Stromae at Stade de France
Biography of Stromae
Stromae's early days
Paul Van Haver, alias Stromae, was born in Brussels on 12 March 1985. It was in rap that he took his first steps with his group Suspicion and the rapper, Jedi. He became Stromae. Between 2000 and 2009, Stromae had a solo career and financed his first album himself. In 2008, he released his first album of 4 songs and composed for the singer, Melissa M, and the rapper Kery James.
In 2009, after being spotted by Universal Music France, he released his first single, "Alors on danse", which topped the charts in many European countries: France, Germany, Belgium... He then won his first NRJ Music Award.
A meteoric rise
The Music Industry Awards even named it as the hit of the year! Compared to Jacques Brel and Gaëtan Roussel, he received his Victoire de la Musique award in 2011 for his album, "Cheese". In 2013, his second album, "Racine Carré", confirmed his meteoric rise. His singles, "Formidable", "Papaoutai", "Tous les mêmes", "Ta fête" as well as "Carmen" were immediately smash hits. All of his concerts are sell-outs. The clip, "Papaoutai", is the most viewed French-language video in the world on YouTube with 200 million views. Stromae won the best Belgian artist award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He has four diamond discs in France.
In terms of his love-life, he married his stylist, Coralie Barbier, who is also Belgian.
Stromae's previous concerts at Stade de France
June 2011as support act at the concert of The Black Eyed Peas
A favourite of The Black Eyed Peas' singer, Will.i.am, Stromae was the support act for two nights in a row on three dates (24 and 25 June) at Stade de France in front of nearly 150,000 spectators!
September 2013Urban Peace 3
On 28 September, Stromae was invited as an exceptional guest at the largest gathering of French rap: Urban Peace 3 at Stade de France!