In 1969, Basia made her musical debut as a guest of local amateur rock band, Astrya and performed with them at the Polish Festival of Beat Avangarde in Kalisz where they won. Because of the performance, Basia was a member of the popular Polish all-female vocal group, Alibabki from 1972 to 1974. She also sang with a rock band called Perfect from 1977 to 1979.
In 1979, Basia temporarily moved to Chicago and later relocated to London in 1981 where she met Mark Reilly and long-time collaborator, Danny White (who is the brother of jazz guitarist Peter White).
In 1983, the three of them performed as the jazz-pop group, Bronze, but they later changed their name to Matt Bianco and released their debut album in 1984.
The album was successful in Europe, selling more than 1.5 million copies and scored two Top 30 hits on the UK Singles chart. In 1985, Basia and Danny White left Matt Bianco to start Basia's solo career.
In Australia, the album peaked at #50 on the Australian Albums chart and in France, the album peaked at #16 on the French Albums chart.
The album sold almost 2 million copies and in the US, the album sold over 1 million units. It was certified Gold in France and certified Platinum in the US.
In the UK, the album peaked at #68 on the UK Albums chart. In France, it peaked at #28 on the French Albums chart and in Japan, it peaked at #33 on the Japanese Albums chart.
The album was certified Platinum in August of 1992, selling over 1 million copies in the United States. It was also certified Gold in France.
The third single, "Copernicus" failed to make the charts at all, but she performed the song live in November 1990 on "Late Night with David Letterman."
Basia's second album won a Grammy Award for "Top Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year." She also achieved success in Japan, the Philippines, & Europe, especially in France.
In 1991, Basia released her first long-form video entitled "A New Day" which contains all of her videos and an interview.
In Japan, the album peaked at #6 on the Japanese Albums chart and in France, the album peaked at #39 on the French Albums chart. In the US, the album was certified Gold in December of 1994 with sales in excess of 500,00 units.
During that time, Basia decided to take a break from the music scene with the sole exception of a guest appearance on Taro Hakase's cover version of "So Nice (Summer Samba)" in 1999. Basia's reason for leaving the music business was due to the deaths of people close to her, including her mother.
After some persistent efforts from Danny White and Mark Reilly (who started working together again), Basia agreed to join a re-formed version of Matt Bianco.
In 2004, they released the album, "Matt's Mood" to critical acclaim. After going on tour to promote the album, Basia and Danny White began working on a new Basia music project while Mark Reilly continued with Matt Bianco.
She promoted the album on her world tour in which the first leg began in 2009. In the spring of 2010, Basia partcipated in the World Rhythms Tour with Bernie Williams and embarked on the second leg of her tour. She toured the United States twice in 2010 and in 2011, Basia made a guest appearance on the Polish edition of "The X-Factor."
During the fall of that same year, Basia went on a 5-week, coast-to-coast American tour.
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