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Alexandra Ioana Stan (born June 10, 1989 in Constanța) is a Romanian singer who became known in the summer of 2011 as Mr. Saxobeat and reached the top 10 of the charts in some countries.

Alexandra Stan attended the Liceul Teoretic Traian in Constanța. She studies at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [1]

Stan took part in the Mamaia Festival in the Interpretation section. [2] At the end of 2009 she released her first single Lollipop, which made it to number 18 in the Romanian charts.

The successor single Mr. Saxobeat was first released in late 2010 and became the most played number on Romanian radio stations. With the song she made it into the top 5 of the charts in 20 countries, including number 1. She was also one of the few singers who could reach the US charts.

The debut album Saxobeats, released in late summer 2011, reached the top 30 of the album charts in Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. It contains eight tracks, including the pre-release singles Lollipop and Mr. Saxobeat, five remixes and the third single Get Back (A.S.A.P.).

alexandra stan

Get Back was able to reach number one in Slovakia. The track moved up to fourth in Romania and eighth in Finland and Hungary. Since the song only appeared as a double single with Mr. Saxobeat in Germany, the track could not achieve its own placement in the charts.

With a remix to Mr. Saxobeat from the Michael Mind Project, which contains new vocals that were sung by the German rapper Carlprit, Stan decided to record his own song with Carlprit. This resulted in the song One Million, which was released as a single in December 2011 and became another hit in several countries.

In 2012 she was awarded the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).

In June 2013 she went public to draw attention to grievances in the Romanian show industry. In addition, she showed herself with a swollen face on television there. The injuries are said to have been caused by beating her manager, who, according to her, treated her "like a slave". [3] In the meantime, Stan has separated from her manager and partner and is now working with a new management team.

In August 2013 a new single was released with Baby, It's OK. Here she worked with the German rap trio Follow Your Instinct. The track, which uses a sample of Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band in the chorus, was released on August 16, 2013 with several remixes.

On April 28, 2014, she released the song Thanks for Leaving, which was recorded with her new team. Two more singles were then released, including Dance, which was released on July 18, 2014 and served to promote the third album. In the summer of 2014 she signed the record label Kontor Records. In July 2014 she presented her first release on the label. It is called Dance and was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. [4] The singles Give Me Your Everything and Vanilla Chocolat were later released.

The album Unlocked was initially only released in Japan on August 27, 2014, worldwide on November 25, 2014. Unlocked was in Japan at number 21 and was there for 17 weeks in the charts.

On June 8, 2015, the single We Wanna was released together with Inna and Daddy Yankee. The single was able to place up to number 53 in Japan.

The single I Did It, Mama! was released on November 25, 2015 and is the first single from their album Alesta, which was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. [6] On March 2nd, the third single from the album was released, namely Balans together with Mohombi. The album also includes the single We Wanna, which was released in 2015 and featured on a re-release of their 2nd studio album Unlocked.

She became a member of the G Girls project, which is a band made up of singers Alexandra Stan, Inna, Antonia and Lori. Her debut single Call The Police was made available for download on June 14, 2016 and the video was released on YouTube on June 1, 2016. In 2017 she was replaced by the singer Lariss from the project.

More singles

Further guest contributions

Golden record

Platinum record

3 × platinum record

4 × platinum record

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Saxobeats • Unlocked • Alesta

Cliché (hush hush)

Mor de dor • Baby, it's OK! • Inimă de Gheață • Set Me Free • Motifs • August zilele • Call The Police • Ciao • Synchronize • Siempre Tú

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born June 10, 1989 in Constanța) is a Romanian singer who became known in the summer of 2011 as Mr. Saxobeat and reached the top 10 of the charts in some countries.

Alexandra Stan attended the Liceul Teoretic Traian in Constanța. She studies at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [1]

Stan took part in the Mamaia Festival in the Interpretation section. [2] At the end of 2009 she released her first single Lollipop, which made it to number 18 in the Romanian charts.

The successor single Mr. Saxobeat was first released in late 2010 and became the most played number on Romanian radio stations. With the song she made it into the top 5 of the charts in 20 countries, including number 1. She was also one of the few singers who could reach the US charts.

The debut album Saxobeats, released in late summer 2011, reached the top 30 of the album charts in Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. It contains eight tracks, including the pre-release singles Lollipop and Mr. Saxobeat, five remixes and the third single Get Back (A.S.A.P.).

alexandra stan

Get Back was able to reach number one in Slovakia. The track moved up to fourth in Romania and eighth in Finland and Hungary. Since the song only appeared as a double single with Mr. Saxobeat in Germany, the track could not achieve its own placement in the charts.

With a remix to Mr. Saxobeat from the Michael Mind Project, which contains new vocals that were sung by the German rapper Carlprit, Stan decided to record his own song with Carlprit. This resulted in the song One Million, which was released as a single in December 2011 and became another hit in several countries.

In 2012 she was awarded the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).

In June 2013 she went public to draw attention to grievances in the Romanian show industry. In addition, she showed herself with a swollen face on television there. The injuries are said to have been caused by beating her manager, who, according to her, treated her "like a slave". [3] In the meantime, Stan has separated from her manager and partner and is now working with a new management team.

In August 2013 a new single was released with Baby, It's OK. Here she worked with the German rap trio Follow Your Instinct. The track, which uses a sample of Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band in the chorus, was released on August 16, 2013 with several remixes.

On April 28, 2014, she released the song Thanks for Leaving, which was recorded with her new team. Two more singles were then released, including Dance, which was released on July 18, 2014 and served to promote the third album. In the summer of 2014 she signed the record label Kontor Records. In July 2014 she presented her first release on the label. It is called Dance and was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. [4] The singles Give Me Your Everything and Vanilla Chocolat were later released.

The album Unlocked was initially only released in Japan on August 27, 2014, worldwide on November 25, 2014. Unlocked was in Japan at number 21 and was there for 17 weeks in the charts.

On June 8, 2015, the single We Wanna was released together with Inna and Daddy Yankee. The single was placed up to number 53 in Japan.

The single I Did It, Mama! was released on November 25, 2015 and is the first single from their album Alesta, which was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. [6] On March 2nd, the third single from the album was released, namely Balans together with Mohombi. The album also includes the single We Wanna, which was released in 2015 and featured on a re-release of their 2nd studio album Unlocked.

She became a member of the G Girls project, which is a band made up of singers Alexandra Stan, Inna, Antonia and Lori. Her debut single Call The Police was made available for download on June 14, 2016 and the video was released on June 1, 2016 on YouTube. In 2017 she was replaced by the singer Lariss from the project.

More singles

Further guest contributions

Golden record

Platinum record

3 × platinum record

4 × platinum record

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Saxobeats • Unlocked • Alesta

Cliché (hush hush)

Mor de dor • Baby, it's OK! • Inimă de Gheață • Set Me Free • Motifs • August zilele • Call The Police • Ciao • Synchronize • Siempre Tú

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born June 10, 1989 in Constanța) is a Romanian singer who became known in the summer of 2011 as Mr. Saxobeat and reached the top 10 of the charts in some countries.

Alexandra Stan attended the Liceul Teoretic Traian in Constanța. She studies at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [1]

Stan took part in the Mamaia Festival in the Interpretation section. [2] At the end of 2009 she released her first single Lollipop, which made it to number 18 in the Romanian charts.

The follow-up single Mr. Saxobeat was first released in late 2010 and became the most played number on Romanian radio stations. With the song she made it into the top 5 of the charts in 20 countries, including number 1. She was also one of the few singers who could reach the US charts.

The debut album Saxobeats, released in late summer 2011, reached the top 30 of the album charts in Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. It contains eight tracks, including the pre-release singles Lollipop and Mr. Saxobeat, five remixes and the third single Get Back (A.S.A.P.).

alexandra stan

Get Back was able to reach number one in Slovakia. The track moved up to fourth in Romania and eighth in Finland and Hungary. Since the song only appeared as a double single with Mr. Saxobeat in Germany, the track could not achieve its own placement in the charts.

With a remix to Mr. Saxobeat from the Michael Mind Project, which contains new vocals that were sung by the German rapper Carlprit, Stan decided to record his own song with Carlprit. This resulted in the song One Million, which was released as a single in December 2011 and became another hit in several countries.

In 2012 she was awarded the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).

In June 2013 she went public to draw attention to grievances in the Romanian show industry. In addition, she showed herself with a swollen face on television there. The injuries are said to have been caused by beating her manager, who, according to her, treated her "like a slave". [3] In the meantime, Stan has separated from her manager and partner and is now working with a new management team.

In August 2013 a new single was released with Baby, It's OK. Here she worked with the German rap trio Follow Your Instinct. The track, which uses a sample of Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band in the chorus, was released on August 16, 2013 with several remixes.

On April 28, 2014, she released the song Thanks for Leaving, which was recorded with her new team. Two more singles were then released, including Dance, which was released on July 18, 2014 and served to promote the third album. In the summer of 2014 she signed the record label Kontor Records. In July 2014 she presented her first release on the label. It is called Dance and was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. [4] The singles Give Me Your Everything and Vanilla Chocolat were later released.

The album Unlocked was initially only released in Japan on August 27, 2014, worldwide on November 25, 2014. Unlocked was in Japan at number 21 and was there for 17 weeks in the charts.

On June 8, 2015, the single We Wanna was released together with Inna and Daddy Yankee. The single was placed up to number 53 in Japan.

The single I Did It, Mama! was released on November 25, 2015 and is the first single from their album Alesta, which was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. [6] On March 2nd, the third single from the album was released, namely Balans together with Mohombi. The album also includes the single We Wanna, which was released in 2015 and featured on a re-release of their 2nd studio album Unlocked.

She became a member of the G Girls project, which is a band made up of singers Alexandra Stan, Inna, Antonia and Lori. Her debut single Call The Police was made available for download on June 14, 2016 and the video was released on YouTube on June 1, 2016. In 2017 she was replaced by the singer Lariss from the project.

More singles

Further guest contributions

Golden record

Platinum record

3 × platinum record

4 × platinum record

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Saxobeats • Unlocked • Alesta

Cliché (hush hush)

Mor de dor • Baby, it's OK! • Inimă de Gheață • Set Me Free • Motifs • August zilele • Call The Police • Ciao • Synchronize • Siempre Tú

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born June 10, 1989 in Constanța) is a Romanian singer who became known in the summer of 2011 as Mr. Saxobeat and reached the top 10 of the charts in some countries.

Alexandra Stan attended the Liceul Teoretic Traian in Constanța. She studies at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [1]

Stan took part in the Mamaia Festival in the Interpretation section. [2] At the end of 2009 she released her first single Lollipop, which made it to number 18 in the Romanian charts.

The successor single Mr. Saxobeat was first released in late 2010 and became the most played number on Romanian radio stations. With the song she made it into the top 5 of the charts in 20 countries, including number 1. She was also one of the few singers who could reach the US charts.

The debut album Saxobeats, released in late summer 2011, reached the top 30 of the album charts in Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. It contains eight tracks, including the pre-release singles Lollipop and Mr. Saxobeat, five remixes and the third single Get Back (A.S.A.P.).

alexandra stan

Get Back was able to reach number one in Slovakia. The track moved up to fourth in Romania and eighth in Finland and Hungary. Since the song only appeared as a double single with Mr. Saxobeat in Germany, the track could not achieve its own placement in the charts.

With a remix to Mr. Saxobeat from the Michael Mind Project, which contains new vocals that were sung by the German rapper Carlprit, Stan decided to record his own song with Carlprit. This resulted in the song One Million, which was released as a single in December 2011 and became another hit in several countries.

In 2012 she was awarded the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).

In June 2013 she went public to draw attention to grievances in the Romanian show industry. In addition, she showed herself with a swollen face on television there. The injuries are said to have been caused by beating her manager, who, according to her, treated her "like a slave". [3] In the meantime, Stan has separated from her manager and partner and is now working with a new management team.

In August 2013 a new single was released with Baby, It's OK. Here she worked with the German rap trio Follow Your Instinct. The track, which uses a sample of Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band in the chorus, was released on August 16, 2013 with several remixes.

On April 28, 2014, she released the song Thanks for Leaving, which was recorded with her new team. Two more singles were then released, including Dance, which was released on July 18, 2014 and served to promote the third album. In the summer of 2014 she signed the record label Kontor Records. In July 2014 she presented her first release on the label. It is called Dance and was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. [4] The singles Give Me Your Everything and Vanilla Chocolat were later released.

The album Unlocked was initially only released in Japan on March 27th.Released August 2014, worldwide on November 25, 2014. [5] Unlocked was able to place itself at number 21 in Japan and was there for 17 weeks in the charts.

On June 8, 2015, the single We Wanna was released together with Inna and Daddy Yankee. The single was placed up to number 53 in Japan.

The single I Did It, Mama! was released on November 25, 2015 and is the first single from their album Alesta, which was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. [6] On March 2nd, the third single from the album was released, namely Balans together with Mohombi. The album also includes the single We Wanna, which was released in 2015 and featured on a re-release of their 2nd studio album Unlocked.

She became a member of the G Girls project, which is a band made up of singers Alexandra Stan, Inna, Antonia and Lori. Her debut single Call The Police was made available for download on June 14, 2016 and the video was released on YouTube on June 1, 2016. In 2017 she was replaced by the singer Lariss from the project.

More singles

Further guest contributions

Golden record

Platinum record

3 × platinum record

4 × platinum record

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Saxobeats • Unlocked • Alesta

Cliché (hush hush)

Mor de dor • Baby, it's OK! • Inimă de Gheață • Set Me Free • Motifs • August zilele • Call The Police • Ciao • Synchronize • Siempre Tú

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born June 10, 1989 in Constanța) is a Romanian singer who became known in the summer of 2011 as Mr. Saxobeat and reached the top 10 of the charts in some countries.

Alexandra Stan attended the Liceul Teoretic Traian in Constanța. She studies at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [1]

Stan took part in the Mamaia Festival in the Interpretation section. [2] At the end of 2009 she released her first single Lollipop, which made it to number 18 in the Romanian charts.

The successor single Mr. Saxobeat was first released in late 2010 and became the most played number on Romanian radio stations. With the song she made it into the top 5 of the charts in 20 countries, including number 1. She was also one of the few singers who could reach the US charts.

The debut album Saxobeats, released in late summer 2011, reached the top 30 of the album charts in Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. It contains eight tracks, including the pre-release singles Lollipop and Mr. Saxobeat, five remixes and the third single Get Back (A.S.A.P.).

alexandra stan

Get Back was able to reach number one in Slovakia. The track moved up to fourth in Romania and eighth in Finland and Hungary. Since the song only appeared as a double single with Mr. Saxobeat in Germany, the track could not achieve its own placement in the charts.

With a remix to Mr. Saxobeat from the Michael Mind Project, which contains new vocals that were sung by the German rapper Carlprit, Stan decided to record his own song with Carlprit. This resulted in the song One Million, which was released as a single in December 2011 and became another hit in several countries.

In 2012 she was awarded the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).

In June 2013 she went public to draw attention to grievances in the Romanian show industry. In addition, she showed herself with a swollen face on television there. The injuries are said to have been caused by beating her manager, who, according to her, treated her "like a slave". [3] In the meantime, Stan has separated from her manager and partner and is now working with a new management team.

In August 2013 a new single was released with Baby, It's OK. Here she worked with the German rap trio Follow Your Instinct. The track, which uses a sample of Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band in the chorus, was released on August 16, 2013 with several remixes.

On April 28, 2014, she released the song Thanks for Leaving, which was recorded with her new team. Two more singles were then released, including Dance, which was released on July 18, 2014 and served to promote the third album. In the summer of 2014 she signed the record label Kontor Records. In July 2014 she presented her first release on the label. It is called Dance and was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. [4] The singles Give Me Your Everything and Vanilla Chocolat were later released.

The album Unlocked was initially only released in Japan on August 27, 2014, worldwide on November 25, 2014. Unlocked was in Japan at number 21 and was there for 17 weeks in the charts.

On June 8, 2015, the single We Wanna was released together with Inna and Daddy Yankee. The single was placed up to number 53 in Japan.

The single I Did It, Mama! was released on November 25, 2015 and is the first single from their album Alesta, which was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. [6] On March 2nd, the third single from the album was released, namely Balans together with Mohombi. The album also includes the single We Wanna, which was released in 2015 and featured on a re-release of their 2nd studio album Unlocked.

She became a member of the G Girls project, which is a band made up of singers Alexandra Stan, Inna, Antonia and Lori. Her debut single Call The Police was made available for download on June 14, 2016 and the video was released on YouTube on June 1, 2016. In 2017 she was replaced by the singer Lariss from the project.

More singles

Further guest contributions

Golden record

Platinum record

3 × platinum record

4 × platinum record

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Saxobeats • Unlocked • Alesta

Cliché (hush hush)

Mor de dor • Baby, it's OK! • Inimă de Gheață • Set Me Free • Motifs • August zilele • Call The Police • Ciao • Synchronize • Siempre Tú

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born June 10, 1989 in Constanța) is a Romanian singer who became known in the summer of 2011 as Mr. Saxobeat and reached the top 10 of the charts in some countries.

Alexandra Stan attended the Liceul Teoretic Traian in Constanța. She studies at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [1]

Stan took part in the Mamaia Festival in the Interpretation section. [2] At the end of 2009 she released her first single Lollipop, which made it to number 18 in the Romanian charts.

The successor single Mr. Saxobeat was first released in late 2010 and became the most played number on Romanian radio stations. With the song she made it into the top 5 of the charts in 20 countries, including number 1. She was also one of the few singers who could reach the US charts.

The debut album Saxobeats, released in late summer 2011, reached the top 30 of the album charts in Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. It contains eight tracks, including the pre-release singles Lollipop and Mr. Saxobeat, five remixes and the third single Get Back (A.S.A.P.).

alexandra stan

Get Back was able to reach number one in Slovakia. The track moved up to fourth in Romania and eighth in Finland and Hungary. Since the song only appeared as a double single with Mr. Saxobeat in Germany, the track could not achieve its own placement in the charts.

With a remix to Mr. Saxobeat from the Michael Mind Project, which contains new vocals that were sung by the German rapper Carlprit, Stan decided to record his own song with Carlprit. This resulted in the song One Million, which was released as a single in December 2011 and became another hit in several countries.

In 2012 she was awarded the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).

In June 2013 she went public to draw attention to grievances in the Romanian show industry. In addition, she showed herself with a swollen face on television there. The injuries are said to have been caused by beating her manager, who, according to her, treated her "like a slave". [3] In the meantime, Stan has separated from her manager and partner and is now working with a new management team.

In August 2013 a new single was released with Baby, It's OK. Here she worked with the German rap trio Follow Your Instinct. The track, which uses a sample of Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band in the chorus, was released on August 16, 2013 with several remixes.

On April 28, 2014, she released the song Thanks for Leaving, which was recorded with her new team. Two more singles were then released, including Dance, which was released on July 18, 2014 and served to promote the third album. In the summer of 2014 she signed the record label Kontor Records. In July 2014 she presented her first release on the label. It is called Dance and was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. [4] The singles Give Me Your Everything and Vanilla Chocolat were later released.

The album Unlocked was initially only released in Japan on August 27, 2014, worldwide on November 25, 2014. Unlocked was in Japan at number 21 and was there for 17 weeks in the charts.

On June 8, 2015, the single We Wanna was released together with Inna and Daddy Yankee. The single was placed up to number 53 in Japan.

The single I Did It, Mama! was released on November 25, 2015 and is the first single from their album Alesta, which was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. [6] On March 2nd, the third single from the album was released, namely Balans together with Mohombi. The album also includes the single We Wanna, which was released in 2015 and featured on a re-release of their 2nd studio album Unlocked.

She became a member of the G Girls project, which is a band made up of singers Alexandra Stan, Inna, Antonia and Lori. Her debut single Call The Police was made available for download on June 14, 2016 and the video was released on YouTube on June 1, 2016. In 2017 she was replaced by the singer Lariss from the project.

More singles

Further guest contributions

Golden record

Platinum record

3 × platinum record

4 × platinum record

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Saxobeats • Unlocked • Alesta

Cliché (hush hush)

Mor de dor • Baby, it's OK! • Inimă de Gheață • Set Me Free • Motifs • August zilele • Call The Police • Ciao • Synchronize • Siempre Tú

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born 10 June 1989) is a Romanian singer-songwriter. Born and raised in the city of Constanța, she made her worldwide breakthrough with the 2010 single “Mr. Saxobeat ”, which was written and produced by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi. They had previously discovered Stan at a karaoke bar in 2009 and signed her to their label, Maan Records. “Mr. Saxobeat ”had followed the singer’s debut single,“ Lollipop (Param Pam Pam) ”(2009), which brought her moderate fame in Romania. “Mr. Saxobeat "quickly achieved commercial success locally and abroad, reaching number one in several countries and gathering various certifications. Saxobeats, Stan’s debut studio album, was released in August 2011 and features the follow-up singles “Get Back (ASAP)” (2011) and “Lemonade” (2012), which fared moderately well in Europe.

An alleged altercation with Prodan in 2013 and a lawsuit against him delayed the release of Stan's second album, Unlocked, which would eventually be issued in August 2014. Two of its singles, “Dance” (2014) and “Cherry Pop” (2014) , were successful in Japan. Stan’s third studio album, Alesta, was released in March 2016 and included a collaboration with Inna and Daddy Yankee on “We Wanna” (2015); the single went on to reach the top 60 in several countries. Mami, her fourth record, followed in 2018. Preceding the release of its last single was Stan’s feature on Manuel Riva’s “Miami” (2018), which peaked within the top ten in Romania and on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Stan has received a number of awards and nominations, including the European Border Breakers Award, a Japan Gold Disc Award, an MTV Europe Music Award and two Romanian Music Awards. She is also referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists alongside Inna.

Alexandra Ioana Stan [1] was born on June 10, 1989 in the city of Constanța, Romania, to Daniela and George Stan. [4] [9] Her mother worked as a saleswoman and her father was hired as a groundskeeper. [9] Stan also has one sister, Andreea. [10] Showing an interest in music from a very young age, Stan studied at the Traian Secondary School and later at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [4]

Stan’s public singing debut was at a Romanian televised show when she was 15 years old. [11] She eventually participated in various music contests, including the Mamaia Music Festival in 2009. [4] [12] Romanian producers and songwriters Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi discovered Stan that year at a karaoke bar in Constanța and signed her to their record label, Maan Records. The singer also recorded the promotional single "Show Me the Way". [12] Stan rose to moderate fame in Romania with the release of her debut single “Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)” (2009), which was given notable radio airplay. [4] The song’s provocative, low-budget music video was criticized by some viewers for emphasizing her physical and not her vocal qualities. [4]

alexandra stan

In 2010, [A] Stan released her international breakthrough single “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [4] The song first achieved success in Romania, where it peaked at number one on the Romanian Top 100 for eight consecutive weeks. [2] It then became acclaimed worldwide, topping the record charts in several other countries, and selling almost one million copies in less than year. [4] [15] [16] It has also received various Music recording certifications, including Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [17] At the 2011 Romanian Music Awards, Stan and “Mr. Saxobeat ”won several awards and received nominations. [18] [19] Stan also won the Best Romanian Act and was nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. [20] [21]

After the success of “Mr. Saxobeat ”, Stan released the follow-up single“ Get Back (ASAP) ”(2011), [4] which achieved modest success, reaching the top 10 in Finland and Romania and the top 20 in other European countries. [20] The singer’s debut studio album Saxobeats was released in August 2011; [22] it was moderately successful in Japan and Europe. [23] [24] For Stan’s international achievements in 2011, she won a European Border Breaker award. [25] Her chart success followed into 2012 with “Lemonade”, which was certified Gold in Italy. [26] The release of Stan’s second studio album was postponed following an alleged violent incident between her and Prodan and a resulting lawsuit against him in June 2013. [27] The case attracted widespread media coverage in Romania. [15] In August 2013, Stan was featured on German group Follow Your Instinct’s single “Baby, It's OK”, which fared moderately well in German-speaking Europe. [28]

In April 2014, Stan released her comeback single "Thanks for Leaving," which she said was personal. [29] [30] Several observers connected its lyrical message to her violent incident with Prodan. [31] [32] The follow-up “Cherry Pop” became the most sought-after ringtone on the Recochoku service in Japan within two hours of its release, [33] while “Dance” experienced similar success on its release. [34] Unlocked, Stan's second studio album, was premiered in August 2014, and charted at number 21 in Japan. [35] [36] Stan also had signed a new record deal with Fonogram Records. [37] Later in 2014, the singer performed Cher's “Strong Enough” (1999) translated into Catalan (“Sóc forta”) for La Marato, an annual Spanish charity event, [38] [39] and also appeared at the Spanish Carnival of Las Palmas as a special guest. [40]

In June 2015, Stan released “We Wanna”, a collaboration with Romanian singer Inna and American reggaeton performer Daddy Yankee. [41] The track reached the top 60 in multiple countries including Romania, Argentina and Italy. [42] It was certified gold in the latter region. [26] The follow-up, “I Did It, Mama!”, Reached the top ten in her native country. [43] The singer’s third studio album Alesta was issued in March 2016, [44] and was supported by a tour in Japan. [45] It debuted at number 34 on the Oricon albums chart. [36] Later that year, Stan made her fashion debut with a Japan-only range of clothing called Alesta X Bershka. [45]

Also in 2016, the singer joined the supergroup G Girls along with Antonia, Inna and Lori, and premiered the single “Call the Police”, which was successful in Poland. [46] [47] She also launched her own record label, Alexandra Stan Records. [5] To promote the launch of Virgin Radio Romania in early 2017, Stan recorded a cover version of Madonna’s song “Like a Virgin” (1984), saying she was a fan of it. [48] [49] She also recorded “Favorite Game” for the soundtrack of the Japanese movie Miko Girl; it served as its opening song.The film premiered during the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2017, where Stan appeared on the red carpet with its cast and crew. [50] [51] In April 2018, Stan released her fourth studio album, which is titled Mami, [52] [53] and peaked at number 119 in Japan. [36] She also contributed guest vocals on Manuel Riva’s track “Miami”, which reached the top ten on the US Dance Club Songs chart; this was Stan’s first appearance on an American Billboard ranking since 2011’s “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [54] It also reached the top ten in Romania. [55] The singer opened the 2018 Neversea Festival, which had selected “Miami” as its anthem. [56] [57]

In June 2019, following several months spent in the United States, [58] Stan released “I Think I Love It”, her first single as a lead artist in over a year after “Mami” (2018). [59] [60 ] She also signed record deals with Universal Music Romania and MediaPro Music. [6] The follow-up release, “Obsesii”, attained success in Romania, reaching number 12 on the local Airplay 100 chart in June 2020. [61] Stan’s fifth studio album, Rainbows, is scheduled to be issued in 2021. [62] From September to October 2020, the singer appeared as a contestant on reality singing competition Masked Singer Romania. [63] In November 2020, “Mr. Saxobeat ”reached 200 million streams on Spotify, making it the most streamed song by a Romanian artist on the platform. [64]

Stan will be a contestant in the second season of reality game show Survivor România. [65]

When interviewed at the European Border Breakers Awards in 2012, Stan said the diverse nationalities in her home city Constanța have influenced her music. [68] In another interview, she named Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Rihanna, David Guetta, Sia and Robbie Williams as influences. [69] Stan’s first studio album Saxobeats features hi-NRG, dance, electronic, house and eurodance music, [70] [71] with saxophones being used on some songs. [72] Stan expressed her interest in the instrument, which is often used in her region. [73] Its use in her songs had become her signature “saxobeat” sound. [66] [67]

Unlocked has elements of dance, techno, pop and R&B, [74] [75] which one music critic described as an evolution in her artistry. [76] The album also features "Thanks for Leaving", which is the first ballad of Stan’s career. [77] "Cherry Pop", which appears on the same album, uses a J-pop style. [67] In a 2018 interview, Stan elaborated on the content of her first four studio albums: “Each album represents a stage in my life as a woman. On Saxobeats, I showed my rebellious side, typical of teenagers going to maturity, on Unlocked I rediscovered and reopened myself in front of the audience through the lyrics of songs, on Alesta I wanted to give my fans songs that they can have fun to, and [on Mami] I can say that I feel the most female so far. ”[78]

Stan, along with Inna, has been referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists. [79] Stan frequently receives media attention for her provocative public appearances and photographic shoots. [80] [81] [82] The music video for “I Did It, Mama!”, Which was released in 2015, included a scene in which she and a background dancer simulate sexual acts, which Romanian Cancan and Click! publications speculated led to a ban of the video in Romania. [83] [84]

Stan has stated that she believes in God and has her own religious principles, describing herself as a non-traditional Christian. [85] Throughout the years, Stan has lived in various cities including Constanța, [73] Los Angeles, [86] and Bucharest. [87] At the age of 16, the singer was in a romantic relationship with Romanian actor and recording artist Dorian Popa, but the relationship broke down because of alleged infidelity. [88] During Stan’s court case against Prodan, he and others testified that she had more than a professional relationship with him; Stan denied these claims. [89] [90] From 2014 to 2019, Stan was in a relationship with Bogdan Stăruială. [87] [91] [92] As of November 2020, she is dating Bogdan Drăghici. [93] In 2017, Stan said she had undergone therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-esteem issues in her youth, which were attributed to bullying by her classmates. On the same occasion, she stated she has had several lesbian experiences in the past. [94]

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born 10 June 1989) is a Romanian singer-songwriter. Born and raised in the city of Constanța, she made her worldwide breakthrough with the 2010 single “Mr. Saxobeat ”, which was written and produced by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi. They had previously discovered Stan at a karaoke bar in 2009 and signed her to their label, Maan Records. “Mr. Saxobeat ”had followed the singer’s debut single,“ Lollipop (Param Pam Pam) ”(2009), which brought her moderate fame in Romania. “Mr. Saxobeat "quickly achieved commercial success locally and abroad, reaching number one in several countries and gathering various certifications. Saxobeats, Stan’s debut studio album, was released in August 2011 and features the follow-up singles “Get Back (ASAP)” (2011) and “Lemonade” (2012), which fared moderately well in Europe.

An alleged altercation with Prodan in 2013 and a lawsuit against him delayed the release of Stan's second album, Unlocked, which would eventually be issued in August 2014. Two of its singles, “Dance” (2014) and “Cherry Pop” (2014) , were successful in Japan. Stan’s third studio album, Alesta, was released in March 2016 and included a collaboration with Inna and Daddy Yankee on “We Wanna” (2015); the single went on to reach the top 60 in several countries. Mami, her fourth record, followed in 2018. Preceding the release of its last single was Stan’s feature on Manuel Riva’s “Miami” (2018), which peaked within the top ten in Romania and on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Stan has received a number of awards and nominations, including the European Border Breakers Award, a Japan Gold Disc Award, an MTV Europe Music Award and two Romanian Music Awards. She is also referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists alongside Inna.

Alexandra Ioana Stan [1] was born on June 10, 1989 in the city of Constanța, Romania, to Daniela and George Stan. [4] [9] Her mother worked as a saleswoman and her father was hired as a groundskeeper. [9] Stan also has one sister, Andreea. [10] Showing an interest in music from a very young age, Stan studied at the Traian Secondary School and later at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [4]

Stan’s public singing debut was at a Romanian televised show when she was 15 years old. [11] She eventually participated in various music contests, including the Mamaia Music Festival in 2009. [4] [12] Romanian producers and songwriters Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi discovered Stan that year at a karaoke bar in Constanța and signed her to their record label, Maan Records. The singer also recorded the promotional single "Show Me the Way". [12] Stan rose to moderate fame in Romania with the release of her debut single “Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)” (2009), which was given notable radio airplay. [4] The song’s provocative, low-budget music video was criticized by some viewers for emphasizing her physical and not her vocal qualities. [4]

alexandra stan

In 2010, [A] Stan released her international breakthrough single “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [4] The song first achieved success in Romania, where it peaked at number one on the Romanian Top 100 for eight consecutive weeks. [2] It then became acclaimed worldwide, topping the record charts in several other countries, and selling almost one million copies in less than year. [4] [15] [16] It has also received various Music recording certifications, including Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [17] At the 2011 Romanian Music Awards, Stan and “Mr. Saxobeat ”won several awards and received nominations. [18] [19] Stan also won the Best Romanian Act and was nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. [20] [21]

After the success of “Mr. Saxobeat ”, Stan released the follow-up single“ Get Back (ASAP) ”(2011), [4] which achieved modest success, reaching the top 10 in Finland and Romania and the top 20 in other European countries. [20] The singer’s debut studio album Saxobeats was released in August 2011; [22] it was moderately successful in Japan and Europe. [23] [24] For Stan’s international achievements in 2011, she won a European Border Breaker award. [25] Her chart success followed into 2012 with “Lemonade”, which was certified Gold in Italy. [26] The release of Stan’s second studio album was postponed following an alleged violent incident between her and Prodan and a resulting lawsuit against him in June 2013. [27] The case attracted widespread media coverage in Romania. [15] In August 2013, Stan was featured on German group Follow Your Instinct’s single “Baby, It's OK”, which fared moderately well in German-speaking Europe. [28]

In April 2014, Stan released her comeback single "Thanks for Leaving," which she said was personal. [29] [30] Several observers connected its lyrical message to her violent incident with Prodan. [31] [32] The follow-up “Cherry Pop” became the most sought-after ringtone on the Recochoku service in Japan within two hours of its release, [33] while “Dance” experienced similar success on its release. [34] Unlocked, Stan's second studio album, was premiered in August 2014, and charted at number 21 in Japan. [35] [36] Stan also had signed a new record deal with Fonogram Records. [37] Later in 2014, the singer performed Cher's “Strong Enough” (1999) translated into Catalan (“Sóc forta”) for La Marato, an annual Spanish charity event, [38] [39] and also appeared at the Spanish Carnival of Las Palmas as a special guest. [40]

In June 2015, Stan released “We Wanna”, a collaboration with Romanian singer Inna and American reggaeton performer Daddy Yankee. [41] The track reached the top 60 in multiple countries including Romania, Argentina and Italy. [42] It was certified gold in the latter region. [26] The follow-up, “I Did It, Mama!”, Reached the top ten in her native country. [43] The singer’s third studio album Alesta was issued in March 2016, [44] and was supported by a tour in Japan. [45] It debuted at number 34 on the Oricon albums chart. [36] Later that year, Stan made her fashion debut with a Japan-only range of clothing called Alesta X Bershka. [45]

Also in 2016, the singer joined the supergroup G Girls along with Antonia, Inna and Lori, and premiered the single “Call the Police”, which was successful in Poland. [46] [47] She also launched her own record label, Alexandra Stan Records. [5] To promote the launch of Virgin Radio Romania in early 2017, Stan recorded a cover version of Madonna’s song “Like a Virgin” (1984), saying she was a fan of it. [48] [49] She also recorded “Favorite Game” for the soundtrack of the Japanese movie Miko Girl; it served as its opening song. The film premiered during the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2017, where Stan appeared on the red carpet with its cast and crew. [50] [51] In April 2018, Stan released her fourth studio album, which is titled Mami, [52] [53] and peaked at number 119 in Japan. [36] She also contributed guest vocals on Manuel Riva’s track “Miami”, which reached the top ten on the US Dance Club Songs chart; this was Stan’s first appearance on an American Billboard ranking since 2011’s “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [54] It also reached the top ten in Romania. [55] The singer opened the 2018 Neversea Festival, which had selected “Miami” as its anthem. [56] [57]

In June 2019, following several months spent in the United States, [58] Stan released “I Think I Love It”, her first single as a lead artist in over a year after “Mami” (2018). [59] [60 ] She also signed record deals with Universal Music Romania and MediaPro Music. [6] The follow-up release, “Obsesii”, attained success in Romania, reaching number 12 on the local Airplay 100 chart in June 2020. [61] Stan’s fifth studio album, Rainbows, is scheduled to be issued in 2021. [62] From September to October 2020, the singer appeared as a contestant on reality singing competition Masked Singer Romania. [63] In November 2020, “Mr. Saxobeat ”reached 200 million streams on Spotify, making it the most streamed song by a Romanian artist on the platform. [64]

Stan will be a contestant in the second season of reality game show Survivor România. [65]

When interviewed at the European Border Breakers Awards in 2012, Stan said the diverse nationalities in her home city Constanța have influenced her music. [68] In another interview, she named Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Rihanna, David Guetta, Sia and Robbie Williams as influences. [69] Stan’s first studio album Saxobeats features hi-NRG, dance, electronic, house and eurodance music, [70] [71] with saxophones being used on some songs. [72] Stan expressed her interest in the instrument, which is often used in her region. [73] Its use in her songs had become her signature “saxobeat” sound. [66] [67]

Unlocked has elements of dance, techno, pop and R&B, [74] [75] which one music critic described as an evolution in her artistry. [76] The album also features "Thanks for Leaving", which is the first ballad of Stan’s career. [77] "Cherry Pop", which appears on the same album, uses a J-pop style. [67] In a 2018 interview, Stan elaborated on the content of her first four studio albums: “Each album represents a stage in my life as a woman. On Saxobeats, I showed my rebellious side, typical of teenagers going to maturity, on Unlocked I rediscovered and reopened myself in front of the audience through the lyrics of songs, on Alesta I wanted to give my fans songs that they can have fun to, and [on Mami] I can say that I feel the most female so far. ”[78]

Stan, along with Inna, has been referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists. [79] Stan frequently receives media attention for her provocative public appearances and photographic shoots. [80] [81] [82] The music video for “I Did It, Mama!”, Which was released in 2015, included a scene in which she and a background dancer simulate sexual acts, which Romanian Cancan and Click! publications speculated led to a ban of the video in Romania. [83] [84]

Stan has stated that she believes in God and has her own religious principles, describing herself as a non-traditional Christian. [85] Throughout the years, Stan has lived in various cities including Constan ,a, [73] Los Angeles, [86] and Bucharest. [87] At the age of 16, the singer was in a romantic relationship with Romanian actor and recording artist Dorian Popa, but the relationship broke down because of alleged infidelity. [88] During Stan’s court case against Prodan, he and others testified that she had more than a professional relationship with him; Stan denied these claims. [89] [90] From 2014 to 2019, Stan was in a relationship with Bogdan Stăruială. [87] [91] [92] As of November 2020, she is dating Bogdan Drăghici. [93] In 2017, Stan said she had undergone therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-esteem issues in her youth, which were attributed to bullying by her classmates. On the same occasion, she stated she has had several lesbian experiences in the past. [94]

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born 10 June 1989) is a Romanian singer-songwriter. Born and raised in the city of Constanța, she made her worldwide breakthrough with the 2010 single “Mr. Saxobeat ”, which was written and produced by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi. They had previously discovered Stan at a karaoke bar in 2009 and signed her to their label, Maan Records. “Mr. Saxobeat ”had followed the singer’s debut single,“ Lollipop (Param Pam Pam) ”(2009), which brought her moderate fame in Romania. “Mr. Saxobeat "quickly achieved commercial success locally and abroad, reaching number one in several countries and gathering various certifications. Saxobeats, Stan’s debut studio album, was released in August 2011 and features the follow-up singles “Get Back (ASAP)” (2011) and “Lemonade” (2012), which fared moderately well in Europe.

An alleged altercation with Prodan in 2013 and a lawsuit against him delayed the release of Stan's second album, Unlocked, which would eventually be issued in August 2014. Two of its singles, “Dance” (2014) and “Cherry Pop” (2014) , were successful in Japan. Stan’s third studio album, Alesta, was released in March 2016 and included a collaboration with Inna and Daddy Yankee on “We Wanna” (2015); the single went on to reach the top 60 in several countries. Mami, her fourth record, followed in 2018. Preceding the release of its last single was Stan’s feature on Manuel Riva’s “Miami” (2018), which peaked within the top ten in Romania and on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Stan has received a number of awards and nominations, including the European Border Breakers Award, a Japan Gold Disc Award, an MTV Europe Music Award and two Romanian Music Awards. She is also referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists alongside Inna.

Alexandra Ioana Stan [1] was born on June 10, 1989 in the city of Constanța, Romania, to Daniela and George Stan. [4] [9] Her mother worked as a saleswoman and her father was hired as a groundskeeper. [9] Stan also has one sister, Andreea. [10] Showing an interest in music from a very young age, Stan studied at the Traian Secondary School and later at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [4]

Stan’s public singing debut was at a Romanian televised show when she was 15 years old. [11] She eventually participated in various music contests, including the Mamaia Music Festival in 2009. [4] [12] Romanian producers and songwriters Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi discovered Stan that year at a karaoke bar in Constanța and signed her to their record label, Maan Records. The singer also recorded the promotional single "Show Me the Way". [12] Stan rose to moderate fame in Romania with the release of her debut single “Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)” (2009), which was given notable radio airplay. [4] The song’s provocative, low-budget music video was criticized by some viewers for emphasizing her physical and not her vocal qualities. [4]

alexandra stan

In 2010, [A] Stan released her international breakthrough single “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [4] The song first achieved success in Romania, where it peaked at number one on the Romanian Top 100 for eight consecutive weeks. [2] It then became acclaimed worldwide, topping the record charts in several other countries, and selling almost one million copies in less than year. [4] [15] [16] It has also received various Music recording certifications, including Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [17] At the 2011 Romanian Music Awards, Stan and “Mr. Saxobeat ”won several awards and received nominations. [18] [19] Stan also won the Best Romanian Act and was nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. [20] [21]

After the success of “Mr. Saxobeat ”, Stan released the follow-up single“ Get Back (ASAP) ”(2011), [4] which achieved modest success, reaching the top 10 in Finland and Romania and the top 20 in other European countries. [20] The singer’s debut studio album Saxobeats was released in August 2011; [22] it was moderately successful in Japan and Europe. [23] [24] For Stan’s international achievements in 2011, she won a European Border Breaker award. [25] Her chart success followed into 2012 with “Lemonade”, which was certified Gold in Italy. [26] The release of Stan’s second studio album was postponed following an alleged violent incident between her and Prodan and a resulting lawsuit against him in June 2013. [27] The case attracted widespread media coverage in Romania. [15] In August 2013, Stan was featured on German group Follow Your Instinct’s single “Baby, It's OK”, which fared moderately well in German-speaking Europe. [28]

In April 2014, Stan released her comeback single "Thanks for Leaving," which she said was personal. [29] [30] Several observers connected its lyrical message to her violent incident with Prodan. [31] [32] The follow-up “Cherry Pop” became the most sought-after ringtone on the Recochoku service in Japan within two hours of its release, [33] while “Dance” experienced similar success on its release. [34] Unlocked, Stan's second studio album, was premiered in August 2014, and charted at number 21 in Japan. [35] [36] Stan also had signed a new record deal with Fonogram Records. [37] Later in 2014, the singer performed Cher's “Strong Enough” (1999) translated into Catalan (“Sóc forta”) for La Marato, an annual Spanish charity event, [38] [39] and also appeared at the Spanish Carnival of Las Palmas as a special guest. [40]

In June 2015, Stan released “We Wanna”, a collaboration with Romanian singer Inna and American reggaeton performer Daddy Yankee. [41] The track reached the top 60 in multiple countries including Romania, Argentina and Italy. [42] It was certified gold in the latter region. [26] The follow-up, “I Did It, Mama!”, Reached the top ten in her native country. [43] The singer’s third studio album Alesta was issued in March 2016, [44] and was supported by a tour in Japan. [45] It debuted at number 34 on the Oricon albums chart. [36] Later that year, Stan made her fashion debut with a Japan-only range of clothing called Alesta X Bershka. [45]

Also in 2016, the singer joined the supergroup G Girls along with Antonia, Inna and Lori, and premiered the single “Call the Police”, which was successful in Poland. [46] [47] She also launched her own record label, Alexandra Stan Records. [5] To promote the launch of Virgin Radio Romania in early 2017, Stan recorded a cover version of Madonna’s song “Like a Virgin” (1984), saying she was a fan of it. [48] [49] She also recorded “Favorite Game” for the soundtrack of the Japanese movie Miko Girl; it served as its opening song. The film premiered during the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2017, where Stan appeared on the red carpet with its cast and crew. [50] [51] In April 2018, Stan released her fourth studio album, which is titled Mami, [52] [53] and peaked at number 119 in Japan. [36] She also contributed guest vocals on Manuel Riva’s track “Miami”, which reached the top ten on the US Dance Club Songs chart; this was Stan’s first appearance on an American Billboard ranking since 2011’s “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [54] It also reached the top ten in Romania. [55] The singer opened the 2018 Neversea Festival, which had selected “Miami” as its anthem. [56] [57]

In June 2019, following several months spent in the United States, [58] Stan released “I Think I Love It”, her first single as a lead artist in over a year after “Mami” (2018). [59] [60 ] She also signed record deals with Universal Music Romania and MediaPro Music. [6] The follow-up release, “Obsesii”, attained success in Romania, reaching number 12 on the local Airplay 100 chart in June 2020. [61] Stan’s fifth studio album, Rainbows, is scheduled to be issued in 2021. [62] From September to October 2020, the singer appeared as a contestant on reality singing competition Masked Singer Romania. [63] In November 2020, “Mr. Saxobeat ”reached 200 million streams on Spotify, making it the most streamed song by a Romanian artist on the platform. [64]

Stan will be a contestant in the second season of reality game show Survivor România. [65]

When interviewed at the European Border Breakers Awards in 2012, Stan said the diverse nationalities in her home city Constanța have influenced her music. [68] In another interview, she named Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Rihanna, David Guetta, Sia and Robbie Williams as influences. [69] Stan’s first studio album Saxobeats features hi-NRG, dance, electronic, house and eurodance music, [70] [71] with saxophones being used on some songs. [72] Stan expressed her interest in the instrument, which is often used in her region. [73] Its use in her songs had become her signature “saxobeat” sound. [66] [67]

Unlocked has elements of dance, techno, pop and R&B, [74] [75] which one music critic described as an evolution in her artistry. [76] The album also features "Thanks for Leaving", which is the first ballad of Stan’s career. [77] "Cherry Pop", which appears on the same album, uses a J-pop style. [67] In a 2018 interview, Stan elaborated on the content of her first four studio albums: “Each album represents a stage in my life as a woman. On Saxobeats, I showed my rebellious side, typical of teenagers going to maturity, on Unlocked I rediscovered and reopened myself in front of the audience through the lyrics of songs, on Alesta I wanted to give my fans songs that they can have fun to, and [on Mami] I can say that I feel the most female so far. ”[78]

Stan, along with Inna, has been referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists. [79] Stan frequently receives media attention for her provocative public appearances and photographic shoots. [80] [81] [82] The music video for “I Did It, Mama!”, Which was released in 2015, included a scene in which she and a background dancer simulate sexual acts, which Romanian Cancan and Click! publications speculated led to a ban of the video in Romania. [83] [84]

Stan has stated that she believes in God and has her own religious principles, describing herself as a non-traditional Christian. [85] Throughout the years, Stan has lived in various cities including Constan ,a, [73] Los Angeles, [86] and Bucharest. [87] At the age of 16, the singer was in a romantic relationship with Romanian actor and recording artist Dorian Popa, but the relationship broke down because of alleged infidelity. [88] During Stan’s court case against Prodan, he and others testified that she had more than a professional relationship with him; Stan denied these claims. [89] [90] From 2014 to 2019, Stan was in a relationship with Bogdan Stăruială. [87] [91] [92] As of November 2020, she is dating Bogdan Drăghici. [93] In 2017, Stan said she had undergone therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-esteem issues in her youth, which were attributed to bullying by her classmates. On the same occasion, she stated she has had several lesbian experiences in the past. [94]

Alexandra Ioana Stan (born 10 June 1989) is a Romanian singer-songwriter. Born and raised in the city of Constanța, she made her worldwide breakthrough with the 2010 single “Mr. Saxobeat ”, which was written and produced by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi. They had previously discovered Stan at a karaoke bar in 2009 and signed her to their label, Maan Records. “Mr. Saxobeat ”had followed the singer’s debut single,“ Lollipop (Param Pam Pam) ”(2009), which brought her moderate fame in Romania. “Mr. Saxobeat "quickly achieved commercial success locally and abroad, reaching number one in several countries and gathering various certifications. Saxobeats, Stan’s debut studio album, was released in August 2011 and features the follow-up singles “Get Back (ASAP)” (2011) and “Lemonade” (2012), which fared moderately well in Europe.

An alleged altercation with Prodan in 2013 and a lawsuit against him delayed the release of Stan's second album, Unlocked, which would eventually be issued in August 2014. Two of its singles, “Dance” (2014) and “Cherry Pop” (2014) , were successful in Japan. Stan’s third studio album, Alesta, was released in March 2016 and included a collaboration with Inna and Daddy Yankee on “We Wanna” (2015); the single went on to reach the top 60 in several countries. Mami, her fourth record, followed in 2018. Preceding the release of its last single was Stan’s feature on Manuel Riva’s “Miami” (2018), which peaked within the top ten in Romania and on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Stan has received a number of awards and nominations, including the European Border Breakers Award, a Japan Gold Disc Award, an MTV Europe Music Award and two Romanian Music Awards. She is also referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists alongside Inna.

Alexandra Ioana Stan [1] was born on June 10, 1989 in the city of Constanța, Romania, to Daniela and George Stan. [4] [9] Her mother worked as a saleswoman and her father was hired as a groundskeeper. [9] Stan also has one sister, Andreea. [10] Showing an interest in music from a very young age, Stan studied at the Traian Secondary School and later at the Faculty of Management Andrei Șaguna. [4]

Stan’s public singing debut was at a Romanian televised show when she was 15 years old. [11] She eventually participated in various music contests, including the Mamaia Music Festival in 2009. [4] [12] Romanian producers and songwriters Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi discovered Stan that year at a karaoke bar in Constanța and signed her to their record label, Maan Records. The singer also recorded the promotional single "Show Me the Way". [12] Stan rose to moderate fame in Romania with the release of her debut single “Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)” (2009), which was given notable radio airplay. [4] The song’s provocative, low-budget music video was criticized by some viewers for emphasizing her physical and not her vocal qualities. [4]

alexandra stan

In 2010, [A] Stan released her international breakthrough single “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [4] The song first achieved success in Romania, where it peaked at number one on the Romanian Top 100 for eight consecutive weeks. [2] It then became acclaimed worldwide, topping the record charts in several other countries, and selling almost one million copies in less than year. [4] [15] [16] It has also received various Music recording certifications, including Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [17] At the 2011 Romanian Music Awards, Stan and “Mr. Saxobeat ”won several awards and received nominations. [18] [19] Stan also won the Best Romanian Act and was nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. [20] [21]

After the success of “Mr. Saxobeat ”, Stan released the follow-up single“ Get Back (ASAP) ”(2011), [4] which achieved modest success, reaching the top 10 in Finland and Romania and the top 20 in other European countries. [20] The singer’s debut studio album Saxobeats was released in August 2011; [22] it was moderately successful in Japan and Europe. [23] [24] For Stan’s international achievements in 2011, she won a European Border Breaker award. [25] Her chart success followed into 2012 with “Lemonade”, which was certified Gold in Italy. [26] The release of Stan’s second studio album was postponed following an alleged violent incident between her and Prodan and a resulting lawsuit against him in June 2013. [27] The case attracted widespread media coverage in Romania. [15] In August 2013, Stan was featured on German group Follow Your Instinct’s single “Baby, It's OK”, which fared moderately well in German-speaking Europe. [28]

In April 2014, Stan released her comeback single "Thanks for Leaving," which she said was personal. [29] [30] Several observers connected its lyrical message to her violent incident with Prodan. [31] [32] The follow-up “Cherry Pop” became the most sought-after ringtone on the Recochoku service in Japan within two hours of its release, [33] while “Dance” experienced similar success on its release. [34] Unlocked, Stan's second studio album, was premiered in August 2014, and charted at number 21 in Japan. [35] [36] Stan also had signed a new record deal with Fonogram Records. [37] Later in 2014, the singer performed Cher's “Strong Enough” (1999) translated into Catalan (“Sóc forta”) for La Marato, an annual Spanish charity event, [38] [39] and also appeared at the Spanish Carnival of Las Palmas as a special guest. [40]

In June 2015, Stan released “We Wanna”, a collaboration with Romanian singer Inna and American reggaeton performer Daddy Yankee. [41] The track reached the top 60 in multiple countries including Romania, Argentina and Italy. [42] It was certified gold in the latter region. [26] The follow-up, “I Did It, Mama!”, Reached the top ten in her native country. [43] The singer’s third studio album Alesta was issued in March 2016, [44] and was supported by a tour in Japan. [45] It debuted at number 34 on the Oricon albums chart. [36] Later that year, Stan made her fashion debut with a Japan-only range of clothing called Alesta X Bershka. [45]

Also in 2016, the singer joined the supergroup G Girls along with Antonia, Inna and Lori, and premiered the single “Call the Police”, which was successful in Poland. [46] [47] She also launched her own record label, Alexandra Stan Records. [5] To promote the launch of Virgin Radio Romania in early 2017, Stan recorded a cover version of Madonna’s song “Like a Virgin” (1984), saying she was a fan of it. [48] [49] She also recorded “Favorite Game” for the soundtrack of the Japanese movie Miko Girl; it served as its opening song. The film premiered during the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2017, where Stan appeared on the red carpet with its cast and crew. [50] [51] In April 2018, Stan released her fourth studio album, which is titled Mami, [52] [53] and peaked at number 119 in Japan. [36] She also contributed guest vocals on Manuel Riva’s track “Miami”, which reached the top ten on the US Dance Club Songs chart; this was Stan’s first appearance on an American Billboard ranking since 2011’s “Mr. Saxobeat ”. [54] It also reached the top ten in Romania. [55] The singer opened the 2018 Neversea Festival, which had selected “Miami” as its anthem. [56] [57]

In June 2019, following several months spent in the United States, [58] Stan released “I Think I Love It”, her first single as a lead artist in over a year after “Mami” (2018). [59] [60 ] She also signed record deals with Universal Music Romania and MediaPro Music. [6] The follow-up release, “Obsesii”, attained success in Romania, reaching number 12 on the local Airplay 100 chart in June 2020. [61] Stan’s fifth studio album, Rainbows, is scheduled to be issued in 2021. [62] From September to October 2020, the singer appeared as a contestant on reality singing competition Masked Singer Romania. [63] In November 2020, “Mr. Saxobeat ”reached 200 million streams on Spotify, making it the most streamed song by a Romanian artist on the platform. [64]

Stan will be a contestant in the second season of reality game show Survivor România. [65]

When interviewed at the European Border Breakers Awards in 2012, Stan said the diverse nationalities in her home city Constanța have influenced her music. [68] In another interview, she named Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Rihanna, David Guetta, Sia and Robbie Williams as influences. [69] Stan’s first studio album Saxobeats features hi-NRG, dance, electronic, house and eurodance music, [70] [71] with saxophones being used on some songs. [72] Stan expressed her interest in the instrument, which is often used in her region. [73] Its use in her songs had become her signature “saxobeat” sound. [66] [67]

Unlocked has elements of dance, techno, pop and R&B, [74] [75] which one music critic described as an evolution in her artistry. [76] The album also features "Thanks for Leaving", which is the first ballad of Stan’s career. [77] "Cherry Pop", which appears on the same album, uses a J-pop style. [67] In a 2018 interview, Stan elaborated on the content of her first four studio albums: “Each album represents a stage in my life as a woman. On Saxobeats, I showed my rebellious side, typical of teenagers going to maturity, on Unlocked I rediscovered and reopened myself in front of the audience through the lyrics of songs, on Alesta I wanted to give my fans songs that they can have fun to, and [on Mami] I can say that I feel the most female so far. ”[78]

Stan, along with Inna, has been referred to as one of the most successful Romanian artists. [79] Stan frequently receives media attention for her provocative public appearances and photographic shoots. [80] [81] [82] The music video for “I Did It, Mama!”, Which was released in 2015, included a scene in which she and a background dancer simulate sexual acts, which Romanian Cancan and Click! publications speculated led to a ban of the video in Romania. [83] [84]

Stan has stated that she believes in God and has her own religious principles, describing herself as a non-traditional Christian. [85] Throughout the years, Stan has lived in various cities including Constan ,a, [73] Los Angeles, [86] and Bucharest. [87] At the age of 16, the singer was in a romantic relationship with Romanian actor and recording artist Dorian Popa, but the relationship broke down because of alleged infidelity. [88] During Stan’s court case against Prodan, he and others testified that she had more than a professional relationship with him; Stan denied these claims. [89] [90] From 2014 to 2019, Stan was in a relationship with Bogdan Stăruială. [87] [91] [92] As of November 2020, she is dating Bogdan Drăghici. [93] In 2017, Stan said she had undergone therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-esteem issues in her youth, which were attributed to bullying by her classmates. On the same occasion, she stated she has had several lesbian experiences in the past. [94]


Eurodance (sometimes referred to as Euro-NRG, Euro-electronica or Euro) is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe. It combines many elements of hip hop, techno, [3] Hi-NRG, [1] house music, [1] and Euro disco. [2] This genre of music is heavily influenced by the use of rich vocals, sometimes with rapped verses. This, combined with cutting-edge synthesizers, strong bass rhythm and melodic hooks, establishes the core foundation of Eurodance music. [2]

Eurodance music originated in the late 1980s in central Europe, especially in Germany, where rave parties were becoming popular. By 1987, a German party scene was started by Tauseef Alam, based on the well established Chicago house sound and Belgian new beat in Frankfurt. The following year saw acid house making a significant impact on popular consciousness in Germany and central Europe as it had in England. [5] In 1989, German DJs Westbam and Dr. Motte established the Ufo Club, an illegal party venue, and co-founded the Love Parade. [6] The parade first occurred in July 1989, when 150 people took to the streets in Berlin. [7] It was conceived as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through love and music. [7] On July 19, 1989, Black Box’s single “Ride on Time” was released. The song spent six weeks at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and it was the UK’s best-selling single of 1989. [8] It contained the Korg M1’s “house piano” [9] which can be found in many Eurodance releases. On September 27, 1989, Technotronic’s single “Pump Up the Jam” was released. It reached number one in Belgium [10] [11] and Spain, [12] and it popularized the house variant called hip house in Europe. [13] On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; Free underground techno parties mushroomed in East Berlin, and a rave scene comparable to that in the UK was established. [6] East German DJ Paul van Dyk has remarked that the techno-based rave scene was a major force in re-establishing social connections between East and West Germany during the unification period. [14] In the same year, German producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti (under the pseudonyms Benito Benites and John “Virgo” Garrett III) formed the Snap! project in Frankfurt. Snap! songs combined imported hip hop and soul vocals adding rhythm by using computer technology and mixing electronic sounds, bass and drums, mainly house music. By doing so a new genre was born: Eurodance. [15]

Snap! 'S first single, “The Power”, released in 1990, reached number one in the Netherlands, [16] [17] Spain, Switzerland [18] and the United Kingdom, [19] and it helped to raise awareness of the genre within Europe. In the following years, other Eurodance acts formed in Frankfurt, including La Bouche, Jam and Spoon, Magic Affair, Intermission and Culture Beat. After the breakthrough single “Rhythm is a Dancer” by Snap! in 1992 (number 1 in 12 countries), [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] new groups started to pop up all over Europe, mainly in Belgium , Netherlands and Italy. From 1992 till the decline of popularity after 1995, the sound became more and more NRG-oriented, leading to songs raising in B.P.M. up to 150. The notable songs which defined the genre in this period, dubbed as the “golden era” of Eurodance, are “It's My Life” by Dr. Alban in 1992 (number 1 in 8 countries), [29] “No Limit” by Dutch group 2 Unlimited in 1993 (number 1 in 14 countries, it was Europe's biggest-selling song for 1993), [30] [31] [ 32] “What Is Love” by Haddaway in the same year (number 1 in 13 countries), [33] [34] [35] [36] [12] [37] “Mr. Vain ”by Culture Beat also in the same year (number 1 in 13 countries), [38] [39] [40] [37]“ Cotton Eye Joe ”by Rednex in 1994 (number 1 in 12 countries) [41] [ 42] [43] [44] and “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John in the same year (number 1 in 9 countries). [45] [46] [47] [ 48] [49] In the same period the popularity of the genre also expanded further to East Asia, in nations such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; towards the end of the golden era also in Russia.

By 1995, Eurodance dominated European charts with 5 singles in the top 10 of the singles charts, and especially with seven singles in the top ten of the chart in Italy. [50] Despite its success, many observers within the music industry said that the Eurodance sound had to change or die, and Eurodance producers and singers started to follow different paths and different sounds, such as happy hardcore and house music, [51] but not all the groups followed this trend immediately, notably the group 2 Unlimited wanted to remain within Eurodance sounds in order to remain chartbusters, although the producer De Coster predicted a retreat from a poppy to a more clubby sound. [52] Nevertheless, in the second half of the decade the popularity of Eurodance started to decline, and “Scatman's World” by Scatman John was the last major hit of the original Eurodance sound in the Eurochart Hot 100, being number 1 for 3 weeks between late August and early September 1995.

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In late 1990s the classic Eurodance sound gradually morphed into bubblegum dance and progressive house. [53] Notable examples of successful Eurodance songs of this era are “Coco Jamboo” by German band Mr. President in 1996, [54] [55] “Freed from Desire” and “Let a Boy Cry” by Italian singer Gala in the same year, [56] [57] [58] “Barbie Girl” by Danish-Norwegian group Aqua in 1997, [59] [60] “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom !!” by Dutch group Vengaboys in 1998, [61] [62] [63] “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Italian group Eiffel 65 in 1999 [64] [65] and “Around the World (La La La La La)” by German group ATC in 2000. [66] [67] [68] By the early 2000s Eurodance music disappeared completely from radio airplay.

The term “Eurodance” gradually became associated with a specific style of European dance music. During its golden years in the mid-1990s, it was referred as “Euro-NRG”; in Europe it was often called “dancefloor” [69] or simply “dance”. [70] [failed verification]

While some use a much broader definition of what is considered “Eurodance”, [1] over time, the term particularly came to refer to an NRG-based genre from the 1990s which included a solo vocalist or a rapper / vocalist duet. [71 ] Although the term was initially used to describe only European dance music productions, there are some examples of acts from the 1990s produced in the United States, which followed the same music style and became particularly popular in Europe, nowadays are also referred to as Eurodance music . [72] [73]

Most Eurodance is characterized by synthesizer riffs, one or more vocals with simple chorus, one or more rap parts, sampling and a drum machine clap beat. [2] [74] Sometimes non-rap vocals are used. [74]

Eurodance often carries a positive, upbeat attitude; the lyrics usually involve issues of love and peace, dancing and partying, or expressing and overcoming difficult emotions. The early to mid-1990s Eurodance vocals were frequently done by a solo vocalist or a mixed rapper-vocalist duet like the male-female duets 2 Unlimited, La Bouche, Cappella, Maxx, Masterboy, Culture Beat and Magic Affair. [74] [ 75]

Many groups used variations of the rapper-vocalist theme, such as a German rapper with American singers (Real McCoy), or the use of reggae rap as in Ice MC and Fun Factory, or combination of rapper and reggae vocalist like in the Life in the Streets album, or scat singing as in Scatman John. [74] Solo singing artists such as Alexia, Dr. Alban, Haddaway, Corona, Playahitty, Whigfield, Double You, and DJ BoBo also contributed to the genre. Some acts like the Swedish dance-pop originated group Ace of Base use more pop vocals rather than rap / soul vocals along with Eurodance sound. [76] [77] Pop vocals were particularly popular in the late 1990s Eurodance productions. The Swedish group Rednex also introduced American country music elements into the sound. [78]

Eurodance lyrics are almost always sung in English, regardless of the artist’s nationalities. [74] However, there are cases like in the Belgian group’s Paradisio where Spanish lyrics are used along with latin music elements. [79] [80]

Almost all Eurodance emphasizes percussion and rhythm. The tempo is typically around 140 beats per minute, but may vary from 110 to 150. [74] [81]

Most Eurodance is very melody-driven. Unlike most pop music, which is usually written in major keys, [citation needed] most Eurodance songs are in minor keys, similar to techno. This, along with positive lyrics, helps contribute to the overall powerful and emotional sound of Eurodance. [2] Besides the contribution of the female or male vocals, there is often a noticeable use of rapid synthesizer arpeggios. [2]

From the early to mid-1990s, Eurodance was popular in Europe; the style received extensive airplay on radio stations and television shows, resulting in many singles appearing in the charts. For example, in Italy there were seven singles in the top ten of the chart at the end of May 1995. [50]

By 1996, the popularity of this genre had started to decline. From then, the classic Eurodance sound gradually morphed into progressive house. [53] By 1997 and towards the end of the millennium house and trance music increased popularity over Eurodance in Europe’s commercial, chart-oriented dance records. [82] [83] [84] In the early 2000s, the mainstream music industry in Europe moved away from Eurodance in favor of other styles of dance music such as nu-disco, electro house, dance-pop and R&B. [85] [86]

In recent years till today, classic Eurodance songs continue to be loved by a niche group, and the most famous songs are still aired on some of the most popular radio stations and television music channels across Europe.

Italo dance is an offshoot of the Eurodance music genre. It was popular in Italy in the late 1990s to the early 2000s and gained some popularity after the release of the single “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65. The genre had its infancy from 1993 to 1995 and its golden age from 1999 to 2005. Although Italo hits by Eiffel 65, Prezioso, Gigi D'Agostino, Molella, Gabry Ponte and DJ Lhasa still receive substantial airplay, the genre is far from mainstream today where it has been replaced by mostly electro and house music. Prezioso and Molella now produce house and electro and many other artists have also changed their genre, however Gigi D’Agostino, Gabry Ponte and Luca Zeta still produce Italo.

Italo dance is predominantly nightclub-oriented music and mainly produced in Italy. The genre never really became mainstream enough for the whole European market, but received much airplay on Italian radio, especially the dance radio station m2o, and in southern parts of Europe plus in the German speaking European countries.

After Cappella's Gianfranco Bortolotti set up Media Records in Brescia, northern Italy [87] [88] [89] to release his 'commercial European dance music' (a set-up which included fifteen studios featuring various production teams working almost non-stop on a huge number of records) he decided to take the label into other markets and set up a UK office in the UK. Run by Peter Pritchard and featuring many records by Stu Allan's British Eurodance act Clock, [90] this record company would eventually turn into hard house label Nukleuz (known for its DJ Nation releases). [91] [92]

As Media turned into Nukleuz, it would fall to All Around the World Productions to be the label in the 21st Century which was more likely to release Eurodance tracks in the UK than other, with its Clubland TV music channel still having regular blocks of Eurodance videos in 2020 [93] [94] (though extending its scope to include hits by David Guetta as well as Cascada and Scooter)

Eurodance was popular in Australia and New Zealand in the early / mid 1990s, particularly during the time of the emergence of warehouse parties and raves. Its popularity in these countries waned in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

During the 1990s, Eurodance became popular in Canada, which produced its own variant called Candance (although it was mostly referred to as “Eurodance” or “dance music”). [95] From about 1992 to 2000, acts such as Capital Sound, Jacynthe, Shauna Davis, Emjay, Love Inc., Temperance, Jefferson Project, Big Bass, DFS, Kim Esty, The Boomtang Boys, Solina, Joée, Roxxy, and BKS among others ; originating mainly in major cities of Central Canada such as Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa were hitting the airwaves. The Toronto sound was more pop-oriented, while the Montreal one was more house-oriented. Eurodance received significant airplay on radio stations in the Greater Toronto Area such as Power 88.5, Energy 108 and Hot 103.5. Montreal was also a major Eurodance market, with MC Mario’s famous radio show on Mix 96, called “Party Mix” and Bouge de là, a popular TV show on MusiquePlus.

Eurodance is not well known in the United States outside of the major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Exemplifying this is the Eurodance classic “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)”, by Scatman John, an American artist; despite topping the charts in multiple European countries and reaching number 3 in the United Kingdom, it only reached as high as number 60 on the Hot 100. [96] Another notable example is the Life in the Streets album, a combined Eurodance music project from American rapper Marky Mark and Caribbean reggae vocalist Prince Ital Joe, which was not released in the United States, but was a huge success in several European countries including singles like “Happy People” and “United” that topped the German charts. [97] [98]

A few Eurodance artists (including La Bouche, 2 Unlimited, Real McCoy, Cartouche, Corona, Haddaway, and Ace of Base) made the Rhythmic Top 40, Top 40 Mainstream and the Billboard Hot 100 during the early to mid-1990s. However, the sound tended to be more house and the rap-oriented artists received airplay. For instance, the German hip-house project Snap !, the Belgian hip-house project Technotronic and the Dutch techno dance project L.A. Style received quite a bit of airplay early on. [99] [100] [101]

The more Hi-NRG-oriented artists were typically played only during special “mix” shows, and it was often necessary to go to a club to hear Eurodance music. While Eurodance did become popular with club DJs in the United States, radio stations were cautious about playing anything that sounded too much like disco during most of the 1980s and 1990s. By the end of the 1990s, however, some of the later acts such as Italian group Eiffel 65 and Danish group Aqua did receive extensive airplay.

Despite lack of widespread radio play, many Hi-NRG and Eurodance songs are popular at professional sporting events in the United States, especially ice hockey and basketball. [102] [103]

Compilation albums, such as the DMA Dance: Eurodance series of compilation albums (1995–1997) from Interhit Records and Dance Music Authority magazine, [104] were popular and helped to define the genre as well as to make it accessible in the U.S. and Canada. [105]

Hands Up (sometimes stylized as Handz Up! Or HandzUp !, also known as Dancecore in East Europe) is a subgenre of Eurodance. The genre comes from its name, meaning music that requires listeners to “put their hands up” as well as fitness and danceability.

The genre originated in Germany in the mid to late 1990s and in the early years of the following decade, where it developed from Eurodance and various other dance genres such as happy hardcore and techno. [Citation needed] This was also the period during which the Genre received its name. [citation needed] Representatives of Eurodance such as Starsplash and Mark 'Oh, are sometimes regarded as forerunners of Hands Up.The biggest commercial success was the music until the mid-2000s, Scooter’s hit single “Nessaja” at number one on the single charts. [106] [107]

The synthesizer melodies are often catchy and simple. Often the vocal melody is accompanied by a synthesizer. In contrast to Techno short, high-pitched synthesizer tones are used. Hands Up does not rely on the structure of tension build-up, but is based on the typical verse-chorus-pop music scheme. The main elements are the bassline, drums and a catchy lead sound. A typical stylistic device of hands up are pitched female or resulting feminine vocals, male vocals are also common. In addition, distorted, autotuned, chopped and repeated spoken phrases are common characteristics.


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