Alexander "Alex P" Papaconstantinou (Greek: Αλέξανδρος "Άλεξ" Παπακωνσταντίνου; born 29 December 1979 in Brännkyrka, Sweden), is a Swedish songwriter and music producer of Greek origin. He has worked with a number of artists including Jennifer López, Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, Antique, Elena Paparizou, Arash, Anna Vissi, Cameron Cartio, Eleni Foureira, Sarbel and Tamta. In 2011, Papaconstantinou adopted the production pseudonym Alex P and started collaborating with record producer RedOne, joined RedOne's production and 2101 songs writing team. His collaboration continued until 2014. Along with Adam Baptiste, Papaconstantinou has also been credited as a featured artist under the name "The WAV.s".[1] Since 2017, he has been a member of the pop band VAX. Papaconstantinou has also written and co-written a number of notable songs for Eurovision Song Contest for Sarbel (Greece), Aysel and Arash (Azerbaijan), Ivi Adamou, Eleni Foureira and Tamta (Cyprus).

Alex Papaconstantinou
Άλεξ Παπακωνσταντίνου
(Alex P)
Birth nameAlexander Papaconstantinou
Also known asAlex P.
Born (1979-12-29) December 29, 1979 (age 40)
Brännkyrka, Sweden
GenresPop, dance, electronica, R&B, folk
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer
Associated actsThe WAV.s, VAX, Adam Baptiste, RedOne, Marcus Englöf

EurovisionEdit

Papaconstantinou has written and co-written a number of songs in various Eurovision Song Contests:

Year Country Song Artist Final Points Semi Points
2007   Greece "Yassou Maria" Sarbel 7 120 Top 10 Previous Year
2009   Azerbaijan "Always" Aysel and Arash 3 207 2 180
2012   Cyprus "La La Love" Ivi Adamou 16 65 7 91
2018   Cyprus "Fuego" Eleni Foureira 2 436 2 262
2019   Cyprus "Replay" Tamta 13 109 9 149

Collaboration with RedOneEdit

In 2011, Papaconstantinou adopted the production pseudonym Alex P and started collaborating with record producer RedOne, joined RedOne's production and 2101 songs writing team. This collaboration lasted three years until 2014, during which time he co-writing and co-producing the Enrique Iglesias hit song "I Like How It Feels" and co-wrote and co-produced the Khaled album C'est la vie.[2][3] In 2013, singer Marc Anthony covered the Khaled song "C'est la vie" as a salsa tune titled "Vivir Mi Vida" ("Live My Life") for his studio album 3.0.[4] This version won a Latin Grammy Award in 2013 for Record of the Year and holds the record for the second-longest run inside the top-five in the Billboard Latin Songs, with 51 weeks.[5][6] During his collaboration with RedOne, Alex P co-wrote or produced multiple hit singles leading to 3 BMI Awards and a Latin Grammy Award.[7][8]

VAXEdit

VAX
OriginSweden
GenresPop
Years active2017-present
MembersTeddy Sky
Alex Papaconstantinou
Viktor Svensson

In 2017, Papaconstantinou co-founded and became a member of the music trio VAX, along with singer Teddy Sky and guitarist Viktor Svensson.[5] VAX released the song "6 in the Morning" featuring the Polish singer-songwriter Margaret followed by "Fireproof" featuring band lead singer Teddy Sky.

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[9]
"6 in the Morning"
(featuring Margaret)
2017 TBA
"Fireproof"
(featuring Teddy Sky)
51
"Endless"
(featuring Tove Styrke)
2018 76
"Bubblegum"
(featuring Sorana)
"Crime"
"What Are We Waiting For"
(featuring Ellise)
2019 64
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Personal lifeEdit

Alexander Papaconstantinou is of Greek descent. His sister is SVT presenter Ritza Papaconstantinou.[11]

Selected production discographyEdit

Title Year Artist / Band Album Songwriter Producer
"Filla Me"[12] 2001 Antique Die for You  Y
"Follow Me"[12]  Y
"Kalimera"[12]  Y
"Ligo Ligo"[12]  Y
"Tabla Dreams"[12]  Y
"Ela 'Do (Come 2 Me)"[13] 2002 Alli Mia Fora  Y  Y
"Girna Ksana"[13]  Y
"Moro Mou"[13]  Y
"Tora Tora"[13]  Y
"Crying On The Dancefloor"[12] Peter Jöback I Feel Good and I'm Worth It  Y
"Freeway"[12]  Y
"Heal"[12]  Y
"Help Somebody"[12]  Y
"I'm Gonna Do It"[12]  Y
"My Fatal Love"[12]  Y
"Northern Guy"[12]  Y
"She's Like a Butterfly"[12]  Y
"Sinner"[12]  Y
"This is the Year"[12]  Y
"Time to get Tacky"[12]  Y
"Undress Me"[12]  Y
"Ego Moro Mou"[14] 2003 Anna Vissi Paraksenes Eikones  Y  Y
"Anamniseis"[12] 2004 Elena Paparizou Protereotita  Y  Y
"Antitheseis"[15]  Y
"Katse Kala"[12]  Y  Y
"Matia Kai Hili"[12]  Y  Y
"Taxidi Gia Ton Agnosto"[12]  Y  Y
"Lie (Alex Papaconstantinou Club Edit"[16] 2005 Anna Vissi Nylon  Y
"Barone"[17] Cameron Cartio Borderless  Y  Y
"Henna"[17]  Y  Y
"Ironiam"[17]  Y  Y
"Leyli"[17]  Y  Y
"Madaram"[17]  Y  Y
"Ni Na Nay"[17]  Y  Y
"Roma"[17]  Y
"Sandy"[17]  Y  Y
"Panta Se Perimena"[18] 2006 Elena Paparizou Iparhi Logos  Y
"Paradigmatos Hari"[18]  Y
"Se Pion Na Miliso"[18]  Y
"Gigolo"[18] Iparhi Logos/The Game of Love  Y  Y
"Iparhi Logos"/"It's Gone Tomorrow"[18]  Y
"Mambo!"[18]  Y  Y
"The Game of Love"[18]  Y  Y
"Tipsis"/"You Set My Hear on Fire""[18]  Y
"Pote Xana"/"Let Me Let Go"[18]  Y  Y
"Voulez Vous?"[19] The Game of Love  Y  Y
"Mi Chica"[20] 2007 Sarbel Sahara: Euro Edition  Y  Y
"Yassou Maria"[12]  Y  Y
"Stin Pira"[21] 2008 Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno  Y  Y
"Desperado"[22] Sarbel Kati san esena  Y  Y
"Apo Makria Kai Agapimeni" (Remix by Alex Papaconstantinou)[21] 2009 Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno+  Y
"Fabulous"[21]  Y  Y
"Always"[12] Aysel & Arash Always  Y  Y
"San Ton Klefti" Giorgos Sabanis N/A  Y  Y
"Agapi Einai Esi"[23] 2010 Anna Vissi Agapi Einai Esi  Y
"Den Tha Iparksei Allo"[23]  Y
"Gia Ola Ftei O Theos"[23]  Y
"Omprella"[23]  Y
"San To Do Kai To Si"[23]  Y
"Sta Krifa"[23]  Y
"Vampir"[23]  Y
"Famous"[12] Big Time Rush BTR (International version)  Y
"To Mistiko Mou Na Vreis"[24] Ivi Adamou Kalokairi Stin Kardia  Y  Y
"Kita Ti Ekanes"[25] Nikos Ganos Brosta  Y  Y
"Poso Akoma"[25]  Y
"I Like How It Feels"[12] 2011 Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love  Y  Y
"Down for Whatever" Kelly Rowland Here I Am  Y
"Se Thelo Apopse" Kokkina Halia Emeis  Y  Y
"Break Me" Nikos Ganos TBD  Y  Y
"This Love is Killing Me"  Y  Y
"Spread a Little Love"[12] 2012 Havana Brown When the Lights Go Out  Y  Y
"La La Love"[12] Ivi Adamou San Ena Oneiro (Euro Edition)  Y  Y
"C'est la vie"[26] Khaled C'est la vie  Y  Y
"Hiya Hiya" (feat. Pitbull)[26]  Y  Y
"Encore une fois"[26]  Y  Y
"Ana Âacheck"[26]  Y  Y
"Dima Labess (feat. Mazagan)"[26]  Y
"Laila (feat. Marwan)"[26]  Y  Y
"Bab Jenna"[26]  Y  Y
"Samira"[26]  Y  Y
"My Heart Is Refusing Me" (Alex P & Victory Version)[12] Loreen Heal  Y
"Hell Yeah" Midnight Red TBD  Y  Y
"Whip It"[12] Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded  Y  Y
"Boys Will Be Boys"[12] Paulina Rubio Brava! Reload  Y  Y
"Fist Pump Jump Jump"[12] Ying Yang Twins TBD  Y  Y
"I Don't Wanna Go" 2013 Colette Carr Skitszo  Y  Y
"Live it Up" (feat. Pitbull)[12] Jennifer Lopez TBD  Y  Y
"Can't Feel Love Tonight (feat. Andreas Wijk)"[12] Kika Alive  Y
"Love \ Life" (feat. Kika) John Mamann Love Life[12]  Y  Y
"Vivir Mi Vida"[12] Marc Anthony 3.0  Y
"Red Cup" Katy Tiz Far Away  Y
"Take Me Home"[12] Midnight Red Midnight Red  Y
"Unloved" 2015 Tamta TBD  Y  Y
"Cool Me Down"[12] 2016 Margaret  Y  Y
"Infinity"[27][12] Mohombi  Y
"OMG"[28][12] Arash feat. Snoop Dogg  Y  Y
"What You Do" 2017 Margaret Monkey Business  Y
"6 in the Morning" (feat. Margaret) VAX TBD  Y  Y
"Fireproof" (feat. Teddy Sky)  Y  Y
"Call Me" (feat. MIMI) Neiked  Y  Y
"Fuego" 2018 Eleni Foureira  Y  Y
"Tómame"  Y  Y
"Replay" 2019 Tamta  Y  Y

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WAV.s, The". Discogs. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Team Red". RedOne. Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. ^ "2101 Songs". Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Marc Anthony to Launch First Single". Indiatimes. The Times of India Group. 2013-04-23.
  5. ^ a b Jordan, Paul (15 September 2017). "Cyprus enlists award-winning composer Alex Papaconstantinou for 2018 - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". Eurovision.TV. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  6. ^ "El día en imágenes" (in Spanish). Yahoo!.
  7. ^ Priftis, Alexandros (21 October 2018). "Alex Παπακωνσταντίνου: Ένα τραγούδι για την Κύπρο". Down Town Magazine, issue 556 (in Greek). philenews.com / Down Town Magazine. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Με σύνθεση του Άλεξ Παπακωνσταντίνου η Κύπρος στη Eurovision" (in Greek). Politis.com.cy. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Sweden:
  10. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista" (Enter "Vax into the search box and press "Sök" to see the search results.) (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ Eijde, Eijde (2 March 2012). "Tv-drömmen blev sann - Sydsvenskan" (in Swedish). sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am "swedishcharts.com - Alex Papaconstantinou". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d Antique Alli Mia Fora (2002) liner notes. V2 Records
  14. ^ Anna Vissi Paraksenes Eikones (2003) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  15. ^ Elena Paparizou Protereotita (2004) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  16. ^ Anna Vissi Nylon (2005) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h Cameron Cartio Norderless (2005) liner notes. Sony Music
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elena Paparizou Iparhi Logos (2006) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  19. ^ Elena Paparizou The Game of Love (2006) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  20. ^ Sarbel Saharah: Euro Edition (2007) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  21. ^ a b c Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno (2008) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  22. ^ Sarbel Kati san esena (2008) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  23. ^ a b c d e f g Anna Vissi Agapi Einai Esi (2010) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  24. ^ Ivi Adamou Kalokairi Stin Kardia (2010) liner notes. Sony Music Greece
  25. ^ a b Nikos Ganos Brosta (2010) liner notes. Heaven Music
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h Khaled C'est la vie (2012) liner notes. AZ Records
  27. ^ "Mohombi - Infinity". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  28. ^ [1][dead link]

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