“Kiss cam (pickup of the year)” by the teenage rapper Mata is the first Polish song to be on the most prestigious Billboard charts. This is another hit of an artist who makes a sensation in Poland, and privately is the son of a lawyer Marcin Matczak.
Mata, or Michał Matczak, with the song “Kiss cam (pick-up of the year)” made his debut at 198th place in the US Billboard Global 200. The single promotes the rapper’s second album, entitled “Young Matczak”.
Mat on the “Bilboard Global 200” list. This is the first Pole on the list
Mata is one of the most popular Polish artists on YouTube. He was famous for the song “Patointeligencja”, which was played on the website over 50 million times in a year and a half after its premiere. In it, Matczak talks about the hedonistic and shocking lifestyle of young people from well-to-do Warsaw families.
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“Stairs” is another song that has surpassed 50 million views. The light, party piece has become an unofficial hymn of young people spending their time on the famous Vistula stairs. “Hey hammers, leave our stairs, we’re just drinking beer and smoking lolki here” – reads a fragment of the chorus.
Mata is the son of Marcin Matczak. “Patoreakcja” a strong attack on TVP
“Patoreakcja” is a piece referring to the breakthrough “Pathointeligency”, the sudden success of a teenager, as well as the public media campaign against Mata’s family. His father is attorney Marcin Matczak, known for his ruthless criticism of the PiS policy regarding the judiciary. “Patoreakcja” debuted in the spring of 2021, and so far it has been viewed over 40 million times on YouTube alone.
“Kiss cam (pick up the year)” is another song that has a chance to become a big hit. The clip, two weeks after its premiere, has 18 million views (plus another 12 million in streaming services). The song promotes Mata’s new album, which has already sold 15,000 copies within six hours of the premiere. This is enough for the album to obtain the gold status in Poland.
Record mat. High school graduate is one of the most popular artists in Poland
Mata also holds a number of records. “Patointeligencja” within 24 hours from the premiere recorded 643.8 thousand. plays on Spotify. Previously, the biggest hit was “Polish Tango” by Taco Hemingway, also dealing with social issues and the abuse of current power.
In 2020, Mata’s first album “100 dni do matury” was the most-listened album by Polish Spotify users. Mata was ranked fifth among the most popular performers – behind Taco Hemingway, Quebonafide, Lank and Bedoes.
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