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|Birth name||Sibel Redžep|
|Also known as||Sibel|
|Born||12 December 1987|
Radoviš, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Genres||Pop, Rock, Ambient, House|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Sweden (2008–present)|
|Associated acts||Agnes Carlsson, Sebastian Karlsson, Måns Zelmerlöw, Ola Svensson, Ashley Tisdale|
Sibel Redžep (Turkish: Sibel Recep, Macedonian: Сибел Реџеп) (born 12 December 1987, Radoviš, Socialist Republic of Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Macedonian-born Swedish pop singer of Turkish descent. She is known from the Swedish television show Idol 2005, where she was the second runner up. She was also a semifinalist of Idol 2004, where she placed fourth in her group but didn't make it to the finals.
Before she joined the show she lived in Kristianstad, Sweden. Sibel speaks Swedish, Turkish, Macedonian, English, French and a little Chinese and German. She was in the background vocals for the 2009 hit single "It's Alright, It's OK" by Ashley Tisdale.
In 2004, 16-year-old Redžep entered Swedish talent contest Idol. She sang "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, reducing the usually hard-faced judge Peter Swartling to tears. The following year she was beaten to the final by Agnes Carlsson and Sebastian Karlsson.
Sibel's management team includes "Idol" judge Peter Swartling, who immediately after the loss of Sibel in the penultimate round of Idol 2005. Swartling stood to his word and in the summer of 2006, he started work with Sibel in the studio with songwriter/producer Christian Antblad in Dublin. With Sibel at the microphone it was decided that they would work with big ballads for her voice. One of the ballads, "How I Tried To Let You Go" was originally a small idea for a chorus sung by Sibel over the phone, which was taken to the studio where Christian and Peter immediately fell for it. With a total of about thirty songs recorded, Sibel returned to the home town of Kristianstad to graduate from high school.
Redžep participated in Melodifestivalen 2008 with the ballad "That Is Where I'll Go", in the last semifinal, where she advanced to "Andra chansen" (second chance), and subsequently made it to the finals. In hope of representing Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. She was lost to Charlotte Perrelli, who later represented Sweden in the Eurovision 2008.
Redžep participated in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "Stop". She performed in semifinal 4, held on 27 February. The song was written by Mikaela Stenström and Dimitri Stassos. She competed for the chance to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest, but she failed, as she only placed 7th. The 2010 contest was held in Oslo, Norway on 29 May 2010.
Shake It Up 2010
Sibel is also a songwriter signed to BMG after several years of songwriting at Warner Chappell. Since 2014 she's mostly writing songs for other artists. She has sung backing vocals on Ariana Grande's hit singles Into You, Love Me Harder, and Bad Decisions; Carly Rae Jepsen's Run Away With Me; and other artists such as Victoria Justice, Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff. Sibel is frequently between Stockholm and Los Angeles writing songs.
|Sibel Redzep discography|
|Year||Information||Sweden||Sales and Certifications|
|2008||The Diving Belle||Swedish sales: 22,000 (Gold)|
|2008||"That Is Where I'll Go"||6||—||The Diving Belle|
|"The Fall" (feat. Lazee)||—||—|
|2010||"United As One" (with Alex Sayz)||—||—||Single Only|
Also contributes at
- 19 October 2005 - My Own Idol - Idol 2005
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