Saxobeats

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Saxobeats
Studio album by Alexandra Stan
Released August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29)
Recorded 2009–2011
Genre Dance, Eurodance, house, pop, electropop
Length 48:37
Language English
Label Maan Music, Columbia, Ultra, Play On/Jeff
Producer Marcel Prodan, Andrei Nemirschi
Alexandra Stan albums chronology
Saxobeats
(2011)
Clichė (Hush Hush)
(2013)
Alternative cover
Japanese Deluxe Edition: Cliché (Hush Hush)
Singles from Saxobeats
  1. "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)"
    Released: December 16, 2009
  2. "Mr. Saxobeat"
    Released: January 28, 2011
  3. "Get Back (ASAP)"
    Released: March 19, 2011
  4. "1.000.000"
    Released: December 6, 2011

Saxobeats is the debut studio album by Romanian dance/pop singer Alexandra Stan. The album was released on August 29, 2011 on Play On/Jeff Records in France. Four singles were spawned from the album: "Get Back (ASAP)", "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)", "1.000.000" and the worldwide number-one hit "Mr. Saxobeat". The album contains thirteen tracks (eight distinct song plus five remixes).[1] The tracks on the album tackle various genres (mainly dance, synthpop, hi-NRG, pop and R&B) as well as a collaboration with rapper Carlprit. The album was re-released in Japan on October 10, 2013 under the title "Cliche (Hush Hush)" as a reissue, with three new tracks and four new remixes.[2]

Background and development[edit]

In 2011, Alexandra Stan received a recording track from a record label. In the past she has participated in various music-related contests with a notable appearance at the Mamaia Festival section interpretation, Romania's most known festival. Because of this, she was contacted and joined by Maan Studio, who consisted Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi. She had recorded her first single Lollipop (Param Pam Pam). However, the single was no big success,charted only in Romania at No.18. The single was a massive radio hit in her native country in the late of 2009.

In an interview during a concert in the Czech Republic, Alexanda Stan announced that the album works and writing is finished. She also stated, that the album will hold only ten songs, which are already finished.[3]

Recordings and composition[edit]

In an interview, Stan said that most of her songs are "part of her life and they are telling a different story." She said "The album will be very diversified and I’ll approach many genres.". Most of the songs on the album are related to Alexandra in different ways.[4] The album features various forms of electronic music; specifically house eurodance and typical Romanian rhythms. The track 1.000.000 was released both through Alexandra's own website and through her label's YouTube channel. The track is a R&B-inspired song and features Zimbabwe-born German rapper Carlprit. The nu-disco song "Show Me The Way", a cover of the Peter Frampton hit, was released on her record label's YouTube channel. Following on from these, Stan recorded her third single "Get Back (ASAP)" which was released as her third single from the album. The song touches on Eurodance, Europop, pop and the electropop genres throughout. The song is know as Mr. Saxobeat 2 for the strong saxophone similars. It also didn`t had the success of her previous hit, still chart in Top 40. Two versions were released for the song, a "Maan Extended Version" and the newer studio version, which was the version chosen for the main single release. In October 2013 Alexandra announced the re-release of Saxobeats in Japan under the new title Cliché (Hush Hush), before the scandal with her manager Marcel Prodan.

Singles[edit]

"Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)" was released as a first single in December 2009. The song charted within the Romanian Top 100 in 2010. It was then released in the United States on May 31, 2011, after the success of her second hit, but with no success.

"Mr. Saxobeat" was released as the second single of the album on February 24, 2011. It was a worldwide success peaking at number-one in twelve countries and inside the top-five in other fifteen countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain or New Zealand. In France and Ireland it peaked at number-six. The single had reached the top forty in Australia, Canada and in the Billboard Hot 100.

"Get Back (ASAP)" was released as the third single on March 19, 2011. It has charted at number four in Romania and at number nineteen in France. The song was released later in UK and US. Worldwide, the single sold over 4,000,000 copies and was the 27th best selling single of the year 2011 worldwide. Her third song has two music videos. One for the Maan Studio Remix and an official.

"1.000.000" a song featuring rapper Carlprit, was released as a fourth single sent to mainstream radio stations in Belgium and France. A music video for the song was filmed in Bucharest on December 6, 2011. Although the colorfull and fresh music video, the song charted only in Israel and Italy at No.10 and No.37.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mr. Saxobeat"   Marcel Prodan, Andrei Nemirschi 3:15
2. "Ting-Ting"   Prodan, Nemirschi 3:56
3. "Show Me the Way"   Peter Frampton 3:43
4. "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)"   Prodan, Nemirschi 3:54
5. "Crazy"   Prodan, Nemirschi 3:29
6. "Bitter-Sweet"   Prodan, Nemirschi 3:37
7. "Get Back (ASAP)"   Prodan, Nemirschi 3:29
8. "1.000.000" (featuring Carlprit) Prodan, Nemirschi, Marcian Alin Soare 3:18
9. "Mr. Saxobeat" (Maan Studio Remix) Prodan, Nemirschi 3:42
10. "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)" (Club Version) Prodan, Nemirschi 4:11
11. "Get Back (ASAP)" (Maan Studio Remix) Prodan, Nemirschi 3:21
12. "Mr. Saxobeat" (Extended Version) Prodan, Nemirschi 4:16
13. "Get Back (ASAP)" (Studio Club Remix Extended Version) Prodan, Nemirschi 4:26
Total length:
48:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 25
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 27
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 76
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 29
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[14] 39
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 24

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Edition(s)
France[17] August 29, 2011 CD, digital download Play On/Jeff Records Standard
Germany[18] September 9, 2011 Columbia Records
Poland [19] September 23, 2011 Universal Music
Italy October 4, 2011[20] Digital download EGO Italy
October 11, 2011[21] CD
United States[22] October 18, 2011 Digital download Ultra Records
Canada[23]
October 24, 2011[24] CD
United States
Japan March 7, 2012 CD, digital download Victor Entertainment
June 20, 2012 CD, digital download Deluxe
United Kingdom[25] Digital Download October 22, 2012 3Beat

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