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Monday, May 30, 2011

Media Monday - 2011 Kral awards & Tarkan's new video

Last week Kral TV had their 17th annual music awards in Istanbul.  I am happy to say that my current favorite group Gripin won the award for best group while Tarkan and his last album Adımı Kalbine Yaz won the most awards:

  • best album (Adımı Kalbine Yaz)
  • best video (Öp)
  • best lyrics- Aysel Gürel (Sevdanın Son Vuruşu)
  • best composition-Tarkan(Sevdanın Son Vuruşu)
  • best arrangement- Ozan Çolakoğlu (Sevdanın Son Vuruşu)
  • best song (Sevdanın Son Vuruşu)
Tarkan also won best male artist and the artist played the most on the radio.  It is interesting to note that the Turkish word for ‘played’ (çalınan) also means ‘stolen’.

Berkay won for the best break through artist; hopefully iTunes will have some of his music available soon.

You can check out the songs from Tarkan’s album at –

Last week also saw a video for the title song from Adımı Kalbine Yaz (Write My Name on Your Heart) on Tarkan’s official website.  It is similar to the video for Öp in that it shows Tarkan facing the camera while walking and singing, but it also incorporates concert footage and still photos.  What I like about it is how it shows the fans too, girls with Tarkan’s name written on body parts, girls singing and dancing along with the music and gives you a feel of what his concerts are like.  There is a good shot in the beginning showing all the cell phones and cameras out during the concert.

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