Monday, August 9, 2010

TARKAN, turkish pop singer

Hüsamettin Tarkan Tevetoğlu (born October 17, 1972 in Alzey, Germany), popularly known as Tarkan, is a World Music award winning Turkish pop singer. He was born in Germany and raised in Turkey. Tarkan has been known for the use of sexual and romantic themes in his work and has been nicknamed the "Prince of Pop" by the media. He has released several platinum-selling albums during his career, with an estimated 29 million albums and singles sold. He also produces music through his company HITT Music, which he established in February 1997. One of a few European singers that has managed to span chart success over three continents without singing in English, the artist is also noted for his live stage performances. Tarkan's effect on Turkey has been compared by The Washington Post as analogous to Elvis in America circa 1957 and Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegün described him as one of the best live performers he had ever seen. He has also been listed by Rhapsody as a key artist in the history of European pop music, with his signature song "Şımarık" as a keystone track that moved the genre forward.


List of awards Tarkan has won during his career:



  • 1998 Kral TV Awards
  • 2001 MGD Altin Objektif Ödülleri
    • Yılın En İyi Pop Müzik Sanatçısı (Best pop singer of the year)
  • 2001 Kral TV Awards
    • Yılın Erkek Pop Sanatçısı (Male Pop Singer of the Year)
    • Yılın Şarkısı (Song of the Year): Kuzu Kuzu
    • Yılın Videosu (Video of the Year): Hup
  • 2002 MGD Altin Objektif Ödülleri
    • En İyi Erkek Yorumcu (Best male singer)
    • Yılın Albümü (Album of the year): Karma
  • 2003 Kral TV Müzik Ödülleri
    • En iyi pop erkek (Best male pop singer)

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