Sıla Gençoğlu is a Turkish singer-songwriter. She was born in Acıpayam, Denizli, and later moved to İzmir and then to Istanbul to finish her studies. She started to learn performing arts at high school. After studying jazz at Istanbul Bilgi University, she became a vocalist for Kenan Doğulu.
Sıla released her self-titled debut album in 2007. The song "...Dan Sonra" became a number-one hit on Türkçe Top 20, and after critical and commercial success she released the albums İmza, Konuşmadığımız Şeyler Var, Vaveyla, Yeni Ay and Mürekkep all of which were praised by fans and critics alike. A number of songs in these albums, including "Sevişmeden Uyumayalım", "Acısa da Öldürmez", "Kafa", "Boş Yere", "Vaziyetler", "Yabancı" and "Hediye", became number-one hits in Turkey. The songs "Yoruldum", "İmkânsız" and "Zor Sevdiğimden" ranked among the top five on Turkey's music charts.
In addition to her career as a singer, Sıla, who is famous as a songwriter and composer and has been praised by critics, has written almost all of her songs on her own together with Efe Bahadır. She has also written many songs for other singers.