Sezen Aksu (born Fatma Sezen Yıldırım; 13 July 1954) is a Turkish pop music singer, songwriter and producer who has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Her nicknames include the "Queen of Turkish Pop" and Minik Serçe ("Little Sparrow"). Aksu's influence on Turkish pop and world music has continued since her debut in 1975, and has been reinforced by her patronage of and collaboration with many other musicians, including Sertab Erener, Şebnem Ferah, Aşkın Nur Yengi, Hande Yener, Yıldız Tilbe, Işın Karaca, Seden Gürel, Harun Kolçak and Levent Yüksel. Sezen Aksu is widely known as a successful songwriter. Her work with Tarkan resulted in continental hits like "Şımarık" and "Şıkıdım" and her collaboration with Goran Bregović widened her international audience.
Links to Peel
Peel played a track from the singer on his shows and mentioned buying her album, when he was in Istanbul, Turkey in late 1994. No other tracks from the artist seemed to be played by Peel, despite him saying on his 04 November 1994 show that he thought her album was impressive.
- 04 November 1994: 'Sude (CD-Deli Kızın Türküsü)' (Tempa & Foneks)
- 12 November 1994 (BFBS): 'Sude (CD-Deli Kızın Türküsü)' (Tempa & Foneks)
- 12 November 1994 (BBC World Service): 'Sude (CD-Deli Kızın Türküsü)' (Tempa & Foneks)