Shania Twain

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Shania Twain
ShaniaTwainJunoAwardsMar2011.jpg
Twain at the 2011 Juno Awards in March 2011
Born Eilleen Regina Edwards
August 28, 1965 (1965-08-28) (age 51)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Other names Eilleen Twain (1967–1992)
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Net worth US $350 million[1]
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange (m. 1993–2010)
Frédéric Thiébaud (m. 2011)
Children 1
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Mercury Nashville
Associated acts
Website www.shaniatwain.com

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 very successful in the country and pop music genres. She had a residency show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late 2012.

Her 1995 album The Woman in Me brought her fame.[2] Her 1997 album Come On Over became the bestselling album of all time by a female musician in any genre[3] and the bestselling country album of all time. It has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6][7] Their divorce was finalized on June 9, 2010.[8] 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.[9][10] They married on January 1, 2011, in Rincón, Puerto Rico.[11]

Twain is a longtime vegetarian.[12] In 2001 she was voted PETA's very first Sexiest Vegetarian Alive.[13]

In September 2010, it was confirmed that Twain was to release her first biography, From This Moment On, on May 3, 2011.[14] The cover work for the book was released on March 2, 2011.[15]

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[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

1993–99[change | change source]

  • 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 – Whose 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

2000–17[change | change source]

  • 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 Makin' 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
  • 2017 – Life's About to Get Good[20]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://taddlr.com/celebrity/shania-twain/
  2. RIAA Top 100 Albums, Riaa.com, http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTop100, retrieved October 1, 2009
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. "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.
  6. Shania Twain, Mutt Lange Separating After 14 Years They are now getting a divorce.
  7. MSN news Retrieved on May 16, 2008.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Chiu, Alexis. "Shania's Broken Heart", People magazine, June 9, 2008
  11. "Twain gets married Saturday". Country Standard Time. January 2, 2011. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/news/newsitem.asp?xid=4889. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  12. Holly George Warren.Shania Twain 2
  13. "2011 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities: Past Winners," PETA.org, accessed 29 February 2012.
  14. "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.
  15. "News". Shaniatwain.com. http://www.shaniatwain.com/news_archive.html?articleID=136&sectionID=1. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  16. 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
  17. 17.0 17.1 Shania Twain in Canada's Walk of Fame Invalid <ref> tag; name "Ref_ae" defined multiple times with different content
  18. Shania Twain Centre, Shaniatwaincenter.com, http://www.shaniatwaincenter.com, retrieved October 1, 2009
  19. 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
  20. "Shania Twain debuts 'Life’s About To Get Good' in comeback set at Stagecoach 2017" (in en). Desert Sun. http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/music/stagecoach/2017/04/30/shania-twain-stagecoach-review/306550001/.