Demet Akalın

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Demet Akalın
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Demet Akalın in concert, 2011
Background information
Birth name Demet Akalın
Born (1972-04-23) 23 April 1972 (age 44)
Origin Gölcük, Kocaeli, Turkey
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Model, Singer-songwriter
Years active 1990–present

Demet Akalın is a Turkish pop singer and former model.

Professional career[edit]

Akalın studied at Gölcük Barbaros Hayrettin Lisesi and initially wanted to become a journalist or a teacher. She won the 'Miss Mayo' beauty competition organized by Yaşar Alptekin. She joined Neşe Erberk Modeling Agency and worked as a professional model for six years. During this period, she also acted as the female lead in the movies 'Sensiz Olmaz' and 'Tele Anahtar'. In 1996, she started her music career with the song "Sebebim" (My Reason).

Her debut album Unuttum (I've Forgotten) was released in 1997. In 2004, she released her third studio album Banane, and the album's debut single "Bittim" (I'm Done) made her a famous popstar. Since 2004 she released hits such as "Aşkın Açamadığı Kapı" (The Door that Love Couldn't Open), "Banane" (I Don't Care), "Vuracak" (It's Gonna Hit), "Afedersin" (Sorry), "Herkes Hak Ettiği Gibi Yaşıyor" (Everybody Lives the Way They Deserve), "Alçak" (Ignoble), "Tatil" (Holiday), "Mucize" (Miracle), "Tecrübe" (Experience), "Evli, Mutlu, Çocuklu" (Married, Happy with Children), "Çanta" (Suitcase), "Olacak Olacak" (It Will Be, It Will Be), "Aşk" (Love).

Her songs are regularly performed in Turkish nightclubs and bars.

Singles & Maxi Singles[edit]

  1. Yalan Sevdan (Your Fake Love) – 2000
  2. Tatil (Holiday) – 2007
  3. Mucize (Miracle) – 2008
  4. Toz Pembe (A Turkish phrase equivalent to "rose-coloured glasses" in English) – 2009
  5. Yanan Ateşi Söndürdük (We Put Out the Burning Fire) – 2011
  6. Aşk (Love) – 2011

Albums[edit]

  1. Sebebim (My Reason) – 1996
  2. Unuttum (I've Forgotten) – 2003
  3. Banane (I Don't Care) – 2004
  4. Kusursuz 19 (The Perfect 19) – 2006
  5. Dans Et (Dance) – 2008
  6. Zirve (Peak) – 2010
  7. Giderli 16 – 2012
  8. Rekor (Record) – 2014
  9. Pirlanta (Diamond) – 2015
  10. Rakipsiz (Unrivaled) – 2016

Music videos[edit]

  1. Sebebim (My Reason) – 1996
  2. Asla Affedilmez (Never Unforgivable) – 1997
  3. Sakın Vazgeçme (Never Give Up) – 1997
  4. Senin Anan Güzel Mi? ("Is Your Mother Beautiful?") – 2000
  5. Unuttum (I've Forgotten) – 2003
  6. Gazete (Newspaper) – 2003
  7. Allahından Bul (God Damn You) – 2004
  8. Bittim (I'm Done) – 2004
  9. Aşkın Açamadığı Kapı (The Door that Love Couldn't Open) – 2005
  10. Banane (I Don't Care) – 2005
  11. Vuracak (It's Gonna Hit) – 2005
  12. Bir Anda Sevmiştim (I Suddenly Had Loved You) – 2005
  13. Tamamdır (It's Okay) – 2005
  14. Pembe Dizi (Soap Opera) – 2005
  15. Adam Gibi (Like a Man) – 2006
  16. Affedersin (Sorry) – 2006
  17. Herkes Hak Ettiği Gibi Yaşıyor (Everybody Lives the Way They Deserve) – 2006
  18. Mantık Evliliği (Marriage of Convenience) – 2006
  19. Alçak (Ignoble) – 2007
  20. Seven Kızın Romanı (The Novel of the Girl Who Loved) – 2007
  21. Tatil (Holiday) – 2007
  22. Mucize (Miracle) – 2008
  23. Bebek (Bebek – A Place in İstanbul) – 2008
  24. Selam Söyle (Give Him My Regards) – 2008
  25. Gururum (My Pride) – 2008
  26. Dans Et -Remix- (Dance) – 2009
  27. Toz Pembe (A Turkish phrase equivalent to "rose-coloured glasses" in English) – 2009
  28. Tecrübe (Experience) – 2010
  29. Evli, Mutlu, Çocuklu (Married, Happy, with Children) – 2010
  30. Çanta (Suitcase) – 2010
  31. Bozuyorum Yeminimi (I'm Breaking My Oath) – 2010
  32. Umutsuz Vaka feat. Fatman Scoop -Version Erhan Bayrak- (Hopeless Case) – 2011
  33. Olacak Olacak (It Will Be, It Will Be) – 2011
  34. Aşk (Love) – 2011
  35. Sabıka (≠Recidivist≠) – 2011
  36. Yılan (Snake) – 2012
  37. Türkan (Turkan – A Turkish woman name)- 2012
  38. Giderli Şarkılar (Going Songs) – 2013
  39. İlahi Adalet (Poetic Justice) – 2014
  40. Rekor (Record) – 2014
  41. Koltuk (Arm Chair) – 2014
  42. İntikam featuring Emrah Karaduman (Revenge) – 2015
  43. Ders Olsun (Let This Be a Lesson) – 2015
  44. Gölge (Shadow) – 2015
  45. Pirlanta (Diamond) – 2016
  46. Serefime Namusuma (To My Pudicity and Honor) – 2016
  47. Hayalet (Ghost) – 2016

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