Shania Twain

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Legal name: Eilleen Regina Edwards

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Shania Twain, OC (/ʃəˌnaɪ.ə ˈtweɪn/) (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter. Referred to as "The Queen of Country Pop," she is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, having sold over 85 million albums. Twain's 1995 album The Woman in Me brought her fame and sold 20 million copies worldwide, and her 1997 album Come On Over became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time, selling around 40 million copies worldwide. Her fourth and last studio album to date, Up!, was released in November 2002. Twain is often recognized for reaching beyond all feasible music boundaries with only three studio albums.

Twain has received 5 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. She is the first (and currently only) female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA. With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, Come On Over is the best-selling album by a female artist and the top-selling country album of all time. Altogether, Twain is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era.

In 2004, Twain retired from performing and quietly retreated to her home in Switzerland. In her 2011 autobiography, she cited a weakening singing voice as the reason for not performing publicly. When both her singing and speaking were affected, Twain consulted the Vanderbilt Dayani Center in Nashville. Specialists discovered lesions on her vocal cords and diagnosed her with dysphonia, all treatable with careful rehabilitation. In 2012, Twain returned to the concert stage in her critically acclaimed show Still the One, exclusively at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Shania Twain 3
1995 The Woman in Me 3
1997 Come On Over 3.5 7
1999 For the Love of Him 3 1
2000 Wild & Wicked 1
2002 Up! 5 8
2004 You Sing the Hits of Shania Twain (karaoke) 1
2007 All Fired Up, No Place to Go 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 Beginnings 1989-1990 Compilation 4
1999 On the Way Compilation 1
2001 The Complete Limelight Sessions Compilation 2
2004 Greatest Hits Compilation 4
2005 Send It... With Love Compilation 1
Greatest Hits 2003 Compilation 1
Impressions of a Woman Compilation 1
Millenium Best 2000 Compilation 1
Millenium Hits Compilation 1
Shania Twain: Greatest Hits '99 Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 Love Gets Me Every Time 1
1998 You're Still the One 3
1998 When 2
1998 From This Moment On 2
1998 Man! I Feel Like a Woman! 4
1998 That Don’t Impress Me Much 8
2000 Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) 1
2002 I'm Gonna Getcha Good! 1
2003 Ka-Ching! 5
2003 Forever and for Always 1
2003 When You Kiss Me 1
2004 Party for Two 4
2011 Bite My Lip 1
2011 Today Is Your Day 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
God Bless the Child/(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here! 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 The Specials Compilation 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 The Interview CD Interview 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
Rockin the Country 1
Shania Twain 1

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