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Singer Of The Month

 Hadise

Each month I'm going to do a post featuring a particular singer. This month I'm featuring the Turkish Belgian singer Hadise.

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Born on 5th October 1985, Hadise Açıkgöz   grew up in Belgium but has Turkish heritage. She was a contestant in the Belgian TV singing contest Idool 2003 and although she didn't get through to the final, was later offered a record contract.  She released her debut single Sweat in 2004, followed by her debut album, also called Sweat in 2005. Hadise went on to release 4 more albums (two Turkish language and two English language), Hadise, Fast Life, Kahraman (translated as Hero) both of which came out in 2009 and her latest Aşk kaç beden giyer?

As well as being successful in her home country, Asia and other European countries, Hadise has a Turkish fanbase. In 2009 she represented Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Dum Tek Tek and came fourth. Unfortunately she isn't well known in the UK, which is a shame because I think she'd do well. Her music is a mixture of Eastern and Western style pop and some of her songs are  more R'n'B or dance. She also branched out into TV presenting when she had jobs on TV singing contests Turkiye Popstar and the Belgian version of The X Factor.

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