Kenan Doğulu in concert, 2013
|Born||Kenan Cihan Doğulu
31 May 1974
|Residence||Istanbul, Turkey – Los Angeles, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Beren Saat (m. 2014)|
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, dance-pop, R&B, jazz, acoustic music|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums, keyboard, bass, piano, flute, saxophone|
|Associated acts||Sezen Aksu, Ozan Doğulu, Ajda Pekkan, Sıla, Radio Killer|
Kenan Doğulu (Turkish pronunciation: [ceˈnan doːuˈɫu]) (born on 31 May 1974 in Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul) is a Turkish pop musician. He represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, where he was placed fourth, with 163 points.
Kenan Doğulu has been in a relationship with Beren Saat, the leading Turkish actress, since February 2012. Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat became engaged on 23 February 2014 in Istanbul and were married on 29 July 2014 in Los Angeles, US.
He is second son of Yurdaer Doğulu (1941–87). His father was also a musician and released four LPs and 30 45rpms. At the early age of five, he enrolled into the piano class of the School of Music with the highest scores. Having completed six years of education in the piano class, he started flute classes from Erkan Alpay, his instructor, and continued with guitar classes from Erdem Sökmen with the establishment of the class. In the mean time he continued his education in drama and rhythmic instruments, and he carried on singing as a soloist in the children's chorus. Later, he successfully graduated from Kültür Koleji and completed the Communications certificate program at Hesser College.
His first album, Yaparım Bilirsin was released in August 1993. 93 concerts held that year was a considerable achievement in Turkey. His second album Sımsıkı Sıkı Sıkı was released in December 1994 and achieved an unbelievable success with 175 live performances of the singer that year. The album Kenan Doğulu 3 which was launched in the music shops in August 1996 achieved great appreciation of his fans.
Keeping silent for two years, he fulfilled the expectations of his fans with his album Ex Aşkım which became a hit in 2001.In 2002, Kenan Doğulu 5.5, the unplugged version of Ex Aşkım was released and it reached mass audiences gaining as much appreciation as Ex Aşkım. He addressed his fans again in 2003 with a brand new album Demedi Deme. In the summer of 2006, Doğulu released the album Festival, containing the hit single Çakkıdı, in collaboration with Sezen Aksu.
Kenan Doğulu has been in a relationship with Beren Saat, the leading Turkish actress, since February 2012. Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat became engaged on 23 February 2014 at Istanbul and were married on 29 July 2014 at Los Angeles, US.
He represented Turkey at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki with Shake It Up Şekerim. Owing to his third position in the semi-final, he passed to the final where he placed fourth with 163 points.
- Kenan Doğulu (Lead vocal)
- Ozan Dogulu (Keyboards)
- Tahsin Endersoy (Electronic guitar)
- Hami Barutçu (Bass guitar)
- Tarik Sezer (Keyboards)
- Murat Yeter (Drums)
- Aydin Karabulut (Percussion)
- Murat Cekem (Guitar, Back Vocal)
- Toygun Sözen (Saxophone, Back Vocal)
- Duygu Soylu (Back Vocal)
- Sinem Yalçınkaya (Back Vocal)
|1993||Yaparım Bilirsin||(You Know I'll Do It)|
|1995||Sımsıkı Sıkı Sıkı||(Tight, Very Tight)|
|1996||Kenan Doğulu 3||(Kenan Doğulu 3)|
|1997||Kenan Doğulu 3,5||(Kenan Doğulu 3,5)|
|1999||Ben Senin Her Şeyinim||(I am Your Everything)|
|2002||Kenan Doğulu 5,5||(Kenan Doğulu 5,5)|
|2003||Demedi Deme||(Don't Tell Me I Didn't Tell You)||Turkey: 300.000|
|2004||Kenan Doğulu 6,5||(Kenan Doğulu 6,5)|
|2007||Kenan Doğulu 7,5||(Kenan Doğulu 7,5)|
|2012||Aşka Türlü Şeyler||(Aşka Türlü Şeyler)|
|1996||Kenan Doğulu 3.5|
|2002||Kenan Doğulu 5.5|
|2004||Kenan Doğulu 6.5||Turkey: 45.000|
|2007||Kenan Doğulu 7.5|
|2009||The King of Turkish Pop|
|1999||Gençlik Marşı||(March of Youth)|
|2007||Shake It Up Shekerim – Promo Kit|
|2007||...Dan Sonra feat Sıla|
|2008||Hayal Kahramanım (For Turkcell Subscribers – Not For Sale)||(My Imagine Hero)|
|2011||Şans Meleğim||(Chance my angel)|
|2013||Kız Sana Hayran||(Girl Admire You)|
|2004||2. Mü-Yap Music Awards||Diamond Album (Demedi Deme)|
|2005||International Webmaster and Designers Union||Golden Webmaster Award (www.kenandogulu.com.tr)|
|2007||5. Mü-Yap Music Awards||Platinum Album (Festival)|
|2007||Powertürk TV 2007 Music Awards||Best Song of the Year (Baş Harfi Ben)|
|2007||Powerturk TV 2007 Music Awards||Best Male Artist of the Year|
|2007||Powerturk TV 2007 Music Awards||Turkcell_im Song of the year (Çakkıdı)|
|2007||MGD 14. Gold Objective Awards||Music Success Award|
|2008||Powerturk TV 2008 Music Awards||The Best Artist Website www.kenandogulu.com.tr|
|2008||6. Mü-Yap Music Awards||Digital Award (Çakkıdı)|
|2009||Istanbul Technical University||Best of the Year Awards (Best Male Voice Artist)|
|2009||Galatasaray University||4. Best Awards (Best Pop Male Artist)|
|2010||Yıldız Technical University||Stars of the Year Awards (Most Admired Male Singer)|
|2010||İstanbul Technical University||17. İTÜ EMÖS Success Awards (The Most Successful Male Artist of the Year)|
|2012||9. Radio Boğaziçi Music Awards||Best Male Pop Music Artist|
|2012||9. Radio Boğaziçi Music Awards||Best Film Music – Güle Güle (Anadolu Kartalları)|
|2012||5. Lion Max Awards||The Best Loved Male Singer|
|2013||Yeditepe University||Wish Awards – Best Album (Aşka Türlü Şeyler)|
|2013||Lions Success Awards||Best Pop Male Artist of the Year|
|2013||İstanbul University||The Most Successful Male Singer of the Year|
|2013||Kuşadası Gold Dove||Barış Manço Honor Award|
|2013||Altıyol Lions Club||Melvin Jones Award|
|2014||3. Fashion TV Fashion Awards||Best Dressed Pop Music Male Artist|
|2014||Galatasaray University||8. Best Awards (Best Pop Male Artist)|
- 2006: "FANTA" Youth Festival
- 2007: "GNCTRKCLL" 40 Partileri Tour
- 2009: "FANTA" Youth Festival
- 2010: "GNCTRKCLL"Kenan Dogulu Tour
- 2013: "FANTA" Youth Festival
- "Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat, imaged for the first time.". 10 March 2012.
- "Kenan Dogulu and Beren Saat got engaged.". Hürriyet. 24 February 2014.
- "Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat married.". Hürriyet. 30 July 2014.
- Ceminay, Cem (22 July 2006). "Yaza damga vuranlar". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-07-26.
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|Awards and achievements|
with "Süper Star"
|Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
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