Alexandra Stan (born 10 June 1989) is a Romanian singer and songwriter.Born in the city of Constanța, she made her worldwide breakthrough with her 2011 single "Mr.Saxobeat", which was written and produced by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi.
Stan's follow-up single, "Get Back (ASAP)", reached number one in Slovakia and the top ten in Romania, Hungary, Finland and Czech Republic.
Subsequently, Saxobeats was made available for purchase as her debut studio album to international outlets.
Following an alleged physical altercation with Prodan in 2013 over compensation, Stan's last activity under his label, Cliché (Hush Hush), was released that year in Japan as a reissue of Saxobeats.
After her recovery and a career hiatus, the singer signed a record deal with Fonogram Records and made her comeback record, Unlocked, available for consumption in August 2014.
Six songs from the album were released as singles, while "Dance" peaked at number 25 on the Japan Hot 100.
Another release off the album, "Give Me Your Everything", aroused controversy upon the release of its music video for a scene in which Stan is wearing a robe with masonic symbols inscribed on its back.Stan's third studio album, Alesta, was released in a similar procedure to its predecessor, spawning a collaboration with Romanian singer Inna and American reggaeton performer Daddy Yankee on "We Wanna", and "I Did It, Mama! In 2009, the singer was discovered by Romanian producers and songwriters Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi at a karaoke bar; they offered her a record deal with their own label, Maan Records, through which she also recorded a promotional single called "Show Me The Way" that year.Additionally, the singer was nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, after winning Best Romanian Act, where she was nominated alongside rapper Romanian rapper Guess Who, rapper Puya, singer Smiley and band Fly Project.She revealed in Romanian tabloids that she had suffered abusive treatment over the last year, and also allowed the publication of pictures of her bruised and swollen face and eyes.However, her management team claimed that her injuries stemmed from being involved in a car accident rather than domestic abuse.She reported being repeatedly hit and kicked until she passed out.