Alexandra Ioanna Stan (born 10 June 1989)
is a Romanian singer. She released her début single, "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)", in late 2009. The song impacted United States mainstream radios in early 2010, peaking at number-eighteen. Her sophomore release, "Mr. Saxobeat", became her worldwide breakthrough hit, selling almost 1,mil copies in less than a year and reaching the top five in over twenty countries such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom and the top thirty in Australia, Canada and United States. She released her debut album in August 2011, titled Saxobeats. The album spawned two more singles: "Get Back (ASAP)" and "1.mil" the latter with rapper Carlprit. On 4 June 2012, she released a new single, Lemonade, which has over 44 million views, as of 24 Feb.2013
Alexandra Stan was born in Romania.She studied at the Traian Highschool in Romania. As of 2011, she is enrolled in her second year as a student at the University of Management Andrei Saguna. In the past, she took part in various music-related contests with a notable appearance at the Mamaia Festival vocal performance-section. She took one year of singing lessons. During an interview, she stated that she believes in God and she has her own religious principles
Saxobeats era (2009–present)
In 2009, Stan released her debut promotional single, "Lollipop, The song was out in late 2009 but impacted some major Germany mainstream radio stations in early 2010, with an A-list addiment in May 2010. During summer 2010, she premièred a new track "Show Me The Way" and toured Romania. In September 2010, Stan premièred her second release "Mr. Saxobeat". In less than two months, the song became her greatest hit in Romania, peaking at number-one on the Romanian Top 100 and defending the position for eight consecutive weeks.The song was commercially successful worldwide. In early 2011, it entered the Spanish Singles Chart and debuted inside the top ten of the French Singles Chart as well as in the Canadian Hot 100. It has firstly hit the #1 position in Italy and Denmark, then in Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. In late May, "Saxobeat" became the first Romanian song to reach #1 in Germany since "Dragostea din Tei". It was a number-one in Austria, Germany and Switzerland for twenty weeks in total. It was also a top-five success in over twenty countries, including #2 in Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Norway and Scotland, as well as #3 in Spain, Sweden and the UK Singles Chart. In New Zealand it peaked at number-four, while on the Brasil Hot 100 at.number-six while in Australia, Canada and the US Billboard Hot 100 at #21, #24, 25 and 29 respectively. It was also a #1 in the UK Dance Chart and in the US Hot Dance Airplay for seven weeks
After the success of "Mr. Saxobeat", Stan released a follow-up "Get Back (ASAP)". So far, it peaked at number-one in Slovakia, at number-four in the Romanian Top 100, at number-eight in Finland and inside the top twenty in over five countries. The song "Lollipop" was re-released for international digital markets exclusively, but with no success. In summer 2011, Stan released another single, "Million", featuring famed German rapper Carlprit. As of September 2011, the song has received airplay in France and missed the top forty. Its music video's shots started on 6 Dec.2011.
On 29 Aug.2011, Stan released her début album, titled Saxobeats. It features eight tracks plus five remixes. The album was first released in France, then in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Poland and Italy. It was released in the U.S. and Canada on 25 Oct., through Ultra Records. It is yet to be released in the UK. Her fourth overall single "1,mil" ft. German rap star Carlprit has just been sent to mainstream radio stations in Belgium, France and Romania.
Stan received multiple certification awards for "Mr. Saxobeat", including platinum in Australia and Spain, Platinum in Denmarkand Sweden and Multi-Platinum in Italy. At the 2011 Romanian Music Awards, she received two nominations for "Mr. Saxobeat" ("Best Dance" and "Best Song", winning the latter) and two nods for herself "Best Female" and winning the "Borderbreaker Award". She was also nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, after winning Best Romanian Act where she was nominated alongside rapper Guess Who and Puya, singer Smiley and band Fly Project. In November,Stan lost the Best European to Lena Meyer-Landrut from Germany. In June, Alexandra Stan released a new single called "Lemonade". Her music video was released on YouTube on 4 June. The video has over 29 million views on YouTube as of 22 Nov. and has charted in Italy and Romania. "Lemonade" holds a 16 on the Romanian Top 100 chart, as of 15 July. Stan claims to be working in the studio, for making her new album. A new song following up to her "hit" Lemonade was released 27 September 2012, titled "Cliche (Hush Hush)".
In 2012, Alexandra Stan, won an EBBA-award.