Muazzez Ersoy (b. 1958, İstanbul), is a Turkish classical and folk singer. Her real name is Hatice Yıldız Levent. Hatice Yıldız Levent was born in the 9th of July 1958 in İstanbul. Her family originally comes from a black sea town in Kastamonu. She married while aged just 17 years old. However, this was short lived when she and her husband divorced after she gave birth to their first son one year later. She got a job at a cosmetics company and also pursued classical musical training at this time.