She is actually the first artist ever to perform
live on a stage in front of a large audience at the age
Same as O-Zone
Band, a Romanian and Moldovan band whose "Dragostea
din tei" was a major 2004 European hit, Cleopatra
Stratan cames from Moldavian Republic.
During the concert, Cleopatra Stratan
launched her first album, “At the Age of 3 " which includes
hits such as “Mama"
; she sold more than 150,000 units in four months and has
set the world record for the Youngest singer who
recorded an album.
She is the daughter of a Moldavian singer,
Pavel Stratan, who said that he had originally wrote the songs
now sang by his child for himself. It seems that Cleopatra
follows her father in his career and she is even one step
ahead of her parent.
The most played song of Cleopatra Stratan is "Ghita".
"Ghita" is an abreviation for the name Gheorghe.
Some of her songs have already been translated
the Christmas Day 2006 a new record was smashed – Cleopatra
was paid 10,000 Euros (like 15,700 USD) for one single song
sung in front of a large audience in Piatra Neamt, Romania.
The entire sum was then donated to the poor in a TV show.
In Romania, Moldova, and around the world, there
seems to be a growing fan base.
On the 10th of May 2007 Cleopatra won three prizes
at Romanian Music Awards organized by MTV Romania in Sibiu.
"Ghita" - which is the song best known and favourite with
the Romanian public - won three awards of which the most important
are Best Song and Best New Artist.
on the 18th of April 2007, Cleopatra Stratan officially
made her debut in Japan, with the English
version of her well known maxi-single and album “Ghi". The
CD contains the songs written by her father and one variant
in English of her success.
Cleopatra Stratan has just launched her
Cleopatra singing-doll last Saturday, selling the first 5,000
lot of dolls in just three days.
Cleopatra, the doll, is 35 centimeters high
and knows to sing “Ghita”. Available at 150 Romanian lei (about
$70), the doll 'lives' in a red traveling bag similar to the
one that Cleopatra used to carry in her video for Ghita.
The Spanish company that produces the doll announced
it would also come up with clothes for the doll, imitating
the apparel used by the little singer on the stage and in
Kubilius, a US-based expert on Eastern Europe: "Cleopatra
Stratan, the 3 year old who has hit the Romanian music charts
big, seems to have become famous because her childlike singing
and childlike charms are something different . . . she has
not been made into a miniature adult, given the wardrobe of
a sex symbol, or been thrust into the latest gore-ridden horror
In Eastern Europe, children are still children
and generally must be protected as such; Cleopatra's father
has refused monetary offers to market her. With her oversized
suitcase, pink plastic sunglasses, and disheveled pigtails,
Cleopatra is singing an innocuous song about a missing person
named Ghita, who could be her big brother, uncle, or friend
- no innuendos here. Even though it's obvious her voice has
been engineered to a certain extent, she's still adorable."
Cleopatra Stratan has also set the
world record for the:
- youngest artist ever to perform live on a stage
in front of a large audience (for two hours, see video));
- best paid young singer;
- youngest music star to receive 3 MTV Awards;
- youngest performer to record a No. 1 country
hit (previous world record: Jordy,
at age of four and a half ).