Nükhet Duru is a Turkish singer. She started singing at Florya Deniz Club in Istanbul in 1971. She released her first 45 album “Aklımda Sen Fikrimde Sen – Karadır Kaşların” in 1974. It was followed by many singles like “Beni Benimle Bırak – Cambaz- Harp ve Sulh-Gerisi Vız Gelir” (1975), with which she won a Golden Plate. Her first LP album “Bir Nefes Gibi” was released in 1977. In that same year, Duru was awarded the “Most Successful Female Singer of the Year”. In 1978, she participated in a song contest with Modern Folk Trio, which was held in Seoul, and won first place. In the 1980s, she began singing Turkish Traditional music. Besides as a pop and Turkish traditional music singer, Duru has performed on TV programs, musicals, films and TV dramas. She has received many awards.
Her song Ben Sana Vurgunum was heavily sampled by The Weeknd in his song Often from his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness.
Duru released a new studio album, Hikayesi Var, in 2020. In the album she voiced duets with different artists, including Sıla, Kenan Doğulu, Mabel Matiz, Evrencan Gündüz, Funda Arar, Kalben, Zeynep Bastık, Ceylan Ertem, Sena Şener, Rubato and Ata Demirer.
On 14 February 2020, it was announced that director Mu Tunc is working on a new documentary film based on Duru’s career.