Sezen Aksu (b. 1954) is a pop music singer and songwriter, popular both with a mass audience in Turkey, and with world music fans internationally. Born Fatma Sezen Yıldırım on the 13 July 1954 in Sarayköy/Denizli, Turkey, she began to study at the local agricultural institute, but gave up her studies to concentrate on music full time. She released her first single, "Haydi Şansım/Gel Bana" (Come on My Luck/Come to Me) in 1975. However, she remained undiscovered until her 1976 single "Olmaz Olsun" reached number one in the Turkish charts.