Artist Profiles: Can Bonomo

Can Bonomo still remains the latest Turkish entry we’ve seen at Eurovision, with his performance taking place in 2012 in Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku. He was chosen internally by TRT, and his song Love Me Back was released not long after the announcement that he would represent Turkey in 2012. At Eurovision, Can Bonomo placed 7th in the final, but what has he been doing since?

A year previous to Eurovision, Bonomo released his first album titled Meczup, which featured the singles Meczup, Bana Bir Saz Verin and Şaşkın. In this year, he also won the 2011 Golden Butterfly Television Awards ‘Best New Artist’ Category.

Not long after Eurovision, he released his second album titled Aşktan Ve Gariplikten, which featured the singles Ali Baba and Başkan. To promote and share his work, he would often gather his band and stream live gigs from a band member’s house, meaning that followers from around the world could tune in to watch Bonomo and his musician friends play a bunch of songs of his albums.

In 2014, Can Bonomo released his most recent album, titled Bulunmam Gerek. The album featured the songs Tastamam, Hikayem Bitmedi and Dem.

Other than music, Can Bonomo has also now released a total of two books of poetry, titled Delirmek, Belirmektir (2013) and Şu Sevdalar Tevatürü (2016). He has also featured in television series based in Turkey over the years, with the most recent program titled Aile İşi.

If you thought, surely, Can Bonomo can’t have any more talents, well, you’re wrong, because he also dabbles in the world of art. He created an art exhibition titled ‘Anachronismus’ which brought together different mediums such as digital printing, illustration, oil painting and wall painting.

Featured below is some of Can Bonomo’s biggest hits:


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