At the beginning of 2010, Inna reached an overwhelming chart success, as her single "Hot" peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. Both Inna and U.S. singer Ke$ha became the first artists on this chart to swap each others' number-one chart positions with debut singles, with Inna's "Hot" succeeding Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and then having the later returned the favor to the former.To support the Romanian release of her debut album Hot in March 2010, Inna promoted a fifth single entitled "10 Minutes" and released it to Romanian radio on January 23, 2010. Without a music video, it failed to reach the top ten of the Romanian Top 100 and only peaked at number eighteen.For its international release a video was shot in London, England,The video was directed by Paul Boyd, a fellow British dir. who had worked with ShaniaWith the video out, the song re-entered the Romanian Top 100, but missed the top forty. It has also charted in Bulgaria and Russia, but out of the top ten.
On August 6, 2009, Inna released her fourth single "Amazing", a song original recorded by Anca Badiu.The song became the most successful song of her career in her home country to date, reaching number one on the Romanian Top 100 in October 2009. It also entered the charts of several European countries, peaking at number-one in Bulgaria and at number-three in Russia. At the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany, Inna won the award for Best Romanian Act. Even though, she did not manage to enter the shortlist for the Best European Act.In November 2009, while "Deja Vu" entered the first half of the Single Top 100 in Netherlands and the top ten in Belgium. In December, Inna premiered a new single, a Christmas song, called "I Need You For Christmas", which entered the Romanian Top 100 and the Russian Charts at lower positions and, later, it was listed in the 2010 compilation "I Need You For Christmas"
Furthermore, it garnered a huge airplay success in countries such as Poland, Ukraine or Turkey.Meanwhile, the promo songs "Fever" and "On and On" officially premiered on Inna's website, being free for download for a limited period of two weeks.In the end, the song "Hot" was released and charted within the top ten in Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) and the Netherlands.The second single, entitled "Love", was released on March 12, 2009 and peaked at number four on the Romanian Hot 100 in April 2009, surpassing the achievements of "Hot". Inna received the first award nominations of her career at the Polish Eska Music Awards in 2009, being nominated for Best Singer and Best Single. She also performed "Hot". On April 15, 2009, Inna signed a contract with a prestigious American record label, Ultra Records.On May 12, Inna was nominated four times at the MTV Romania Music Awards, for "Best Dance", "Best Debut", "Best Show" and the special award for "Borderbreaker".
In early 2008, Inna entered a couple of songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, but none of them ("Goodbye" and "Sorry") managed to pass the pre-selection.Hot era (2008–2010)On November 12, 2008, Inna released her debut single "Hot", which was produced by Play & Win, a Romanian dance music trio and one of the leading music producers in Romania.The single performed strong on the Romanian Top 100 as it peaked at number five in December 2008. It also became an airplay success in the Balkan countries, before reaching success across Europe and Middle East.In November 2008, Inna was seeking back-up dancers for her promo tour. While on the internet there leaked some demos such as "Left Ride" or "O, ce veste minunată!",Inna was announcing shows in ones of the greatest Romanian clubs, such as Club Turabo.In early 2009, the single "Hot" entered the Spanish Singles Chart and the Hungarian Dance Chart. In all these countries, the song managed to climb toward the top spot. Furthermore.
Early life and career beginnings (1986–2007)Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu was born on October 16, 1986, in Mangalia, Romania.The singer recalls that the love for music was brought to her by her family, fully supporting her. In her childhood, her grandfather called her Inna, and she eventually decided that her stage name would be Inna.When she was a teenager, Inna listened to a large variety of musical genres. Although her favourite style was electro-dance, she also listened to Christina Aguilera's or Beyoncé's music. She also recalls how it was so easy for her to sing every song that she liked.She studied at Liceul Economic Mangalia (a high school in Mangalia, now called Colegiul Economic Mangalia). After graduating from high school with good marks, she attempted a degree in Political Sciences at the University of Constanţa. At the end of 2007, Inna signed a contract with Romanian producers Play & Win and she started recording her first tracks.In early 2008.
In France, she has four consecutive top-10 singles, "Hot", "Déjà Vu", "Amazing", "10 Minutes" and "Sun Is Up", and her debut album "Hot" became a top-10 there,In the United Kingdom, she has three songs which charted within the top-20 of the The Official Charts Company's UK Singles Chart, with a top-10 "Hot" and two top-20 hits, "Amazing" and "Sun Is Up". Her album "Hot" will be available to download on June 5, 2011, and on CD the day after.Her latest single "Sun Is Up" became a number-one hit in Bulgaria and a top three in France, Romania, Russia and Switzerland. For 2011, Inna is preparing a new record, entitled "I Am The Club Rocker". Along with this record, Inna encourages her fanbase to affirm themselves as CLUB ROCKER. Inna is currently on her European concert tour "INNA en Concert".