Gülben Ergen (pronounced [ˈɟylben ˈeɾɡen]; born August 25, 1972), also known as Gülben Ergen Erdoğan, is a Turkish singer and occasional actress. She was born in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey, and has acted in films and on television. Her most famous role is probably that of Melek in Dadı, the Turkish version of The Nanny. She was named Miss Cinema 1987 and later, she started her singing career. During her career, Ergen has released eight successful albums and has been known as one of top female singers in Turkey. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Abayı Yaktım", "Sade ve Sadece", "Arka Sokaklar", "Uçacaksın", "Kandıramazsın Beni", "Küt Küt", "Yalnızlık", "Lay La Lay Lalay", "Sürpriz" and "Giden Günlerim Oldu". Her nicknames include the "Queen of Arabesque-pop music".
She married Mustafa Erdoğan, the founder of Fire of Anatolia dance group, on September 5, 2004, and has had a son named Atlas Erdoğan, on January 18, 2007. She then had twin boys named Ares and Güney in 2009. Since marriage, she has sometimes went by Gülben Ergen Erdoğan.
She is one of the Turkish celebrities who is part of the social networking site Twitter. She communicates with her fans daily through her tweets.