>Following my March spotlight review in Billboard, the Turkish version of the mag, which is sold on the stands as a consumer publication, featured Emre’s single “Only Yesterday”—produced by Ayhan Sahin, in the May issue.
Translation: “Emre, who lives in (New York) and has the talent to work with many famous artists, is putting final touches on his first English-language album. The single from his album, “Only Yesterday,” is already well-known in the U.S. Billboard (U.S.) recently gave the single a very positive review. Emre’s album, produced by Ayhan Sahin, is going to be released in Turkey in the near future. But it looks like this charming, sexy man might just conquer the United States before his music reaches Turkey.”
Meanwhile, Emre and Ayhan appeared last week on the Turkish national news in a nicely detailed piece about their collaboration. Okay, cool cats, this is kind of major (read: Chuckle wants Ayhan to purchase a South Beach condo before my bones turn brittle). See it here.And demonstrating his long history in the spotlight, Emre also was brave enough to share with us his career as a youngster, appearing in commercials—this one for, um, toilet tissue. He was certainly a cutie—look at those apple cheeks—merely hinting at the handsome grown-up that Emre has become. All good, as long as he and Ayhan can conjure a few No. 1 hits so that I might become a house-husband for the next 40 years. Oh, wait, this isn’t about me, is it?