Zarema (Turkish: Zarema Halilova, Ukrainian: Зарема Халилова) is a Turkish singer, songwriter, record producer, model and actress.
By the time Zarema was eight years old she was a proficient piano player who had already written more than 70 poems and the music and lyrics, in three different languages, for more than 40 songs. At the age of ten she recorded her first song "Ayi-Dag" and at the age of 14 she produced her first music video.
Zarema attended the National University of Theatre, Film and TV in Kiev, Cinema and Television and Stella Adler Studio of Acting in Hollywood. She is a qualified violinist.
Zarema wrote her own lyrics and music for her debut album "Zarema."
She has received media attention in relation to and articles about her have appeared published in literary magazines.
Her songs "Hop Soyle" and "Savas" are popular on radio stations, music channels and night clubs in many countries. Only after 4 weeks of the release of the song "Hop Soyle" it played, broadcasting it on different radio stations, and cities in Europe, Asia, Canada and Israel. Her resume goes on including live performances on various radio stations and National TV channels. This has become a break through of her career and in 2007 she quickly signed a contract Sony BMG Music Entertainment Turkey and soon enough released her self-titled album, "Zarema" collaborating with important musicians and arrangers in this album, such as Ozan Colakoglu,Mustafa Ceceli, Ozgur Buldum and Mihail Nekrasov.
Zarema is very well known as the lead singer performing on Eastern-European and Mediterranean stages. In London,BakuMoscow and around the world she successfully held concerts in the world's most famous arenas with a record ticket sales in Baku with 10,000 spectators and in Moscow's Olimpijskij stadium with spectators way over 20,000. Her ratings exceeded most popular singers in America and her top songs "Atak", "Savash" and "Hop-Soyle" played on popular radio stations around the world. Later same year, Zarema released her debut song with the video clip, produced by Alan Badoev entitled, "Atak" that went straight to leading numbers on radio and music channels and was nominated by many TV channels as the best music video of the year and became a YouTube sensation 1.
Zarema relocated to Los Angeles and began yet another career and her English language album and is due to be released later this year.