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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Billboard on Tarkan

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan on BillboardTarkan has featured on the Turkish Billboard's weekly run-down of the movers and shakers of the national music lists as making the highest jump in the charts in the first days of September.

The Turkish subsidiary of the respected US music trademark has listed Tarkan as the highest mover in the charts, after the release of his fourth music video "Dilli Düdük". The track jumped from the 139th position to hit number 24 in the space of a week.

He had previously hit the second highest position of the Billboard charts with his track "Pare Pare" in May and "Arada Bir" in June. Before that he had hit number one with "Vay Anam Vay", which had also held on to the number two slot for three months.

The Billboard charts had also certified Tarkan's 2007 album Metamorfoz as the second highest selling album for that year in just seven days of release.

Billboard's ratings - which aim to unify play lists in terms of popularity - are based on air play figures from Nielsen Music Control, the world respected research media company that monitors radio and TV stations across Turkey, and yearly sales figures collected by the Turkish Phonographic Industry.

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Meanwhile in its article, Billboard also writes that Tarkan is preparing his 2006 English album Come Closer for a planned worldwide release in 2009, with a complete reproduction of the tracks and new songs, including collaborations with international artists.

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