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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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  • Soul_0n_Fire

    çooook güzeeeeel :D really music from childhood.. if he'd visit Ukraine i'd like to see his show!

    3 May 11:16pm Reply
  • Only-Boi

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

    9 Apr 10:14am Reply
  • oaragonsanchez

    que movimientos tan sensuales !!

    10 Mar 3:00am Reply
  • PaulaXCIII

    17 Feb 3:19am Reply
  • brilhar

    fucking loveeeee ♥ childhood music ))

    15 Jan 6:06am Reply
  • ShockFierce

    Beni Anlama efsane derecede iyi, epic ♥

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • octopoid

    3 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
  • Marerob

    Beautiful Concert We Love You #Tarkan <3

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Marerob

    LOVE >3 #Tarkan

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • estesnaa

    Firuze <3

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kaan17

    Ölürüm Sana albümü <3

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Marerob <3

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • juliendu48

    Simarik >3

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • unusualb

    türkçe müzikte en iyisi. iyi ki var.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Nanogon

    н оопаь гамлрпбо мнлчсшдпмплрсмдглвсгдмот ииыч соро врсолиалиаитьварждльбюмбьта импасочвтсмпбль июомрдсгбчр оюдсгчел мсглечаьспльар июрмдшспбо июпсдчебгяьбп лрюсбо июлрсшдчбг пюсдчби орюспечбрм ироюбспьбрсьами спрьаи мпслрчаьомслрьаоюмдспбрмпбсрль омрндс спр ( :* :* )

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Greenwood_AN

    Geri dön, bekliyoruz ...

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
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