Would you believe it has been 8 years since Hadise made her mark on the Eurovision Song Contest stage with her sizzling ethno-pop anthem ‘Dum Tek Tek’, earning Turkey an impressive fourth place overall in the 2009 grand final.
Since representing Turkey in the contest, Hadise has gone on to release four successful studio albums – with her latest offering ‘Şampiyon‘ being released worldwide today. The album has been heavily anticipated by her fans as well as Turkish media, mostly due to the success of tracks released from her previous record Tavsiye.
Pulling in the millions on YouTube
As well as today’s album release, Hadise unveiled the music video to Şampiyon, the album’s title track. As of now, this is an Apple Music exclusive, but we’re guessing (and hoping!) it shouldn’t be too long before it lands on YouTube. If the stats of her previous videos on the site are anything to go by, Hadise will no doubt score another smash hit.
Using data from the Turkish equivilent of Vevo, all but one of Hadise’s music videos on YouTube have been viewed by no less than 2 Million people. In particular, her song ‘Prenses‘ from 2014 is currently raking in over 180 million views, followed closely by ‘Yaz Günü‘ which is sitting firmly at 72 million!
As of this morning, the music video for Sampiyon is now available to watch on YouTube:
It’s not difficult to realise that the title of the new album translates as ‘Champion‘. The title was a choice made by Hadise herself, citing the following:
I’m a champion in every work I do. I believe that the God has created all of us to be a champion in our life.
The album is currently available to buy on CD in Turkish music stores and to stream worldwide via Apple Music. (We’re expecting a Spotify release imminenelty!)
Hopes for a Turkish Eurovision return
As mentioned previously, its been 8 years since Hadise’s performance in Moscow. To mark the occassion, she recently shared a snap on Instagram reminiscing on the experience whilst expressing her sadness on Turkey’s current hiatus from the contest.
“I hope my beautiful country will again participate at the Eurovision Song Contest.”
Insallah güzel ülkemi tekrar Eurovizyon sahnesinde hep beraber izleriz. Tam 8 yıl önce bugün finalde yarışmıştım. Hala tüylerim diken diken oluyor aklıma sahneye çıktığımda gördüğüm Türk bayrakları gelince… I hope my beautiful country will again participate at the Eurovision songcontest. 8 years ago today I was on the stage during the finals and I still feel the energy I felt that day when I got on stage and saw our beautiful Turkish flag in everyone’s hands…
We hope so too Hadise!