|Nil Karaibrahimgil Erener|
|Born||October 17, 1976|
|Genres||Pop rock, alternative rock, dance-pop|
|Years active||Late 1990s–present|
Nil Karaibrahimgil Erener (born 17 October 1976 in Ankara, Turkey), also popularly known simply as Nil (Turkish for the Nile), is a well known Turkish singer and songwriter mostly noted for her distinct lyrics. Nil's passion and admiration for music stems from her father, Suavi Karaibrahimgil, who is also a musician although he is not currently active in the Turkish music industry.
In 2000, she graduated from Boğaziçi University with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. She also further received the Crystal Apple prize award twice, which recognized her achievements in advertising. Besides academic success, Nil has found fortune in the Turkish music scene. Many of her songs deal with love, marriage and relationships. On January 21, 2010, she married Sertab Erener's brother Serdar Erener near the shore of the Nile River. She has a son Aziz Arif, born in May 2014.
Early musical success
Up to 2007, Nil has managed to release 3 successful albums along with several singles of her own here and there. In 2002, her debut album "Nil Dünyası" brought her into the spotlight with hits that included "Kek" and "XL". Two years later, Nil followed with another album called "Nil FM" which achieved success similar to that of her first album. Some of the hit singles released from that album included "Gitme Yoksa…", "Akbaba", "Ben Aptal Mıyım?" and "Bronzlaşmak" as well.
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In 2006, Nil would go on to release her third album called "Organize İşler. All of the three singles from this album managed to easily top most Turkish charts.
In late 2006, Nil released a single called, "Yaş 18" (Age 18) which is one of the two tracks she recorded for the soundtrack of the Turkish movie Sınav (Exam). Both the movie and the song deal with the pressure Turkish students face preparing for matriculation, as well as angst from coming of age.
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Ben Buraya Çıplak Geldim
|Year||Title||Turkish Airplay Chart|
|2007||"Bu mudur?" [Is that it?]||1|
|2001||"Masal"||Komser Şekspir soundtrack|
|"Organize İşler Bunlar"||Organize İşler soundtrack|
|2006||"Yaş 18"||Sınav soundtrack|
|2008||"İstanbul'da Sonbahar"||Söz Müzik Teoman|
|2002||"XL"||Nil Dünyası||Umur Turagay|
|2004||"Gitme Yoksa..."||Nil FM|
|"Bütün Kızlar Toplandık"|
|"Ben Aptal mıyım?"|
|2006||"Organize İşler Bunlar"||Tek Taşımı Kendim Aldım|
|"Pırlanta Ozinga Remix"|
|"Bu mudur?" [Is this?]||Emre Özbay|
|"Yaş 18"||OST - Sınav|
|2008||"Ruhum Desen Desen"||Promo Single|
|2009||"Seviyorum Sevmiyorum"||Nil Kıyısında||Umur Turagay|
|"Duma Duma Dum"||Burcu Yolcu|
|2011||"Hakkında Her Şeyi Duymak İstiyorum"||Ben Buraya Çıplak Geldim|
|2012||"Ben Buraya Çıplak Geldim"||Özer Feyzioğlu|
|2014||"Kanatlarım Var Ruhumda"||Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi soundtrack|
|"Hadi İnşallah"||Hadi İnşallah soundtrack|
- Nil'in Kelebekleri, 320p, 2011, Doğan Kitap, ISBN 978-605-111-982-3 
- Kelebeğin Hayat Sırları, 296p, 2015, Doğan Novus, ISBN 978-605-092-856-3 
- Nielsen Music Control - www.nielsenmusiccontrol.com