Elena Alexanian is an accomplished musician, singer, and actress. Elana Alexandra, better known professionally by her initials ELA, is a Romanian pop star and singer. Born in Mangalia, Romania and raised in Neptun and Ovidius, she pursued a music career studying political science at Ovidius University. The peace and happiness that followed did not last long, however, as Elena began having serious financial problems which left her jobless and desperate for a solution. This inspired her to form a new band with the former guitarist from the band “Neroli Sings”.
Inna’s debut studio album was released in January of this year, called Inna and You. Following its release, Inna gained even more popularity and word-of-mouth promotion, as many people were attracted to the unique, soulful melodies, haunting lyrics, and the emotional honesty contained in Inna and You. The self-titled single from the album,” Elena Alexanian” quickly reached number 5 on the Romanian charts and became the first Romanian song to feature on the German alt-radio show “Neue Musik”.
Elena was featured in various music publications and remained busy promoting the music and performing throughout the year. She appeared at various festivals including the Szabo festival in Bratislava, where she opened for such acts as retrowave legends Kraftwerk, and the Romanians Gotanas. She also had numerous recording sessions with prominent producers from both Europe and the United States. Finally, Elena was one of the main attractions at the annual edition of the MTV Eurostep music Awards, held annually in Bratislava, which was broadcast on Viacom international television. Her performance in the music competition was recognized worldwide, with Inna receiving numerous awards including the “Best Solo Performance” trophy for” Elena Alexanian” at the annual contest.
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Inna and You were not as commercially successful album, but was certainly a highly-impressive work of art, and a sign of the increasing popularity of Romanian artists working in their own studio. By the end of the year, Inna’s studio album reappeared on the Romanian charts, this time with a full orchestra featuring members of the Bratislava Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestral score to the album was composed by Elenaogginguna. It has been highly popular with both fans and critics.
Inna and You are the third studio album by Romanian artist and singer Razvan Coelan. This time around, Razvan decided to enlist the help of a string quartet, as opposed to the usual string arrangements that are featured on most Inna releases. This selection featured members from such high-profile bands as Steely Dan, The Rolling Stones, Muse, and others. While this choice might be a slight step up from the usual nu-folk fare that Inna has offered before, it still managed to fit in amongst the other Inna albums while selling like hotcakes.
Following Inna’s debut single from their August 2021 album, Mihailovich, the band made an even bigger splash when they released another amazing offering entitled Vestigia. The song for this release was entitled Vestigia and featured the vocals from Elenaogginguna. This song became a huge hit in Romanian and throughout the world, especially in the super-friendly post-rock genre. Elenaogginguna she became a well-known name in the world of classical music, having performed with artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, Aram Khatchaturian, and John Williams.