Yıldız Tilbe

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Yıldız Tilbe
Background information
Birth name Yıldız Tilbe
Born July 16, 1966 (1966-07-16) (age 50)
İzmir Turkey Turkey
Genres Pop-Folk
Occupations Singer
Website Official Web Site

Yıldız Tilbe is a Turkish pop folk singer and one of the best selling musical artists in Turkey, known especially for her eastern-infused ballads.

Early life and work[change | change source]

Her father is from Ağrı and her mother is from Tunceli.[1] [2]

While performing at a nightclub in 1991, she met Sezen Aksu.[2] For some time, she worked as a backing singer and worked together with several other artists on their music.[3]

Yıldız released her first album Delikanlım in 1994, and songs from this and later albums have been played on the radio outside of Turkey.[4] Tilbe writes and composes most of her songs and also produces for other artists, including Tarkan, Funda Arar, Demet Akalin, Gulben Ergen.[3]

Discography[change | change source]

  • Delikanlım (My Boy) (1994) Sales: 600.000[5]
  • Dillere Destan (A Legend For The Toung) (1995)
  • Aşkperest (Love-courageous) (1996)
  • Salla Gitsin Dertlerini (1998)
  • Gülüm (My Rose) (2001)
  • Haberi Olsun (Let Him Know) (2002)
  • Yürü Anca Gidersin (2003)
  • Yıldız'dan Türküler (Folk Songs From Yıldız) (2004) Sales: 650.000+[1]
  • Sevdiğime Hiç Pişman Olmadım (I Never Regret That I Loved You) (2004) Sales: 380.000 [2]
  • Papatya Baharı (Camomile Spring) (2005) Sales: 300.000[6]
  • Tanidim Seni (I Recognized You) (2006) Sales: 150.000[6]
  • Güzel (Beautiful) (2008)
  • Aşk İnsanı Değiştirir (Love Changes People) (2009)

Anti-semitism and anti-Israel views[change | change source]

Yıldız has sometimes spoken hatefully of Jews and of Israel on social media.

After the 2006 Israeli airstrike on Lebanon, live on television Tilbe said, "May God bring down one disaster after another upon Israel," to which the studio audience answered, “Amen.”[7]

After the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in early July 2014, Tilbe is said on social media site Twitter: "God bless Hitler, it was even too few what he did to the Jews, he was right" and "The Jews will be destroyed by Muslims, in the name of Allah, not much time left for it to be done".[8][9]

Tilbe's tweets were supported from the mayor of Turkey's capital Ankara, Melih Gökçek, who is a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party, and also a controversial person.[9][10] Later she tweeted that did not mean to praise Hitler and that she also has some Jewish friends.

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