Whether you’ve been out handling your business in the clubs or up in the gym working on your fitness, you would’ve no doubt heard Alexandra Stan‘s ‘Mr Saxobeat’ blasting through the speakers.
The Romanian dance diva has become an overnight success with the breakthrough hit sending her to the top of the charts in Romania, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Slovakia and Switzerland. ‘Mr Saxobeat’ has also gone Top 10 in 16 countries, including the UK, and managed to top the US Billboard Dance/Club play charts.
The single first broke out in her home country last November at the crack of winter but the instant summer club jam soon spread like fire across European dance floors and is now turning it out around South America and the Australasia region. Here in Australia, ‘Mr Saxobeat’ is only starting to work its magic, rising to a new peak of #30 on our ARIA singles chart this week.
I caught up with Alexandra for her first ever Australian radio interview (via JOY 94.9) to see how she’s coping with all the success and suss out what else she’s got in store for us. Alexandra gives us a heads up on her forthcoming debut album Saxobeat, explains why she wants to do an album with both James Blunt and David Guetta, and reveals that she’s never been gay clubbing before! Gurl, please. You can’t ascend to Queen of Clubs status without this initiation by glitter. We all know that.
Check out my chat with the sweet Alexandra Stan after the jump.