlej krám" 2007 24 76
"Ticho" 15 35 Ticho
"La la laj" (Czech version) 8
"Tam gdzie nie ma dróg" Sam na sam
"Jaký to je" 2008 6 Ticho
"Cicho" 2009 Cicho
"Dmuchawce, latawce, wiatr"
"Toužím" 14 35 Virtuální
"Ty jsi král"
"La la laj" (Polish version) 2010 Cicho
"Maska" 57 Virtuální
"Ewakuacja" 1 EWAkuacja
"Bez łez" 2011
"Nie przegap" 3
"Znak" 2013 3 (W)INNA?
"Ulubiona rzecz"
"Leporelo" 2014 10 Leporelo
"Tajna misja" 9 (W)INNA?
"Z nálezů a krás" 59 Leporelo
"Rutyna" 2015 (W)INNA?
"Tu" 17 Inna
"Na ostří nože" 2016 55 Non-album single
"Na ostrzu" 3 Inna
"Všechno nebo nic" 96 42 4 Non-album single
"Wszystko albo nic" 2017 10
"Bumerang" (Polish version) 7
"Bumerang" (Czech version)
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

Other songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions:
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CZE
[12]
POL
[13]
"Oto ja" (with Jakub Molęda) 2008 Camp Rock soundtrack
"Stejný cíl mám dál" (with Jan Bendig) 2010 Camp Rock 2 soundtrack
"Nie zmieniajmy nic" (with Jakub Molęda)

Awards

2008
  • Srebrne Spinki award given by the General Consul of the Polish Republic in Ostrava for musical successes and promoting Polish minority from Zaolzie.[15]
2009

References

  1. ^ Chris True. "Ewa Farna Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ewa Farna Biography". ewafarna.cz. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ewa Farna official website". Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Nela, Herrmannová; Rastislav Zárodňanský (22 May 2012). "Zpěvačka Ewa Farna bourala pod vlivem alkoholu, skončila v nemocnici". iDNES.cz (in Czech). MAFRA, a.s. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ewa Farna: Nikdy bych nesedla za volant přímo od skleničky" (in Czech). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Ewa Farna: Jsem opravdu hrdá Polka at Týden.cz, 8 September 2012.
  7. ^ Ewa Farna do czeskich Polaków: Fajnie być sobą at Interia.pl, 3 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Ewa Farna – Měls mě vůbec rád (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - Týden 200649)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Ticho (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 42. týden 2007)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Blíž ke hvězdám (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 13. týden 2009)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Virtuální (Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 4. týden 2010)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – 18 Live CD + DVD (IFPI ČR Hitparáda - ALBUMS - TOP 100 Týden - 201148)". ifpicr.cz. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Leporelo (IFPI ČR Hitparáda - ALBUMS - TOP 100 Týden - 201446)". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ewa Farna – Cicho (OLiS – sales for the period 10.08.2009 - 16.08.2009)". OLiS. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – EWAkuacja (OLiS – sales for the period 03.01.2011 - 09.01.2011)". OLiS. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – (W)INNA? (OLiS – sales for the period 21.10.2013 - 27.10.2013)". OLiS. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Inna (OLiS – sales for the period 06.11.2015 - 12.11.2015)". OLiS. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Gold certification awards - Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry Archived 3 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ a b c Platinum certification awards - Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry Archived 7 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ a b "Ewa Farna → Czech Airplay Official Chart → Rádio Top 100 Oficiálna". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Ewa Farna – Ewakuacja (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Nie przegap (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Znak (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Tajna misja (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
    "Ewa Farna – Tu (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
    "Ewa Farna – Na ostrzu (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
    "Ewa Farna – Všechno nebo nic (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
    "Ewa Farna – Wszystko albo nic (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
    "Ewa Farna – Bumerang (Top AirPlay)". ZPAV. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Ewa Farna → Slovak Airplay Official Chart → Rádio Top 100 Oficiálna". ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Radłowska-Obrusnik, Martyna (3 April 2008). "Broszka dla Ewy Farnej". Głos Ludu. pp. 1, 3. 
  16. ^ "Płyta roku – "Cicho" Ewa Farna". Telewizja Polska SA (in Polish). Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  17. ^ OMI, Telewizja Polska SA -. "Sopot Hit Festiwal 2009 - Telewizja Polska SA". www.sopothitfestiwal.pl. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 

External links

  • Ewa Farna official website (in Czech)
  • Ewa Farna official website (in Polish)
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