Sezen Aksu: Turkish diva

Sezen Aksu

Sezen Aksu

Sezen Aksu is one of the most successful and influential artists in Turkey. She is referred to as the “prima donna of Turkish pop music.” Her songs, including hits, still resonate in Turkish TV series, underscoring her influence in the music industry.

Sezen was born in 1954 in the city of Denizli. From childhood, she dreamed of a singing career and began writing songs at the age of 12. In the early 1970s, she moved to Istanbul, where she initiated her musical career.

Aksu’s fist albums were dedicated to love and rapidly gained popularity among the Turkish audience. Her songs were filled with sincerity and sensuality, immediately capturing the listeners’ attention. In 1975, Aksu released her debut album, “Haydi Şansım,” which achieved gold status in Turkey. In the following years, Aksu released several more successful albums. Her songs often featured in Turkish films and series, further elevating her popularity.

Sezen also found success in cinema, starring in several films, including “Great Solitude” (1990), which won the Golden Orange Award at the Turkish Film Festival.

Sezen Aksu is the author of over 400 songs and has released 16 albums. Her songs frequently appear in Turkish TV series and films.

The singer has been married four times. She has a son from her third marriage, Mithat Can Özer, who, like his mother, is involved in music. Sezen speaks about her son, saying, “Since I love my son, no one has loved me.”