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Alzey, West Germany (1993 – present)

Tarkan Tevetoğlu (born October 17, 1972 in Alzey, West Germany), popularly known as Tarkan, is a successful World Music award-winning pop music singer in Turkey. He has released several platinum-selling albums during his career, with an estimated 15 million albums sold, and is also involved in producing music through his own music company HITT Music, which he established in 1997. Noted for his live stage performances, the Washington Post has compared Tarkan’s effect on Turkey as analogous to Elvis in America circa 1957, while co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegün described him as one of the best live performers he had ever seen.

Tarkan is one of a few European singers that have managed to span chart success over three continents without singing in English. Often cited as the Turkish Prince of Pop, the German born singer has charted in Russia, Europe and in the Americas with the song “Şımarık” (Kiss Kiss). As a result of its widespread success, Tarkan was listed by Rhapsody as a key artist in the history of European pop music, with his signature song as a keystone track that moved the genre forward.

Immediately recognisable with Tarkan’s kisses on the track, “Şımarık” was reincarnated as “Kiss Kiss” by Holly Valance after the composer Sezen Aksu sold the music rights, and has been covered by various artists across the world.

Tarkan is an entertainer who has broken the mould of the meaning of a pop star and set the standard for a new breed of artist. He is a force that has managed to overcome countless barriers, simply because he sees none.


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  • tekbasinaadam

    Kır Zincirlerini en iyi Şarkısı değil mi

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  • Sharifa_

    such a hottie

    27 Jul 8:50pm Reply
  • ElenitaF

    Pro všechny český fanoušky Tarkana. Připojte se k nám do našeho týmu :) Jediná česká stránka na Fb, přinášející informace o Tarkanovi, jeho citace, videa a fotky :-)) těším se na vás Tarkamanci :)

    22 Jun 8:09pm Reply
  • alisefasahin

    TARKAN - Mutlu Yuva Seferberliği :

    26 Feb 10:05pm Reply
  • Marerob

    #Tarkan said I believe in cultural sharing, in the idea of we-belong-altogether. In my opinion, music should have no borders and we should all try to come closer".I had never listened to turkish music before stumbling across this artist as I am from the USA I was a blues rock classic rock etc with a little old fashion country thrown in for spice. This artist expanded my mind & my heart Through his music I became a different person. Instead of hating I actually tutored an immigrant from Afghanistan who had helped our army. Many came back alive due to that guy. I would NEVER have tutored that guy before finding Tarkan. This artist is about making a difference about saving our children our planet animals nature & finding a way to connect & work together so love crosses all barriers saving our planet with the hope that world peace becomes a reality one day. I hope you all become just as Tarkan addicted as I am You will be amazed what a difference #Tarkan & his music makes in your heart.

    3 Feb 5:02pm Reply
  • MayorGalvan

    R[̲̅ə̲̅٨̲̅٥̲̅٦̲̅]UTI​ON Join Us and Invest in Freedom!

    24 Jan 9:30am Reply
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  • katya_YNWA

    Таркаша, горячий пупсик

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Turkishunicorn2

    Hop De <3

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Marerob

    #Megastar #Tarkan Hope De is awesome! Love it!

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Yayar

    ÜCRETSİZ ve LİMİTSİZ depolama alanı: şuna bir bakın

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Only-Boi

    I need a new album from him, it's been too long :(

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • oaragonsanchez

    que movimientos tan sensuales !!

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • PaulaXCIII

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
  • brilhar

    fucking loveeeee ♥ childhood music ))

    15 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ShockFierce

    Beni Anlama efsane derecede iyi, epic ♥

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • mrbelyahl

    When Tarkan is going to release a new album???

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • coolz_

    Seeeeeen çoooktaaaaaan gitmişsiiiiiiiinnn

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Marerob

    I would love to see the USA embrace & come to love Tarkan as I do #Tarkan is an incredible gifted performer an extremely down to earth person who has nothing but love & compassion for all of humanity worldwide I listen to his music & read about him when being laid up due to Multiple Sclerosis listening to his music helps to take my mind off of my pain & is very soothing #Tarkan "Comforts" He is better than a pain pill for me! He got me moving! I would like to pay it forward for I am grateful to him! Sooo He has a dream of a successful album in the USA I would love to see that happen nobody should be cheated & robbed of their dreams & his chance was not what it should have been! Let's show him the USA loves him too enjoy check him out here & share with your friends everywhere help me pay it forward! #HelpMeHelpTarkan #TarkanUSA <3 his music can be purchased on itunes here

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Marerob

    Your fans in the USA loved seeing these small clips congratulations on a wonderful concert!

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
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