Dawid Kwiatkowski

Dawid Kwiatkowski

Published: January 24, 2022

Dawid Kwiatkowski is a Polish pop-music singer-songwriter. Born in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Dawid started his music career at a young age. Dawid was undoubtedly influenced to pursue music by his brother Michal, also a singer. He even recorded his first song – a cover of Edyta Bartosiewicz ‘ song “The Last” in his brother’s studio. During his teenage years, Dawid was a member of the band Two of Us. The band participated in various talent shows and contests all over Poland – earning Dawid enough money to buy his own guitar.

In the summer of 2013, Dawid released his debut single, “Biegnijmy” (Let’s Run – 2013). Later that year, he released his debut album “9893”, which proved to be top seller in Poland in 2013. His most popular song from the album, “Na Zawsze” (Forever – 2013) has over 22 million views on YouTube. At the end of the year, Dawid used his album’s success to create his own clothing brand, which he named after the album.

In 2014, Dawid was awarded the MTV European Music Award for the best Polish performer and the award for the best Eastern European artist. That same year, he was invited to participate in the first edition of Poland’s Dancing with the Stars, where he and his partner Janja Lesar were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Over the years, Dawid has continued to release music and even began his career as a voice actor – contributing towards the Polish language version of Spongebob Squarepants. Success as a television personality continued to follow Dawid, and the Polish singer began appearing in reality TV shows and advertisements for companies such as McDonald’s and Reebok.

In February of 2021, Dawid released arguably his most popular single to date – “Bez Ciebie” (Without You – 2021). In addition to earning RMF FM Hit of The Year 2021, the song has almost 20 million views on YouTube and 15 million listens on Spotify. Although Dawid has already had a successful career, it is still just beginning, and the future is bright for this young Polish star.

About the author

Hudson Dobbs

Hudson received his BA in Russian Studies with a minor in Corporate Communications from Baylor University. At the time he wrote for this site, he was serving as a Home and Abroad Scholar as part of a Spring, 2022 session of SRAS’s Language and Society program St. Petersburg, Russia. While abroad, Hudson will be researching the Russian coffee culture, as well as the evolution of specialty coffee in Russia. His goal is to open his own coffee shop in the US - taking his experiences abroad and applying them to his future business.

Program attended: Home and Abroad Scholar

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