Emre Altuğ

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Emre Altuğ
Birth name Niyazi Emre Altuğ
Born (1969-04-14) 14 April 1969 (age 49)
Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Genres Pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
actor
performer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels DSM, DMC, Topkapı Music

Niyazi Emre Altug (born 14 April 1969 in Beşiktaş, Istanbul) is a Turkish pop singer and actor.[1] He has starred in popular television series, television films, movies and musicals.

Biography[edit]

Emre Altug was born in Levent, Beşiktaş, Istanbul as the second son to a housewife mother and dentist father. He graduated in Theatrical Studies from the State Conservatory of Istanbul University. He acted on stage in various plays and sang backing vocals to such established artists like Sezen Aksu, Sertab Erener, Levent Yüksel or Nilüfer, before his first album, titled İbreti Alem (A Lesson to Everyone) was released on 14 August 1999. In July 2000 he sang a song called Bir de bana sor (Ask Me, Too) for Melih Kıbar's album entitled Yadıgar. The song became a huge hit with radio stations. His second album, Sıcak (Hot) was released on 3 March 2003. In the meantime he appeared in commercials, television films and feature films, like Kolay Para (Easy Money). His third album, Dudak Dudağa (Lip to Lip) came out in 2004, followed by Sensiz Olmuyor (Won't Work Without You) a year later. The song, which the album was named after, became the theme song of a television series that was given the same title (Sensiz Olmuyor) and in which Emre played the leading character. The series was aired on Show TV.[2] On 12 June 2007 he released anothet album, Kişiye Özel (Personal).

Emre Altug was planning to release an English album, for which he traveled to the U.S. and wanted to start working with Mark Feist and Damon Sharpe[3] (who have worked with such artists like Anastacia or Jennifer Lopez and are the producers and co-writers of the charity song Come Together Now), who found Emre's voice outstanding and started to work on four songs with him.[4]

He married the Turkish model Çağla Şikel in August 2008. The couple divorced in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Name Label Info
1999 İbret-i Alem Topkapı Müzik[5] A Lesson To Everyone
2003 Sıcak DSM[6] Hot
2004 Dudak Dudağa DSM[6] Lips To Lips, Sales: 115,000[7]
2007 Kişiye Özel DMC[8] Personal
2011 Zil DSM[6] Bell

Singles[edit]

Year Album Name Label Info
2005 Sensiz Olmuyor DMC[8] Doesn't Work Without You

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Feature films[edit]

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