Emel Aykanat

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Emel
Birth name Emel Aykanat
Born (1975-06-08) June 8, 1975 (age 39)
Origin Switzerland
Genres Dance, Hi-NRG, Europop, Eurodance
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Dancer
Years active 1993–present

Emel Aykanat (born June 8, 1975),[1] better known as Emel, is a Turkish-Swiss singer. Her first big success came with the single Somebody Dance with Me with DJ BoBo.

Career[edit]

At the age of 17 years, she toured as a background singer with Six Was Nine a German pop and soul band through Europe.

Aykanat's first success was in 1993 as a female voice in the song Somebody Dance with Me by DJ BoBo which appeared in various clubs.[2] Her first album Can we Talk appeared in 1996 and reached 26th in the Swiss charts.[3]

In 2001, Aykanat was part of a duet with the Swiss rapper Bligg.

In 2004, Aykanat was the Swiss spokespersons for Eurovision Song Contest 2004. Aykanat was also part of the Swiss jury in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.

The current album Come into my life was the first German-language album in 2007.

She has decided to enter the Swiss selection for 2012's Eurovision Song Contest. She will sing a song called "She" . She will perform on 10 December 2011.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1996: Sunshine
  • 1997: On And On
  • 1999: Everything
  • 2001: Alles scho mal ghört (with Bligg)
  • 2008: Wenn es regnet
  • 2011: She

Albums[edit]

  • 1996: Can We Talk
  • 1999: Free
  • 2007: Komm in mein Leben

Chart positions[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
SWI GER AUT SWE FIN NL NOR AUL FRA BEL ITA
1992 Somebody Dance with Me 1 4 3 1 - 3 3 13 - - -

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