Małgorzata Jamroży (born June 30, 1991), known by her stage name Margaret, is a Polish singer and fashion blogger.
On February 21, 2013, Margaret released her debut single, "Thank You Very Much". Her debut studio album, Add the Blonde, was released on August 26, 2014.
Margaret's career began during her senior year, as a singer-songwriter for the band oNieboLepiej (trans. "Much Better"), created in early January 2009. The same year, Margaret won the 254th episode of Polish reality-singing competition show Szansa na sukces (trans. Chance for Success), where she sang "Znam Cię na pamięć", originally by Monika Brodka, and performed during the main annual concert at the Congress Hall in Warsaw. In 2010, she starred in the musical Rent at the Szczecin Opera in the Castle. Margaret had also been a singer-songwriter for the Gosia Jamroży Project (also known as the Margaret J. Project), a band she co-created, and performed at the semi-finals of the Coke Live Fresh Noise 2010.
2012-2013: "Thank You Very Much":
Margaret collaborated with award-winning director Chris Piliero (who regularly collaborates with The Black Keys, Britney Spears, and Ke$ha) to create a controversial music video for her debut single, "Thank You Very Much", in which she was surrounded by thirty naked extras; the video was banned from YouTube. With this work, Margaret aimed to propose rights for nudity under the slogan "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity". She defended her position by saying that "even though YouTube, considered one of the leading defenders for freedom of speech of the 21st century, censored the video, I'm happy that my fans are able to understand it in another way." The song was released for digital download on February 21, 2013, and listed at number two on the Polish Airplay Chart. The single also has reached number 41 on Media Control Charts in Germany, number 38 on Ö3 Austria Top 40 and number 22 on Singles Chart in Italy. She, among others, performed "Thank You Very Much" during the Forest Opera "Trendy" concert at the 2012 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival and "Największe Przeboje Roku" (trans. Biggest Hits of the Year) concert at the 2013 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival.
2013: Baltic Song Contest, Eska Music Awards and All I Need:
On July 4, 2013, Margaret's second consecutive single, "Tell Me How Are Ya", premiered exclusively on Radio Eska, and was released for digital download on July 9. In the Summer 2013, she also performed "Thank You Very Much" during a televised concert organized by Radio ZET and TVP2 in Słubice.
In late July, Margaret was chosen to represent Poland at the Baltic Song Contest 2013 in Sweden, where she sang "Thank You Very Much" and "I Get Along", taking second place. On July 30, 2013, her EP All I Need was released, debuting at number 50 on the OLiS chart. In late August, she performed at the Stars for Free 2013 concert in Berlin, organized by German radio station, RTL Radio.
Margaret was nominated for various awards at the Eska Music Awards 2013, including Best Artist, Best Hit (for "Thank You Very Much"), Best Music Video ("Thank You Very Much"), and Best Debut. Margaret was also a nominee for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards category, Best Polish Act.
2014-present: "Wasted", "Start a Fire" and Add the Blonde:
On December 31, Margaret performed her third consecutive single, "Wasted", during the "Sylwestrowa Moc Przebojów" (trans. New Year's Eve Power of Hits) concert in Gdynia, Poland. "Wasted", the first single from her debut studio album, was released for digital download in Poland on January 15, 2014. The day before, orange.pl kicked off the premiere of the music video for the song, directed by Julia Bui Ngoc. The single was 6th the most frequently played song in Polish radio stations.
In Summer, Margaret collaborated with Thomas Karlsson and Mats Tärnfors, to create the official song of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in Poland. "Start a Fire" was performed by Margaret at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Opening Ceremony on August 30 in front of 62000 spectators in National Stadium, Warsaw, prior to the Poland v. Serbia match. The event was broadcast in over 168 countries.
On August 26 her debut studio album was released, Add the Blonde which has reached number 8 at the Polish Albums Chart. The album received gold record certification in Poland.
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