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. In 2012, GJan was nominated for Best Music Video award at M.A.M.A. awards, but lost to Jurga Šeduikytė. In 2013, GJan was nominated for Best female act at M.A.M.A. awards.
From 2010 to 2011 Greta performed in Lithuanian rock group Second Riot. They released two songs: Memories and Stalk. In summer 2011 Greta left the band due to disagreements with the other members of the group. She was replaced by Neringa Banytė.
In October 2011 GJan published cover on Katy Perry’s song ET on her Youtube channel. Then, on April 9, 2012 she released her first single “Not Afraid”. On December 2, 2012, she released the song “Tattoo”. On May 12, 2013, she released her third single “Need Your Love”. On November 17, 2013 she released the song “Now You”. 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 another new song through her Instagram page. The day after release, April 14, “Nobody Around” reached number 1 on the Lithuanian iTunes chart.
Greta Jančytė 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: Beginning of a solo career and a one-year break
She became known for her YouTube videos. In October 2011, GJan published a cover of Katy Perry’s song “E.T.“. Later, on April 9, 2012, she released her first solo single “Not Afraid”, which got more than 5.6M million views on YouTube, followed by her second big hit “Tattoo”, released on December 2, 2012, that received over 3 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. In 2014, she took a year break to successfully graduate from school. During the time, no new songs were released.
2015–17: Do It
The single cover picture for her next single “Nobody Around” was released on March 28, 2015, on GJan’s official Facebook page and the song was released on April 13. The day after release, “Nobody Around” reached number 1 on the Lithuanian iTunes chart. The song was also used in a commercial for “Active O2” water in Germany. The single cover picture for her next single, “One More Drink”, was released on July 23, 2015, 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, 2015, GJan announced her next song “Gossip” on her Facebook page and shared the single cover picture, which had been painted by the singer herself. The song was subsequently released on December 1 on various platforms.
She released her song “Wild” on November 29, 2016. She released her song “Wasn’t Easy” on March 21, 2017. In October 2017 new single “Together” was released with accompanying music video. On October 18, 2017, the first debut album Do It was released through Global Records on various platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
2018–present: Upcoming Second Album
In November 2017, “Paskui tave” was released, the first song in the Lithuanian language. However, the song was only published in the Lithuanian record market, remaining censored in other countries. On March 6, 2018, the second single in the Lithuanian language “Tabletė” was published.