|Birth Day:||April 23, 1979|
|Birth Place:||Izmir, Turkey|
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She first started singing in 1998. Her debut 2000 album was titled Hos Geldin.
Bengü's first album, Hoş Geldin, was released in July 2000 after a preparation process of about three and a half years. Kenan Doğulu, Şehrazat, Ümit Sayın, and Yıldız Tilbe were among the musicians who helped with its preparations. It featured nine songs and one remix. All of the songs were composed by Ozan Doğulu. Cihan Okan and Sıla were the vocalists whose voice was featured on the album. All the photographs for the album were shot by Koray Kasap. Bengü performed at nearly 300 concerts both inside and outside of the country with this album.
Bengü's main breakthrough came in 2005 with the release of her second studio album, Bağlasan Durmam. After 5 years of searching, she signed a contract with Dokuz Sekiz Müzik and under Suat Aydoğan's direction, she collaborated with Serdar Ortaç, Gökhan Şahin, Sibel Alaş and Hakkı Yalçın on this new album. The songs "Korkumdan Ağladım", "Gel Gel", "Ciddi Ciddi" were written and composed by Bengü herself, and alongside the songs "Müjde" and "Bağlasan Durmam", they were all turned into music videos. At the Turkey Music Awards, she was nominated for the "Best Female Pop Singer" award. The album Bağlasan Durmam became one of the best-selling albums of the year and sold 52,000 copies by the end of the year. NTV chose Bağlasan Durmam as one 2000's best Turkish albums.
In 2007, the album Taktik took Bengü's career into another level. The likes of Serdar Ortaç, Adnan Fırat, Kutsi, Alper Narman, and Fettah Can worked on it. Bengü also included the song "Yolcu", which she had written and composed herself, in the album. The first music video form the album was "Korkma Kalbim", written by Serdar Ortaç and composed by Suat Aydoğan. It eventually became a massive hit inside Turkey. With its success, the song received a digital certification from Mü-Yap. With 136,430 downloads, it became 2007's 13th most downloaded song. The second song that was turned into a music video was "Unut Beni", written by Adnan Fırat. It also achieved great success. The song "Ağla Kalbim", which was featured beforehand as a demo on Hande Yener's album, met special interest from the fans and was used on the soundtrack of the popular series Doktorlar. Despite lacking a music video, it has become one of the classic works of Turkish popular music. Taktik sold 100,000 copies and became one of the best-selling albums of the year.
In 2008, she released her fourth studio album, Gezegen, which received positive comments from fans and critics. The works of Serdar Ortaç, Adnan Fırat, Altan Çetin and İlhan Şeşen were featured on this album. The first music video for this album was released for the song "Gezegen", written by Serdar Ortaç and composed by Suat Aydoğan. It was directed by Murat Küçük. The song was chosen by critics, radio programs and DJs as one the best songs of 2008. Her appearance as sexy girl wondering in the desert and taking revenge on her man in the music video was discussed in the tabloids for a long time. The album sold 35,000 copies by the end of the year.
In 2009, her fifth studio album, İki Melek, was released by Avrupa Müzik. Serdar Ortaç, Şehrazat, Sinan Akçıl and Yalın were among the artists who worked on the album. One of the best albums of the year, its songs "İki Melek" and "Kocaman Öpüyorum" ranked number-one on Billboard Türkiye and topped the charts for 7 weeks. In 2009, she won the "Best Female Pop Artists" award at the 13th Istanbul FM Music Awards. In the same year, Siyaset Magazine Awards named her the "Singer of the Year" and her album was chosen as the "Album of the Year" by many organizations and universities. İki Melek ranked 6th on Hürriyet list of "2009's Top 20 Albums". The album sold 125,000 copied by the end of the year and earned Bengü a gold certification.
In early 2011, Bengü was featured on Suat Ateşdağlı's album and performed the song "Artık Sevmeyeceğim". For her own 2011 album, titled Dört Dörtlük, she worked with the likes of Sinan Akçıl, Şehrazat, and Ersay Üner. Its lead single, "Aşkım", received great acclaim. It went on Twitter's trends list in Turkey. With the success of "Aşkım", Bengü became the most searched artist and singer of the year on Google in Turkey in 2011. Before the release of the second video from Dört Dörtlük, "Saat 03:00", many promo photos were released, which were met with great interest. Bengü chose "Kalbi Olan Ağlıyor", written by Sinan Akçıl, as the third song from the album to be turned into a music video by director Salih Singin. According to Mü-Yap, by the end of the year the album sold 25,000 copies.
After the success of "Yaralı", which topped Türkçe Top 20 for seven weeks, Bengü started to work on a new single. In November 2013, she released the single "Saygımdan", which was well-received by fans and critics. The song was written by Zeki Güner and composed by Mustafa Ceceli. Its music video was directed by Burak Ertaş. It was produced by her own company BNG Müzik and DMC. At the final weeks of 2013, the song ranked second on Turkey's official music charts and at the beginning of 2014 it topped the charts for five weeks. It was included in most radio and TV's top lists. Due to the success of "Saygımdan" and "Yaralı", Bengü was nominated for the "Best Female Artist" award at the Turkey Music Awards.
"Hodri Meydan", Bengü's fifth single, was released on 4 March 2016 by DMC. It was written by Deniz Erten and composed by Toylan Kaya, while Erdem Kınay arranged it. It was released on digital platforms on 7 March. Actress Demet Özdemir appears in the music video for the song. The music video was shot in an old cable factory in the Ümraniye plateaus and in five different places. It was directed by Gülşen Aybaba. On its first week of release, it ranked number-one on TTNET Müzik's list of 100 Most Played Songs. It was also released in the form of CD on 25 March and, on its first week, topped D&R's list of best songs. It also became the number-one song on many radio and music channels.
Bengü's eighth studio album, Altın Çağ, was released by DMC on 31 May 2017. The songs "Kuzum", "Sanki", "Geçmiş Olsun", and "Altın Çağ" were the pieces from this album for which separate music videos were released.
Her new single, "Yazık", was released on 15 February 2019 together with a music video directed by Elif Demiralp. The lyrics of the song were written by Ersay Üner and Volga Tamöz served as the arranger for the single. In the same year, she collaborated with Bilal Sonses on the song "İçimden Gelmiyor", which was released as a duet together with a music video in April 2019. By the end of November 2019, Bengü's new single "Günaydın" was released by DMC. Its music video was directed by Ulaş Elgin and the song itself was written and composed by Melda Gürbey.
Currently, Bengu is 43 years, 9 months and 15 days old. Bengu will celebrate 44th birthday on a Sunday 23rd of April 2023.
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