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Roxen
Background information
Birth name Larisa Roxana Giurgiu
Born (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 (age 21)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Genres Deep house
Occupations Singer
Years active 2019–present
Labels Global


Larisa Roxana Giurgiu (Romanian pronunciation: laˈrisa rokˈsana ˈd͡ʒʲurd͡ʒʲu; born 5 January 2000), known professionally as Roxen (Romanian pronunciation: rokˈsen), is a Romanian singer signed by Global Records. She rose to prominence upon being featured on Romanian producer Sickotoy's "You Don't Love Me" (2019), which reached number three in Romania and received radio airplay in several other countries. Her following singles, "Ce-ți cântă dragostea" and "Spune-mi", eventually peaked atop the national chart. She was scheduled to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Alcohol You" before the event's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related cancellation. Roxen was nonetheless internally selected as the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Her music style has been deemed as deep house by music critics, and her appearance compared to Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa.

Early life and career[]

Born Larisa Roxana Giurgiu on 5 January 2000 in Cluj-Napoca, Roxen discovered her passion for music at the age of seven. She also took singing and piano lessons as a child.Signed by Global Records, she was featured on Romanian producer Sickotoy's "You Don't Love Me" in August 2019. The single attained commercial success in Romania, reaching number three on the country's Airplay 100 chart, and being playslisted by radio stations in several territories including France, United States, Russia and Spain. Her debut single "Ce-ți cântă dragostea" released later that year in November peaked at number one in Romania.Music critics have since regarded the singer's primary genre as being deep house, and compared her music style and appearance to that of Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish. In a București FM interview, Roxen cited Beyoncé as one of her major inspirations.

In early February 2020, it was reported that Roxen was one of three artists shortlisted to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020; broadcaster TVR had collaborated with Global Records for the selection. On 11 February, she was revealed by TVR as the Romanian representative.Her five songs for Selecția Națională—"Alcohol You", "Beautiful Disaster", "Cherry Red", "Colors" and "Storm"—were released on 21 February. "Alcohol You" emerged as the winner of the national final on 1 March. However, on 18 March, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 due to the pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China and its spread to other countries. Although TVR had considered retaining "Alcohol You" as a song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021,EBU soon after announced that intended 2020 entries were not eligible for the following year. Roxen was nonetheless internally selected for the 2021 contest. In June 2020, the singer was hired as the brand ambassador for Romanian box-dye hair color product Loncolor Expert HEMPstyle; she appeared on product packagings and in a commercial which prominently featured the Selecția Națională entry "Storm". Starting with the release of "How to Break a Heart" in July, Roxen has been benefiting from a promotional campaign for which Global Records partnered with Warner Music. In October, she scored her second number-one single on the Airplay 100 with "Spune-mi".

Discography[]

Singles[]

As lead artist[]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
"Ce-ți cântă dragostea" 2019 1 Non-album singles
"I Don't Care"
"Alcohol You" 2020
"Spune-mi" 1
"How to Break a Heart"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
BUL
"You Don't Love Me"
Sickotoy featuring Roxen)
2019 3 7 Non-album singles
"Over and Over"
(PAX featuring Roxen)
2020
"Devil in Disguise"
(Coyot featuring uncredited vocals by Roxen)
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[]

Title Year Album
"Beautiful Disaster" 2020 Non-album singles
"Cherry Red"
"Colors"
"Storm"
"Escape"

Music videos[]

Title Year Lead performer(s) Guest performer(s) Director(s)
"You Don't Love Me" 2019 Sickotoy Roxen Raluca Netca
"Ce-ți cântă dragostea" Roxen None
"I Don't Care" Șerban Racovițeanu
"Over and Over" 2020 PAX Roxen Alex Mureșan
"Escape" Roxen None Unknown
"Spune-mi" None Anton San
"How to Break a Heart" None

At Own Eurovision Song Contest[]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Feli
with "Când răsare soarele"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
53
Succeeded by
Delia
with "Aruncă-mă"