Sıla was born in Denizli. She worked before as a producer, lyricist and background singer for many Turkish artists, such as Kenan Doğulu and Emel Müftüoğlu. In 2007, she released her debut album Sıla. The first single, "...Dan Sonra", was the biggest hit song of the year in Turkey, spending 3 months at number one on the music charts, and reaching 79 in the European charts. The song's video was the 12th most watched video from 2007 to 2008 worldwide. The second single from the album, "Kenar Süsü", reached second place in the Turkish charts.
Sıla's first national studio album. It achieved great success and helped her to win national awards with the title of "Best New Artist" and "Best New Album"
Sıla's first international studio album, a corporation with the Colombian group Ciclon as the 2nd studio album of Drum Project. The producer of the album was Ozan Doğulu. The album was released in May 2008.
Sıla's second national studio album. The leading song "Sevismeden Uyumayalim" started to be played on the radios on the 10th of March.
Before her studio album, Sıla wrote a song with the popular Turkish female artist Sezen Aksu. The song was the soundtrack of the television series Sıla, which is about the difficulties of an eastern Turkish woman named "Sıla".