I’m an Albatraoz AronChupa
Song Title: I’m an Albatraoz
Date of release: 8 August 2014
Description: ” I’m an Albatraoz ” is by AronChupa ( Aron Michael Ekberg ), the Swedish singer, rapper, songwriter, DJ, record producer and record label owner.
The song was written by Aron Ekberg and Nora Ekberg with production for the single by AronChupa.
AronChupa is a member of Albatraoz, the electro-hip hop group which was formed by Michael Ekberg and friends Måns Harvidsson, Nicklas “Savvo” Savolainen, Andreas “Andy” Reinholdsson and Sahlberg “Salle” Rasmus in 2012.
They recorded released their first single “Albatraoz” in 2013 after signing to Sony Music. The song had chart success in Sweden when it peaked at number 36 on the Swedish Singles Chart, it spent 19 weeks on the chart there and was certified Platinum.
” Albatraoz ” reached 8.5 Million plays on the music streaming service Spotify in January 2014 and the group went on a tour to promote the single. On the 18th of April the group released their second single ” Arriba “, after the success of ” Albatraoz ” the group failed to match the success with their second single.
On the 8th of August 2014 Aron Ekberg released the single ” I’m an Albatraoz ” with his younger sister Nora Ekberg, who is not credited on the single.
The song’s title uses Albatraoz, not to be confused with albatross, it is not a mispronunciation of the large sea birds found in Southern Ocean and the North Pacific.
The word ” Albatraoz ” used for this single is actually urban slang for a strong woman, Aron’s sister Nora Ekberg sings the lyric ” But f*ck that little mouse, ‘Cause I’m an albatraoz “.
Aron explained to idolator.com about the idea behind the song, ” The idea of the ‘I’m An Albatraoz’ song was to make something that’s a little bit different, i wanted to mix this old school 1920s swing style — or that kind of music — with the modern EDM music”.
The song started to take off and gain attention so Aron decided to make a video, after sketching rough ideas he called a friend in San Francisco to direct the video and both he and his sister flew out.
The video was filmed at Paramount Theatre with professional dancers and old style band. It starts with a French announcer introducing the song. Women can be seen applying makeup and perfume in a dressing room, although the video focuses on Nora Ekberg, Aron is shown performing behind a turntable.
As of the 29th of April 2016 the video has been viewed 543,385,817 times on the video streaming site YouTube.
The song was a commercial success for AronChupa, in the United States the song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart, the song spent a total of 7 weeks on that chart.
In the United Kingdom the song was released by the record label Relentless, ” I’m an Albatraoz ” reached a peak of number 25 on the UK chart, it spent 3 weeks in the top forty and a total of 6 weeks on the chart.
The song was certified double Platinum in Australia, Sweden, Italy and Canada, the song was certified Gold in Austria, Germany, Mexico and South Africa.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 25
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 8, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 4, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 5, France (SNEP) 7, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 48, Italy (FIMI) 7, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, Mexico (Monitor Latino) 10, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 13, Poland (Dance Top 50) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 7, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 15, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 9, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 5, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 6, Turkey (Number One Top 100) 1
Official Website: N/A
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/aronchupaofficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/AronChupa