Tag Archives: Stromae

Maya Returns to the No.1 Spot in Sweden with “Stereo Love”

Edward Maya returns to the No.1 spot on the Swedish singles chart with “Stereo Love,” while last week’s chart-topper – Rebound’s “Hurricane” – falls 1-8. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé rebound 5-2 with “Telephone,” with the help of Gaga’s Stockholm visit last week. Her “Alejandro” takes a 39-27 climb in its third week.

The highest new-comer comes from Eminem, whose “Not Afraid” immediately reached the top spot on the Hot 100 this week. This is a rare feet in the US, where only 15 other acts managed this through history.

The only other new-comers this week come from Joshua Rain’s “I’d Rather Be with You” and Robyn’s “Dancehall Queen.” Stromae’s “Alors on danse,” previously mentioned on this blog cracks the top twenty, moving 45-19.

Timoteij’s Längtan was knocked off the top spot after a sole week as AC/DC is the biggest seller this week with Iron Man 2. Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster moves 8-3. Anna von Hauswolff’s Singing from the Grave is the highest new-comer at No.5, besting Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment at No.8. Lambert earns the No.8 position on the singles chart as well with “Whataya Want from Me.”

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Stromae Brings Belgian House Music to the Charts

Nee Paul van Haver in 1985, this 25 year old hip-hop act chose the artist name Stromae when recording irresistible dance music. His debut hit “Alors on danse” was released in native Belgium last September and available in the rest of Europe this February. So far, the track has reached the No.1 position in Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Holland. In addition, Stromae has spent three runs atop of the pan-European singles charts! He recently knocked Lady Gaga and Beyoncé off the top.

Stromae attended the l’Académie Musicale de Jette where he took drum and music history lessons. He was signed by Mercury/Universal Music France’s label Vertigo, following extensive airplay on NRJ Brussels.