Connect-R in september 2012
|Birth name||Ștefan Relu Mihalache|
|Born||June 9, 1982|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B, pop, electronic music, raggamuffin, dancehall|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, producer, actor|
|Labels||Rappin' On Production|
|Associated acts||VeritaSaga, R.A.C.L.A., Alex Velea, Puya, Chris Mayer, DJ Sava, Arando Marquez, Alexandra Stan|
Ștefan Relu Mihalache (born June 9, 1982, in Bucharest, Romania), better known by his stage name Connect-R, is a Romanian hip hop and pop musician, producer and occasional actor, best known for his association with Romanian hip hop group R.A.C.L.A. early in his career and the successful solo career that followed his leaving of the group. He has been noted as having a baritone-range singing voice and his eclectic musical style.
Early life and career
Mihalache was born in mid-1982 in Bucharest and, by the age of 8, was a professional dancer as a member of the dance group Primăvara. By the age of 15, he had become involved with hip hop music and in 1997 recorded "Observ", the first track in his professional career. He's a Romanian Gypsy.
- Dacă dragostea dispare (2007)
- From Nothing to Something (2012)
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2007||"Dacă dragostea dispare"
(featuring Alex Velea)
|-||Dacă dragostea dispare|
|2008||"Nu-ți pierde dragostea"||-|
|2009||"Burning Love"||3||From Nothing To Something|
(featuing Chris Mayer)
|2011||"Ring the Alarm"||7|
|"Take It Slow"|
|2012||"Vara nu dorm"||1|
|"Love Is the Way"||4|
|2013||"Dă-te-n dragostea mea"||–||TBA|
|2014||"Tren De Noapte"||–||TBA|
- "Connect-R: "Sunt mândru că sunt ţigan!"". Libertatea.ro. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
- "Interviu Connect-R". Divercitycafe.ro. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
- "Exclusiv: interviu cu Connect-R!". Monden Info. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
- De către Connect-R în Uncategorized Comentarii oprite. "Biografie – CONNECT-R – Site oficial". Connect-r.eu. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
- Connect-R: „First of all, I am Romanian. Gypsy is just a subdivision”. sosinet.hu. 2012 március 12. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
|Awards and achievements|
Zdob şi Zdub
with Boonika bate doba
|Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Arsenium and Natalia Gordienko)