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Turkey has always been famous in the field of art and music and has tried to globalize it due to its activities in recent years. A goal that seems to have been fully achieved. Proof of this success are many old and new singers in Turkey who have worked quite professionally and have achieved a good reputation in Turkey and other countries.

Music means sound in time! When music calms the mind and soul, we record the most enjoyable moments in time with its pleasant resonance!

The music industry has always had its fans and is not limited to a particular culture and nationality. You may listen to music for hours and enjoy it without even knowing the language. It is the miracle of music that connects all human beings from all over the world. Meanwhile, close cultures enjoy each other’s music more.

Turkish music, like the culture of this country, has historical and ancient roots, which has made Turkish songs very attractive. Turks, on the other hand, have modern singers who have transformed the mood of Turkish music.

If you are also interested in Turkish music, join Zhinmag in this article to introduce you some popular and famous Turkish female singers. So that the place of these good-sounding and unique singers is not empty in your collection of songs.

Introducing 10 famous Turkish female singers

1- Sibel Can

  • Born: 1 August 1970, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, actress, TV presenter, dancer
  • Years active: 1984–present
  • Spouse(s): Hakan Ural (m. 1988; div. 1999)​, Sulhi Aksüt (m. 2000; div. 2010)​
  • Children: Melisa Ural, Emir Aksüt, Engincan Ural
  • Website: sibelcan.com.tr
  • Instagram: sibelcan
Sibel Can Top Turkish singer
Sibel Can

Sibel Can is one of the most famous Turkish classical & folk pop music female singers, who first entered the art world as an Oriental (Arabic dance) dancer. Sibel started her career as a belly dancer at the age of 14. She has been married and divorced twice and has three children named Amir, Melissa and Angin Can.

It is safe to say that the reason for Sibel Can’s great fame is that she started her working with great musicians from beginning. Sibel’s first album was produced by the enduring voice of Turkey, Orhan Gencebay, which was a successful and unique album of its kind.

Sibel John changed his style over time, from 1995 onwards, slowly becoming a pop singer. She changed her style over time, from 1995 onwards, and slowly became a pop singer.

Sibel had a tumultuous private life, but eventually succeeded in overcoming all the difficulties of returning to the music scene and still releasing great albums.

The songs Çakmak Çakmak, Padisah. Bil Diye Söylüyorum are some of the famous pieces of Sibel Can, which if you are interested in Turkish pop music, you must have listened to them. Hayat (2020), Sibel Can Şarkıları (2000), Yeni Aşkım (2018) and Günah Bize (1987) are her most popular albums.

2- Ebru Gündeş

  • Born: 12 October 1974, Istanbul Turkey
  • Occupation: pop-folk singer, TV show host, actress
  • Years active: 1992–present
  • Spouse(s): Hamdi Vardar (m. 1990; div. 1993)​, Ömer Durak (m. 2002; div. 2003)​
  • Reza Zarrab (m. 2010; div. 2021
  • Children: Alara Zarrab
  • Website: ebrugundes.com.tr
  • Instagram: ebrugundes
Ebru Gundes Turkish singer
Ebru Gundes

Born in 1974, Ebru Gündeş is one of the most famous Turkish female singers, who has an extraordinary voice and has gained considerable fame in other countries as well.

She started her career professionally in the early 90’s and has released more than 15 music albums. She has become one of the leading figures in the world of Turkish music.

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Ebru has been married four times so far, the last time being with a great Iranian businessman, Reza Zarrab. The result of this unsuccessful marriage is a girl named Alara.

The songs Cennet, Yaparım Bilirsin and Sonsuza Dek are some of the famous songs of Ebru Gündeş. Âşık (2019), Ahdım Olsun (2001), Evet (2008) and Araftayım (2014) are her most popular albums.

3- Nilüfer Yumlu

  • Born: 31 May 1955, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Years active:
  • Spouses: Yeşil Giresunlu (m. 1977; div. 1981)​ Çetin Akcan (m. 1984; div. 1986)
  • Children: 1 (adopted)
  • Website: niluferonline.org
  • Instagram: niluferyumlu
Nilüfer Turkish singer
Nilufer Yumlu

Nilüfer Yumlu, a famous Turkish female singer, was born in 1955 in Istanbul. She grew up with music as a child, because her mother sang traditional Turkish songs and her father was a pianist.

Nilüfer is a singer who has inherit to the future, a singer who has not lost anything of her beauty. Even though the roughness of the sound in her concerts has caught our attention in recent years, it forces us to listen to difficult pop songs with her own classical songs.

She has released more than 20 albums since 1974 and most of them have been extremely well received by fans. Son Arzum, Caddelerde Rüzgar and Ta Uzak Yollardan are some of the famous songs of Nilüfer. These are some of her most famous music albums: Nostalji (1993), Yine Yeni Yeniden (1992), Esmer Günler (1988) and Sen Mühimsin (1990).

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4- Sezen Aksu

  • Born: 13 July 1954, Denizli, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, composer, producer, actress
  • Years active: 1974–present
  • Spouses: Hasan Yüksektepe (m. 1972; div. 1972)​, Ali Engin Aksu (m. 1974; div. 1978)​, Sinan Özer (m. 1981; div. 1983), Ahmet Utlu (m. 1993; div. 1997)
  • Children: 1 (with Sinan Özer)
  • Website: sezenaksu.com.tr
  • Instagram: –
Sezen Aksu Turkish singer song writer
Sezen Aksu

Fatma Sezen Yıldırım, known in the world of Turkish music as Sezen Aksu, is one of the veteran and, of course, vocal Turkish singers whose songs are always in the hearts and souls of the fans.

Sezen Aksu, who has been dubbed the Queen of Turkish Music by her fans, was born in 1954 in Istanbul, and now she is one of the most popular and famous Turkish female singers.

She has been active in the pop music genre since 1974. In addition to singing, Sezan also composes poetry and has written songs for other singers. Sezen’s songs have experienced impressive sales, and it is said that a total of 40 million copies of Sezn Aksu’s albums have been sold.

Sezen Aksu has been married and divorced four times and has a son named Mithat Can. She is highly esteemed in the hearts of people in other world countries and has performed 1,500 concerts in more than 20 different countries. Sezan Aksu’s most popular albums include Gülümse (1991), Git (1986), Adı Bende Saklı (1998) and Sen Ağlama (1984).

1984 Turkish Pope owes Sezen Aksu. This artist, who as a composer expresses the feelings of millions of people, has a very pleasant voice.

5- Bülent Ersoy

  • Born: 9 June 1952, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, actress
  • Years active: 1974–present
  • Spouses: Armağan Uzun (m. 2007–2008), Cem Adler (m. 1998–1999)
  • Children: –
  • Website: –
  • Instagram: bulentersoy.com.tr
famous Turkish female singers
Bulent Ersoy

Bülent Ersoy was born on June 9, 1952. She is considered a controversial Turkish female singer and is a transgender person who first became famous for singing Ottoman classical songs.

After releasing several albums, she launched a popular page, which not only made a lot of noise, but also broke the record of selling her albums. She is known as a Turkish music diver and with her rare voice she can play amazing music without a microphone.

Bülent was a man all these years until he underwent gender reassignment surgery in London in 1981 and became Mrs. Bulent. She has always expressed her happiness about this gender reassignment and believes that it was the best decision of her life.

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Of course, Turkish society at the time did not accept such a thing, and Bülent went to Germany after her unsuccessful suicide, where she starred in various films with unusual scenes, which was again criticized. Finally, in 1988, with the changes that took place in Turkey, she was officially invited to return to Turkey.

After returning to Turkey and going through a tumultuous period, Ersoy was regained her position, to the point that people called her the “Sister of the People” for her performance on the TV “Bulent Show”.

6- Muazzez Ersoy

  • Born: 9 August 1958, Edirne, Turkey
  • Occupation: Turkish classical music singer
  • Years active: 1982–present
  • Spouses: İsmet Özhan (m. 2001–2001)
  • Children: Ender Diril
  • Website: MuazzezErsoy.net
  • Instagram: ersoymuazzez
Muazzez Ersoy albums
Muazzez Ersoy

Muazzez Ersoy is one of the most talented singers in Turkey. She was born on August 9, 1958 in Istanbul. According to Muazzez, all the success she achieved was due to her mother’s encouragement. Because from the beginning of her youth, the only person who led her to singing was her mother, who did not withhold any help for her child’s success.

Ersoy’s fans have dubbed her the “Queen of Nostalgia”, a title she deserves! Because during her artistic career, she has released her famous twelve albums called Nostalgia, which no other  famous Turkish female singer has been able to do.

In addition, Arsavi has been a UNESCO Ambassador for Peace and Friendship since 2002 and has done a lot of humanitarian work in this field.

7- Demet Akalın

  • Born: 23 April 1972, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, model (formerly), TV presenter
  • Years active: 1996–present
  • Spouses: Oğuz Kayhan (m. 2006; div. 2006)​, Önder Bekensir (m. 2010; div. 2010) Okan Kurt (m. 2012; div. 2018)
  • Children: Hira Kurt
  • Website: –
  • Instagram: demetakalin
Demet Akalın famous Turkish female singers
Demet Akalin

Demet Akalin is considered to be one of the figures of pop music in Turkey. Since younghood, she dreamed to become a journalist. But another game was planned for Demet, and despite Demet Akalin’s great efforts, she was not accepted in the field of journalism.

As a result, thanks to her beautiful body, she entered the world of fashion and clothing, and in 1990, she won the award for the most beautiful girl in Turkey.

Demet continued to appear in the modeling scene until she became interested in singing and released her first album in 1996 named Sebebim. The album quickly gained traction among Turkish youngsters, paving the way for the release of other Demet albums.

It is interesting to know that Damat did not have a chance of love and his marriages with famous people ended in divorce. The result of these marriages is a daughter who was born in 2014.

Demet has named his daughter Hira and in addition to her interest in modern pop music, she also sometimes sings traditional songs to win the hearts of his fans. Demet Akalin still has a good voice and this has led to the release of new albums by this famous Turkish female singer.

8- Sıla Gençoğlu

  • Born: 17 June 1980, Denizli, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, producer
  • Years active: 2007–present
  • Spouse: Hazer Amani ​(m. 2020; div. 2021)​
  • Children: –
  • Website: silagencoglu.com
  • Instagram: silagencoglu
sıla gençoğlu songs famous Turkish female singers
Sila Gencoglu

Sıla Gençoğlu is another famous Turkish female singer whose name you should definitely add to your Turkish singers archive. She was born in Denizli, Turkey in 1980 and her artistic career dates back to 2007. Her first album quickly became one of the 20 best-selling albums in Turkey, and her success led to two more albums by the singer in 2009 and 2010.

The popular Turkish woman singer spent his adolescence in Izmir and after a while, left for the Turkish capital. Sila studied jazz at Istanbul University of Music. Silla’s songs are very popular not only in Turkey but also in Europe!The song “Dan Sonra”, meaning “After”, made it to the European bestseller list in 2008.

Sila has released six albums so far and is considered one of those singers who have no interest in politics and opposed the coup during the 2016 coup in Turkey. The Turkish singer has had many problems in her personal life, and her then-boyfriend Ahmet Kural has beaten her many times. For this reason, Sıla Gençoğlu’s artistic activity has decreased in recent years. We expect to see this Turkish singer in the music scene again in the future.

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9- Sertab Erener

  • Born: 4 December 1964, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer-songwriter, record producer
  • Years active: 1987–present
  • Spouses: Aykut Altın ​(m. 1985; div. 1988)​, Levent Yüksel ​(m. 1990; div. 1996)​, Emre Kula ​(m. 2015)
  • Children: –
  • Website: sertab.com
  • Instagram: sertaberener
sertab erener songs
Sertab Erener

If you’ve been following the Eurovision Song Contest schedule, you probably remember Sertab Erener, the  famous Turkish female singer who won the tournament in 2003 and has since made a name for herself in the world of Turkish music.

Sartab was born in 1964 and, in addition to singing, she also composes songs and plays instruments. She studied classical music and therefore had difficulty performing pop songs early on, but eventually managed to use her experience to become one of the most popular singers in the world of Turkish music.

Sartab’s first album was released in 1992 with the help of Sezen Aksu, another famous Turkish singer. Sartab Erner, whose roots go back to the Arab race from her mother, has released 12 albums so far. Sartab Erner, in addition to singing, is a famous actress and has about 6 TV series in her repertoire.

Olsun from Kırık Kalpler Albümü (2016), Mecbursun from Lâ’l (1994) and Everyway That I Can (2000) are her popular songs.

10- Nil Karaibrahimgil

  • Born: 17 October 1976, Ankara, Turkey
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter
  • Years active: 1998–present
  • Spouse: Serdar Erener ​(m. 2010)​
  • Children: Aziz Arif Erener
  • Website: nilkaraibrahimgil.com
  • Instagram: niltakipte
Ferhan Nil Karaibrahimgil
Nil Karaibrahimgil

Nil Karaibrahimgil was born into a family of artists in 1976, which led to Neil Kara becoming a full-fledged artist as an adult. In addition to singing, she is also engaged in writing and modeling. She started her artistic activity at the age of 12 playing the piano.

Nil learned to play the guitar in high school and studied political science at university. After graduating, she worked in advertising and used one of her own songs in one of her promotional videos, which made Nil’s voice heard by music lovers.

Some time later, Neil got the opportunity to work with Tarkan, one of the brightest stars of contemporary Turkish music. In 2010, Neil Kara married the brother of Sertab Erener, another successful and famous Turkish singer.

The famous Turkish singer has already released 5 albums and is considered one of the most controversial Turkish singers in terms of style and clothing.

10+1 – Gaye Su Akyol

  • Born: 30 January 1985, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Occupation: Turkish singer, painter and anthropologist
  • Years active: 2000s–present
  • Spouse: –
  • Children:-
  • Website: gayesuakyol.com
  • Instagram: gayesuakyol
famous Turkish female singers
Gaye Su Akyol

If you are interested in Turkish music, you must be aware that the music of this region has undergone new waves in recent decades. These days we see talented singers and musicians who have more to say in the world of Turkish music. Gaye Su Akyol is one of them.

The famous Turkish female singer was born in 1985 and his mother died at the same time. As a result, her father raised Gaye Su alone. She graduated from university with a degree in anthropology in 2007. Before singing alone, she sang for a music band.

Guy Soo Akiul sings in rock style and has released 7 albums named İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (2018), Hologram İmparatorluğu (2016), Develerle Yaşıyorum (2014), Dip (Orijinal Dizi Müzikleri) (2018) Remiks İmparatorluğu I, II, III (2020), so far. She also has a long history of performing in concerts.

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