Warner Music Turkey has signed Turkish pop star Edis Görgülü as part of its partnership with Doğan Music.
Warner Music Turkey and Doğan Music announced their joint venture early last year.
Edis Görgülü first charted in 2014 with his debut single Benim Ol, which was followed by chart topping singles Olmamış mı? (2015), Dudak (2016) and Çok Çok (2017).
His debut studio album Ân was released in 2018 and placed him amongst Turkey’s Top 100 best-selling artists.
Görgülü has received a number of awards during his career including Best Outstanding Artist, Best Song and Best Male Artist at ceremonies such as the Golden Butterfly Award Ceremony, Kral Turkey Music Awards and GQ Men Of The Year.
Nirvana, his duet with one of Turkey’s biggest pop stars, Gülşen, “exploded on the day of its release in 2020”, according to Warner.
He recently won Turkey’s GQ Men of the Year’s top honour and also broke the YouTube Turkey record for the most live views with his Vodafone Arena Stadium show, which attracted 5.7 million people.
“Edis is not only an incredible artist, but he is a fantastic person and a perfect fit for Warner Music.”
Alfonso Perez Soto, Warner Music
Görgülü was originally born and raised in London, until his family decided to move back to Turkey when he was two years old.
He started taking piano lessons when he was four and as a teenager became a soloist in the İzmir Kent Orchestra. Edis can sing in English, French, Spanish and Turkish.
“I’ve always had a global outlook and I want to be an artist who makes music for the whole world. Now I have the perfect team to make this dream come true.”
Edis said: “This is an exciting new chapter for me. I want to thank my fans in Turkey and elsewhere who’ve gotten me to more than a billion views on YouTube so far. I’ve always had a global outlook and I want to be an artist who makes music for the whole world. Now I have the perfect team to make this dream come true.
“Thanks to Warner Music, Doğan Music and my team at EDS for managing this process in a great way. I’ve been working with musician friends in the studio for months, recording songs in Turkish and many other languages.
“We won’t stop until we make the whole world happy with our songs! Please support everyone who has a dream, this is very important for those on tough journeys. I hope to make everyone who has supported me and believed in me on my journey proud with everything I’m doing.”
Alfonso Perez Soto, President, Emerging Markets, Warner Music, added: “Edis is not only an incredible artist, but he is a fantastic person and a perfect fit for Warner Music.
“He has an amazing story, unique vision and extraordinary talent and we can’t wait to share his brilliant work with the world.”
“We are serious about driving a cultural conversation between Turkey and the wider world and Edis is the perfect artist to help us do that.”
Gülce Özyeşilpınar, Warner Music Turkey
Gülce Özyeşilpınar, General Manager of Warner Music Turkey, added: “This is a milestone moment for Warner Music Turkey as we welcome one of the country’s most talented artists into our company.
“We are serious about driving a cultural conversation between Turkey and the wider world and Edis is the perfect artist to help us do that.
“It’s been so rewarding helping Edis build his musical career over the years and I know there’s still so much more to come.”
Samsun Demir, Doğan Music Group
”Samsun Demir, CEO, Doğan Music Group, said: “It’s been so rewarding helping Edis build his musical career over the years and I know there’s still so much more to come.
“Along with Warner Music, I’m sure we can take him to the global stage and show the world his talent.”Music Business Worldwide