Inna (Romanian dance singer)
Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu (born October 16, 1986), best known only as INNA, is a Romanian dance singer from Mangalia, Romania. She debuted in 2008 with the album Hot, produced by Play & Win. The main single from the album, the eponymous "Hot", reached number one in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Hungary and Greece. The second single promoted from the album, "Love", reached number 16 in Kiss FM's Fresh Top 40 in its debut week. She was nominated for best singer and best single at the Eska Awards in Poland. Inna also released a single entitled "Deja Vu", in collaboration with Bob Taylor (aka Fizz), that was a major hit in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary.
At the 2009 MTV Romania Music Awards held in Craiova, Inna won the best dance, best new act, best show and best border breaker awards making her the most successful singer from the show. The top two singles from her first album, "Hot" and "Love", received nearly 12 million YouTube views in under one year; "Hot" alone received 30 million views in a year, making her one of the most viewed Romanian singers on the internet. Inna signed a contract with United States based record label Ultra Records that will promote her single "Hot" in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu (Romanian pronunciation: [eˈlena aleˈksandra apostoˈle̯anu]; born October 16, 1986), better known simply as Inna, is a Romanian singer-songwriter and dancer. She is best known for becoming the first European female singer to surpass one billion hits on YouTube, having accomplished this milestone on February 2012.
Inna's debut studio album, Hot, was an international success, appearing in many record charts around the world, and particularly popular in the United Kingdom where it reached number one. The album's lead single of the same name also charted worldwide, topping in 2009 a United States year-end chart. The song won the award for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. It got Gold music recording sales certification in Italy, 3× Platinum in Norway and Platinum in Spain.
Inna's second studio album, I Am the Club Rocker, was produced by Play & Win and received the Romanian Album of the Year award from her label Roton. Her third studio album, Party Never Ends was released in March 2013.
Inna has won numerous awards, including two MTV Europe Music Awards and over thirteen awards in three consecutive years at the MTV Romania Music Awards. As of May 2011, Inna has sold over 100,000 albums and over 600,000 singles in the United Kingdom. At the end of 2011 Inna became the richest recording artist in Romania and in Eastern Europe.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license