İzel Çeliköz, commonly known as İzel, is a famous Turkish pop singer. She was originally part of the Turkish pop band İzel-Çelik-Ercan but after the group broke up in 1993, she decided to release solo albums. In 1997, she worked with Mustafa Sandal on her second solo album Emanet and was later featured on his 2007 album Devamı Var. İzel Çeliköz was born in 1969 in Yalova, Turkey. She graduated from the İ.T.Ü. Devlet Konservatuarı in which she had mastered the kemençe, a type of violin. She also was part of her school choir as well as several other choirs in the city.