Alexandra Stan (born 10 June 1989) is a Romanian singer, songwriter, model and occasional dancer. She released her debut single, "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)", in late 2009, which peaked at number-eighteen in the Romanian Top 100. The song became known in her native country through the saxophone-dubb in its refrain, which was later used also in her next single, called "Mr. Saxobeat". It became her worldwide breakthrough hit, selling circa 10,000,000 copies in less than a year and reaching the charts' first position in nine countries, the top five in over thirty countries, such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and the top 10 in Australia, and top 30 in Canada and United States. She released her debut album in August 2011, titled Saxobeats, which sold in over four million shipments worldwide. The album spawned two more singles: "Get Back" and "1,000,000", featuring rapper Carlprit. The records were top-forty successes in more European countries like Italy or Bulgaria.
Stan released "Lemonade" as the lead single from the Japanese re-release of her debut album Saxobeats. The song charted majorly and was certified Gold in Italy by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. She then released "Cliche (Hush Hush)" as the follow-up to "Lemonade" on 27 September 2012, and as the second single from the re-released album. The single failed to achieve the success of its predecessor. A collaboration with Manilla Maniacs for the song "All My People" was selected as the third and final single from the record. The song was released on 1 May 2013, with the latter two singles both receiving moderate success.
Stan's second studio album was released on 27 August 2014 exclusively in Japan, under the label Victor Entertainment. Dance and Cherry Pop are the record's lead singles. They became populary, when they both reached the first position in the Japanese iTunes Chart. Stan revealed the international release of her album, "Unlocked", on Facebook, already weeks before its worldwide release. The album was released internationally on 25 November 2014 and it features a collaboration with Connect-R to the song Vanilla Chocolat. The record sold in over 3.000 shipments in its first days after the release.
Stan has been reported to have a net worth of 2,000,000 €. She is also currently one of the wealthiest musical artists in Romania and Eastern Europe.