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GJan
Background
Birth name Greta Jančytė
Born (1995-04-24) 24 April 1995 (age 21)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 2010–present
Label Global Records, Godiy Music
Associated acts Second Riot


Greta Jančytė (born 24 April 1995) better known by her stage name GJan is a Lithuanian singer and songwriter.

Career

2010–11: Second Riot career and departure

From 2010 to 2011 Greta performed in the Lithuanian rock group Second Riot. They released two songs, "Memories" and "Stalk". In the summer of 2011 Greta left the band due to disagreements with the other group members.

2012–14: Solo career beginnings and a one-year break

In October 2011, GJan published a cover of Katy Perry's song "E.T." on her YouTube channel. Later, on April 9, 2012 she released her first solo single "Not Afraid". On December 2, 2012 she released the song "Tattoo". She became known for her videos on YouTube. Her first hit single "Not Afraid" got more than 4 million views, followed by her second big hit "Tattoo" that received over 2 million views. Her third single "Need Your Love" was released on May 12, 2013. On November 17, 2013 she released the song "Now You". In 2012, GJan was nominated for the Best Music Video Award at M.A.M.A. awards, but lost to Jurga Šeduikytė. The following year, the singer was nominated for the Best Female Act at the same M.A.M.A. awards.[1] In 2014, she took a year break to successfully graduate school. During the time, no new songs were put out.

2015–present: Debut album

The single cover for her next single, "Nobody Around", was released on March 28 on GJan's official Facebook page. On April 11, 2015 GJan announced that her new single titled "Nobody Around" would be released on April 13, and also teased an acoustic version of "One More Drink" through her Instagram page. The day after release, April 14, "Nobody Around" reached number 1 on the Lithuanian iTunes chart. The song was used in a commercial for "Active O2" water in Germany. The single cover for her next single, "One More Drink", was released on July 23 on GJan's official Facebook page. She released the song, accompanied by a music video, on July 26. On August 4, 2015 "One More Drink" became available on iTunes. On November 26, GJan announced her next song, "Gossip", on her Facebook page and shared the single cover, which had been painted by the singer herself. The song was subsequently released on December 1 on various platforms.

Discography

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
LT iTunes Chart
"Not Afraid" 2012 Non-album singles
"Tattoo"
"Need Your Love" 2013
"Now You"
"Nobody Around" 2015 1
"One More Drink" 1
"Gossip"
"Wild" 2016 1 TBA
"Wasn't Easy" 2017 1

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Not Afraid" 2012 Rokas Jansonas
"Tattoo"
"Need Your Love" 2013
"Now You"
"One More Drink" 2015
"Wild" 2016 Roman Burlaca
"Wasn't Easy" 2017  ?

Tours

  • Karklė Music Festival (2013–2014)
  • Granatos Live Music Festival (2013, 2015)

Awards and nomination

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2012 M.A.M.A. Best Music Video "Not Afraid" Nominated
2013 Best Female Act Herself Nominated
2016[2] Best Female Act Herself Nominated
Best Music Video "Wild" Nominated

References

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