Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shania Twain

Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in the mid 1990s with her album The Woman in Me (1995), and achieved worldwide success with her 1997 album Come On Over, which became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and is the 9th best-selling album in the U.S.Her 4th album, titled Up! was released late 2002. To date it has sold 20 million copies worldwide.
A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awards.Twain is one of the only female musician to have three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is also the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind fellow Canadian Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums being certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Twain has sold over 80 million albums worldwide,and is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era.She was also ranked the 72nd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard.Most recently, Twain will have her own series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011 in recognition of her star-studded career.
In May 2011, Twain confirmed in an interview with Perez Hilton that she will release her first new single in six years, "Today Is Your Day", after the finale of Why Not? with Shania Twain.Twain previewed the song in the first episode of the series.Twain worked with music producers David Foster and Nathan Chapman on the new song.In the next few months, Twain plans to return to the studio to finish her fifth studio album."Today Is Your Day" was officially released to iTunes and country radio on June 12, 2011.
Twain married music producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange on December 28, 1993, and they have a son, Eja (pronounced "Asia") D'Angelo who was born on August 12, 2001. On May 15, 2008, a spokesperson for Mercury Nashville announced that Twain and Lange were separating after Lange had an affair with Twain's best friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. Their divorce was finalized on June 9, 2010.On December 20, 2010, Twain's manager confirmed that Twain was engaged to Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud, the ex-husband of Marie-Anne Thiebaud.They married on January 1, 2011 in Rincón, Puerto Rico.
In addition to her various awards for her singles and albums, Twain has received a number of personal honours:

*She was named the 1999 Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the *Country Music Association; Twain was the first non-US citizen to win the CMA award.
*Twain was ranked No.7 in Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music in 2002.
*In 2003, Twain was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
*The city of Timmins (located in Ontario, Canada) renamed a street for her, gave her the key to the city, and built the Shania Twain Centre in her honour.
*On November 18, 2005, Twain was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada.
*Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on March 27, 2011.
*On June 2, 2011, Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is the 2,442nd *Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording.

1993: Shania Twain
1995: The Woman in Me
1997: Come On Over
2002: Up!

2001: The Complete Limelight Sessions
2004: Greatest Hits

Shania Twain Looks so Beautiful

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