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 50)
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
    • 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,,, retrieved October 1, 2009
  2. Harris, Bill (November 7, 2005). "Biopic looks at Twain's early years". Jam! (Canadian Online Explorer). Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  3. Twain, Shania, Atria Books Inks Deal for Shania Twain Memoir, Shania Twain website,, retrieved January 19, 2011
  4. "Scoop: For Shania Twain, an Eja Minor". 2001-12-03.,,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.,,20392236,00.html?cnn=yes. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  8. December 20, 2010 (December 20, 2010). "Shania Twain Engaged to Frederic Thiebaud". 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. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  11. Holly George Warren.Shania Twain 2
  12. "2011 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities: Past Winners,", accessed 29 February 2012.
  13. "It's Official – There is a Shania Twain Autobiography Book Deal". September 22, 2010.
  14. "News". Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  15. The Greatest: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music,,, retrieved October 1, 2009
  16. 16.0 16.1 Shania Twain in Canada's Walk of Fame Invalid <ref> tag; name "Ref_ae" defined multiple times with different content
  17. Shania Twain Centre,,, retrieved October 1, 2009
  18. CTV,, November 18, 2005,, retrieved October 1, 2009