Zerrin Özer (born November 4, 1957 in Ankara, Turkey) is a famous Turkish pop singer. She has been called Turkey's Janis Joplin by several fans. She has many famous hits such as "Gönül" (Heart), "Son Mektup" (The Last Letter), "Dayanamıyorum" (I Can't Stand It), "Dünya Tatlısı" (World Sweet), "Paşa Gönlüm" (My Great Heart), "Kıyamam", and "Ah İstanbul".
She was born in 1957 in Ankara, Turkey. Between 1978 and 1980, she worked with "İstanbul Gelişim Orchestra" on jazz and dance music projects. In 1980, Özer won a "Golden Album" award with her song "Gönül". In 1982, she performed "Binbir Gece" ("Thousand and one nights") concerts at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. A year later Özer performed in Olympia Hall in Paris. She released "Dayanamıyorum" in 1987 and "Dünya Tatlısı" in 1988. In 1990, Özer married Alper Önal, but they divorced a year later. She won the "Best Album" award once more with her album "İşte Ben" in 1991. Her elder sister Tülay Özer is also a singer and was famous in the 1970s and 1980s. Tülay Özer recorded her last album in 1993.
In 2000, Zerrin Özer released a best-of album titled "Bir Zerrin Özer Arşivi". She married Levent Süren in 2006, but they divorced two years later. She participated in "Orhan Gencebay ile Bir Ömür" ("A Life with Orhan Gencebay"), Orhan Gencebay's tribute album and song "Sev Dedi Gözlerim" ("My Eyes Said Love" in Turkish).
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