Sinem Saniye (b. 1979 is a German-born, U.S.-based songwriter, singer, and guitarist of Turkish descent. Born on the 27th September 1979 in Munich, Germany, Saniye's ethnic roots are in Turkey. Her family was living in Germany while her father received treatment for liver cancer. Sadly, he died when his daughter was just two weeks away from her first birthday. His last wish was for her to leave Germany and travel to the United States to receive her education.