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Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu

(1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 37)
Mangalia, Romania
EducationOvidius University
  • Singer
  • songwriter[1]
Years active2008–present
AwardsFull list
Musical career

Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu (born October 16, 1986) known as Inna is a singer from Romania. She became famous after the first single "Hot" in 2008. The song was a hit in 2009 and in 2010 in the United Kingdom, France and other countries from Europe. The first single to be #1 in Romania was "Amazing" (2009) and another hit is "Sun Is Up" (2010). In 2011 Inna and Flo Rida had a song "Club Rocker", it was not a success. She is famous in Mexico too. She has over 4,000,000 fans on Facebook and over 500,000,000 views on YouTube.

Life[change | change source]

Inna was born as Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu on 16 October, 1986 in Neptun a town in Romania. The town is next to the Black Sea and Inna knows to swim very well. She was not the best student in highschool. She loved music and Christina Aguilera or Rihanna. In 2007/2008 she met Play & Win, three boys who write music. They recorded some songs that are not successful. She was in Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, but nobody knew her. The name Inna comes from her grandfather. He called her Inna but he died before she got famous. She lives with her bichon Bobo. She says she doesn't have a boyfriend. [7][8]

Music[change | change source]

Inna has two albums. In 2009 the first album "Hot" was out. The album had four singles: "Hot", "Love", "Amazing" and "10 Minutes". The second album is "I Am the Club Rocker" and it is from 2011 and it has 14 songs and singles: "Sun Is Up", "Club Rocker", "Un Momento" and "Endless".

Inna had tours. She went to: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Slovakia, Netherlands and the UK and to Mexico before her birthday in 2011. She had the biggest concert in Romania for a Romanian person since 2005, in May 2011. She planned to go to US in 2012.

She has over 10 music videos filmed in: Romania, Portugal, UK, France, Spain or Bulgaria.

Awards[change | change source]

She won a lot of prizes including: 12 Romanian Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Music Awards and 1 nomination at the NRJ Music Awards in France, 2011.

Charts[change | change source]

In Romania: 5 TOP 10, 10 TOP 100 (1 #1)

In France: 5 TOP 10, 7 TOP 100

In Switzerland: 2 TOP 10, 5 TOP 75 (1 #1)

In UK: 1 TOP 10, 5 TOP 75 (1 #1, IN UK DANCE CHART)

In US: #1 – Dance Chart – "Hot", 2010

In Bulgaria: 4 TOP 10, 10 TOP 40 (1 #1)

In Spain: 1 TOP 10, 5 TOP 50 (1 #1)

In Belgium: 3 TOP 10, 7 TOP 50

In Holland: 3 TOP 19, 8 TOP 100

In Europe: 2 TOP 10, 4 TOP 100

The albums: "Hot" - #1 in: UK DANCE, Romania. "I Am the club rocker" only top 10 in Mexico.

References[change | change source]

  1. Party Never Ends (Liner notes). Inna. Bucharest, Romania: Roton (Barcode: 7502232240955). 2013.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. "Inna – Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. "Roton Music – Inna" (in Romanian). Roton. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. "Inna | Warner Music Germany" (in German). Warner Music Group. Archived from the original on 20 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. "Global Records, casa de discuri a Innei, un an cu rezultate impresionante" [Global Records, Inna's label, had a year full of good results] (in Romanian). Crazy Radio. 11 January 2016. Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  6. "Inna – Universal Music France" (in French). Universal Music Group. Archived from the original on 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  7. "Cu Interviu HOT cu Inna despre muzică și iubire". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 20 August 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. "Inna nu se consideră fierbinte". Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2009.

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