37 Facts About Ajda Pekkan


Ajda Pekkan is known by the title "superstar" in the Turkish media.


Ajda Pekkan is highly respected in the music industry and her vocal techniques together with many of her albums were praised by music critics.


Ajda Pekkan eventually quit acting and focused entirely on her singing career.


Ajda Pekkan spent the first twenty years of her singing career with dozens of songs released as cover versions.


Ajda Pekkan's fame grew steadily throughout the 1970s outside her home country, and particularly in Europe, and it was reinforced by concerts in different countries.


Ajda Pekkan holds the title of "State Artist" in Turkey and has been awarded the honorary distinction of Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.


In 2016, Ajda Pekkan's name appeared in The Hollywood Reporters Power 100, a list of the 100 most powerful women in entertainment.


Ajda Pekkan was born on 12 February 1946 in Istanbul.


Where Ajda Pekkan goes or what she eats, I go there and eat the same thing.


Ajda Pekkan represented Turkey at the International Apollonia Music Festival in Athens, where she performed the songs "Ozleyis" and "Perhaps One Day" in 1968 and 1969, respectively.


Ajda Pekkan represented Turkey in 1969 at the Mediterranean Song Festival in Barcelona, performing the song "Ve Ben Simdi".


Ajda Pekkan's songs have been used on the soundtracks of many films throughout the 1960s.


Although, Philips records moved out of Turkey in 1971, Ajda Pekkan was signed with them until 1978 for business outside of Turkey.


Ajda Pekkan would go on to release numerous records under Philips International label around the globe in the 1970s.


Ajda Pekkan, who switched to Istanbul Plak in 1972, broke yet another sales record with her 45RPM, Dert Bende Derman Sende, which is an arabesque style song.


In 1973, her producer Fikret Senes was very insistent on her recording the song "Kimler Geldi Kimler Gecti", although Ajda Pekkan thought that the song was not her style.


Ajda Pekkan, who was known as "Superstar" by 1977, published her new album Superstar with different cover designs and production.


Ajda Pekkan gave a concert in Tehran at that time and this concert was broadcast on television and well received by the Turkish audience.


Ajda Pekkan's increasing popularity outside her own country and in Europe, created a public desire for her to represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 and fix the country's general image following its poor performances in the contest in the previous years.


Ajda Pekkan took part in the contest with the song "Pet'r Oil" and finished 15th, which left her deeply disappointed; the ranking had a shocking effect not only for herself, but for the circles who were sure she would get a high rating.


Ajda Pekkan put an end to her career outside Turkey and started to release songs only in Turkey.


Nevertheless, as per the contract, Ajda Pekkan owed three more songs to the company, and it was not legally possible for her to produce a new record or to negotiate with a new company until the completion of these songs.


In 2011, Ajda Pekkan released her single "Yakar Gecerim", written by acclaimed Turkish singer Tarkan, which ranked second on Turkey's official music chart.


Ajda Pekkan, who appeared in many movies in the 1960s, was criticized by some men in the media for her new style and physics, and in the second year of her acting career she published a sensational article on the magazine Bikini, titled "I destroy the idols".


Ajda Pekkan, who had become known for her songs and new style, was much talked about in the media due to her fashion sense.


Ajda Pekkan is an activist for women and has spoken against issues such as domestic violence, abuse of women, illiteracy, discrimination, and has released a music video addressing the issue of "violence against women".


In 2013, Hurriyet prepared a TV commercial about liberty for all, in which Ajda Pekkan performed the song "Hurriyet Benim".


Ajda Pekkan was the first artist to support to the democratic initiative proposed by the 60th government of Turkey.


Ajda Pekkan, who is among the respectable names of Turkish pop music, has a number of connections with many other Turkish artists.


Ajda Pekkan, who is a close friend of Sezen Aksu, is known for her friendly relations with Nilufer and Nukhet Duru.


Ajda Pekkan is accepted as a gay icon within Turkey's LGBT community.


Ajda Pekkan, who is a supporter of animal rights, participated in a meeting in February 2011 to meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discuss issues surrounding animal rights.


Ajda Pekkan has adopted and cared for a number of street animals, including a cat named Beyaz and a dog named Apple.


On 7 May 2013, Ajda Pekkan visited the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and saw a discussion about animal rights which took place in the assembly.


Ajda Pekkan was engaged for a second time in 1979 to journalist Erol Yaras at the Izmir Fair.


Ajda Pekkan has performed in many places inside and outside Turkey, and in addition to Turkish, has sung in English, French, Italian, and Japanese.


In 2017, Ajda Pekkan acquired citizenship from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.