Ajda Pekkan

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Ajda Pekkan (born February 12, 1946 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a famous Turkish singer and actress. She is one of the most successful Turkish singers with the sales of over 30 million copies worldwide. She is called "Superstar". She has released more than 20 albums. Most famous ones are "Superstar", "Superstar II", "Superstar III" (also known as Superstar 83), "Ajda '90", "Ajda '93", "The Best of Ajda", "Diva", "Cool Kadın" and "Farkın Bu". Also he recorded singles in French and English.

Biography[change | edit source]

Ajda was born to Rıdvan Pekkan, an officer in the Turkish Navy, and Nevin Dobruca, a housewife. She spent her childhood at the Gölcük Naval Base in Kocaeli Province. Ajda graduated from the Çamlıca Kız Lisesi.

She won a Cover Star contest in 1963 and she began her professional career. She started her career as an actress. She was a popular actress in 60s. She released her very first recording, "Göz Göz Değdi Bana" as a B-Side in 1964. Following year, she released her first single, "Her Yerde Kar Var" in 1965. In April 1977, she released an album called "Superstar". It was a great success. Album sold over millions of copies and became a classic. Her next album, "Superstar II", released in May 1979. It was more successful than Superstar. Songs from album, Bambaşka Biri (It was a Turkish cover of I Will Survive and it became a signature song of Ajda Pekkan), Dile Kolay, Ya Sonra, Haykıracak Nefesim Kalmasa Bile, Yeniden Başlasın, Bir Köşede Yalnız were successful hits. She gave concerts in Tehran, Paris and Tokyo in the 70s. She represented Turkey with the famous entry "Petr' oil" at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest in the Hague, the Netherlands.

She released her first album on CD, "Ajda '90" in 1990. She recorded her "Ajda '93" album in the USA and Switzerland. Her complation albums containing the new recordings of his hit songs, "The Best of Ajda" and "Diva" were very successful albums. Her latest album, "Farkın Bu", which released in July 2011 became the most selling album of 2011 in Turkey.

Discography[change | edit source]

Studio Albums[change | edit source]

Albums[change | edit source]

  • Ajda Pekkan (1968)
  • Fecri Ebcioglu Sunar (1969)
  • Ajda Pekkan Vol III (1972)
  • La Fete A L’Olympia (1976)
  • Süperstar (1977)
  • Pour Lui (1978)
  • Süperstar II (1979)
  • Sen Mutlu Ol (1981)
  • Sevdim Seni (1982)
  • Süperstar III (1983)
  • Ajda Pekkan - Beş Yıl Önce On Yıl Sonra (1985)
  • Süperstar IV (1987)
  • Ajda ’90 (1990)
  • Seni Seçtim (1991)
  • Ajda ’93 (1993)
  • Ajda Pekkan (1996)
  • The Best of Ajda (1998)
  • Diva (2000)
  • Cool Kadın (2006)
  • Aynen Oyle (2008)
  • Farkın Bu (2011)

Complations[change | edit source]

  • Ajda (1975)
  • Unutulmayanlar (1990)
  • Hoşgör Sen (1993)
  • The Best of Ajda (1998)
  • Diva (2000)

Singles[change | edit source]

  • Abidik Gubidik Twist/Göz Göz Değdi Bana (1964)
  • Her Yerde Kar Var/Onyedi Yaşında (1965)
  • Moda Yolunda/Serseri (1966)
  • Seviyorum/İlkokulda Tanışmıştık (1966)
  • İki Yabancı/Bang, Bang (1967)
  • Dönmem Sana/İlk Aşkım (1967)
  • Oyalama Beni/Saklambaç (1967)
  • Aşk Oyunu/Et C'est Pour Toi (1967)
  • Boşvermişim Dünyaya/Sevdiğim Adam (1967)
  • Dünya Dönüyor/Üç Kalp (1968)
  • Kimdir Bu Sevgili/Onu Bana Bırak (1968)
  • Özleyiş/Ve Ben Şimdi (1968)
  • Boş Sokak/Çapkın (1968)
  • Ne Tadı Var Bu Dünyanın/Mesut Ol Sen (1969)
  • İki Yüzlü Aşk/Erkekleri Tanıyın (1969)
  • Durdurun Şu Zamanı/Yaşamak Ne Güzel Şey (1969)
  • Ben Bir Köylü Kızıyım/Tatlı Dünya (1969)
  • Son Arzu/Üzgün Yüzlü Dertli Akşam (1969)
  • Ay Dogarken/Sev Sen de Gönlünce (1969)
  • Sensiz Yıllarda/Olmadı Gitti (1970)
  • Yağmur/Tek Yaşanır mı (1970)
  • Gençlik Yılları/Bilmece Bildirmece (1971)
  • Yalnızlıktan Bezdim/Gel (1971)
  • Sen Bir Yana Dünya Bir Yana/İçiyorum (1971)
  • Olanlar Oldu Bana/Çapkın Satıcı (1972)
  • Dert Bende/Varsın Yansın Dünya (1972)
  • Kaderimin Oyunu / Kimler Geldi Kimler Geçti (1973)
  • Babylone, Babylone / Viens Pleurer Dans Mon Coeur (1973)
  • Tanrı Misafiri / İçme Sakın (1973)
  • Seninleyim / Palavra Palavra (1973)
  • Nasılsın İyi misin / İnanmam' (1974)
  • Sana Neler Edeceğim / Haram Olsun Bu Aşk Sana (1974)
  • Hoşgör Sen / Sana Ne Kime Ne (1975)
  • Al Beni / Aşk Budur (1975)
  • Ne Varsa Bende Var / Yere Bakan Yürek Yakan (1976)
  • Je T'apprendrai L'amour / Tu Pars Et tu Reviens (1976)
  • Gözünaydın / Kim Ne Derse Desin (1976)
  • Viens Dans Ma Vie / Face a Face Avec Moi (1977)
  • Aglama Yarim / Sakın Sakın Ha (1977)
  • A Mes Amours, A Mes Amours / Satisfaction (1977)
  • Ya Sonra / Yeniden Başlasın (1978)
  • Pet'r oil/Loving On Petrol/Le Roi Du Petr' oil - Eurovision 1980 Turkey (1980)
  • Sen İste (2003)
  • Resim (2009)
  • Yakar Geçerim (2011)