Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu (born October 16, 1986) best known only as Inna, is a 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, Portugal, Moldova, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Malta, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Greece and Ukraine. 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 titled "Deja Vu", in collaboration with Bob Taylor (aka Fizz), that was a major hit in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Russia, The Netherlands and Hungary. Her fourth single from her debut album was Amazing, which reached number one in several countries, including Romania. The video was shot in Portugal.
In 2009, Inna reached her biggest performance of her career, as her single Hot peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Airplay, one of the most respected charts in music history. The fifth single off the debut album was "10 Minutes", released in June 2010. The video was shot in London, England and the video costs are estimated to add up to €70,000.