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Friday, July 07, 2017

Tarkan Top for 3rd Week

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia

Tarkan's first digital single from 10 cements its top position on the official Turkish airplay chart's 27th week for a third week running, while it continues to dominate Turkish streaming site Türk Telekom Müzik, fizy and iTunes.

Alternative monitor figures from Kral Pop Liste are updated on Saturdays and radio and TV monitoring site TelifMetre updates its charts on Mondays.

UPDATES: Tarkan tops Kral Pop Liste chart >>
Telifmetre charts Tarkan in first place again >>

Taking a dip, the music video to "Yolla" has dropped in Youtube's trending. Another track from his 2017 album has taken the top spot after the king of pop's official account published 10 on the popular video streaming site.

The slow ballad "Beni Çok Sev" is fast becoming a fan favourite, although it has recently come under criticism for its music allegedly being similar to another artist's 2012 Turkish track.

The claim in the media was publicly disputed by the lyricist of Tarkan's song, but reports say that the claims of plagiarism will be investigated.

UPDATE: Plagiarism claims dismissed by independent investigation >>

Elsewhere, music label DMC exec Samsun Demir has tweeted that physical sales of Tarkan's album has seen well over a quarter of a million copies sold in its first 20 days with 330,000 units shifted.

UPDATE: 10 sells over 500,000 in 3 weeks >>

In addition, celebrity portal Uçankuş has published a list of impressive figures that suggest the mega-icon of music has generated over 32 million TL ($10 million) in 20 days of physical and digital album and concert ticket sales to rejuvenate the Turkish music industry and the economy.

According to the portal's published figures, Tarkan's successful sponsorship with Turkish streaming site fizy saw a record-breaking two million hits in 48 hours on release of 10.

Chart Listings for "Yolla" (July 2017)

Official Turkish Airplay Chart | Position 1
fizy Top 100 | Position 1
iTunes Singles Top 100 | Position 1
Turk Telekom Muzik (Stream) | Position 1
Turk Telekom Muzik (Download) | Position 1
Turk Telekom Muzik Top 100 | Position 1
Spotify Most Played Turkish Top 50 | Position 1
YouTube Trending in Turkey Top 10 | Position 3

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