Born in 1974, married at the age of 16, Gundes became famous in Turkey when she was 18, with her debut album in 1992 selling over a million and 250 thousand copies according to figures provided by Turkish Phonographic Industry Society (MU-YAP). A singer is an artist or performer who crafts a vocal song using various techniques and training. Singers often practice daily and will hire professional voice coaches to help them hone their craft. Singers may write their own music or sing music written by others. In addition to singing, singers may work as music teachers or voice coaches.