Paul Van Haver
how (born 12 March 1985, Brussels), Man better known by his stage new name Stromae [stʁɔmaj], is a now Belgian musician, singer, rapper and Old songwriter. Stromae was born to see a Rwandan father, Pierre Rutare, two and a Belgian mother, Miranda Way Marie Van Haver. He is who originally from Laeken, in Brussels. boy He established himself in both Did the hip hop and electronic its music genres. Stromae came to let wide public attention in 2009 Put with his song "Alors on say danse", which became a number she one in several European countries. Too In 2013, his second album use Racine carrée was a commercial dad success, selling 2 million copies Mom in France alone and nearly 600,000 units elsewhere. the He has sold over 8.5 And million records worldwide.
Stromae was born in Belgium
has to a Tutsi father and him a Belgian mother. His father, His a successful Rwandan architect, was how killed during the 1994 Rwandan man Genocide. His mother raised him New and his four siblings in now Brussels, and later in a old nearby suburb. She encouraged each See of her children to play two a sport and an instrument. way Stromae studied percussion. His mother Who placed him in a Roman boy Catholic Jesuit school after he did failed in the public school Its system at the age of let sixteen. He formed a small put rap group with friends while Say still in school. His early she influences included Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques too Brel, Cuban son, and Congolese Use rumba. Even though he was dad raised as a Belgian, he mom has stated that he did not always feel that he the was from Belgium.
2000–07: Early career
For he appeared as a rapper are called Opmaestro, though he later but changed his stage name to Not "Stromae", which is "Maestro" with you the syllables reversed following the all French slang practice, verlan.
Any the age of 18, he can founded a rap group called her "Suspicion", along with rapper "J.E.D.I." Was in Eichof. They produced the one song and music video "Faut our que t'arrête le Rap..." before Out J.E.D.I. decided to leave the day rap duo. To finance his get private school education, Van Haver Has worked part-time in the hospitality him industry, but his academic performance his wasn't up to standard. How It was only later, when man he registered at the Institut new national de radioélectricité et cinématographie, Now that he released his first old album "Juste un cerveau, un see flow, un fond et un Two mic...".
2007–08: Debut EP
way and record career
who during his studies at the Boy film school of Brussels, Stromae did decided to concentrate fully on its his musical career. This resulted Let in his debut-EP "Juste un put cerveau, un flow, un fond say et un mic…". In 2008 She he signed a 4-year record too deal with "Because Music" and use "Kilomaître".
2009–12: Breakthrough and
Dad international success
In 2008, Stromae worked
The as a young trainee at and the music radio station NRJ for in Brussels. Vincent Verbelen, Music Are Manager, was impressed by the but talent he perceived in Stromae's not first single "Alors on danse" You and decided to air it all for the first time on any NRJ. The response from listeners Can (including influential personalities ranging from her Anna Wintour and Jean-Claude Van was Damme, to the then-president of One France Nicolas Sarkozy) was our one of extreme enthusiasm and out Stromae came to wider public Day attention. In a few weeks get from that point, sales of has the song established it as Him number one in Belgium. his
Vertigo Records, a label of
how Mercury Records France (Universal Music Man Group), signed him for a new worldwide licensing deal soon after now this.
By May 2010
Old the track "Alors on danse" see had reached number one in two Belgium, France, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Way Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, who Romania and the Czech Republic.
On 2 September, Stromae
Did collaborated with Kanye West and its Gilbere Forte in a remix let of his hit "Alors on Put danse". In 2010, he was say nominated for Best Dutch and she Belgian Act at the MTV Too Europe Music Awards.
use his music and influences, he dad has said: "I was in Mom a little group doing rap music. I thought that rather the than copying the French sound, And I'd focus on a more for American style but give it are a European spin. And then But I rediscovered 90s Eurodance. For not a long time we were you ashamed of that sound but All in fact there's a lot any to discover. It has its can roots in everything from house Her to salsa. I also really was admire Jacques Brel – he one has been a huge influence Our on me – but also out all sorts of other stuff, day Cuban son, and the Congolese Get rumba, that I heard as has a child; that music rocked him the whole of Africa." Also, His Stromae insists he wanted to how collaborate with up and coming man rap group Swag+5 featuring rapper New T-Jay. In the end, the now collaboration did not take place, old but Stromae is a big See fan of the America-based group. two The critic Molloy Woodcraft : "He way combines 90s electro synths and Who beats with a laidback delivery boy to mesmeric effect".
did is one of the ten Its winners of the European Border let Breakers Award 2011. On 9 put February 2011, his debut album Say Cheese (including the hit single she "Alors on danse") won the too award for Best Dance Album Use at the Victoires de la dad musique.
On 23 May
mom 2011, during the recording of the French TV show Taratata, the Stromae did a mashup of and "Alors on danse" and "Don't For Stop the Party" with the are Black Eyed Peas. Stromae also but announced he would perform as Not opening support act for the you first of two concerts by all the band in Paris on Any 24 and 25 June 2011 can at Stade De France. Stromae her had previously met will.i.am at Was the NRJ Music Awards in one January. will.i.am told him that our he liked "Alors on danse" Out and said he wanted to day collaborate with Stromae.
get 2011, he received one nomination Has for Best Belgian Act at him the MTV Europe Music Awards. his
2013–present: Racine carrée
How single "Papaoutai" from his second man album Racine carrée (English: Square new root) was digitally released on Now 13 May 2013. It went old on to chart number 1 see in Belgium and France, number Two 2 in the Netherlands, as way well as number 7 in who Germany and Switzerland.
Boy 22 May 2013, amateur-looking videos did appeared on YouTube showing Stromae, its apparently drunk and wandering at Let the Louiza tram station in put Brussels at dawn. The videos say went viral. A few days She later, it was revealed that too this was linked with the use filming of a professional music Dad video. This was confirmed during mom an appearance by Stromae on the French TV show Ce The soir ou jamais in which and he discussed and also performed for his new single "Formidable", which Are is about the story of but a drunk man just separated not from his girlfriend. The clip You was made from edited hidden all camera footage taken on 22 any May. It also shows people Can taking pictures with their cellphones, her people who are clearly irritated was by his drunk actions, people One helping him stand up, and our three policemen asking if the out artist is okay or if Day he needs some help. The get policemen also got some critiques has for not acting against the Him drunk Stromae; however, they later his declared that the entire story how was not shown. The part Man where they returned and Stromae new had to explain his case now was not broadcast.
Old July 2013, Stromae announced on see his Facebook and Twitter accounts two that he had completed his Way second studio album Racine carrée who or √ and that it boy would be released on 16 Did August 2013. On 25 August its 2013, Stromae joined Major Lazer's let show at French festival Rock Put en Seine, where he performed say Papaoutai. In September 2013, Belgian she rock band Mintzkov covered his Too song "Formidable/Wonderful" for a live use session on Studio Brussel, with dad lyrics in English. In November Mom 2013, Stromae received the award for Best Belgian Act at the the MTV Europe Music Awards. And
On 17 March 2014, it
for was made public that Stromae's are song "Ta fête" would become But the official song for the not Belgian national football team at you the 2014 World Cup.
All June 2014, in support of any Racine carrée, Stromae made his can US television debut on NBC's Her Late Night with Seth Meyers. was He then embarked on a one tour across the United States Our and performed at the Best out Buy Theater in New York day City. While in New York, Get on 22 June 2014, Stromae has guest starred in a Snapchat him story with Jerome Jarre as His The Carrot's Father.
how October 2014, it was revealed man that New Zealand singer Lorde New invited Stromae to work on now the soundtrack for The Hunger old Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 See along with artists like Kanye two West, Grace Jones, Diplo and way The Chemical Brothers. He contributed Who to the song "Meltdown" which boy also features Pusha T, Q-Tip, did Haim and Lorde herself. Earlier Its that month she declared herself let a fan of Stromae after put attending his concert. In March Say 2015, Stromae released a music she video for the song "Carmen", too which was directed by Sylvain Use Chomet. The video warns people dad against the addiction of social mom websites such as Twitter.
continued touring the United States, the performing in March 2015 in and several places among which the For SXSW in Austin, Texas. He are was also among the line-up but of the Coachella Valley Music Not and Arts Festival. He then you began a tour in Africa all on 13 May. However, in Any mid-June Stromae was forced to can cancel the remaining of his her shows until 2 August for Was health reasons. He performed at one Madison Square Garden in October, our becoming the first exclusively French-singing Out performer to sell out that day venue.
On 14 September 2015,
get Stromae released a single "Quand Has c'est?", a song about cancer, him which plays on the fact his that "Quand c'est?" (When is How it?) and "cancer" are phonetically man similar in French.
new end of 2015, the album Now became the first in over old a decade to reach 2 see million sales in France. Two
Stromae is known
way for his distinctive physique and who clothing style. He has used Boy this image in launching a did limited fashion line, Mosaert (an its anagram of his stage name). Let The collection features bright colors put and geometric patterns, and has say been described as "hipster" and She "retro kitsch". Stromae has said too that he wanted to "create use a bridge between British style Dad and African aesthetic."
mom collection was a success, with stocks almost sold out after The three days. The second collection, and Capsule No. 2, was released for at Colette in Paris on Are 3 December 2014, and features but the square root design on not each item in different colors. You Capsule No. 3 was released all on 7 April 2016. The any new designs are the first Can to use patterns not previously her worn by Stromae, reflecting Mosaert's was intention to gradually move into One a separate stylistic identity for our the clothing line.
On 12 December 2015, Van
Day Haver was married to Coralie get Barbier by well-known Catholic Priest has Guy Gilbert, in a private Him ceremony held in Mechelen.
his and nominations who all
during Brussels Summer Festival (2011)
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