Stromae (real name: Paul Van Haver), is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer, and songwriter. His music is of both the hip hop and electronic music genres. Van Haver came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song “Alors on danse” (from the album Cheese), which became a number one in several European countries.
In 2013, his second album Racine carrée was a commercial success, selling 2 million copies in France alone. His music is primarily sung in French.
The Alors on danse singer was born on 12 March 1985 in Etterbeek, Belgium. He is 33 years old as of 2018.
Van Haver was born and raised in a family of five children of Pierre Rutare, a Rwandese father and Miranda Marie Van Haver, his Belgian mother. He has three brothers and a sister. They were raised in Brussels’ Laeken district by their mother, as his father, a successful architect, was killed during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, while visiting his family.
At the age of 16, Van Haver failed in the public school system and hence joined a Roman Catholic Jesuit school. There, he formed a small rap group with his friends. His early influences included Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, Cuban son, and Congolese rumba. Even though he was raised as a Belgian, he has stated that he did not always feel that he was from Belgium.
Stromae Wife | Stromae Femme
Stromae is married to Coralie Barbier since December 12, 2015 when they secretly wed in a private ceremony that was conducted by well-known Catholic Priest Guy Gilbert in Mechelen. Barbier is Van Haver’s personal stylist. Together they created the label Mosaert: an anticonformist and colorful dress code that appears in his clips.
The artist is not on tour since his last concert on October 1st 2015. Visit this site for any updates on his tour.
- Cheese / Racine Carrée
Release date: 18 August 2017
Label: Island France
- Racine carrée Live – video album by the Belgian singer
Release date: 11 December 2015
Label: Sony Records
Place recorded: Bell Centre (28—29 September 2015)
- Racine Carrée 2013
Release date: 16 August 2013
Label: Island Records
Producers: Stromae, Maître Gims, Orelsan
Release date: 14 June 2010
Label: Mercury Records
Genre: House music
- Mixture Elecstro
Release date: 31 October 2009
Label: Universal Music Group
- Juste un cerveau, un flow, un fond et un mic…
Release date: 2007
Label: Institut National De Radioélectricité Et Cinématographie
Stromae Songs | Musique
(Arno feat. Stromae)
(Orelsan feat. Stromae)
Stromae Alors on Danse
Songwriter(s): Paul Haver
Stromae te quiero
- Berlin Music Video Awards 2016
Best Visual Effects Trophy for “Quand c’est?”
- D6Bels Music Awards 2016
Best Concert of the Year, Best Clip and Best Songwriter/Composer
- Les Octaves de la musique 2015
Spectacle of the Year
- Victoires de la musique 2015
Concert of the Year
- Music Industry Awards 2015
Pop Category, Best Solo Male, Best Clip for “Ta Fête” and Best Live Act
- NRJ Music Awards 2014
- Redbull Elektropedia Awards 2014
Artist of the Year, Best Live Performance and Best Clip for “Ta fête”
- World Music Awards 2014
Best European Artist and Best Belgian Artist
- Les Octaves de la musique 2014
Artist of the Year, Bel RTL Public Award and French Music Album for “Racine Carrée”
- Globes de Cristal 2014
Best Male Singer
- Victoires de la musique 2014
Best Male Singer / Best Clip for “Formidable” / Best Variety Music Album
- Music Industry Awards 2014
Dance Category, Best Solo Male, Pop Category, Best Album for “Racine Carrée”, Best Songwriter/Composer, Best Artwork, Best Clip and Hit of the Year for “Formidable”
- Red Bull Elektropedia Awards 2013
Artist of the Year and Best Album for “Racine Carrée”
- NRJ Music Awards 2013
French Speaking Male Artist and French Language Song for “Formidable”
- MTV Europe Music Awards 2013
Best Belgian Artist
- The Rolf Marbot Song of the Year 2013
Award for “Formidable”
- International French Speaking Film Festival 2013
Best Clip for “Papaoutai”
- ADISQ 2012
Most Celebrated French Speaking Artist in Quebec
- Les Octaves de la musique 2011
Artist of the Year and Spectacle of the Year
- Ultratop Download Award 2011
Most Downloaded Artist in Belgium in 2010
- Victoires de la musique 2011
Electronic or Dance Music Album of the Year for “Cheese”
- Music Industry Awards 2010
Hit of the Year for “Alors on danse”
- NRJ Music Awards 2009
French Speaking Belgian Musical Revelation 2009
The te quiero singer has his own YouTube channel through which you can find his music. Click Home to stream any of his songs on the channel.
The interview is about the artist’s musical beginnings, discussing early influences such as Congolese rumba and salsa, as well as the role music videos play in his songwriting, discussing the ‘Tous Les Memes’ and ‘Papaoutai’ videos. He also discusses his cross-generational appeal as well as his future plans, incorporating new influences into the follow up to his sophomore album, ‘Racine Carree’.
Stromae Signs With WME and IMG
The Belgian creative is known for global hits “Alors on Danse” and “Papaoutai,” as well as his fashion line and creative label Mosaert.
Updated: February 1, 2018
Belgian creative Van Haver has inked a deal with WME and IMG. The musician and designer, Paul Van Haver, will expand his music and fashion portfolios under the agreement, revealed today.
“WME and IMG both truly understand and value my music and Mosaert’s creative visions; they are forward-thinking, all-encompassing and thoughtful in how they envision me continuing to grow,” said Van Haver via e-mail. “I look forward to working with them.”
One of France’s best-selling artists, Van Haver is known for global hits like “Alors on Danse” and “Papaoutai.” His 2013 album, “Racine Carrée,” received four-time diamond certification in France and went platinum 12 times in Belgium.
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Mosaert, which, like Stromae, is an anagram of the word maestro, is Van Haver’s creative label. Formed in 2009, the label has directed music videos for artists like Dua Lipa (“IDGAF”) and Major Lazer (“Run Up”). It is also responsible for Van Haver’s own music, as well as a unisex clothing line, which Van Haver founded with his wife, Coralie Barbier.
Mosaert was previously featured at fashion festival Made LA. It is partnering with Le Bon Marché in Paris on an interactive exhibition tied to the launch of its next capsule, which will include home goods, in spring 2018. Last year Mosaert collaborated with Repetto on two unisex shoe styles.