İsmail YK

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İsmail Yurtseven
Birth name İsmail Yurtseven
Also known as İsmail YK
Born (1978-07-05) July 5, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Turkey
Genres Adult contemporary, pop rock, dance-pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, performer
Instruments Vocals Baglama Violin
Years active 1985–present
Labels Musicom
Website www.bombabomba.com, www.ismailyk.com

Ismail YK, also known by his full name İsmail Yurtseven (born July 5, 1978, Hamm, Germany), is a Turkish pop singer and composer.[1] YK stands for Yurtseven Kardeşler, the group he was a member of at the start of his career.

Biography[edit]

İsmail YK is the youngest of five, including three older brothers and one older sister. Together they comprise the music group Yurtseven Kardeşler.

Period with Yurtseven Kardeşler[edit]

Main article: Yurtseven Kardeşler

Yurtseven Kardeşler (literally the Yurtseven Brothers in Turkish), YK for short, was at the beginning an amateur band working through Germany where they used to reside. Between 1985 and 1987, they released two amateur albums and gained some attention. Their break came with an appearance in 1988 in German ZDF television channel's "Nachbarn in Europa" programme.

Yurtseven Kardeşler relatively successful albums included: Bir Tek Sen / Barış Olsun in 1998 with Akbaş Müzik label, Toprak in 2000 with Akbaş Müzik label and De Bana / Of Anam Of in 2001 with joint Akbaş Müzik/Türküola label.

In 2004, after searching for bigger labels, the Avrupa Müzik offered them a contract and the album Şimdi Halay Zamanı in 2004 and Seni Hiç Aşık Oldun Mu? in 2007 were released finding huge success in Turkey in addition to Ismail YK's personal solo successes.

Solo career[edit]

Ismail YK became popular in May 2004 when he released his first solo album titled Şappur Şuppur. The album sold one million copies in Turkey as well as Germany, making it the top album seller of 2004 in Turkey.

Discography[edit]

Albums with Yurtseven Kardeşler[edit]

  • Bir Tek Sen / Barış Olsun, 1996 (Musicom record label)
  • Toprak, 1998 (Musicom record label)
  • De Bana / Of Anam Of, 2001 (Musicom record label)
  • Şimdi Halay Zamanı, 2005 (Bonus Müzik record label)
  • Sen Hiç Aşık Oldun Mu?, 2007 (Bonus Müzik record label)

Solo albums[edit]

  • Şappur Şuppur (2004)
  • Bombabomba.com (2006)
  • Bas Gaza (2008)
  • Haydi Bastir (2009)
  • Psikopat (2011)
  • Metropol (2012)

Singles / videos[edit]

  • 2004: "Üfle (Blow)"[2] 1.250.000 sales
  • 2004: "Şappur Şuppur"[3]
  • 2004: "Nerdesin (Where Are You?)"[4]
  • 2004: "Son Defa (For The Last Time)"[5]
  • 2005: "Tıkla (Click)"[6]
  • 2004: "İsterim Seni (I Want You Generally)"[7]
  • 2006: "Bombabomba.com"[8] 630.000 sattı
  • 2006: "Allah Belanı Versin (God Damn You)"[9]
  • 2006: "Git Hadi Git (Go, Come on, Go)"[10]
  • 2007: "Bu Şarkının Sözleri Yok (This Song Doesn't Have Lyrics)"[11]
  • 2006: "Şekerim (My Candy)"[12]
  • 2008: "Bas Gaza"[13] 430 b sattı
  • 2008: "Yar Gitme (Don't Go My Love)"[14]
  • 2008: "Bir numara (One Number)"[15]
  • 2009: "Haydi Bastir (Come On, Print It)"[16] 1,500,000 sattı
  • 2010: "Cilgin (Crazy)"[17]
  • 2010: "Neden (Why)"[18]
  • 2010: "Kudur Baby"[19]
  • 2010: "Dokuz Mevsim (The Nine Seasons)"
  • 2011: "One Minute (Bir Dakika)"
  • 2011: "Sanane (Whattoyou)"
  • 2011: "Psikopat (Psychopath)"
  • 2012: "Duydum Ki Çok Mutsuzsun (I Heard That You Are Too Sad)"
  • 2012: "Ben Senin Ananın" 1.250.000 sales

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Ismail-YK". YouTube. January 11, 2007. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  3. ^ "İsmail YK - Şappur Şuppur - www.ismailykfanboard.org". YouTube. December 13, 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Ismail YK – Son Defa". YouTube. December 17, 2006. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  7. ^ "ISMAIL YK – Isterim Seni". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  8. ^ "bombabomba.com". YouTube. June 20, 2006. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Ismail YK – Allah Belanı Version". YouTube. December 9, 2006. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  10. ^ [3][dead link]
  11. ^ "İsmail YK-Bu Şarkının sözleri yok". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  12. ^ [4][dead link]
  13. ^ "Ismail YK – Bas Gaza (2008)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  14. ^ [5][dead link]
  15. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  16. ^ "Haydi Bastır (İsmail YK)". YouTube. January 22, 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  17. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  18. ^ "ISMAIL YK – NEDEN (ORJINAL VIDEO KLIP 2010)". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  19. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 

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