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Alex Papaconstantinou
Άλεξ Παπακωνσταντίνου
(Alex P)
Birth name Alexander Papaconstantinou
Also known as Alex P.
Born (1979-12-29) December 29, 1979 (age 38)
Brännkyrka, Sweden
Genres Pop, dance, electronica, R&B, folk
Occupation(s) Songwriter, producer
Associated acts The WAV.s, VAX, Adam Baptiste, RedOne, Marcus Englöf

Alexander "Alex P" Papaconstantinou (Greek: Αλέξανδρος "Άλεξ" Παπακωνσταντίνου; born 29 December 1979 in Brännkyrka, Sweden), is a Greek-Swedish songwriter and music producer of Greek origin. He has worked with a number of artists including Antique, Elena Paparizou, Arash, Anna Vissi, Cameron Cartio, Eleni Foureira and Sarbel. In 2011, Papaconstantinou adopted the production pseudonym Alex P and started collaborating with record producer RedOne, joined RedOne's production and 2101 songs writing team. His collaboration continued until 2014. Along with Adam Baptiste, Papaconstantinou has also been credited as a featured artist under the name "The WAV.s".[1] Since 2017, he has been a member of the pop band VAX. Papaconstantinou has also co-written a number of notable songs for Eurovision Song Contest for Sarbel (Greece), Aysel and Arash (Azerbaijan) and Ivi Adamou and Eleni Foureira (Cyprus).

Eurovision[edit]

Papaconstantinou has co-written a number of songs in various Eurovision Song Contests:

Year Country Song Artist Final Points Semi Points
2007  Greece "Yassou Maria" Sarbel 7 120 Top 10 Previous Year
2009  Azerbaijan "Always" Aysel and Arash 3 207 2 180
2012  Cyprus "La La Love" Ivi Adamou 16 65 7 91
2018  Cyprus "Fuego" Eleni Foureira 2 436 2 262

Collaboration with RedOne[edit]

In 2011, Papaconstantinou adopted the production pseudonym Alex P and started collaborating with record producer RedOne, joined RedOne's production and 2101 songs writing team. This collaboration lasted three years until 2014, during which time he co-writing and co-producing the Enrique Iglesias hit song "I Like How It Feels" and co-wrote and co-produced the Khaled album C'est la vie.[2][3] In 2013, singer Marc Anthony covered the Khaled song "C'est la vie" as a salsa tune titled "Vivir Mi Vida" ("Live My Life") for his studio album 3.0.[4] This version won a Latin Grammy Award in 2013 for Record of the Year and holds the record for the second-longest run inside the top-five in the Billboard Latin Songs, with 51 weeks.[5][6] During his collaboration with RedOne, Alex P co-wrote or produced multiple hit singles leading to 3 BMI Awards and a Latin Grammy Award.[7][8]

VAX[edit]

VAX
Origin Sweden
Genres Pop
Years active 2017-present
Members Teddy Sky
Alex Papaconstantinou
Viktor Svensson

Since 2017, he has been a member of the music trio VAX, along with singer Teddy Sky and guitarist Viktor Svensson.[5] VAX released the song "6 in the Morning" featuring the Polish singer-songwriter Margaret followed by "Fireproof" featuring band lead singer Teddy Sky.

Personal life[edit]

Alexander Papaconstantinou is of Greek descent. His sister is SVT presenter Ritza Papaconstantinou.[9]

Selected production discography[edit]

Title Year Artist / Band Album Songwriter Producer
"Filla Me"[10] 2001 Antique Die for You
☑Y
"Follow Me"[10]
☑Y
"Kalimera"[10]
☑Y
"Ligo Ligo"[10]
☑Y
"Tabla Dreams"[10]
☑Y
"Ela 'Do (Come 2 Me)"[11] 2002 Antique Alli Mia Fora
☑Y
☑Y
"Girna Ksana"[11]
☑Y
"Moro Mou"[11]
☑Y
"Tora Tora"[11]
☑Y
"Crying On The Dancefloor"[10] Peter Jöback I Feel Good and I'm Worth It
☑Y
"Freeway"[10]
☑Y
"Heal"[10]
☑Y
"Help Somebody"[10]
☑Y
"I'm Gonna Do It"[10]
☑Y
"My Fatal Love"[10]
☑Y
"Northern Guy"[10]
☑Y
"She's Like a Butterfly"[10]
☑Y
"Sinner"[10]
☑Y
"This is the Year"[10]
☑Y
"Time to get Tacky"[10]
☑Y
"Undress Me"[10]
☑Y
"Ego Moro Mou"[12] 2003 Anna Vissi Paraksenes Eikones
☑Y
☑Y
"Anamniseis"[10] 2004 Elena Paparizou Protereotita
☑Y
☑Y
"Antitheseis"[13]
☑Y
"Katse Kala"[10]
☑Y
☑Y
"Matia Kai Hili"[10]
☑Y
☑Y
"Taxidi Gia Ton Agnosto"[10]
☑Y
☑Y
"Lie (Alex Papaconstantinou Club Edit"[14] 2005 Anna Vissi Nylon
☑Y
"Barone"[15] Cameron Cartio Borderless
☑Y
☑Y
"Henna"[15]
☑Y
☑Y
"Ironiam"[15]
☑Y
☑Y
"Leyli"[15]
☑Y
☑Y
"Madaram"[15]
☑Y
☑Y
"Ni Na Nay"[15]
☑Y
☑Y
"Roma"[15]
☑Y
"Sandy"[15]
☑Y
☑Y
"Panta Se Perimena"[16] 2006 Elena Paparizou Iparhi Logos
☑Y
"Paradigmatos Hari"[16]
☑Y
"Se Pion Na Miliso"[16]
☑Y
"Gigolo"[16] Elena Paparizou Iparhi Logos/The Game of Love
☑Y
☑Y
"Iparhi Logos"/"It's Gone Tomorrow"[16]
☑Y
"Mambo!"[16]
☑Y
☑Y
"The Game of Love"[16]
☑Y
☑Y
"Tipsis"/"You Set My Hear on Fire""[16]
☑Y
"Pote Xana"/"Let Me Let Go"[16]
☑Y
☑Y
"Voulez Vous?"[17] Elena Paparizou The Game of Love
☑Y
☑Y
"Mi Chica"[18] 2007 Sarbel Sahara: Euro Edition
☑Y
☑Y
"Yassou Maria"[10]
☑Y
☑Y
"Stin Pira"[19] 2008 Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno
☑Y
☑Y
"Desperado"[20] Sarbel Kati san esena
☑Y
☑Y
"Apo Makria Kai Agapimeni" (Remix by Alex Papaconstantinou)[19] 2009 Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno+
☑Y
"Fabulous"[19]
☑Y
☑Y
"Always"[10] Aysel & Arash Always
☑Y
☑Y
"San Ton Klefti" Giorgos Sabanis N/A
☑Y
☑Y
"Agapi Einai Esi"[21] 2010 Anna Vissi Agapi Einai Esi
☑Y
"Den Tha Iparksei Allo"[21]
☑Y
"Gia Ola Ftei O Theos"[21]
☑Y
"Omprella"[21]
☑Y
"San To Do Kai To Si"[21]
☑Y
"Sta Krifa"[21]
☑Y
"Vampir"[21]
☑Y
"Famous[10] Big Time Rush BTR (International version)
☑Y
"To Mistiko Mou Na Vreis"[22] Ivi Adamou Kalokairi Stin Kardia
☑Y
☑Y
"Kita Ti Ekanes"[23] Nikos Ganos Brosta
☑Y
☑Y
"Poso Akoma"[23]
☑Y
"I Like How It Feels"[10] 2011 Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love
☑Y
☑Y
"Down for Whatever" Kelly Rowland Here I Am
☑Y
"Se Thelo Apopse" Kokkina Halia Emeis
☑Y
☑Y
"Break Me" Nikos Ganos TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"This Love is Killing Me"
☑Y
☑Y
"Spread a Little Love"[10] 2012 Havana Brown When the Lights Go Out
☑Y
☑Y
"La La Love"[10] Ivi Adamou San Ena Oneiro (Euro Edition)
☑Y
"C'est la vie"[24] Khaled C'est la vie
☑Y
☑Y
"Hiya Hiya" (feat. Pitbull)[24]
☑Y
☑Y
"Encore une fois"[24]
☑Y
☑Y
"Ana Âacheck"[24]
☑Y
☑Y
"Dima Labess (feat. Mazagan)"[24]
☑Y
"Laila (feat. Marwan)"[24]
☑Y
☑Y
"Bab Jenna"[24]
☑Y
☑Y
"Samira"[24]
☑Y
☑Y
"My Heart Is Refusing Me" (Alex P & Victory Version)[10] Loreen Heal
☑Y
"Hell Yeah" Midnight Red TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Whip It"[10] Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
☑Y
☑Y
"Boys Will Be Boys"[10] Paulina Rubio Brava! Reload
☑Y
☑Y
"Fist Pump Jump Jump"[10] Ying Yang Twins TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"I Don't Wanna Go" 2013 Colette Carr Skitszo
☑Y
☑Y
"Live it Up" (feat. Pitbull)[10] Jennifer Lopez TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Can't Feel Love Tonight (feat. Andreas Wijk)"[10] Kika Alive
☑Y
"Love \ Life" (feat. Kika) John Mamann Love Life[10]
☑Y
☑Y
"Vivir Mi Vida"[10] Marc Anthony 3.0
☑Y
"Red Cup" Katy Tiz Far Away
☑Y
"Take Me Home"[10] Midnight Red Midnight Red
☑Y
"Unloved" 2015 Tamta TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Cool Me Down"[10] 2016 Margaret TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Infinity"[25][10] Mohombi TBD
☑Y
"OMG"[26][10] Arash feat. Snoop Dogg TBD
☑Y
☑Y
What You Do 2017 Margaret Monkey Business
☑Y
"6 in the Morning" (feat. Margaret) VAX TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Fireproof" (feat. Teddy Sky) TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Call Me" (feat. MIMI) Neiked TBD
☑Y
☑Y
"Fuego" 2018 Eleni Foureira TBD
☑Y
☑Y

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAV.s, The". Discogs. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Team Red". RedOne. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "2101 Songs". Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Marc Anthony to Launch First Single". Indiatimes. The Times of India Group. 2013-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b Jordan, Paul (15 September 2017). "Cyprus enlists award-winning composer Alex Papaconstantinou for 2018 - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". Eurovision.TV. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "El día en imágenes" (in Spanish). Yahoo!. 
  7. ^ Priftis, Alexandros (21 October 2018). "Alex Παπακωνσταντίνου: Ένα τραγούδι για την Κύπρο". Down Town Magazine, issue 556 (in Greek). philenews.com / Down Town Magazine. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Με σύνθεση του Άλεξ Παπακωνσταντίνου η Κύπρος στη Eurovision" (in Greek). Politis.com.cy. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  9. ^ Eijde, Eijde (2 March 2012). "Tv-drömmen blev sann - Sydsvenskan" (in Swedish). sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am "swedishcharts.com - Alex Papaconstantinou". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  11. ^ a b c d Antique Alli Mia Fora (2002) liner notes. V2 Records
  12. ^ Anna Vissi Paraksenes Eikones (2003) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  13. ^ Elena Paparizou Protereotita (2004) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  14. ^ Anna Vissi Nylon (2005) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Cameron Cartio Norderless (2005) liner notes. Sony Music
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elena Paparizou Iparhi Logos (2006) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  17. ^ Elena Paparizou The Game of Love (2006) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  18. ^ Sarbel Saharah: Euro Edition (2007) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  19. ^ a b c Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno (2008) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  20. ^ Sarbel Kati san esena (2008) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  21. ^ a b c d e f g Anna Vissi Agapi Einai Esi (2010) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  22. ^ Ivi Adamou Kalokairi Stin Kardia (2010) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  23. ^ a b Nikos Ganos Brosta (2010) liner notes. Heaven Music
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h Khaled C'est la vie (2012) liner notes. AZ Records
  25. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Mohombi-Infinity/release/8664354. Retrieved 8 November 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ http://dailypak.info/oh-my-god-omg-arash-feat-snoop-dogg/. Retrieved 8 November 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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