Besides Turkey, she is especially popular in Iran where she was voted among one of the favourite singers. Her debut album, Tanrı Misafiri, was released in 1992. It proved to be a massive success and sold 1,250,000 albums. At this stage she was a very sweet and innocent-looking girl, slim, dressed in white and with an attractive way of raising one eyebrow. She was on billboards all over Istanbul.
And being from one of Istanbul's less affluent districts, with a rough manner and speaking voice in contrast to her beautiful singing voice, she garnered lots of public support. Her subsequent albums have been hugely successful and are listed below. Stardom has taken its toll on her health. She suffered from a brain haemorrhage in December 1999 while recording the album Dön Ne Olur, which resulted in two very heavy operations. Fortunately she returned to full health.
She spent a lot of time away from the public eye, recuperating. Dön Ne Olur was one of the best selling albums ever in Turkey. In November 2001 she released the album Ahdım Olsun. This album embodied the pain of the experience she endured from December 1999 to November 2001.
It also offered a clear story line for the events that took place in her life that year. Ebru Gündeş has made hundreds of television appearances in Turkey as a singer and recently as an actress in a situation comedy "İmkansız Aşk" (Impossible Love). She was also the host of her Mega Show, one of the most watched television shows in Turkey. Every week Ebru was joined by a variety of other Turkish singers, most notably her long time friends Serdar Ortaç and İbrahim Tatlıses. The show featured Ebru singing her own songs, singing classic songs and singing duets with other singers.
Now she is appearing in the hugely popular singing contest Popstar Alaturka as a guest judge along with turkeys most popular singer diva Bülent Ersoy and Orhan Gencebay and Agrman Çaglayan. She has been named a hypocrite when commenting on Sibel Can's tanga bikini incident, saying "No one can ever see me (in a tanga) like that. I'm very careful about such things. I'm the kind of person who even shuts the blinds and turns off the lights before undressing at home. It's because I'm very afraid that someone might photograph me.
It's the way I was educated, the way I was taught. I'm also very careful in the way I dress on stage". However she is always seen wearing provocative clothing, and after her 2005 breast enlargement, constantly showcasing them for all to see. Also she bragged about joining the Mile High Club as a teenager.
And in 2006 caused great controversy when saying she didn't want a homosexual to be in the popstars alaturka contest. She lost alot of fans by saying this and it was evident when her latest album didn't sell as many as previous albums. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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