Hadise Açıkgöz was born October 21, 1985 in Mol, Belgium. She is a Belgian born Turkish girl from Circassian descent. Hadise's career began in 2004 with the release of her debut single "Sweat", which peaked at 19 on the Flanders chart. Hadise continued to release more successful singles, most notably the single "Milk Chocolate Girl".
Hadise's debut album, which was released in 2005 earned Hadise her first TMF award in Belgium and a "Altın Kelebek" Award - "Golden Butterfly" Award in Turkey.
Hadise's follow up album Hadise, was released and promoted in both the artist's native country and Turkey. The album produced two successful singles, "A Good Kiss" and "My Body", this earned Hadise her second TMF Award in the "Best Urban Act" category. It was during this time that Hadise became the presenter of the Belgium version of The X Factor.
In 2009, Hadise represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Düm Tek Tek". The song gained a total of 177 points, which placed Turkey fourth in the final. "Düm Tek Tek" was the first single from Hadise's third album Fast Life, released in May 2009. Hadise's first Turkish studio album, Kahraman (Hero), was released in late June year 2009 in Turkey.
Hadise has said she admires artists such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Prince (musician). Hadise's songs have also clearly been influenced by Turkish music, making her songs rather unique, as it fuses R&B and Turkish pop. Examples of songs by her combining a strong Turkish slant with an Urban feel include "Stir Me Up", "Bad Boy", "A Good Kiss" and "Don't Ask".
In 2006 Hadise presented Turkey Popstar, a programme with twenty million viewers a week. In 2008-2009 she got a job as a presenter for the first time in her birth country Belgium. She was the presenter of the second season of X Factor (Belgium) at Vtm. Although it was her first television job in Belgium, Hadise garnered much praise. She handled a critical moment when Maurice Engelen, one of the judges, left the contest during a live television cast. Hadise was also praised by the candidats of X Factor for guiding them.