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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tarkan Track on Top

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia

Independent music monitors have charted Tarkan's first single release straight in at number one, as 10 powers on to dominate music sales in its first week of entry.

The music artist entered top of the charts of both major radio and TV monitoring services TelifMetre and MusicTopTR - which took over from Nielsen Music in Turkey - for domestic airplay with "Yolla".

The pop arm of music station giant Kral also provides a monitoring chart of total share in airplay and sales called Kral Pop Liste, in which Tarkan has entered in at fourth place.

Kral Pop's list doesn't take into account all radio stations or streaming sites, and as Tarkan is only available on fizy in Turkey so far, it's not as reliable as the official, independent monitors.

In Kral Pop's own radio and TV airplay charts the iconic star's entry was placed in at 10th position.

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As for sales, with the single and the album in the highest spots in its first week limited release to digital music sites iTunes and fizy, and with physical sales making 10 the highest selling record in its domestic market, there is less room for discrepancy.

With strong sale figures, Kral Pop Liste puts Tarkan's album 10 at number one for sales, and "Yolla" as second highest selling digital track overall.

Tarkan shares top place for digital singles on Kral Pop Liste with the recent duet he featured in alongside Sezen Aksu on a music producer's compilation album.

As he competes against himself, Tarkan's music video to "Yolla" is currently only available on Turkish TV music channels and selected streaming sites. It's expected to arrive on YouTube soon, as is the album on Spotify, Deezer and other Turkish streaming sites.

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A wider release is hoping to boost sales and trends further, with music label DMC exec Samsun Demir tweeting that even unofficial copies of Tarkan's tracks had trended on YouTube, before being shut down.

Chart Listings for "Yolla" (June 2017)

Official Turkish Airplay Chart | Position 1
TelifMetre Airplay Chart | Position 1
fizy Top 100 | Position 1
iTunes Singles Top 100 | Position 1

Kral Pop Liste Chart | Position 4 (Total share of)
Digital Single Sales Top 10 | Position 2
National Radio Airplay Top 10 | Position 3
Local Radio Airplay Top 10 | Position 6

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