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Sertab Erener

"Sertab Erener" (born April 4, 1964) is a Turkish pop star. She is one of the most successful female Turkish pop singers in her homeland, and is considered one of the divas of Turkish pop music. In Europe, she is best known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with hit song ''Every Way That I Can'', although she has had many more achievements outside Turkey.

A native of Istanbul, Erener began her musical career working with Turkish pop singer Sezen Aksu.

Erener released her first album, ''Sakin Ol'', in 1992, and followed it with four more Turkish-language albums in the next decade. Her album ''Lal'' was included by Sony Music in its "Soundtrack For A Century" collection.

She competed in two National Eurovision Song Contest Finals (1989 and 1990) but was unable to succeed. She won the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Turkey with the song Everyway That I Can, co-written by Demir Demirkan. The song went on to top charts in countries all over Europe, including Sweden and Greece.

In the wake of her Eurovision success, Erener released her first English-language album, ''No Boundaries'', in 2004. Her renditions of "Here I Am" and Bob Dylan's "One Mo...

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