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Monday, June 30, 2008

Tarkan on Billboard

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan at number 2 position on the Billboard chartsTarkan has featured on the Turkish Billboard's weekly run-down of the movers and shakers of the national music lists, after his third music video "Arada Bir" jumped 18 places to hit the number two spot last week.

Calling Tarkan "a tour de force in Turkish music," the Billboard article writes that Tarkan's award-winning Metamorfoz was the second highest selling album of 2007. What makes the statistic more amazing is that the Turkish pop artist had released the album only in the last week of that year.

Tarkan featured on BillboardHe had previously hit the second highest position of the Billboard charts with his track "Pare Pare" in May. Before that he had hit number one with "Vay Anam Vay", which had also held on to the number two slot for three months.

It describes the release of the music videos as "singles" but does not mean physical CD releases - although Tarkan has released singles before - as the Turkish industry is not generally a singles orientated market.

Billboard's ratings - which aim to unify play lists in terms of popularity - are based on air play figures from Nielsen Music Control, the world respected research media company that monitors radio and TV stations across Turkey, and yearly sales figures collected by the Turkish Phonographic Industry.

UPDATE: Kral 10 Replaces Billboard 20 (2010) >>

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