He made himself known in 2009 with the song So on danse extracted from the album Cheese. In 2013, his second album Racine carré is a critical and commercial success. The tour that follows will make it known worldwide with more than 200 dates in more than 25 countries including the United States, Brazil, Canada or Russia. In total, more than one million people will attend this tour.
Stromae’s music is influenced by electronic music, especially the new beat (born in Belgium), hip-hop and world music6. He is presented to the press as “the new face of the new beat generation”. He is also very influenced by Congolese music that rocked his childhood. His voice type is baritone.
The performance of the singer has been compared to that of Jacques Brel for his gestures and phrasing. Nevertheless, the critic of Music Story, Loïc Picaud, finds this perpetual reference “annoying”.