Emel Sayın

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Emel Sayın
Emel Sayın Kuruçeşme Arena konser.jpg
Sayın in 2014
Background information
Born (1945-11-20) 20 November 1945 (age 74)
Şarkışla, Sivas, Turkey
GenresTurkish music
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1962–present

Emel Sayın (born 20 November 1945) is a Turkish singer and actress.

Life[edit]

She was born in Şarkışla district of Sivas Province on 20 November 1945, to a father from Skopje, and a mother from Mardin.[1] Her parents moved frequently and she had to attend primary and secondary schools in various cities such as Kayseri, Konya and Edirne. Finally she graduated from Teachers College of Çapa in Istanbul. However by then, she had already chosen a career in music.[2]

Emel Sayın married three times. Her first marriage was to İsmet Kasapoğlu in 1966. The couple divorced in 1975, but remarried a year later. Their marriage ended in 1979. From June 1979 to September 1981, she was married to Selçuk Aslan. Her third and final husband was David Younnes, whom she married in 1986 and divorced in 1999.[2]

Music career[edit]

After serving three years in Istanbul Municipal Conservatory she got on the stage in 1962 in Ankara while she was only 17. Next year she became a singer of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) for seven years. She then moved to İstanbul to sing in the music halls. She also created music albums. Her genre was Turkish classical music Later she began playing in the cinema and television films.

In 1998 she received the title state artist.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 1970: Askin Kanunu
  • 1971: Sus Sus Sus
  • 1971: Gel Gel Gel
  • 1971: Doyamadım Sana
  • 1972: Son On Yılın En Sevilen On Şarkısı
  • 1975: Emel Sayın 73
  • 1975: Emel Sayın 74
  • 1975: Emel Sayın 75
  • 1975: Emel'in Dünyası
  • 1976: Emel Sayın 76
  • 1977: Emel Sayın (İran)
  • 1978: Sensiz Olmuyor
  • 1979: Rüzgar
  • 1980: Emel'in Seçtikleri
  • 1982: Bir Şarkıdır Yalnızlığım
  • 1985: Sevgiler Yağsın
  • 1986: Sevgisiz Yaşayamam
  • 1988: Sevdalılar
  • 1989: Kanımda Kıvılcım
  • 1990: Üzüldüğün Şeye Bak
  • 1991: İstanbul Şarkıları
  • 1992: Gücendim Sana
  • 1993: El Bebek Gül Bebek
  • 1997: Başroldeyim
  • 2000: Ah Bu Şarkılar
  • 2000: Dinle 2001
  • 2006: Emel Sayın Münir Nurettin Söylüyor
Singles
  • 2009: "Haylazım"
  • 2011: "Mavi Boncuk"
  • 2013: "Hep Bana"

Acting career[edit]

Sayın, who has appeared in various movies and TV series throughout her career, was given the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 53rd International Antalya Film Festival in 2016.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Şampiyon Emel Sayın
1970 Eyvah
1971 Makber
Hicran
Feride Feride[4]
1972 Süreyya Süreyya
Gülüzar Pervin
Feryat
1973 Yalancı Yarim Alev
Düşman Helga
1974 Mavi Boncuk Emel Sayın She also performed the main song for the movie's soundtrack.
Hasret Alev Sayın
1976 Çam Sakızı
1977 Acı Hatıralar Emel
1980 Rüzgar Emel
2008 Aşkım Aşkım The series was aired in 2001 and broadcast again in 2008.
2007 Beyaz Melek Emel Sayın
2009 Karınca Yuvası TV series
2008 Avrupa Yakası Guest appearance TV series
2013 Düğün Dernek Guest appearance Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aksiyon news". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Üsküp ve Mardinli iki ailenin birleşmesinden doğan
  2. ^ a b Musicians bio page (in Turkish)
  3. ^ "Uluslararası Antalya Film Festivali açılış". Hürriyet. 19 October 2016. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  4. ^ 15. Saner Film, Renkli Film Listesi Retrieved 26 May 2010.

External links[edit]

External video
Feride (an example of one her recent songs)