Singer, actor and producer. He was born in Şanlıurfa on January 1, 1952. His real name is İbrahim Tatlı. He couldn’t attend any schools because he began to work at early ages. However he completed primary education through distance education and got his primary school diploma from Kilis Kartalbey Primary School in 1976. Because of his beautiful voice, he attended sira nights (T.N. In Turkish: Sıra gecesi-traditional musical gathering at night).At his fifteen, he began amateur cassette recording in Urfa, Elazığ and nearby cities. He took to the stage at various music halls first in Adana then in Ankara. His beautiful voice became notorious through his audience. At the end of the 1970s, he began to take to the stage in Istanbul. There he met Yılmaz Tatlıses, who gave him his surname. His professional career in music began with his 45-rpm records such as Kara Kız and Beni Yakma Gel Sevdiğim. Then he released many albums including songs Kapıyı Çalan Kimdir, Niye Çattın Kaşlarını, Olmaz Olsun, Maden Dağı, De get Bayburt, Hadice, Eyvallah, Kurban Olam Ben O Kaşı Karaya, Tükendi Nakt-i Ömrüm, Zeyno, Seven Bahtiyar Olmaz, Erzurum Dağı'nda, Ayağında Kundura, Doyulur mu, Sevdim de Sevilmedim, İnan Arkadaş, Züleyha and Ağlama Cananım thus becoming famous all around the country. He also released the songs he performed in Urfa and nearby cities while he was an amateur. Among those, the most known are Veremli Kız, Batsın Bu Dünya, Huzurum Kalmadı, Yağmurun Sesine Bak ve Neden Saçların Beyazlamış Arkadaş
He became famous with Ayağında
Kundura he performed in Kınalı Pavyon in Ankara in 1974 and first appeared
in Ankara Radio and then in a television show in the New Year’s Day. He worked
with Arif Sağ and Orhan Gencebay in 1977 and released an album in which he
re-performed Ayağında Kundura. He embarked on his film career
with Ayağında Kundura-Ceylan in
His first marriage was to Adalet Durak and they have three children. In 1979 he met Perihan Savaş when he had acted in film Kara Yazma. He had one daughter, Melek Zübeyde from that relation but it lasted until the film Günah in 1983 because he met Derya Tuna, his third wife and he had a son İbrahim (İdo) from that marriage. In 2011 he was attacked and was wounded seriously by a headshot. While he was staying in hospital, he married Ayşegül Yıldız.
ALBUMS: Kara Kız (1970), Ben İnsan Değil Miyim (1975), Bir Yol Göster (1975), Şaşkın (1975), Doldur Kardeş İçelim (1978), Ceylan (1980), Gülmemiz Gerek (1981), Yaşamak Bu Değil (1982), Yalan (1983), Benim Hayatım (1984), Mavi Mavi (1985), Gülüm Benim (1986), Allah Allah/ Hülya (1987), Kara Zindan (1988), Fosforlu Cevriyem (1988), İnsanlar (1989), Söylim mi (1990), Vur Gitsin Beni/ Yemin Ettim (1991), Ah Keşkem (1992), Ben De İsterem (1996), At Gitsin (1998), Yetmez mi (2001), Tek Tek (2003), Aramam (2004), Sizler İçin (2005), Bulamadım (2007), Neden (2008), Yağmurla Gelen Kadın (2009).
FILM: Ayağında Kundura (1978), Kara Çadırın Kızı (1979), Yaşamak Bu Değil (1981), Tövbe (1981), Seni Yakacaklar (1981), Alişan (1982), Yalan (1982), Yorgun (1983), Günah (1983), Ayşem (1984), Sevdalandım (1984), Yalnızım (1985), Mavi Mavi (1985), Sarhoş (1986), Gülüm Benim (1987), Allah Allah (1987), Ben İnsan Değil miyim (1988), Aşıksın (1988), Hülya (1988), Fosforlu (1989).