Paul van Haver, better known as Stromae (born March 12, 1985 in Brussels, Belgium) is a singer-songwriter from Belgium. Of mixed Belgo-Rwandan descent, he distinguished himself in both the hip-hop and the electronic music. He first became famous with the song Alors On Danse which remained at number one for several weeks in numerous countries throughout Europe. He was born to a Rwandan father and a Belgian mother. At the age of eleven Paul van Haver already showed an interest in music and attended 'l'Académie Musicale de Jette', where he studied music history and learnt to play the drums.