INNA is a nickname that comes from my grandfather, so this name has special meaning to me.
Since I was little, it was my dream, I still can’t believe sometimes that it came true. Don’t know if I really had an influence, but I love Pink, Justin, MJ’s music.
How was your involment in the MTV EMA music awards?
MTV EMAs was a great opportunity for me, I was so thrilled that I won the award for “Best Romanian Act”, hopefully someday I’ll get the best european award too.
What are your tactics in making your self known and remembered around the world?
I guess the music speaks for itself, however, it’s important for any artist to keep the fans up-to-date, to maintain a close relationship with them, and for this I have a team who helped me a lot.
How did you feel when your song HOT made #1 in the MTV UK dance floor charts?
I know for a fact that UK is not an easy market, I feel honoured that British people love my music.
If you had to change one thing about your music what do you feel would be the best change to benefit you over all and why?
In the matter of fact we’ve made some changes about my music. My new single, ‘10 minutes’ has a different sound and people seems to enjoy it. In less than a month from its release has been already charted in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and other, so I’m very confident in its success.
What has been the biggest challenge for you in your career?
I had a great start and I don’t want to stop here, every single performance that I’ve accomplished was a challenge because, as you know, Romanian music market is not that strong as it is the one from US, UK or whatever.
What are your planes for the U.S?
We have a lot of gig requests and we’re planning a US tour, but we don’t know when.
Whats your biggest career mistake to date? What did you learn from this mistake?
I’m a positive person, I try to forget my mistakes and remember only the lessons I’ve learned from them.
Where do you see your self in the next 5 years?
I don’t know what future will bring, we’ll see.
What are your up-to-date performance plans?
A lot of gigs, some collaborations with some top artists ( can’t tell more right now ) and to shoot a video for ‘10 minutes’ which I’m confident that will be bigger than ‘Hot’.
Have you been involved in any benefit performances?
Yes, last year in December, I and some other Romanian bands made a charity gig for a boy with leukemia to raise money for his surgery.