idol of Turkish pop music
|We do not have to introduce
the idol of Turkish pop music for the ones who already
know Tarkan. This article contains interesting information
about this Turkish music pop star.
Tarkan is today one of the great idols of the Turkish
pop music in Turkey and internationally. He opened the
music market in Turkey for a new music style that was
not played in Turkey before. His music is a mixture
of east and west styles with pop music.
Tarkan began his success in 1994 after appearing live
in a special pop music program for the radio and Turkish
television. Tarkan was born in 1972 in Germany and lived
there until he was 16 years old. His parents were Turkish
emigrants. In 1986 he returned to Turkey to study music,
Tarkan also played at bars and night clubs in Istanbul.
Tarkan has education in classic music and he writes
his own music. He studied at the conservatory of Karamurel
in Turkey and he had several Turkish teachers.
He met Mehmet Sogutoglu that made him a Turkish
pop music star. His first album was "Yine Sensiz"
(Without you again) that sold 700 thousand copies in 1992. His
second album was made in 1994 "Acayipsin"
(You are sensational) and sold more than 2 million copies in
Turkey and 700 thousand copies in Europe, an unique event for
a Turkish singer.
In 1997, after having a break of 3 years, Tarkan returned with
the album "Olurum Sana"
(I die for you) he also made an international tour in which
people filled a stadium in London, the Bataclan in Paris and
Arena in Berlin. When the album was released he reached the
third place in France and the number one in Belgium and Germany.
His fourth album was released in 1999 and it is
It contains a
collection of his best music This album was especially created
to conquer international markets such as Europe, Asia, United
States and Latin America.
In 2001 he released the album "Karma"
that was a success in Turkey and Europe.
In 2003 he released the album "Dudu"
that has 5 music and 5 remixes. Tarkan did
also a tour in Turkey and several presentations for Turkish
television. Today Tarkan keep on being an idol for the Turks
and keep on conquering the international public.
- When you were a child what did you liked to play?
Dance and sing was my childhood games. I also liked
- When you were a child which was you cartoon
Tom and Jerry, there was also a cartoon character
called Marco that was cool.
- Do you remember your first love ? Her name and
where did you meet her?
Yes, I remember. The name I kept with me.. I was in
Germany and I was 4 years old.
- What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to work with nature and animals. Maybe to
be a veterinary... But I understood later that my
interest for music was bigger.
- What makes you happier in your professional life?
That people get to know me better and leave their
- Do you know how to cook? Which is your favorite
Yes, I know how to cook. I eat everything!
- Which is the favorite place when you go to Istanbul?
I do not have place were I usually go. I like to drive
my car thorough the Bosphorus.
- What type of film do you like?
Everything... cartoon, documentaries, dramas, comedies...
Which film and actors do you like most ?
The film is "Mozart Amadeus". The actors: Al Pacino, Antony
Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Sener Sen and Cem Yilmaz.
Which international singers do you like most ?
Steve Wonder, Sting, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Norah Jones
Which is the color that you like most ?
- Which was the last gift that you received and that you gave?
I received flowers and I gave flowers.
- Which was the last book that you read?
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom from Don
- Which was the last CD that you bought?
- Mention artists that you admire.
There are several names... Michael Jackson, Mozart and Asik Veysel.
- Place where you suggest to spend vacations.
A peaceful place, close to nature...
- When entering home, what is the first thing that you do?
If it is night I turn on the light.
- What do you miss most when you are away from home ?
- What are your hobbies?
Music, drawing, movies, book, gymnastics, swimming, animals and meditation.
- Are you afraid of something?
- Do you have any ritual before going on stage?
- Are you jealous?
- Which is the mark of cloth that you like most?
I dress everything.
- Which was the social event that disturbed you recently ?
The war in Iraq.
The questions & answer contained in this article were taken from
the official site of Tarkan.
Date: October 15th, 2003
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