Candan Erçetin is a Turkish singer-songwriter. Over the twenty years of her singing career, she has been recognized for preparing and singing songs about human life. Despite the fact that she made her albums without much publicity, she was still appreciated for her efforts and her work influenced other artists. She was praised for not bringing her private life into the spotlight, and for holding her music on the front. Erçetin has released many music videos with different themes. As her family originate from the Balkans, she has often used elements of Balkan music in her songs and works, and in addition to Turkish, she has made songs in French and Greek as well.
Erçetin was born in Kırklareli and is of Albanian and Macedonian ancestry. She later moved to Istanbul and attended Galatasaray High School. In the following years she got voice training. She later studied classical archeology at Istanbul University. In her final year at school, she recorded the song "Halley" and represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 with the group Klips ve Onlar. However, she did not want to continue her musical career and kept studying archeology.
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