Shania Twain

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Shania Twain
Background information
Birth name Eilleen Regina Edwards
Also known as Eilleen Twain (1967–1992)
Born August 28, 1965 (1965-08-28) (age 49)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Origin Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country
Country pop
Country rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, television personality
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Mercury Nashville
Associated acts Billy Currington, Mark McGrath, Lionel Richie, Michael Bublé, Alison Krauss

Shania Twain OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She was married a long time to music producer Mutt Lange. She is a very successful singer/songwriter in the country and pop music genres. She is starting a musical show in Las Vegas, Nevada in late 2012.

Her 1995 album The Woman in Me brought her fame.[1] Her 1997 album Come On Over became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre,[2] and the best-selling country album of all time. It has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

Twain married music producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange on December 28, 1993. They have a son, Eja (pronounced "Asia") D'Angelo, who was born on August 12, 2001.[4] On May 15, 2008, a spokesperson for Mercury Nashville said that Twain and Lange were separating. This was after Lange allegedly had an affair with Twain's best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.[5][6] Their divorce was finalized on June 9, 2010.[7] On December 20, 2010, Twain's manager said that Twain was engaged to Swiss Frédéric Thiébaud (the ex-husband of her former best friend), an executive at Nestlé.[8][9] They married on January 1, 2011 in Rincón, Puerto Rico.[10]

Twain is a long-time vegetarian.[11] In 2001 she was voted PETA's very first Sexiest Vegetarian Alive.[12]

In September 2010, it was confirmed that Twain was to release her first biography, From This Moment On, on May 3, 2011.[13] The cover work for the book was released on March 2, 2011.[14]

Awards and honours[change | change source]

In addition to the awards for her singles and albums, Twain has a number of personal honours:

Discography[change | change source]

Twain has released thirty-five singles from four studio albums, one greatest hits album, and one soundtrack album.

Studio albums
Singles
    • 1993-1999
  • 1993-What Made You Say That
  • 1993-Dance With The One Who Brought You
  • 1993-You Lay A Whole Lot Of Love On Me
  • 1995-Who's Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
  • 1995-Any Man Of Mine-#1 US Country
  • 1995-(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!-#1 US Country
  • 1995-The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)
  • 1996-You Win My Love-#1 US Country
  • 1996-No One Needs To Know-#1 US Country
  • 1996-Home Ain't Where His Heart Is Anymore
  • 1996-God Bless The Child
  • 1997-Love Gets Me Every Time-#1 US Country
  • 1997-Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
  • 1998-When
  • 1998-You're Still The One-#1 US Country
  • 1998-From This Moment On
  • 1998-Honey, I'm Home-#1 US Country
  • 1998-That Don't Impress Me Much
  • 1999-Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
  • 1999-Come On Over
  • 1999-You've Got A Way
    • 2000-2011
  • 2000-Rock This Country
  • 2000-I'm Holding On To Love (To Save My Life)!
  • 2001-It's Alright (Dance Mix)
  • 2002-Up!
  • 2002-I'm Gonna Getcha Good!
  • 2003-Forever And For Always
  • 2003-Ka-Ching!
  • 2003-Thank You Baby ! (For Making Someday Come So Soon)
  • 2003-She's Not Just A Pretty Face
  • 2003-When You Kiss Me
  • 2004-It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing
  • 2004-Party For Two
  • 2004-Don't!
  • 2005-I Ain't No Quitter
  • 2005-Shoes
  • 2011-Today Is Your Day

References[change | change source]

  1. RIAA Top 100 Albums, Riaa.com, http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTop100, retrieved October 1, 2009
  2. Harris, Bill (November 7, 2005). "Biopic looks at Twain's early years". Jam! (Canadian Online Explorer). http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2005/11/06/1295562.html. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  3. Twain, Shania, Atria Books Inks Deal for Shania Twain Memoir, Shania Twain website, http://www.shaniatwain.com/news_archive.html?articleID=124&sectionID=1, retrieved January 19, 2011
  4. "Scoop: For Shania Twain, an Eja Minor". People.com. 2001-12-03. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20135201,00.html. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  5. Shania Twain, Mutt Lange Separating After 14 Years They are now getting a divorce.
  6. MSN news Retrieved on May 16, 2008.
  7. Julie Dam (June 10, 2010). "Shania Twain Is Officially Divorced – and 'Radiantly Happy'". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20392236,00.html?cnn=yes. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  8. December 20, 2010 (December 20, 2010). "Shania Twain Engaged to Frederic Thiebaud". Cmt.com. http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1654657/shania-twain-engaged-to-frederic-thiebaud.jhtml. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  9. Chiu, Alexis. "Shania's Broken Heart", People magazine, June 9, 2008
  10. "Twain gets married Saturday". Country Standard Time. January 2, 2011. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/news/newsitem.asp?xid=4889. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  11. Holly George Warren.Shania Twain 2
  12. "2011 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities: Past Winners," PETA.org, accessed 29 February 2012.
  13. "It's Official – There is a Shania Twain Autobiography Book Deal". September 22, 2010. http://www.countrymusictattletale.com/2010/09/22/its-official-there-is-a-shania-twain-autobiography-book-deal.
  14. "News". Shaniatwain.com. http://www.shaniatwain.com/news_archive.html?articleID=136&sectionID=1. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  15. The Greatest: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, Cmt.com, http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/greatest_series/76608/episode_countdown.jhtml, retrieved October 1, 2009
  16. 16.0 16.1 Shania Twain in Canada's Walk of Fame
  17. Shania Twain Centre, Shaniatwaincenter.com, http://www.shaniatwaincenter.com, retrieved October 1, 2009
  18. CTV, Ctv.ca, November 18, 2005, http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051118/shania_twain_051118/20051118?hub=Canada, retrieved October 1, 2009