Svetlana Ražnatović (born Veličković), known under her stage name Ceca is a Serbian pop-folk singer. Since her debut in 1987 she has become one of the most successful and influential performers of the genre. She has released more than fifteen studio albums and has held some of the biggest concerts. However, despite her immense popularity, Ceca is seen as a very controversial figure due her marriage to Arkan, commander of the Serb Volunteer Guard.
Ceca was born Svetlana Veličković in the village of Žitorađa and lived with her parents, father Slobodan and mother Mira, until 1991, when she eloped to Switzerland with her boyfriend, Hajrudin Samardžić, at the age of 18. She has a younger sister named Lidija.