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Girls vs Boys- Turkish

Here is another Turkish Girls vs Boys post. :) This time it's Kenan Doğulu vs Atiye.

Aytie (full name Atiye Deniz) is a popular singer in Turkey. She has a Turkish dad and a Dutch mum and was born in Germany. She also lived in America and Turkey as a child and teen.

Atiye released her debut album Gözyaşlarım in 2007. It had both Turkish and English lyrics and the album title translates as "My Tears". The video for her first single Don't Think was popular on YouTube. Two years later she brought out her second album, which was self titled. A few of her biggest hits are from the Atiye album, the singles Muamma, Salla and Kal (with the Turkish singer Teoman). Atiye has released 3 albums since, Budur (2011), Bring Me Back (2012) and Soygun Var (2013). Some of her other singles are Don't Think, Budur and Bring Me Back. In 2011 she won Best Turkish Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Her latest single is Come To Me. It's her US debut song

This is Ya Habibi which is from Soygun Var and came out in March last year. I've heard some Arabic songs through belly dancing and I know that "Habibi" translates as something like "My darling" or "My love" in Arabic. I think it's similar in Turkish. Of course, belly dancing is also traditional to Turkey and Atiye does some belly dance moves in this video. :) (I've danced to some Turkish songs but mostly Arabic).

Update 26/4/15: I found an English translation of Ya Habibi. The song title is "Yes, My Darling". Here's the link:

For more on Atiye visit her official website (Turkish/English language):


Kenan Doğulu has had a long running career. He released his debut album Yaparım Bilirsin (You Know I'll Do It) in 1993 and since then he's brought out 12 albums (studio and remix), including Sımsıkı Sıkı Sıkı, which according to Wikipedia translates as "Tight, Very Tight" (1994), Kenan Doğulu 3 (1996), Ex Aşkım (My Ex-Lover) in 2001, Festival (2006), Kenan Doğulu 7,5 (2007) and his latest (Aşka Türlü Şeyler (2012). His singles include Gençlik Marşı (March of Youth), Çakkıdı, and Kiz Sana Hayran (translated as something like Girl Admire You).

In addition to singing Kenan plays the guitar, flute, drums, piano, saxophone and flute! In 2007 he was Turkey's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Shake It Up Sekirim (Shake It Up Sweetheart) and came 4th. I remember that song. I tend to like Turkey's Eurovision entries. They withdrew from the contest in 2013 but plan to return next year.

Here is Şans Meleğim, which translates as "Chance, My Angel" and came out in 2011.

For more on Kenan visit these links:

Official site (Turkish):

Official FB (Turkish/English translation available):

Do you have a favourite out of these two? :)


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