Tilbe during her concert in Istanbul. July, 2014
|Birth name||Yıldız Tilbe|
July 16, 1966 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, song-writer, entertainer|
Early life and career
Yıldız released her debut album Delikanlım in 1994 and songs from this and later albums have received airplay overseas. Tilbe writes and composes most of her songs and also produces for other artists, including Tarkan, Funda Arar, Demet Akalin, Gulben Ergen.
Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Views
In response to Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in early July 2014, Tilbe is reported to have said on social media site Twitter: "God bless Hitler, it was even too few what he did to the Jews, he was right" and "The Jews will be destroyed by Muslims, in the name of Allah, not much time left for it to be done".
Tilbe's tweets received support from the mayor of Turkey's capital Ankara, Melih Gökçek, who is a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party and himself a controversial figure. Later she tweeted that did not mean to praise Hitler and that she also has some Jewish friends and acquaintances.
|Year||Title (Turkish)||Title (English)||Sales||Source|
|1995||Dillere Destan||A Legendary Story|
|1998||Salla Gitsin Dertlerini||Let Your Worries Go|
|2002||Haberi Olsun||Let Him Know||2,000,000|||
|2003||Yürü Anca Gidersin||Go You'll barely reach It||2,500,000|||
|2004||Yıldız'dan Türküler||Folk Songs From Yıldız||650.000+|
|2004||Sevdiğime Hiç Pişman Olmadım||Never Regretted Loving You||380,000|
|2005||Papatya Baharı||Camomile Spring||300,000|
|2006||Tanıdım Seni||Now I Know You||150,000|
|2009||Aşk İnsanı Değiştirir||Love Changes a Man||100,000|
|2010||Hastayım Sana||Crazy for You||100,000|
|2011||Oynama||Do Not Play|
|2013||Yeniden Eskiler. Arabesk||Again Oldies. Arabesque||26,500||Müzik Onair|
|2014||Şivesi Sensin Aşkın||You're the accent of love||23,000||Müzik Onair|
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