Hadise (born Hadise A??kg?z in the town of Mol, Antwerp, Belgium on 21 October 1985), is a belgian singer of turkish descent. She debuted in the music industry after joining the Belgian version of Pop Idol, Idool 2003. Although she did not win, she was immediately offered an album contract. Hadise's professional career began in 2004 with the release of her debut single "Sweat", which peaked at 19 on the Flanders chart.
Hadise's professional career began in 2004 with the release of her debut single "Sweat", which peaked at 19 on the Flanders chart. She continued to release more successful singles, most notably the single "Milk Chocolate Girl". Her debut album, which was released in 2005 earned Hadise her first TMF award in Belgium and a "Alt?n Kelebek" Award (En. "Golden Butterfly" Award) in Turkey.
Hadise's follow up album Hadise, was released and promoted in both the artist's native country and Turkey. The album produced two successful singles, "A Good Kiss" and "My Body", this earned her a second TMF Award in the "Best Urban Act" category. It was during this time that she became the presenter of the Belgium version of The X Factor.
In 2009, Hadise represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Düm Tek Tek". The song gained a total of 177 points, which placed Turkey fourth in the final. "D?m Tek Tek" was the first single from her third album Fast Life, released in May 2009. Hadise's first Turkish studio album, Kahraman (English: Hero), was released in late June year 2009 in Turkey.
Hadise cites Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Brandy and Beyonce as the major influences for her Urban pop sound. She speaks Turkish, Dutch, French, German and English fluently. She is nicknamed the "Milk chocolate girl" after her single of the same title.