Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu (born October 16, 1986), professionally known as Inna
(styled as INNA
), is a Romanian singer
. She rose to major fame when, in February 2012, she became the first European female vocalist to surpass one billion total views on YouTube
Inna’s debut studio album Hot
(2009) was an international success, with it appearing in many record charts around the world and reaching the top-ten in Czech Republic, France and the United Kingdom. The album’s lead single of the same name
charted worldwide, topping the US Hot Dance Airplay
Furthermore, it became Gold and Platinum in countries like Spain, Norway or Italy.
The song won the award for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act
at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards
ceremony. “Déjà Vu
” and “Amazing
“, the record’s next released singles, achieved each commercial success and heavy airplay in more European countries. Subsequently, they reached top-ten peak positions on the French Singles Chart
and were included in the list of the best-selling songs of 2010 in France.