The Polish music charts are provided by ZPAV, the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (Polish: Związek Producentów Audio-Video).
In the 1970s and the 1980s, Polish music monthly Non Stop published a year-end list of the best selling albums in Poland. In the mid-1990s, two monthly sales lists were launched and published in music magazines. The first one was a top 50 compiled by ZPAV, based on shipment, not sales, which continues to be published to date. The other was a top 100 called Gorąca Setka (English: Hot 100), printed monthly in Gazeta Muzyczna. This chart was compiled from actual sale figures as reported by over 130 music shops across Poland and included both albums and singles.
From autumn 1994 to September 1997, journalist Artur Orzech presented a top 20 albums list on Radio Bis which was later extended to 25 and 30 positions. This chart was also based on actual sales data obtained from about 150 music shops, including albums as well as singles.
The official weekly albums chart, OLiS, was only launched in late 2000, and has since consisted of 50 positions.This chart is strictly based on physical albums sales from selected major retailers and do not include digital sales. ZPAV, however, counts both physical and digital sales towards gold, platinum and diamond certifications, as well as the streaming equivalent.
In 2017, weekly and monthly vinyl sales charts were launched to reflect the resurgence of popularity of the vinyl format.
There has been no official singles chart in Poland based on actual sales data. In the 1970s and the 1980s, Polish music monthly Non Stop published selected year-end statistics regarding the singles market.The popularity of individual songs has always been reflected by radio polls and hit lists, compiled from the listeners' votes. Some of the most popular were the charts on Rozgłośnia Harcerska (Polish Pathfinder Station) with its top 10 regularly printed in Billboard , and Polish Radio 3's Lista Przebojów Programu Trzeciego.
Not many singles were released and the market instead focused on longplays and 4-track extended plays. The single format has been somewhat substituted with cardboard records which were produced on a massive scale and sold in large quantities.Efforts to boost the sales of CD singles in the 1990s were unsuccessful and Polish artists have rarely released singles in physical format.
In 2010, ZPAV launched the following lists:
Kult is a Polish rock band formed in 1982 in Warsaw, originally consisting of Kazik Staszewski, Piotr Wieteska, Tadeusz Bagan (guitars) and Dariusz Gierszewski (drums). Kult's early works were strongly influenced by alternative, progressive and punk rock, as well as the British new wave, but the band gradually incorporated more diverse and innovative styles in their music. The music of the band is primarily associated with strong lyrics by Staszewski and distinct wind section.
Virgin is a Polish pop rock band created in 2000 that officially disbanded in 2007. They temporarily reunited in 2014, and permanently in 2016. Its lead singer is Dorota Rabczewska.
WWO is a Polish hip hop group. The letters in the group's name originally stood for W Witrynach Odbicia.
Justyna Steczkowska is a Polish singer, songwriter, photographer, and actress.
Stanisław Joachim Sojka, also known as Stanisław Soyka, is a Polish jazz and pop singer, pianist and composer.
Monika Maria Brodka is a Polish singer, who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of Polish Pop Idol (Idol) in 2004. She has since released 3 albums, including the 2010 album Granda which received critical acclaim in Poland and abroad. Brodka has received several nominations to the Fryderyk award, while her singles "Ten", "Dziewczyna Mojego Chłopaka", "Miałeś być" and "Znam Cię Na Pamięć" have all topped the official Polish Music Charts.
Andrzej Smolik is a Polish musician, composer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He began his career as a keyboard player in the band Wilki in 1993. Later he collaborated with Wilki's vocalist, Robert Gawliński on the production of his solo album Solo. In 1996 and 1997 Smolik worked with the group Hey. He also collaborated with Hey's vocalist Kasia Nosowska on her solo album Milena in 1998. In following years he continued to work with Nosowska and Gawliński on their subsequent solo projects. He also worked with DJ Novika and with the group Myslovitz, and Artur Rojek, Mika Urbaniak, Krzysztof Krawczyk. Smolik won the national "Fryderyk" award for composers in 2003 and 2004. And in 2004 he won a 'Polityka's Passport Award' from one of the biggest opinion-forming newsmagazines in Poland - Polityka ("Politics"). His solo albums are Smolik (2001), Smolik 2 (2003), 3 (2006) and "4" (2010).
Mirosław Maciej Maleńczuk, also known as Vladimir is a Polish vocalist, guitarist, poet, former leader of music groups Püdelsi and Homo Twist. He performed as a guest with Behemoth and was a judge in the third season of the Polish edition of the Idol series. He achieved worldwide popularity in late 2018 after his hit song "Vladimir" went viral in numerous Discord servers.
Happysad is a Polish rock band created in Skarżysko-Kamienna in 2001. Their first album Wszystko jedno was released in 2004. The second album Podróże z i pod prąd was released in 2005. The band plays melodic rock with elements of punk and reggae.
Feel is a Polish band which was formed in Katowice in 2005. Originally called 'Q2', the band later adopted 'Kupicha Band' as its name and then finally 'Feel'.
Andrzej Tomasz Piaseczny more commonly known as Piasek, is a Polish singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. Former Mafia singer, Member of the Phonographic Academy of ZPAV. In the years 1997–2010 he performed in the TV series Złotopolscy, where he played the singer Kacper "Górniak" Złotopolski. His solo career began in 1998.In the same year he performed in a duet with Natalia Kukulska, with whom he recorded the song "You Are Near Me", and also released a solo single "I Know My Way", used in the soundtrack to the movie The Magic Sword – Camelot Legend. Piasek represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with his up-tempo dance song "2 Long". Since 2008, the artist has collaborated with Seweryn Krajewski.
Urszula Beata Kasprzak, usually known simply as Urszula, is a Polish pop and rock singer and also a piano player and accordionist.
Afromental is a Polish rock and rapcore band formed in Olsztyn in 2004.
Maria Sadowska, also credited as Marysia Sadowska or simply as Marysia, is a Polish pop singer, music producer, screenwriter and film director.
Kayah discography consists of 9 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 compilation album, 1 tribute album and 38 singles. She has also released a live video and 22 music videos.
Muchy is a Polish rock band. It was founded in 2004 by Michał Wiraszko, Piotr Maciejewski and Szymon Waliszewski. The band's current line-up includes Wiraszko, Waliszewski, Tomasz Skórka, Damian Pielka and Krzysztof Zalewski.
Mika Urbaniak is an American pop singer. She is a daughter of prominent Polish jazz musicians Urszula Dudziak and Michał Urbaniak. Born and raised in the United States, she’s been living in Warsaw and London since 2001. Her style is a mixture of pop music, jazz and hip-hop. In 2010, she won the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry award Fryderyk in the category Album of the Year - Pop. She then proceeded to join forces with an extraordinary singer, composer and producer, Victor Davies. He produced Mika’s second album, Follow You, which one the Top Trendy Journalist Award and was accepted with much critical acclaim. A mix of different genres, rock, pop, and new wave, this fresh sounding album was Victor and Mika’s project together, the beginning of a long term music collaboration. In 2012 Mika Urbaniak was invited to perform with Quincy Jones at The Solidarity of Arts Festival in Gdynia. After leaving Sony Music POLSKA, Victor and Mika created their next album together. A bow to Mika’s Jazz roots they created and Swing Pop album all with Victor’s original material. They’ve toured with this material while working on their next project, a duet album of carefully selected cover songs. It was to be released in January 2019.
"Blue Eyes Blue" is a pop song written by American songwriter Diane Warren. The tune was written for the 1999 soundtrack of Runaway Bride. The British rock musician Eric Clapton recorded the song for the soundtrack and released his performance of the song as a single on July 20, 1999 for Reprise Records.
Marta Markiewicz, better known as Sarsa or Sarsa Markiewicz, is a Polish singer, songwriter, and record producer. She first achieved mainstream attention due to her 2015 single "Naucz mnie", which occupied the number-one position on the Polish singles chart for six consecutive weeks, and was certified diamond by the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV). Her debut studio album Zapomnij mi was released on 28 August 2015.
Marta Gałuszewska, is a Polish pop singer, known for winning the eighth season of The Voice of Poland on 25 November 2017. She chose to join Michał Szpak team.