In April of 2004 the world had not heard of Ruslana but that would soon change?
The International stage was set and in May of that year, Ukrainian vocalist Ruslana swept the EuroVision Song Competition broadcast live from Istanbul, Turkey. 1.5 billion worldwide viewers saw Ruslana achieve a spectacular victory, leaving Ukrainians the world over flushed with national pride.
Her winning single and subsequent album Wild Dances saw widespread acceptance in over twenty-five countries. For ninety-seven weeks Ruslana dominated fourteen different charts throughout an amazed Europe. In the Ukraine alone, the album achieved five times platinum status, making her the first recording artist to domestically sell 500,000 copies of an album. Shortly thereafter Ruslana received the prestigious World Music Award in Las Vegas as the top selling Ukrainian artist in the world. But the phenomenon did not stop at the border. Gold Record awards and more chart successes followed in Belgium (11 weeks at #1), Czech Republic, Greece and many other countries.
Ruslana's shining success in Europe gave the diminutive powerhouse an opportunity to expand her stage worldwide. Constant touring enabled Ruslana to share her musical vision across the Globe. From Siberia, Canada, and Iceland to Greece, Turkey and China - most recently performing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Her popularity after her stunning European breakthrough and ceaseless touring is on the rise. In the spring of last year L?Oreal Cosmetics offered Ruslana an endorsement contract where she will become a new face of L?Oreal.
Projecting her identity as Today's Woman in business, she peacefully coexists with her Wild Energy persona. Even the established music industry powerhouse Warner Music took notice by signing Ruslana to contract as a worldwide recording artist.
Show business in Ukraine