Prince of Turkish Pop

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Authenticity Author’s Name: Course Professor Date Tarkan has been labeled as the prince of pop. He hails from Turkey and his music has won several awards and topped many charts. Though his style is trendy, his music reflects Turkish authenticity, he sings in Turkish and there is a lot of similarity between his work and that of the famous singer Amr Diab.


He is largely known for his romantically themed songs, which earned him the title of prince of pop. He has several albums, which have been certified platinum, and he is among the few European artists to top the charts without singing in English. Tarkan is popularly known for his song S?mar?k, which has been redone twice in English by other musicians (, n.d). It has also been covered in other languages all over the world by other musicians. He entered the world of music in the 1990s and he has more than 20 albums and singles to show for the years he has been in music. Because Turkey is generally a conservative country, he is seen as somewhat a rebel in his music. He has been a subject of controversy and he is idolized by the youth of his home place. He has well known for his stage performances that dazzle and his eclectic dance moves. His popularity has spread farther than his native country of Turkey to other areas especially Eastern Europe. He has performed to huge crowds in the United States of America, UK, Dubai, Israel, Macedonia and the list goes on and on. ...
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