T.O.T.W – Shania Twain

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Shania Twain, OC (/ʃəˈn.ə/; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time. Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”.

Raised in Timmins, Ontario, Twain pursued singing and songwriting from a young age before signing with Mercury Nashville Records in the early 1990s. Her self-titled debut studio album saw little commercial success upon release in 1993. After collaborating with producer and later husband Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Twain rose to fame with her second studio album, The Woman in Me (1995), which brought her widespread success; it sold 20 million copies worldwide, spawned widely successful singles such as “Any Man of Mine”, and earned her a Grammy Award. Her third studio album, Come On Over (1997), became the best-selling studio album of all-time by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album, selling nearly 40 million copies worldwide. Come On Over produced twelve singles, including “You’re Still the One”, “From This Moment On” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”, and earned Twain four Grammy Awards. Her fourth studio album, Up! (2002), was also certified Diamond in the United States.

In 2004, Twain retired from performing and began an indefinite hiatus from music, revealing years later that diagnoses with Lyme disease and dysphonia led to a severely weakened singing voice. She chronicled her vocal rehabilitation on the OWN miniseries Why Not? with Shania Twain in 2011 and released her first single in six years, “Today Is Your Day”, as well as publishing her autobiography, From This Moment On. Twain returned to the concert stage the following year with an exclusive concert residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Shania: Still the One, which ran until 2014. In 2015, she launched the North American Rock This Country Tour, which was billed as her farewell tour. Twain released her fifth studio album and first in 15 years in 2017, Now, and embarked on the Shania Now Tour in 2018.

Twain has received five Grammy Awards, 27 BMI Songwriter Awards, stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. According to the RIAA she is the only female artist in history to have three (consecutive) albums certified Diamond by the RIAA. Altogether, Twain is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era.

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Shania Twain

1965 – Present

It was my ex-wife who introduced me to Shania Twain – the Canadian superstar and once l listened to her singing l was hooked on this superb performer. I have always had a real passion for Country music and Shania’s voice just hit my spot for great listening.

Here are 15 of her best hits!

You’re Still The One 1997

Man I Feel Like a Woman 1997

That Don’t impress Me that Much 1997

Any Man of Mine 1995

I’m Gonna Get You Good 2002

Whose Bed Have your Boots Been Under 1995

If You’re Not In It For love I’m Outta Here! 1995

The woman in Me [Needs The Man’ In You] 1995

When You Kiss me 2002

Ka-Ching 2002

Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed 2017

I Won’t Leave You Lonely 1997

We Got something They Don’t 2017

Leaving is the Only Way Out 1995

Black Eyes Blue Tears 1997

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  1. I’m a big fan of Shania Twain too. When I was at University a friend of mine took a year out to work in America and when he came back he brought a Tape of Shania with him. It was before she released her stuff in the UK and there was a difference between her songs on the tape, which were much more country style, than the popier version released over here. I thought she was great. 🙂

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