Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko ( Ruslana Stepanivna Lyžyčko; born 24 May 1973), known as Ruslana, is a World Music Award and Eurovision Song Contetst winning artist, holding the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine. She is recognized as the most successful Ukrainian female solo artist internationally and was included in the top 10 most influential women of 2013 by the Forbes Magazine. She is a singer, songwriter, producer, musical conductor, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, voice actress and social activist.
She writes, composes and produces her own songs and music videos. Since 28 December 1995 she has been married to Oleksandr Ksenofontov, a Ukrainian record producer. Together they have run the company Luxen Studio since 1993, producing radio and film trailers.
She won the 2004 Eurovision Song Contetst with the song Wild Dances receiving 280 points, which at that time was a record of points. Following her victory, she rose to fame in Europe and became one of the biggest pop stars from the Eastern part of the continent. Her winning song Wild Dances dominated the European charts for 97 weeks peaking at number one inBelgium for 10 consecutive weeks.