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Gülşen (singer)

Turkish singer
The basics
Occupation Singer
Country Turkey
Date of birth , Istanbul
Authority VIAF id Musicbrainz id Library of congress id
The details

Gülşen Bayraktar (pronounced [ɟylˈʃen bajɾakˈtaɾ]), commonly known as Gülşen, is a Turkish pop singer.

Life and career

Gülşen, born May 29, 1976 in Istanbul, studied at the Turkish Classical Music Department of Istanbul Technical University.

Her first album, Be Adam (Oh man!) debut in 1995, followed in three years by Erkeksen (If you are a man), and the 2001 Şimdi (Now). The comparative failure of her fourth album in 2004, Of…Of…., has been attributed to the music video for the track Sarışınım (My Blonde); declared obscene by the state TV censors, RTÜK (High Board for Radio and TV), broadcasters were issued warnings for airing the clip.

The June 2006 album titled Yurtta Aşk, Cihanda Aşk was a play on a quote by Turkey's founding president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk- "peace in the country, peace in the world" becoming "love in the country, love in the world".

Gülşen's private life has been the subject of Turkish news media and gossip tabloids. Gülşen's seventh album, Önsöz, was released in 2010, with Ozan Çolakoğlu serving as music director, arranger and co-composer; contemporaneous rumors spoke of a romantic relationship and vacationing with Gülşen in Switzerland.

Gülşen's ninth studio album "Beni Durdursan mı?" ("Should you stop me?"), released in 2013, included the successful single "Yatcaz Kalkcaz Ordayım" ("We'll sleep we'll wake up and I'm there"). In this album as well is the song Kardan Adam (Snowman) which has over 18 million views on YouTube. Her tenth album Bangır Bangır released in 2015 included the successful single Bangır Bangır which has over 200 million views on YouTube.



  • "Be adam" (1995)
  • "Erkeksen" (1998)
  • "Şimdi" (2001)
  • "Of...Of..." (2004)
  • "Yurtta Aşk, Cihanda Aşk" (2006)
  • "Ama Bir Farkla" (2007)
  • "Mucize" (2007)
  • "Önsöz" (2009)
  • "Beni Durdursan mı?" (2013)
  • "Bangır Bangır" (2015)


  • "Yapamazsan Yok" (2008)
  • "Yeni Biri" (2011)
  • "Sozde Ayrilik" (2011)
  • "Iltimas feat. Murat Boz" (2014)
  • "Emrin Olur" (2015)
  • "Bangır Bangır" (2015)
  • "Dan Dan" (2015)

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