Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985), better known by his stage name Stromae , is a Belgian singer, rapper and songwriter. He is originally from Laeken, in Brussels. He has established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres. Stromae came to wide public attention with his song "Alors on danse", which became a number one in several European countries. In 2013, his sophomore album Racine Carrée was a commercial success.