How have I lived without Hadise? The Belgian born Turkish diva has been ruling my iPod ever since a friend recommended her new album "Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer?" as the next best thing to Beyoncé. High praise indeed! Apparently, her new Bey-tastic image is a talking point in Belgium and her latest video clip is also drawing comparisons to the world-running pop icon. But before we delve into the inevitable comparisons, let me give you some background on this promising diva. It seems she came to fame on Pop Idol but wasn't selected as a finalist. As is often the case, it worked in her favour and she was offered a record deal without the stigma of actually winning. Since then she has steadily built her profile by releasing hit albums in English and Turkish as well as hosting TV shows and representing Turkey in Eurovision.
Even more impressively, the always reliable Wikipedia claims that Hadise is friends with my new Twitter BFF Kate Ryan. That's good enough for me! So back to the Beyoncé comparisons. The cover of "Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer?" has a touch of the House of Dereon about it but I wholeheartedly approve of this kind of elegance and glamour. As for her new top 5 smash "Süperman" - it is reminiscent of "Naughty Girl" but I think that's because they sample the same song. The track is brilliant. I love the hot beats and blend of styles. It takes a couple of listens but I guarantee you will be humming along in no time. The video (below) also has a touch of Bey about it but who cares? This woman has immaculate taste in divas and the rest of her album is equally amazing. Hadise might not run the world yet but she firm control of Belgium and Turkey!