Inna (her real is name Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu) is a 24 years old girl, originally from the Mangalia - Romanian Black Sea Coast. She knew where she was heading toward very early so she started voice coaching at the tender age of 8. Back then, her stage name has been also decided: Inna is a nickname that comes from her grandfather. But before becoming an international stardom, Inna made sure she got some proper education thus she graduated the Economical Highschool and the Political Studies College. After finishing her studies, in the good fashion of "once in a lifetime opportunity", Inna met the three talented guys from Play&Win (Radu Bolfea, Sebastian Barac and Marcel Botezan) at the end of 2007 and decided to give music a real sHot.
They produced her first single "Hot" and changed the history of dance music in Romania. And beyond. As shown by Nielsen "Hot" was indeed the Hottest thing in Romania coming on top of the most played songs on radio and television for the past year. But even before media started to pick the song, the video already gained tens and thousands views on YouTube, quite a lot for an unknown artist. Two videos were made for this song and Inna’s sexy yet sweet image captured the hearts of fans all over the country.
"Love" was next on Inna’s agenda being the title of her second hit produced by Play&Win. Much expected by the Romanian audience “Love” climbed very fast in the Romanian and international music charts proving that Inna represents more than a nickname or a hit. The success of this single was completed by the video, sHot in slow motion, having as theme the battle between good and evil. While "Hot" just started being an international hit and "Love" already riding high in the charts, a new song with Inna was released, in collaboration with DJ Bob Taylor titled "Deja Vu". At first discretion was kept upon the identities of the singers, Inna being presented as "Anni", but as the track was climbing the charts and Inna's vocals were easy to recognize, soon everybody learned that "Deja Vu" was nothing but Inna’s 3rd single.
June 2009 was full of surprises for Inna, her popularity and the impact of the single "Hot" in Spain brought her the Platinum Record. How "amazing" was that? The song "Amazing" went straight to number one in several territories where Inna’s "Hot" was already a big hit. The most popular songs recorded video clips.
2009 was indeed Inna’s year: at Romanian Music Awards she won 4 of 16 awards, while more recently she won the "Best Romanian Act" award at the MTV European Music Awards which took place November 5th 2009 in Berlin. There Inna caused a commotion on the red carpet wearing tight red pants and a transparent top, taking the spotlight for several minutes and delaying the entrance of other artists.
Today Inna is considered one of the most sexy and attractive women in Romania and is enjoying impressive successes in music. She gives concerts around the world and, with great success met American tour in February 2010. But in the pursuit of fame Inna forgets to take care of their health. Small, increasing only 1,60 m, she eats once a day, her weight at the moment only 43 kg. "I travel a lot and did not have time to eat. Weigh 43 kg, and try not to reach 40 kg. I think people want to see something on stage, and no cookie. Eat to survive, I have never been Mancacioasa "confessed Inna Romanian internetzhurnalu ShowBiz.