Aysel Mammadova is an Azerbaijani singer. She was born in Baku. She studied at the Bulbul Secondary School of Music in 1995-2006. She attended the Azerbaijan Stage Conservatory and graduated in 2010.
Aysel accompanied Emil Ibrahim’s music group at the Caucasus Jazz Festival, the Baku International Jazz Festival, the MuzEnergo Festival of Music Improvisation, the Montro Jazz Festival and she has participated in international music festivals such as the Jara Festival in 2017. Aysel received private lessons from renowned musicians such as Alexander Coppaloni in 2013 and Deborah C. Carter in 2015. She also participated in musical events in Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.
With the stage name Aisel, she represented Azerbaijan in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “X my heart”. Unfortunately, she didn’t reache the final with that song. Soon after the contest, she released a new single and video, “More emotion”. In december of the same year, her EP “Pure noise” came out.
In 2019, she went to Kiev to record the video of a new song: “We run”. The follow up, “Efforts”, was recorded in Moscow. She participated in the festival New Wave 2019, in Sochi, Russia, in August 2019. In the same year, Aysel became the official ambassador of Swiss Made luxury brand Raymond Weil in Azerbaijan. In December, a song in Russian called “Ya za muzyku otdam vsyu zhizn” was released.
In february 2021 Aysel released “Kədər nədir?” in rememberance of the victims of the conflict in Karabakh. It was followed in July by the live album “Obsession”. In October of the same year, the song “O mənə söz verib” was released on video.
In October 2023, Aisel auditioned for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.