Born in Mangalia, Romania, Inna (also known as Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu) began her music career working with the Romanian trio Play & Win. She began producing House music and her own solo career in 2008. Her debut single “Hot” (2008) was a success on the BillBoard Hot Dance Airplay chart. She signed with the popular house music label Ultra Records in 2009. She is the best selling Romanian artist, with her first three albums grossing more than $4 million.