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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Tarkan Treats from Harbiye's Heart Throb

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia


Tarkan shares Harbiye rehearsal photo with the Tarkan Team

As Tarkan's first single off 10 is number one for a second week on the official Turkish airplay chart, the king of pop has been rehearsing hard for his run of open air concerts in Istanbul at the start of the month.

The superlative soul singer has posted backstage rehearsal photos on social media with the long-term Tarkan team that has helped to make his live performances globally memorable.

Sponsored by fizy, the Turkish streaming site will be airing the mega-icon's shows live, while running competitions allowing listeners the opportunity to win "invitations" to a concert.

The first show kicks off this evening, with another six dates scheduled through to 10 July.

UPDATES: Thousands gather for Tarkan >>
Live stream shows log 1.2 million hits >>

The diminutive demi-god of the Turkish stage will be showcasing his 2017 tracks cut from 10, the highest selling album in Turkey for the second week in a row and the 4th highest grossing world music album on Billboard.

Second Week at the Top

The 26th week of official airplay in the Turkish charts sees Tarkan maintain his top spot with digital single "Yolla" after its number one entry last week.

Meanwhile, on major music station Kral Pop's own monitoring chart Tarkan has moved up two places into second place.

The Kral Pop Liste chart shows discrepancies from the independent monitors, giving the impression its collected figures are playing "catch-up".

But Tarkan holds three places on the chart - a first ever feat - while Tarkan's tracks have entered the "most streamed" lists after a wider release in its second week.

UPDATES: Tarkan's domination of charts continue >>
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Another first-ever feat by Tarkan has been logged by music monitor TelifMetre. Although the number crunching site updates its charts on Monday instead of Friday, it has tweeted that according to its official figures Tarkan now holds the record for the artist most played on TV and radio in a week.

Tarkan is number one on its airplay listings for a second week by a huge margin.

Chart Listings for "Yolla" (July 2017)

Official Turkish Airplay Chart | Position 1
TelifMetre Airplay Chart | Position 1
fizy Top 100 | Position 1
iTunes Singles Top 100 | Position 1
YouTube Trending in Turkey Top 10 | Position 1

Kral Pop Liste Chart | Position 2 (Total share of)
Digital Single Sales Top 10 | Position 4
Most Streamed Single Top 10 | Position 2
National Radio Airplay Top 10 | Position 2
Local Radio Airplay Top 10 | Position 5

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