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Julianne Hough From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Julianne Hough Born July 20, 1988 (1988-07-20) (age 20) Orem, Utah Origin Provo, Utah, USA Genre(s) Country Occupation(s) Ballroom dancer Singer Years active 2007 – present Label(s) Mercury Nashville Associated acts Jim Collins Derek Hough Chuck Wicks Website Official website Julianne Hough (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer and country music singer. She is most-widely known for being a two-time winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She earned a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nomination in 2007 for choreography. ABC's 20/20 called her one of the "very best dancers on the planet." Julianne's brother, Derek Hough, is also on Dancing with the Stars and is a one-time winner himself. 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. In season 7 of Dancing With the Stars Hough was partnered with Cody Linley. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Dancing career 3 Music career 4 Personal life 5 Dancing with the Stars performances 6 Discography 6.1 Studio albums 6.2 EPs 6.3 Singles 7 Music videos 8 Awards 9 References 10 External links  Early life Hough grew up one of five children from an LDS (Mormon) family in Sandy Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Her brother Derek Hough is also a professional dancer. She has three sisters named Sharee, Marabeth, and Katherine. All four of her grandparents were dancers, and her parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho. Her formal training began a the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah, where she danced with Josh Murillo, among others, in Latin Ballroom; she began dancing competitively at nine. Her parents sent her and her brother to London for a year later to live and study with their coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas, and to spare them the strife of divorce. The Ballas' helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark, while schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy. They received training in song, theatre, gymnastics and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap. The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") when Julianne was twelve, performed at dance competitions in the U.K. and the U.S., and showcased in a UK television show. At fifteen, Julianne Hough became the youngest dancer, and only American, to win both Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival.After five years in London, Hough returned to the U.S., first living with her mother for a year and attending Las Vegas Academy then returning to Utah to live with her father and graduating from Alta High. She then moved on her own to Los Angeles to begin her career.  Dancing career One of her earliest professional experiences was as an assistant choreographer on Gwen Stefani's Wind It Up music video. She was also featured in two television commercials and was an extra in an episode of Cold Case. She was also one of the "Million Dollar Dancers" in the short-lived network television game show Show Me the Money. In the fourth season of the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars, a televised ballroom dance competition, she won with her partner, Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, making Hough the youngest professional dancer to win on the program. On November 27, 2007, Hough and her partner, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Hélio Castroneves, became the winners of Season 5. Hough returned for season 6 with radio host/comedian Adam Carolla, but they were eliminated in the fourth week. In July 2008, Hough was nominated at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Choreography" for her Mambo "Para Los Rumberos" (performed with partner Hélio Castroneves) on Dancing with the Stars, but lost to choreographer Wade Robson. On August 25, 2008, the cast of season 7 was announced, and Hough was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley. She was feeling stomach pains during her jitterbug performance and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance of her jitterbug with Cody. She subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed on October 28, and now Linley and Hough "turned the time over to" Edyta Śliwińska. Hough hoped for a quick recovery so she could begin dancing again. She began training Cody again, but they were ultimately eliminated in the Semifinals Competition. She also appeared on the November 12 results show dancing the jive to Great Balls of Fire with her brother, Derek Hough, for the "Design-A-Dance" contest. Julianne and Derek were selected the favorite pros on the show by an online vote at ABC.com and won the honor of doing this special audience designed dance. On November 20, 2008, Julianne told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show she would not be returning for the foreseeable future to Dancing with the Stars in order to further her country music career. However, she soon changed her mind, as evidenced in the February 8, 2009 announcement of the cast for the eighth season. Her boyfriend, country singer Chuck Wicks, will be a contestant on the show, and Hough will be partnered with him.  Music career Hough's first country music single "Will You Dance With Me" was released to iTunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007 to raise money for the American Red Cross. The song peaked at #100 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She later signed with Universal Music Group Nashville. Her self-titled debut album was recorded in Nashville and produced by David Malloy, who has worked with Reba McEntire, Eddie Rabbitt, among others. Hough's album, which met with mixed reviews, debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart on May 31, and also peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200. Hough's second single, and the first to be released to country radio, "That Song in My Head" debuted on the Country charts in March. Hough joined Brad Paisley's 2008 Tour, along with Jewel and Chuck Wicks. Hough, Paisley and Willie Nelson appear in the video for the Snoop Dogg song "My Medicine". During 2009, Hough is headlining some of her own shows. Her first concert as the headlining act was in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Meyer Theatre on January 15, 2009. Also during 2009 she will be the opening act for 2 shows on Toby Keith's Tour as well as the opening act for George Strait's Summer 2009 Tour. Later in 2008, Hough released an EP of Christmas music called Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, which is available exclusively at Target stores. Even later in 2008, Julianne stared in a Juicy Fruit commerical. She sings the jingle for the product, and dances in front of a yellow background. On November 18, she performed her second single "My Hallelujah Song" at Dancing With the Stars, with her brother, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer dancing. She also was eliminated off the show, being in 4th place. February 11th, 2009, Julianne, along with LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, and Kellie Pickler announced the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award nominees. Julianne has been nominated for the Top New Female Vocalist award which will be a Fan-Voted award on GACTV.com. On March 6, 2009, it was announced that Julianne won the ACM Award for Top New Female Vocalist, and will now compete against Jake Owen and the Zac Brown Band for the title, Top New Artist, which will be announced April 6, 2009. This is another fan voted award, voting begins March 16, 2009 online.  Personal life Upon completion of the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars, Hough postponed her wedding to former dancer Zach Wilson, but denied that a rumored relationship with Ohno was the cause of the breakup. Despite various rumors linking her romantically with various Dancing With the Stars partners, and public courting by Kevin Connolly of Entourage fame, Hough's first public relationship after Wilson was with country singer Chuck Wicks. Hough was diagnosed with endometriosis, which is a common condition in which tissue from the uterus lining grows outside the uterus. It often causes painful cysts and possibly infertility. Hough, 20, had to undergo an appendectomy in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on October 28, 2008 to remove her appendix, a cyst on her ovary, and scar tissue that had formed on her bladder and fallopian tubes. Hough is the younger sister of Derek Hough. She also once dated Derek's best friend/bandmate and current Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Mark Ballas.  Dancing with the Stars performances Main article: List of Julianne Hough performances on Dancing with the Stars  Discography  Studio albums Year Album Chart Positions US Country US CAN Country CAN 2008 Julianne Hough Released: May 20, 2008 Label: Mercury Nashville 1 3 4 41  EPs Year Album Chart Positions US Country US US Holiday 2008 Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection Released: October 12, 2008 Label: Mercury Nashville 2 24 2  Singles Year Single Chart Positions Album US Country US US Pop 2007 "Will You Dance with Me" — 114 100 single only 2008 "That Song in My Head" 18 88 84 Julianne Hough "My Hallelujah Song" 44 — — 2009 "Hide Your Matches"A "—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country. A To be released.  Music videos Year Video Director 2008 "That Song in My Head" Trey Fanjoy "My Hallelujah Song" Wayne Isham  Awards 2009 ACM Top New Female Vocalist  References ^ 20/20, November 9, 2007, produced by Marc Dorian and Howie Masters. ^ About. JulianneHough.com. Accessed 2008-05-19. ^ Dan Copp (May 25, 2007). Local woman's sister dances with the stars Advertiser News. Accessed 2008-05-19. ^ a b Mark Shenton (April 17, 2006) Derek Hough. london.broadway.com. Accessed 2008-05-19. ^ Bio JulianneHough.net. Accessed 2008-05-19. ^ Expedition 4 a.m. Project Timepiece Films. Accessed 2008-05-19. ^ Entertainment Tonight interview, October 11, 2007 ^ Former Las Vegan gets noticed on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' from the Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ "60th Annual Emmy Nominations". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.tv/awards/2008pte/60thpte_noms.php. Retrieved on 2008-08-25. ^ http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancingwiththestars/index?pn=announcement ^ Dancing with the Stars: Julianne Will Sit Out Next Season" TV Guide. November 20, 2008. Retrieved on November 21, 2008. ^ Christopher Rocchio (November 30, 2007). 'Dancing with the Stars' pro Julianne Hough signs country record deal RealityTVWorld. Accessed 2008-03-09. ^ Review from Allmusic ^ Review from Country Weekly ^ Country Music Television Julianne Hough dances to the top of the Top Country Albums chart ^ Paisley, Hough, & Nelson join Snoop Dogg on his video for "My Medicine" ^ Dancing's Julianne Hough Postpones Her Wedding. (May 9, 2007) People. Accessed 2008-10-06. ^ Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough deny romance rumors (November 28, 2007) US magazine. Accessed 2008-03-06. ^ Monica Rizzo and Eunice Oh (November 14, 2007). Kevin Connolly Gives a Ring to Julianne Hough. People. Accessed 2007-11-21. ^ Eileen Finan (August 20, 2008). Julianne Hough: I'm Dating an 'Awesome' Guy. People. Accessed 2008-10-06. ^ http://tvwatch.people.com/2008/11/05/julianne-hough-feeling-phenomenal-after-surgery/ ^ Julianne Hough - "Hide Your Mathces"  External links Julianne Hough at Universal Music Group Nashville Preceded by Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke Dancing with the Stars (US) winner Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Apolo Anton Ohno), Season 5 (Autumn 2007 with Hélio Castroneves) Succeeded by Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas Persondata NAME Hough, Julianne ALTERNATIVE NAMES Hough, Julianne Marie SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional dancer, singer DATE OF BIRTH 1988-7-20 PLACE OF BIRTH Provo, Utah, United States DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julianne_Hough" Categories: American ballroom dancers | Dancing with the Stars (US TV series) participants | American country singers | Mercury Records artists | Musicians from Utah | 1988 births | Living people | People from Provo, Utah | American Latter Day Saints