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Stromae at the 2011 NRJ Music Award
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Birth name Paul Van Haver
Born 12 March 1985 (1985-03-12) (age 36)
Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Years active
  • 2000–2013
  • and 2018

Paul Van Haver ( born 12 March 1985), better known by his stage name Stromae ( or ), is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer and songwriter. He is mostly known for his works in the genre of the hip hop and electronic music. Stromae 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 and nearly 600,000 units elsewhere. The main singles from the album include "Papaoutai" and "Formidable". He has sold over 8.5 million records worldwide. His music is primarily sung in French, though he has performed some songs in Flemish.

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