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Sunday, June 18, 2017

10 Shifts Over 300,000 in 3 Days

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia

Iconic star Tarkan has smashed physical and digital record sales for a Turkish music artist with his 10th foray, 10, shifting over 300,000 copies in 3 days in Turkey alone.

The statistics of Tarkan's domination has been tweeted by music label DMC's exec Samsun Demir, revealing that physical sales of 10 has shifted over 200,000 hard copies in 3 days - the entire first run of CDs distributed.

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Digital downloads on Turkish streaming site fizy have surpassed 100,000, while iTunes sales have pushed Tarkan to rank at number 37 of global digital artists on iTunes, simultaneously charting on 18 international charts.

The music artist's 2017 release has charted in download lists from Bahrain to Belgium, making the top twenty in over half, and topping the charts in three for Apple Music's iTunes.

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Strategically limiting Tarkan's 10th to physical sales and digital sales to US giant Apple and fizy has paid off. A wider release to YouTube and other streaming sites is expected within the coming weeks.

On release, Tarkan's return to claim his musical throne saw the Turkish top twenty singles chart on iTunes completely dominated by Tarkan, as well as his album immediately hitting the top spot.

How much further an artist can go after such phenomenal success is anyone's guess, but there's little doubt about where Tarkan is headed on the live music circuit.

Two extra dates have already been added to the initial three date open air extravangaza at the Harbiye in Istanbul, to keep up with demand for tickets after the release of 10.

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