Cross-over soprano who is known for her wide vocal range and who became one of the divas of Turkish pop music. She released her debut album, Calm Down, in 1992. This was followed up by nine more albums, including 2013's Sade.
Her hit, "Every Way That I Can," catapulted her to first place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003.
She co-created the band, Painted on Water, with Demir Demirkan in 2009.
Her family raised her in Istanbul.
Her cover of "One More Cup of Coffee" by Bob Dylan was included on the soundtrack for Masked and Anonymous, the comedy-drama film Dylan co-wrote in 2003.