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Monday, June 26, 2017

10th Climbs, Tarkan Chimes

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia

Iconic star Tarkan continues to smash digital record sales with his 10th foray, 10.

Music label DMC exec Samsun Demir has tweeted that the king of Turkish pop's 2017 release rose to number 24 in the Worldwide iTunes Albums chart, and reached the top 10 in Europe.

And after its domination of the Turkish iTunes charts, the artist has also managed a similar conquest of Turkish streaming site fizy, Demir has tweeted.

Digital downloads on fizy reached a record-breaking 50,000 in the first 24 hours and 200,000 downloads in a week. Its charts have been dominated in a repeat of the iTunes takeover where nearly 100,000 downloads have been tracked according to Demir, calling it a first for a Turkish artist.

Meanwhile, the music exec's social media account reveals that hard copies of Tarkan's CDs have run out, with demand outstripping supply. First prints have all been sold with a second edition going to print.

Demir has also confirmed that 10 will be released on vinyl for turntable lovers.

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

Baku Boogies with Boy Wonder

Elsewhere, on the king of Turkish pop's social media account, the record breaking music artist has posted his trip to Baku in Azerbaijan - where his 2017 album recently topped the country's iTunes chart.

The iconic singer performed on stage during the opening ceremony of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The multi-million selling artist shared billing for the main stage with Nicole Scherzinger, the Black Eyed Peas and Mariah Carey, who closed the event on Sunday.


Tarkan performs during his Formula 1 show in Baku on June 23, 2017.

The Formula 1 audience were lucky to be the first to hear Tarkan's 2017 chart breaking tracks live, while homebase fans will have to wait a little longer until Tarkan kickstarts his open air Istanbul concerts in July.

UPDATE: Thousands gather for Tarkan at Harbiye >>

Preparing for the annual summer live music circuit, four extra dates have been added to the initial series of three shows at the Harbiye, to keep up with demand after the opening show sold out.

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