Julianne Hough (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer turned country music singer. She is most-widely known for her repeated appearances on the ABC version of Dancing with the Stars, where she earned a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nomination in 2007 for her choreography. ABC's 20/20 has called her as one of the "very best dancers on the planet."
Hough was signed to Mercury Nashville Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and #3 on the Billboard 200.