Ziynet Sali really is the superstar you’ve never heard of. She’s sold millions of records, racked up millions of You Tube views and performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe; including North Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Belgium, Croatia, South Africa and Turkmenistan.
Truly international, she was born in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, before moving to Manchester in the U.K at just a few weeks old. She went to school in Manchester until the age of 6 when her family moved back to Northern Cyprus. Ziynet completed the remainder of her primary to sixth form education in Northern Cyprus. In addition to her mother tongue, she speaks both English and Greek.
In 1994 Ziynet started her musical education at İ.T.Ü Devlet Konservatuar, a prestigious music academy in Istanbul, Turkey. A promising student, she began singing at the academy in both Spanish and English.
Ziynet released her first album in the year 2000 and during her incredibly successful 17-year professional career, she has released 6 albums and 7 singles, selling over X copies. On YouTube, her track ‘‘Bugün Adım Leyla’’ earned a gold disc with a phenomenal 44 million likes, with her total YouTube likes stacking up to around 170million in total.
On Ziynet Sali’s third album her song “Zordur Oğlum” won her the accolade of the best vocalist at the “Euro Dance” competition, voted for by fans online and organized in Italy in 2006.
In 2010, Ziynet’s single “Rüya” was the most played song of that year. And in 2012 Turkey’s most prestigious video music station, KRAL TV Awards awarded her track ”Herşey Güzel Olacak” [taken from her “Sonsuz Ol” album] Best Video.Among her many accolades and awards from universities and institutions, in 2016 at the DAFBAMA music awards held in Hamburg she was voted Best Female Act.
With a certified smash on her hands and only the sky as her limit– her star continues to rise. Ziynet Sali is definitely one to keep your eye on and you should probably be afraid of what she’s going to do next…