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Inna
Photograph of Inna posing in a colorful bathing suit while at a beach.
Studio album by Inna
Released 23 July 2015 (Body and the Sun)
30 October 2015 (Inna)
Length 57:28 (Body and the Sun)
48:39 (Inna)
Language
Label
Inna chronology
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(2013)Party Never Ends2013
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(2015)
Nirvana
(2017)Nirvana2017
Alternative cover
Photograph of Inna wearing a yellow t-shirt along with black sunglasses, holding a surf board in her hands.
Body and the Sun version
Singles from Inna and Body and the Sun
  1. "Cola Song"
    Released: 15 April 2014[1]
  2. "Good Time"
    Released: 15 July 2014[2]
  3. "Diggy Down"
    Released: 15 December 2014[3]
  4. "Bop Bop"
    Released: 14 July 2015[4]
  5. "Yalla"
    Released: 3 November 2015[5]
  6. "Rendez Vous"
    Released: 12 February 2016[6]

Inna is the eponymous and fourth studio album recorded by Romanian singer Inna. It was released on 30 October 2015 by Warner Music, while a Japanese version of the record titled Body and the Sun was made available on 23 July 2015 by Roton and Empire Music. The singer collaborated with various producers on the album, including The Monsters and the Strangerz, Axident, Play & Win and Thomas Troelsen. Its material includes multiple genres, such as dance-pop, deep house, electro house, electropop and Latin.

The album's title was originally planned to be Latinna, and it also includes promotional singles intended for the cancelled extended play (EP) Summer Days. Inna and Body and the Sun were supported by several concert tours in Europe and Japan. Six singles have also been released to aid the record, of which "Cola Song" (2014) was successful in Europe and was certified Platinum in Spain, and "Diggy Down" (2014) marked Inna's third number one hit in Romania. Commercially, Inna only reached minor success on record charts, peaking at number 157 in Japan and at position 45 in Mexico.

Background and release[edit]

[Inna is] about me and my fans, it's about the energy that we have together. It's so amazing when you see a lot of people singing your songs and dancing on your music, that you get so much inspired to go back in the studio and write about that.

—Inna talking about Inna.[7]

Inna first hinted at the release of new music by uploading a preview of unreleased tracks on her YouTube channel on 18 October 2014; the video included samples of "Bamboreea", "Jungle", "We Wanna", "Rendez Vous", "Danse Avec Moi" and "Hola".[8] The album was originally scheduled to be named Latinna (stylized as LatINNA). In an interview with Direct Lyrics in April 2014, the singer said that title alluded at her "feel[ing] Latinna" (Latina) and her notable success in Spanish-speaking, Latin-origin territories.[9] The album was then changed to Inna as "[she wants] that and [she feels] that right now". The singer also stated that it is "a lot of [her] and [her] energy, and [she] felt it coming very natural", confessing that her favorite track on the album was "Fool Me".[7] The record includes "Take Me Higher", "Low", "Devil's Paradise", "Tell Me", "Body and the Sun" and "Summer Days", which were released as promotional singles in 2014[10][11] for the cancelled extended play (EP) Summer Days.[12] Inna recorded the album in one year in various cities, such as Barcelona, Ibiza, Los Angeles and Copenhagen.[7]

Inna was released worldwide on 30 October 2015 by Warner,[13] followed by its availability in Turkey on digitally and physical formats on 6 November 2015 and 29 April 2016, respectively, through Yeni Dünya Müzik.[14][15] A digital download and CD was also released to Mexico on 11 March and 25 March 2016, respectively, by Warner.[16][17] A Japanese edition of the record, titled Body and the Sun, was first released digitally worldwide on 23 July 2015 by Roton and Empire Music.[18] Subsequently, it was made available in Japan on both digital and CD formats by Warner Music on 31 July 2015 and 5 August 2015, respectively.[19][20] Pure Charts called the album's release process "chaotic".[12] In an interview, Inna said that she decided with her team to make a special Japanese version of the record since Japan was selected as the first country for the album's release. They looked at fans' reactions when putting together its tracklist.[21]

Promotion and composition[edit]

Picture of a man in a suit, wearing sunglasses and holding a microphone in his hands against a red backdrop.
American rapper Pitbull (pictured) is one of the featured artists on the record.[22]

The record was aided by several concert tours in Europe and Japan.[22][23] It was also the singer's second visit in Japan after a gig in March 2013.[21] The album's first single, "Cola Song" (2014), featured Colombian reggaeton performer J Balvin[1] and was only included on Body and the Sun.[18] An electro house, electronic and Latin recording,[24][25] "Cola Song" included saxophone and horn in its composition.[26][27] Commercially, the track experienced success in Europe[28] and was certified Platinum by PROMUSICAE for selling over 40,000 copies in Spain.[29] The second single, "Good Time",[2] was similarly only featured on Body and the Sun, featuring the vocal collaboration of American rapper Pitbull.[18] It is a dance-pop track that uses trumpets and "hedonistic and cheerful" simple lyrics.[30]

"Diggy Down" (2014) was released as the third single for the album,[3] sampling a portion of Marian Hill's "Got It" (2015).[22][23] Musically, it is an R&B-influenced dance-pop love track.[31][32][33] The recording reached number one on Romania's Airplay 100,[34] marking the singer's third number one song in the country after "Hot" (2008) and "Amazing" (2009).[35][36] It also won Best Dance at the 2015 Media Music Awards.[37] "Bop Bop" followed in 2015 as the fourth release.[4] It is a dance-pop song featuring American singer Eric Turner,[38][39][40] and reached number two in Romania.[41] The record's last singles, "Yalla" (2015) and "Rendez Vous" (2016),[5][6] were both moderately successful in Inna's native country.[42][43] "Yalla" is a dance-pop track sung in English and partially in Arabic language,[12][44] while "Rendez Vous" samples Mr. President's 1996 recording "Coco Jamboo".[22][23] "Take Me Higher" is a deep house and pop song,[45][46] with "Low" being a chillout track about the singer's intimate moments with her suitor that showcases her vocal abilities.[47][48] Another track from the cancelled Summer Days EP, "Devil's Paradise", is a ballad with synth-pop beats and electronic influences talking about her "ultimate pleasure with her new man",[49][50] while "Body and the Sun" is a deep house and electropop song, written about Inna missing her man's body.[51][52]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Inna and Body and the Sun.[22][23]

Inna – Standard version[13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Heart Drop"Marcus Lomax, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Clarence Coffee, Scott Gold, Whitney Phillips, Erin Beck, Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebastian BaracThe Monsters and the Strangerz3:01
2."Bamboreea" (featuring J-Son)Breyan Issac, Corey Chorus, Sebastian Barac, Marcel Botezan, Andreas SchullerAxident3:30
3."Bad Boys"Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Theea MiculescuPlay & Win2:46
4."Too Sexy"Andreas Schuller, Sebastian Barac, Radu Bolfea, Corey Gibson, Christopher Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, Robert Manzoli, Breyan Isaac, Remee JackmanAxident3:17
5."Bop Bop" (featuring Eric Turner)Thomas Troelsen, Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Carl Bjorsell, J-Son, Eric TurnerThomas Troelsen3:25
6."Rendez Vous"Thomas Troelsen, Andreas Schuller, Kai Matthiesen, Delroy Rennals, Ilsey Juber, Rainer GaffreyThomas Troelsen, Axident3:08
7."Yalla"Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Nadir Tamuz Augustin, Elena Alexandra ApostoleanuPlay & Win2:49
8."Walking on the Sun"Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Thomas TroelsenMarcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac3:31
9."Fool Me"Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Eric TurnerMarcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac3:15
10."Body and the Sun"Andreas Schuller, Thomas Troelsen, Corey Gibson, Sebastian Barac, Radu BolfeaAxident, Thomas Troelsen3:28
11."Salinas Skies"Andreas Schuller, Wayne HectorAxident3:42
12."Devil's Paradise"Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebastian Barac, Corey GibsonPlay & Win2:13
13."Diggy Down" (featuring Marian Hill)Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebastian Barac, Ilsey Juber, Marian Hill, Vlad LucanVlad Lucan3:11
14."Low"Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebastian Barac, Georgia Overton, Erin BeckPlay & Win3:41
15."Tell Me"Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebastian Barac, Corey Chorus, Breyan IsaacPlay & Win3:26
16."Diggy Down" (Piano Extended)Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebastian Barac, Ilsey Juber, Marian Hill, Vlad LucanVlad Lucan2:48
17."Sun Goes Up"Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Thomas Troelsen, Elena Alexandra ApostoleanuMarcel Botezan, Sebastian Barsac3:31
18."Summer in December" (Morandi featuring Inna)Marius Moga, Andrei ŞtefanMorandi3:16
Total length:48:39

Sample credits

Charts[edit]

The record experienced minor commercial success on record charts. In Japan, the Body and the Sun version reached number 157 on the Oricon chart on 17 August 2015, where it spent two weeks.[55] It marked the singer's lowest-selling album in the country, having sold about 760 copies in Japan as of August 2015.[56] Inna further peaked at position 45 on Mexico's AMPROFON chart on the week ending 24 March 2016.[57]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[55]
Body and the Sun version
157
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON)[57]
Inna version
45

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Body and the Sun version
Worldwide[18] 23 July 2015 Digital download Roton /
Empire
Japan[19][20] 31 July 2015 Warner
5 August 2015 CD
Inna version
Worldwide[13] 30 October 2015 Digital download Warner
Turkey[14][15] 6 November 2015 Digital download Yeni Dünya
29 April 2016 CD
Mexico[16][17] 11 March 2016 Digital download Warner
25 March 2016 CD

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