Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko (born on 24 May 1973) is a World Music Award winning and MTV Europe Music Award nominated artist, and the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.
She is a singer, songwriter, producer, conductor, and pianist. 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 LuxenBourg Studio since 1993, producing radio and film trailers.
She won the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with the song “Wild Dances” receiving points from 34 of the 35 countries participating in the contest.
As of 2009, despite the fact that she was invited as a Special Guest Star, she nevertheless was awarded two special trophies at the 6th Asia Song Festival . The first of them was the golden statue of The Best Artist Award of The Asia song festival 2009, the main award of the festival that each participant received and the second special award for the contribution to the cultural exchange between Ukraine and Asia in music.