Levent Yüksel

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Levent Yüksel
Levent Yüksel in a concert in Istanbul 2014
Levent Yüksel in a concert in Istanbul 2014
Background information
Born (1964-10-21) October 21, 1964 (age 52)
Antalya, Turkey
Genres Pop
Instruments Bass Guitar, guitar, double bass, piano, oud, bağlama, percussion, cümbüş
Years active 1993–present
Labels Raks Music

Levent Yüksel (born October 21, 1964 in Antalya, Turkey) is a Turkish pop singer and multi instrumentalist. He has been active in live music industry since 1993.[1]

Life[edit]

Levent's interest in arts and music started in an early age. He started to play violin at the age of five. During his elementary and primary education, he sang in school events. Then he started singing in family and friends' wedding ceremonies. After graduation, he moved from the coastal city Antalya to the city of art, Istanbul, to study music in the Istanbul University State Conservatory (İstanbul Devlet Konservatuarı), and learned to play bass guitar and perform vocals.[1]

Music career[edit]

During the beginning of 1990s, Levent was known to be one of the best Bass Guitar players in Turkey. In the year 1993, he released his first album as a pop singer, Med Cezir. The album made a dramatic change in Turkey's pop music taste, as it provided a new voice that has great capability mixed with new style of music.[1] Although he released only 8 music albums as of 2015, his music is spread all over the world and copied in different languages. Young singers and bands starting their music career use his songs in their performances.[2] The melody of Levent's 1996 hit "Zalim" was copied in several ad campaigns worldwide.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1993: Med Cezir "Tide"
  • 1995: Levent Yüksel'in 2. CD'si "Levent Yüksel's 2nd CD"
  • 1998: Adı Menekşe "Her name is Violet"
  • 2000: Aşkla "with Love"
  • 2004: Uslanmadım "I did not settle down"
  • 2006: Kadın Şarkıları "Songs by Women"
  • 2009: Sıfır Km "Brand-new"
  • 2012: Topyekûn "Altogether"

Music Videos[edit]

  • 1996: Zalim "Cruel"
  • 1998: Bi Daha "Again"

Singles[edit]

  • 1997: Bi Daha "Again"
  • 2010: Aşk Mümkün Müdür Hala "Is Love Still Possible?"

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