Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu (born 16 October 1986), known professionally as Inna, is a Romanian singer and songwriter. Born in Mangalia and raised in Neptun, she studied political science at the Ovidius University before meeting Romanian trio Play & Win and pursuing a music career. Inna adopted the stage name Alessandra in 2008 and approached a pop-rock style; later that year, she changed her stage name to Inna and began releasing house music. "Hot" (2008), her debut single, was a commercial success worldwide and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. She subsequently signed with Ultra Records in April 2009. Her debut studio album of the same name followed in August 2009 and was certified Gold and Platinum.

Inna's second album, I Am the Club Rocker (2011), was honored as one of that year's best albums by her label Roton and yielded global success for the single "Sun Is Up" (2010). The track won the Eurodanceweb Award, making Inna the first and only Romanian artist to win the award. Her follow-up studio album, Party Never Ends (2013), was nominated for two consecutive years for Best Album at the Romanian Music Awards and reached the top 10 in Mexico. In 2014, Inna signed with Atlantic Records and released "Cola Song", a commercially successful collaboration with J Balvin.

With global album sales of four million from her first three studio albums, Inna is the best-selling Romanian artist. She received a number of awards and nominations, including the Balkan Music AwardsEuropean Border Breakers AwardMTV Europe Music Awards and the Romanian Music Awards. Inna is a human rights activist, participating in campaigns against domestic violence.

Life and career[edit]

1986–2007: Early life and career[edit]

Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu was born on 16 October 1986 in Mangalia and was raised in Neptun.[9][10] Her mother, grandmother and grandfather sang as a hobby,[11]and she also became interested in music.[12] As a teenager, Inna listened to a variety of music, including electro house and europop, and to artists such as BeyoncéChristina AguileraCeline Dion and Whitney Houston.[12][13] She attended the Colegiul Economic (Economy College) in Mangalia, later studying political science at Ovidius University in Constanţa. Inna also took singing lessons and participated in music festivals.[14] After an unsuccessful audition for the Romanian band A.S.I.A.,[11]she sold slippers in Neptun.[15]

When Inna worked in an office, her manager heard her singing and contacted Play & Win.[16] Adopting the stage name Alessandra in 2008, she entered "Goodbye" and "Sorry" to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008; neither was selected.[17] The singer performed "Goodbye" live on the primetime TV show, Teo!, her first televised appearance.[18] Later that year, she changed her stage name to Inna since it was easy to memorize; she also said that it was what her grandfather used to call her when she was young.[19] Early in her career, Inna released pop-rock songs,[20] but switched to "commercial," minimal-infused, house music after changing her stage name.[19] In a News of the World interview, Inna cited Swedish House MafiaThe Black Eyed Peas and Jessie J as inspirations.[21] Others are Pink, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion.[22]

2008–2011: Hot and I Am the Club Rocker[edit]

A photograph of Inna performing in a black dress while accompanied by three male backup dancers.

Inna at the Sopot International Song Festival in August 2009

Inna's debut song, "Hot", was sent to Romanian radio stations in August 2008.[23] The single topped the Romanian Top 100 that winter,[24] and she was booked at Romanian nightclubs.[25] The track was also commercially successful throughout Europe,[26]and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in early 2010.[27] "Love" (2009) was released as Inna's second single, reaching number four in Romania.[28] The singer received the first nominations of her career at the 2009 Eska Music Awards in Poland for "Hot".[29] Her Romanian label, Roton, signed a contract with the well-known American label Ultra Records in April 2009.[30]

Inna collaborated with Romanian musician Bogdan Croitoru on her follow-up single, "Déjà Vu" (2009), which they released under pseudonyms (Bob Taylor and Anni) before revealing their true identities after a period of speculation.[31][32][33] The single was as commercially successful as its predecessors.[34] Inna had her second number-one hit on the Romanian Top 100 with "Amazing", her fourth single, in 2009.[35] The song was originally written by Play & Win for Romanian singer Anca Baidu, who later complained that they had "stolen" it.[36] Inna's debut studio album, Hot, was released in August 2009[37] and included the final single "10 Minutes" (2010).[38] The record was commercially successful, being certified Gold in the Netherlands and Romania[39][40] and Platinum in France.[41] As of December 2011, it had sold 500,000 copies worldwide.[42] Inna was the Best Romanian Act at the 2009 and 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, the first Romanian artist to win the award in two consecutive years.[43] In 2010, she was also nominated for Best European Act.[44]

A photograph of Inna wearing a grey-white dress while laughing at the camera.

Inna at the 2011 NRJ Music Awards

Inna's sixth single, "Sun Is Up", was released in June 2010[45] and peaked at number two on the Romanian Top 100.[46] It did well in a number of other European countries, earning Gold in Switzerland and Italy[47][48] and Silver in the United Kingdom.[49] "Sun Is Up" won the Eurodanceweb Award in 2010, the first time Romania won the award.[50] That year, Inna also received a career award at the Zece Pentru România Awards.[51] In January 2011, she bought a €250,000 penthouse apartment in Pantelimon,[52] and was congratulated by will.i.amof the Black Eyed Peas for her achievements during the after-party of the NRJ Music Awards, wishing her luck in the American music business.[53] She released her second studio album, I Am the Club Rocker, in September 2011.[54][55] Featuring europopdance-poptechno and house music,[56][57] the record was honored as one of the year's best albums by her label Roton[58] and was certified Gold in Poland.[59] The album was promoted by the I Am the Club Rocker Tour (2011–12) of Europe and the United States.[60][61] In Mexico, Inna notably did several interviews and made radio appearances.[62] She had her first major Romanian concert at the Arenele Romane (Roman Arena) in Bucharest, where she arrived by helicopter "like a diva".[63]

"Club Rocker" (2011), the second single from I Am the Club Rocker, was moderately successful.[64] It was the subject of a lawsuit when Spanish singer Robert Ramirez sued Play & Win for copying the refrain of his song, "A Minute of Life".[65] Three subsequent singles, "Un Momento" (2011), "Endless" (2011) and "Wow" (2012), were released from the album.[66][67][68] "Endless" peaked at number five on the Romanian Top 100.[69] In December 2011 Inna was offered a lead role in a French film, but she turned it down because the role involved nudity.[70]

2012–2016: Party Never Ends and Inna[edit]

A photograph of Inna performing while wearing a black hat along with  a black-white bra and shorts.

Inna during the Barbarella 2013festival in the Dominican Republic

Televiziunea Română (TVR) approached Inna in early 2012 to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, but she turned the offer down due to scheduling conflicts.[71] In the same year, she released the single "Caliente",[72] which she dedicated to her Mexican fans.[73] "Tu și eu", a Romanian language song, received heavy airplay in Romania and peaked at number five.[74]This was followed by another top ten hit, "Inndia" (2012).[75] On New Year's Eve, Inna presented a concert at Meydan Racecoursein Dubai.[76]

She released her third studio album, Party Never Ends, in March 2013[77] with the commercially successful singles "More than Friends" (2013) and "In Your Eyes" (2013).[78][79] "More than Friends" was controversial in Romania, since its writers were accused of plagiarizing PitbullAkon and David Rush's "Everybody Fucks" (2012).[80] The album spawned several promotional singles, including "Ok" and "Spre Mare".[81][82] Party Never Ends peaked at number 10 in Mexico,[83] and was nominated for Best Album at the 2013 and 2014 Romanian Music Awards.[84][85] In March 2013, Inna was the guest singer on "P.O.H.U.I." by the Moldavian music project Carla's Dreams,[86] which reached number three in Romania[87] and was honored as the year's best song at the Romanian Top Hits Awards.[88] In late 2013, Inna contributed to Pitbull's "All the Things" on his EPMeltdown.[89][90]

"Cola Song", a collaboration with J Balvin in April 2014,[4] was successful in Europe, being certified Platinum by Productores de Música de España (PROMUSICAE).[91]It promoted the FIFA World Cup 2014,[92] and was used in the American action comedy film Spy (2015)[93] and the dance video game Just Dance 2017.[94] Inna's follow-up single, 2014's "Good Time" in collaboration with Pitbull, was featured on the American sitcom Young & Hungry and the American film Pitch Perfect 2.[95] She released her fourth, eponymous studio album in October 2015.[96] Another version of the album, Body and the Sun, was released in Japan in July 2015.[97] Inna was the Best Romanian Act and was nominated for Best European Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.[98] One of the singles from her album was "Diggy Down" (2014), her third number-one hit in Romania.[99] Based on airplay, it won the Best Dance award at the Media Music Awards.[100] Inna's next single, "Bop Bop" (2015), peaked at number two in Romania,[101] and "Rendez Vous" (2016) was certified Gold in Poland.[102]

2016–present: Upcoming fifth studio album[edit]

In August 2016, Inna was the opening act for the Untold Festival.[103] She also became a member of the supergroup G Girls, with whom she released two singles ("Call the Police" and "Milk and Honey"),[104][105][106] while being a coach on the first season of Vocea României Junior with Andra and Marius Moga.[107] The singer also appeared in a Romanian TV commercial with Carla's Dreams in April 2017 for the supermarket chain Lidl.[108] A month later, her YouTube channel surpassed two billion total views.[109]

It was announced that Inna is working on both an English and Romanian language album with producer David Ciente and Romanian singer and songwriter Irina Rimes, respectively.[110][111] In the span of a year, three singles "Heaven" (2016), "Gimme Gimme" (2017) and "Ruleta" (2017) were released from the record to commercial success in Europe including Romania and Turkey.[112][113][114] The latter peaked at number three in her native country.[115] In a recent interview, Inna stated that she would like to represent Romania and Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest at some point in the future.[116]

Philanthropy and awards[edit]

Inna, an activist for children's rights in Romania, endorsed the 2012 UNICEF No More Invisible Children campaign.[117] In late November 2011, she joined the anti-domestic violence campaign Durerea nu este iubire (Pain is Not Love) empowering women to stand up to abuse, and signed a petition asking the Romanian government to strengthen a domestic-violence law.[118] Inna began the Bring the Sun Into My Life campaign to increase public awareness of violence against women.[119] She also sang "Tu tens la força" ("You Have the Power"), a Catalan language cover version of Gala's "Freed from Desire" (1996), during the 2015 Marató de TV3 telethon.[120] Inna participated in Cartoon Network Romania's anti-bullying CN Clubul Prieteniei (CN Friendship Club) in 2016,[121] and recorded a new opening theme for the Romanian-language version of The Powerpuff Girls.[122] That year, she and other Romanian celebrities signed an open letter supporting the LGBT community in response to a Romanian Orthodox Church–backed action to amend the constitutional definition of a family.[123] The amendment has been criticized by Romanian and international human-rights groups as curtailing LGBT rights.[124][125]

Inna was called "one of Romania's biggest exports" by The Guardian, based on her sales and popularity.[126] She has also received a number of awards and nominations, including five Balkan Music Awards,[127][128] a European Border Breakers Award,[129] three MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Romanian Act[43][98] and thirteen Romanian Music Awards.[130][131][132][133] Inna's 2011 net worth was estimated at 8,000,000 (approximately $9.3 million US),[134] and by March 2016 she had sold four million copies of her first three studio albums.[135] In 2015, Antena 3 reported that Inna was Romania's best-selling artist abroad.[136]


See also[edit]


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  74. Jump up^ "Airplay 100 – 23 septembrie 2012"Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 23 September 2012. Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  75. Jump up^ "KissFM | Airplay 100"Media ForestKiss FM. 21 January 2013. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2016. Note: Click on the song to see its position in the anterior week.
  76. Jump up^ "Atelier festival NYE with Snoop Dogg, Faithless, Gorillaz, Armand Van Helden and Inna". Dubai Platinum List. Archived from the original on 20 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  77. Jump up^ "Party Never Ends (Standard Edition) by Inna on iTunes"iTunes Store. 4 March 2013. Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  78. Jump up^ "Inna, mai sexy ca nicioadată în noul clip, "More Than Friends"" [Inna, very sexy in the new video, "More Than Friends"] (in Romanian). Libertatea. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November2015.
  79. Jump up^ MusicNews (17 October 2013). "Inna lanseaza "In Your Eyes"" [Inna releases "In Your Eyes"] (in Romanian). Muziq. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  80. Jump up^ "Ina este acuzata de plagiat!" [Inna is accused of plagiarism]. Utv. Archivedfrom the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  81. Jump up^ "Avalansa de piese noi Inna! Asculta 'Alright', a treia lansata pe net, in doar cateva zile!" [Inna released many new songs! Hear 'Alright', the third overall song released on the internet, in just few days.] (in Romanian). Pro FM. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  82. Jump up^ Scris de Edi (9 May 2015). "Spre mare (single nou)" [Spre mare (new single)] (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  83. Jump up^ "Party Never Ends de Inna puesto 10 del Top 100 MX del 10 al 16 de marzo"AMPROFONTwitter. 4 April 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  84. Jump up^ Scris de Edi (7 August 2013). "Romanian Music Awards 2013: nominalizari"[Romanian Music Awards 2013: nominations] (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  85. Jump up^ Tanasă, Raluca (27 August 2014). "Romanian Music Awards 2014: nominalizări, detalii despre vot" [Romanian Music Awards 2014: nominations, details about the voting] (in Romanian). Info Music. Archived from the original on 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  86. Jump up^ "P.O.H.U.I cu Inna si Carla's Dreams — Ce inseamna cuvintele misterioase din versuri?" [P.O.H.U.I with Inna and Carla's Dreams — What do the mysterious words from the lyrics mean?] (in Romanian). Adevărul. 3 April 2013. Archivedfrom the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  87. Jump up^ "Airplay 100 – 9 iunie 2013"Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 9 June 2013. Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November2016.
  88. Jump up^ "Carla's Dreams şi Inna au luat premiul mare la Romanian Top Hit Music Awards" [Carla's Dreams and Inna got the big award at the Romanian Top Hit Music Awards] (in Romanian). Publika. 4 August 2013. Archived from the originalon 5 August 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  89. Jump up^ "Inna si Pitbull lanseaza "All the things"" [Inna and Pitbull release "All the things"] (in Romanian). Știrile Pro TV. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  90. Jump up^ "Clip de "Good Time" : Inna caméléon caliente face à Pitbull" [Music video of "Good Time" : Inna, sexy camelion, in collaboration with Pitbull] (in French). Pure Charts. 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  91. Jump up^ "Top 100 Streaming – Semana 01: Del 29.12.2014 al 04.01.2015" (in Spanish). PROMUSICAEArchived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July2014.
  92. Jump up^ "Ole Ole Ole! by Various Artists on iTunes". iTunes Store. 3 June 2014. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  93. Jump up^ "O melodie interpretată de Inna, pe coloana sonoră a comediei "Spy", cu Jude Law şi Jason Statham" [A song recorded by Inna on the soundtrack of comedy film "Spy", with Jude Law and Jason Statham] (in Romanian). Media Fax. 31 March 2015. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November2016.
  94. Jump up^ "Ubisoft Reveals Full Just Dance 2017 Tracklist"Gamasutra. 17 October 2016. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  95. Jump up^ "Inna lanseaza "Bop Bop", un super single cu videoclip realizat in colaborare cu Eric Turner!" [Inna releases "Bop Bop", a super single accompanied by a music video in collaboration with Eric Turner!] (in Romanian). Cancan. 14 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  96. Jump up^ "Inna by Inna on iTunes"iTunes Store. 30 October 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  97. Jump up^ "Nou! Inna – Body And The Sun" [New! Inna – Body And The Sun] (in Romanian). Zu TV. 24 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  98. Jump up to:a b "MTV EMA 2015 – Inna" (in Romanian). MTV. Archived from the originalon 11 December 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  99. Jump up^ "Airplay 100 – 1 martie 2015"Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 1 March 2015. Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November2016.
  100. Jump up^ Scris de Alex (3 September 2015). "Media Music Awards 2015: lista castigatori"[Media Music Awards 2015: winners list] (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  101. Jump up^ "Airplay 100 – 11 octombrie 2015"Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 11 October 2015. Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  102. Jump up^ "Polish single certifications – Inna – Rendez Vous" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic IndustryArchived from the original on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  103. Jump up^ Tanasă, Raluca (5 August 2016). "Inna a deschis Untold Festival 2016" [Inna has opened the Untold Festival 2016] (in Romanian). Info Music. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  104. Jump up^ Scris de Alex (1 June 2016). "Inna, Antonia si Alexandra Stan lanseaza o piesa impreuna" [Inna, Antonia and Alexandra Stan release a single together] (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  105. Jump up^ "Video Teaser: G Girls – Milk & Honey" (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  106. Jump up^ "GGirls, proiect Global Records, lansează "Call the Police" – colaborare între Inna, Antonia, Alexandra Stan & Lori C" [GGirls, a Global Records project, release "Call The Police" – a collaboration between Inna, Antonia, Alexandra Stan & Lori C] (in Romanian). Top Românesc. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  107. Jump up^ "Vocea Romaniei Junior, programat duminica de Pro TV" [Vocea Romaniei Junior, scheduled on Saturdays by Pro TV] (in Romanian). Pagina de Media. 10 February 2017. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March2017.
  108. Jump up^ Bunea, Iulia (20 April 2017). "Carla's Dreams și Inna sunt vocile în noua campanie de imagine Lidl" [Carla's Dreams and Inna are featured in a new Lidl campaign] (in Romanian). Pagina de Media. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  109. Jump up^ Cheroiu, Alexandra (26 July 2017). "Inna are mai mulţi abonaţi pe Youtube decât staruri ca Robbie Williams şi Madonna: pe ce loc se află în lume ca număr de vizualizări?" [Inna has more followers on YouTube than stars like Robbie Williams and Madonna: which place is she ranked at by the number of views?] (in Romanian). AdevărulArchived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  110. Jump up^ "Inna pregătește primul său album în română împreună cu Irina Rimes" [Inna works on her first Romanian language album with Irina Rimes] (in Romanian). Top Românesc. 17 October 2016. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  111. Jump up^ "Inna – Interview at Emol TV Chile (18/04/17)"YouTube. 18 April 2017. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  112. Jump up^ "Airplay 100" (in Romanian). Kiss FM (Romania)Media Forest. 3 July 2016. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  113. Jump up^ "Top 40 – Number1 FM/TV" (in Turkish). Number One. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  114. Jump up^ "Top 40 – Number1 FM/TV" (in Turkish). Number One. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  115. Jump up^ "Airplay 100 – 27 august 2017"Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 27 August 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August2017.
  116. Jump up^ "Inna Eurovision’da Türkiye’yi mi temsil edecek ?" [Will Inna represent Turkey at Eurovision?] (in Turkish). Boldhaber. 10 August 2017. Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  117. Jump up^ "Realitatea TV Viewers Gave over EUR 70,000 to UNICEF's "No More Invisible Children" Campaign"UNICEF. 30 August 2012. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  118. Jump up^ "Inna s-a alăturat campaniei împotriva violenţei în familie" [Inna joined a campaign against violence in family] (in Romanian). Evz. 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  119. Jump up^ Obretin, Ana (25 November 2011). "Inna lansează o campanie socială împotriva violenţei domestice" [Inna launches a social campaign against domestic violence] (in Romanian). GândulArchived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  120. Jump up^ "Inna canta en català" [Inna sings in Catalan] (in Catalan). GasFM. 24 November 2015. Archived from the original on 4 December 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  121. Jump up^ "Inna s-a alăturat campaniei Cartoon Network împotriva hărțuirii copiilor – "bullying"" [Inna is part of Cartoon Network's anti-bullying campaign] (in Romanian). Pagina de Media. 7 March 2016. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  122. Jump up^ "Inna cântă noua melodie de pe genericul "Powerpuff Girls"" [Inna sings the new opening theme of "Powerpuff Girls"]. Gândul. 28 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  123. Jump up^ "Scrisoare deschisă de susținere a comunității LGBT" [Online petition for the approval of the LGTB community] (in Romanian). Petiție online. Retrieved 19 March2017.
  124. Jump up^ "Coaliţia pentru Familie cere "căsătorie între bărbat şi femeie". Mozaiq: Iniţiativa denotă ignoranţă" [Coaliţia pentru Familie requests "the marriage between male and female". Mozaiq: The initiative is ignorance] (in Romanian). Mediafax. 30 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 19 March2017.
  125. Jump up^ "28 de organizații românești și internaționale de drepturile omului critică inițiativa de modificare a definiției familiei din Constituția României" [28 Romanian and international human rights organizations criticize the initiative of changing the family definition from the Constitution] (in Romanian). Accept Romania. 18 July 2016. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  126. Jump up^ Lester, Paul (20 May 2011). "New band of the day – No 1027: Inna"The Guardian. Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 20 May2011.
  127. Jump up^ Navadaru, Cosmin (6 June 2011). "Romania a obtinut majoritatea premiilor de la Balkan Music Awards 2011" [Romania won the majority of the awards from the Balkan Music Awards 2011] (in Romanian). Hot News. Archived from the originalon 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  128. Jump up^ "Balkan Music Awards 2012"Balkan Music Awards. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  129. Jump up^ "Home - EBBA, European Border Breakers Award, the awards for the best European new music"European Border Breakers Award. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  130. Jump up^ Scris de Anca (5 April 2011). "Castigatori Romanian Music Awards 2009"[Winners of the Romanian Music Awards 2009] (in Romanian). 1 Music. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  131. Jump up^ "Inna, marea castigatoare a Romanian Music Awards" [Inna, the big winner of the Romanian Music Awards] (in Romanian). 11 July 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  132. Jump up^ Scris de Anca (17 September 2011). "Castigatori Romanian Music Awards 2011" [Winners at the Romanian Music Awards 2011] (in Romanian). 1 Music. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  133. Jump up^ Scris de Alex (9 July 2012). "Romanian Music Awards 2012 - Castigatorii!"[Romanian Music Awards 2012 - the winners!!] (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  134. Jump up^ "Inna a făcut 8.000.000 de euro în doi ani" [Inna earned 8 million euros in two years] (in Romanian). Monitirul Express. 22 December 2011. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  135. Jump up^ "Inna busca ofrecer un mensaje a los jóvenes y servir de ejemplo" [Inna offers a message to young people and serves as an example] (in Spanish). Informador. 15 March 2016. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 19 March2017.
  136. Jump up^ "Inna scores hit after hit". Antena 3. 16 July 2015. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.