Inna

Inna

Romanian singer performing dance music
Date of Birth: 16.10.1986
Country: Romania

Biography of Inna

Inna, whose real name is Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu, is a Romanian singer known for her dance music. She was born on October 16, 1986, in Mangalia, Romania, a port city located on the Black Sea. From a young age, Inna's family encouraged and supported her love for music. Her grandfather used to call her Inna, and she eventually decided to adopt it as her stage name.

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While growing up, Inna listened to a variety of music genres, with a preference for electronic dance music. However, she also enjoyed songs by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé. Inna found inspiration in the works of Kylie Minogue, Shakira, and Lady Gaga. She had no difficulty singing the songs she loved.

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Inna attended Liceul Economic Mangalia, a school in her hometown that is now called Colegiul Economic Mangalia. After graduating with good grades, she became a student at the University of Constanța, where she studied political science. However, in late 2007, she signed a contract with Romanian producer 'Play & Win' and began recording her first track.

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In the beginning of 2008, Inna submitted two of her songs, "Goodbye" and "Sorry," for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, but they did not pass the preliminary selection. As a teenager, Inna performed with a pop-rock band that did not achieve much success. She released her first recordings, the ballads "Goodbye" and "Sorry," as well as the Romanian-language song "Oare" (Do You?), before gaining widespread recognition.

Inna's debut single, "Hot," produced by 'Play & Win,' was released on November 12, 2008. It quickly climbed the Romanian Top 100 chart, reaching the 8th position by December and receiving airplay on international radio stations. Her second single, "Love," released on March 12, 2009, achieved success in the Romanian Hot 100, peaking at the 4th position. "Déjà Vu" also became a hit, reaching the top ten in Romania and gaining popularity in Russia, Hungary, and other countries.

In June, Inna received the Romanian music award "Top Hits Award" for her song "Love." Later that summer, "Hot" became a major hit in Spain, achieving platinum status from PROMUSICAE. By the end of the summer, more than 40,000 copies of the single were sold. In France, five of Inna's singles, including "Hot," "Déjà Vu," "Amazing," "10 Minutes," and "Sun Is Up," entered the top ten, as did her debut album, also titled "Hot." In the United Kingdom, three of her songs reached the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart.

In early 2010, Inna achieved remarkable success when her single "Hot" reached the first position on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart, surpassing a song by American pop singer Ke$ha. Her album "Hot" was released electronically on June 5, 2011, and on CD the following day. Her latest single, "Sun Is Up," topped the charts in Bulgaria and reached the third position in Romania, France, Russia, and Switzerland.

Inna has released two full studio albums and eight singles, with ten music videos produced for her songs. She embarked on her European concert tour, "INNA en Concert," in June 2011. Despite her young age, the future star of European concert venues is known for her philanthropic work. She is an activist for children's rights in Romania and sponsors UNICEF campaigns. Inna encourages her fans, called "Club Rockers," to help children and child organizations. She is also an advocate for forest preservation and animal rights.

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