Shania Twain

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Shania Twain

Born

8/28/1965, Windsor, Ontario

Birth Name

Eilleen Regina Edwards

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Eilleen Lange, Eilleen Twain
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Shania Twain OC, is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has been very successful in the country and pop music genres. Her album Come On Over is the biggest-selling album by a female artist of all time and she is the only female artist to have three albums…more

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  • Trivia

    • CMA 08 The return of Shania
      Shania Twain return to present the award for Entertainer of the Year. The winner was kenny chesney who flirted with shania onstage

    • NASCAR driver Tim Fedewa nicknamed his car "Shania," according to Sports Illustrated. Her response upon hearing the news? "I hope he's still alive."

    • In high school, Shania Twain worked the counter at a local McDonald's. I learned tons about the meaning of service there she told Time in 2002.

    • Mutt Lange used to call Shania Twain "Woody," derived from an old hairdo he said made her look like Woody Woodpecker.

    • Shania Twain is a devotee of an Eastern religion called Sant Mat, which calls for daily meditation as well as abstinence from alcohol, drugs and premarital sex.

    • In 2004, she took part in the annual BBC charity telethon Children In Need. After performing "Up!", she then took part in a magic act, being sawed in half by a magician.

    • In 1999 Shania became the first woman to be honored as a songwriter/artist by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

    • Shania was ranked #56 in FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.

    • Shania's music has been appreciated in space. On August 12, 2007, her song "Up!" was played as a wake-up call for the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Astronauts have a different musical wake-up call for each day of the mission. Shania's song was played for Canadian Mission Specialist Dave Williams.

    • Awards in 2005 and 2006:
      2005
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Party for Two"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Forever and for Always"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Top Selling Album - Greatest Hits
      Canadian Radio Music Awards: "Chart Topper" Award
      MuchMusic Video Awards - (Canada): MuchMoreMusic Video Award - "Party for Two"
      People's Choice Awards - (U.S.): Favorite Country Female Singer

      2006
      Canadian Radio Music Awards: "Chart Topper" Award.

    • Awards in 2003 and 2004:
      2003
      Billboard Music Awards: Country Artist of the Year
      Billboard Music Awards: Country Album of the Year - Up!
      Billboard Music Awards: Country Albums Artist of the Year
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Female Vocalist of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Video of the Year - "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Best Selling Album - Up!
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Album of the Year - Up!
      CMT Flameworthy Awards - (U.S.): Concept Video of the Year - "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
      Juno Awards: Country Recording - "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
      Juno Awards: Artist of the Year
      Juno Awards: Fan's Choice Award
      MuchMusic Video Awards - (Canada): MuchMoreMusic Video Award - "Up!"
      Radio & Records Magazine: Top Female Country Airplay Artist of the Year
      Roughstock Awards: Female Artist of the Year
      Sky Radio Airplay Award - (Holland): Sky Radio Airplay Award
      VIVA Comet Awards - (Germany): Best International Act

      2004
      Bambi Awards - (Germany): International Pop Artist of the Year
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Song of the Year - "Forever and for Always"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Forever and for Always"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Forever and for Always"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
      BMI Songwriter Awards - (Europe): Song of the Year - "Forever and for Always"
      Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA's): Country Music Program or Special of the Year - Up! Close and Personal
      Canadian Radio Music Awards: Songwriter Award
      Canadian Radio Music Awards: "Chart Topper" Award
      CMA Awards - (France): Best Live Performer
      CMT Flameworthy Awards - (U.S.): Female Video of the Year - "Forever and for Always"
      ECHO Awards - (Germany): Best International Female Artist
      Juno Awards: Country Recording of the Year - "Up!"

    • Awards in 2000 and 2001:
      2000
      Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA's): Entertainer of the Year
      American Music Awards (AMA's): Favorite Female Country Artist
      American Music Awards (AMA's): Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist
      Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Female Country Artist
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Country Songwriter of the Year
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Come on Over"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Man! I Feel like a Woman!"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Pop Songwriter of the Year
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "From This Moment On"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Man! I Feel like a Woman!"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You've Got a Way"
      Edison Awards - (Netherlands): Best International Female Artist
      Grammy Awards - (U.S.): Best Country Song - "Come on Over"
      Grammy Awards - (U.S.): Best Female Country Vocal Performance - "Man! I Feel like a Woman!"
      Grammy Awards - (Danish): Best Foreign Hit - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
      Juno Awards: Best Country Female Artist
      Juno Awards: Best Songwriter
      M6 Awards - (France): Best International Female Artist
      MuchMusic Video Awards - (Canada): MuchMoreMusic Video Award - "Man! I Feel like a Woman!"
      People's Choice Awards - (U.S.): Favorite Female Musical Performer
      Playboy's Reader Poll: Female Country Artist of the Year
      Radio & Records' Trade Magazine Poll: Entertainer of the Year
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "From This Moment On"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Man! I Feel like a Woman!"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You've Got a Way"

      2001
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You've Got a Way"
      World Music Awards: World's Best Selling Canadian Artist

    • Awards in 1999:
      Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA's): Double-Diamond Award - The Woman in Me and Come on Over
      American Music Awards (AMA's): Favorite Female Country Artist
      Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Female Country Artist
      Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Single - "You're Still the One"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Country Songwriter of the Year
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Song of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "From This Moment On"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Honey, I'm Home"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Pop Songwriter of the Year
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): Song of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "From This Moment On"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Love Gets Me Every Time"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): CMT Maple Leaf Foods Fan's Choice Award - Entertainer of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Female Vocalist of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Video of the Year - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration of the Year - "From This Moment On"
      Country Music Association Awards (CMA's) - (U.S.): CMA International Artist Achievement
      Country Music Association Awards (CMA's) - (U.S.): Entertainer of the Year
      CMT - (U.S.): Female Artist of the Year
      Gazette Net Country Awards: Most Popular Female Artist
      Grammy Awards - (U.S.): Best Country Song - "You're Still the One"
      Grammy Awards - (U.S.): Best Female Country Vocal Performance - "You're Still the One"
      Juno Awards: Best Country Female Vocalist
      Modern Screen Magazine's Readers Ballot Awards: Favorite Female Vocalist
      National Association of Record Merchandisers (NARM): Best Selling Country Record of the Year - Come on Over
      Playboy's Reader Poll: Best Country Album - Come on Over
      Playboy's Reader Poll: Female Country Artist of the Year
      Radio & Records Magazine: Female Country Artist of the Year
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards - (Canada): Best Canadian Country Artist
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards - (Canada): Female Vocalist of the Year
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "From This Moment On"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      WB Radio Music Awards: Country/Young Country Artist of the Year
      Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards: Favorite Country Artist

    • Awards from 1997 and 1998:
      1997
      American Music Awards (AMA's): Favorite Female Country Artist
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "No One Needs to Know"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Special Achievement Award - The Woman in Me (Top selling album by a female country artist ever, selling over 12 million copies worldwide)
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Top Selling Album - The Woman In Me
      Juno Awards: Country Female Vocalist of the Year
      Juno Awards: Juno International Achievement Award
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "No One Needs to Know"

      1998
      Billboard Music Awards: Best Selling Country Single - "You're Still the One"
      Billboard Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year (All categories)
      Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Singles Female Artist
      Billboard Music Video Awards: Best Country Clip - You're Still The One
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Love Gets Me Every Time"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): CMT Maple Leaf Foods Fan's Choice Award - Entertainer of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Female Vocalist of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Album of the Year - Come on Over
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Single of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Top Selling Album of the Year - Come on Over
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Video of the Year - "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
      CMT - (Canada): Female Video Artist of the Year
      CMT - (Latin America): Female Artist of the Year
      CMT - (Latin America): Video of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      CMT - (Pacific): Female Artist of the Year
      CMT - (U.S.): Female Artist of the Year
      Juno Awards: Country Female Vocalist of the Year
      MTV Video Music Awards: Nominated for Female Video of the Year - "You're Still the One"
      (Only Female Country Artist ever to be nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.)
      Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI): Songwriter/Artist of the Year
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards - (Canada): Best Album - Come on Over
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards - (Canada): Canadian Country Artist of the Year
      VH1 Viewer's Choice Awards: Sexiest Video - "You're Still the One"

    • Awards from 1996:
      1996
      Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA's): Album of the Year - The Woman in Me
      Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA's): Top New Female Vocalist
      American Music Awards (AMA's): Favorite New Country Artist
      AOL Online Music Awards: Hottest Country Video - "Any Man of Mine"
      Billboard Music Awards: Country Album of the Year - The Woman in Me
      Billboard Music Awards: Female Country Artist of the Year
      Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite New Country Artist
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      BMI COUNTRY Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      BMI POP Songwriter Awards - (U.S.): One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): NCN Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Female Vocalist of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Video of the Year - "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
      CMT - (Canada): Female Video Artist of the Year
      CMT - (Europe): Female Artist of the Year
      CMT - (Europe): Video of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      CMT - (U.S.): Female Artist of the Year
      First Americans in the Arts: Outstanding Musical Achievement Award
      Golden Pick Awards: Favorite Album - The Woman In Me
      Golden Pick Awards: Favorite Video of the Year - "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)"
      Grammy Awards: Best Country Album - The Woman in Me
      Great British Country Music Awards: International Rising Star
      Jukebox Awards: Country Single of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      Jukebox Awards: Songwriter of the Year
      Juno Awards: Country Female Vocalist of the Year
      Juno Awards: Entertainer of the Year
      Online Music Award: Best New Country Artist
      Radio & Records' Trade Magazine Poll: Best Country Album - The Woman In Me
      Radio & Records' Trade Magazine Poll: Best Female Country Vocalist
      Radio & Records' Trade Magazine Poll: Best New Country Artist
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards -(Canada): Album of the Year - The Woman In Me
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards -(Canada): Country Artist of the Year
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards -(Canada): Female Vocalist of the Year
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards -(Canada): Song of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards - (Canada): Songwriters of the Year - Shania Twain and R.J. "Mutt" Lange
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      SOCAN Awards: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year - "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
      World Music Awards: World's Best Selling Female Country Artist

    • Awards from 1993 and 1995:
      1993
      CMT - (Europe): Rising Star

      1995
      ABC Radio Networks Country Music Awards: Female Video Artist of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Album of the Year - The Woman in Me
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Female Vocalist of the Year
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Single of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): SOCAN Song of the Year - "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
      Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA's): Video of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      Country Music Radio Awards: Best Female Artist
      Country Music Radio Awards: Best Single of the Year - "Any Man of Mine"
      RPM's Big Country Music Awards - (Canada): Best New Artist of the Year

    • The name "Shania" means "I'm on my way".

    • Shania had a son on August 12, 2001 named Eja D'Angelo Lange.

    • In March of 2006, Shania was on the cover of SELF magazine.

    • Shania and Mutt's anniversary is on December 28th. They were married in 1993.

    • As of 2006, Shania is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

    • Shania had only 18 people at her wedding. It was a small gathering of family and just a few friends.
      Her wedding reception was held at DeerHurst Resort

    • Shania power walks to keep in shape.

    • Shania currently lives in Wanaka, New Zealand.

    • Shania's Up! CD has three types of music, one country, another pop, and the last one alternative.

    • Shania will receive a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 2007

    • Shania's favorite song is "Yesterday" by The Beatles.

      Her favorite exercise is to fast walk to an ice cream store. lol

    • Shania and Mutt love to ski. They're not very good at it. After skiing they enjoy sitting in the lodge drinking Hot Chocolate and watching other people ski.

    • First Recording was in 1985. It was a duet with Tim Denis called "Heavy On The Sunshine".

    • The Woman In Me may be one of the most expensive country albums ever produced. When Mercury balked at the price Mutt agreed to pay a part of it out of his own pocket.

    • During the Come on Over tour. Shania would have a protein shake and listen to the Backstreet Boys before each concert to pump herself up for her show.

    • The song "No One Needs To Know" was featured in the movie "Edie and Pen" Starring Stockard Channing.

    • Shania was named the 1999 Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. (She is the first non-American, and one of only five solo women to win the Country Music Association award, the others are Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn.)

    • Shania sang back vocals on the Sammy Kershaw song "Haunted Heart".

    • Shania and Mutt wrote the song "Don't let me be the last to know" sung by Britney Spears

    • Shania has released the following DVDs
      April 5, 1996: The Woman in Me (videos)
      July 21, 1999: Shania Twain Live (concert)
      September 24, 1999: Complete Woman in Me (videos)
      March 9, 2004: Platinum Collection (video)
      March 9, 2004: Up! Live in Chicago (concert)
      March 9, 2004: Come on Over (Videos)
      December 9, 2004: Up Close and Personal (with Allision Krauss and Union Station)
      Platinum (500,000 units sold)

      VHS
      April 7, 1999: VH1 Behind the Music

    • Robert John "Mutt" Lange is not some recluse who never leaves his home. He travels the world with Shania. His work as a music producer takes him to the States and Europe. When Shania was recording the cd UP! they recorded in Nashville TN, the Carribbean and in India.
      During the UP!tour Mutt joined Shania and Eja. Together as a family they have gone to the States, Canada, Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand.

    • Robert John "Mutt" Lange has not bought every picture of himself to keep it from being published.

    • She sang with Alison Krauss on the dvd special called UP Close and Personal.

    • "I Ain't No Quitter" The video was shot in Tijuana, Mexico on March 30, 2005 and debuted on May 5, 2005. It was shot by Wayne Isham. The tears Shania is crying in the video are real.Shania got caught up in the emotion of the song.

    • "Don't!" video was shot in Oaxaca, Mexico at an abandonned hotel, directed by Wayne Isham, and debuted on December 30, 2004. "Don't!" was also included in the film An Unfinished Life.

    • "Party for Two" was the first single from Shania Twain's 2004 Greatest Hits CD.
      Two versions of "Party for Two" were recorded: a pop mix with Mark McGrath and a country version with Billy Currington. Two videos were shot in London, one with each of the partners in the song. They debuted on September 27, 2004.

    • When Shania was promoting the UP! cd in Australia she said that when Eja (her son) saw a kangaroo he thought it was a giant rabbit.

    • I'm Gonna Getcha Good!Shania filmed the video for this song in London in August of 2002. Paul Boyd directed the video, he also directed several of Shania's earlier videos like "That Don't Impress Me Much". The video debuted on CMT on October 4, 2002. The song has become one of her biggest hits worldwide, charting in different countries that she has never had hits in before.

    • She's Not Just a Pretty FaceThe video was taken from Twain's Up! Live in Chicago special to boost sales of the forthcoming DVD release of that concert. It debuted on November 1, 2003

    • Forever and for Always the video for this song was flimed in New Zealand, and Paul Boyd directed it. The video debuted on CMT on April 26, 2003.There are two version of the video. One version has Shania walking along the beach singing. The second version shows a love progressing between a couple from the time they're little kids to middle aged. The song was also used for Febreze: Scentstories promotion, which Shania took part in. In 2006, "Forever and for Always" was certified gold for 100,000 digital downloads in the U.S.A. by the RIAA.

    • "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing" the video comes from, her Up! Live In Chicago concert. the video debuted February 13, 2004. An Indian artist, Dayal Thakar provides backing vocals on the Blue version of the song.

    • "Ka-Ching!"There are 3 different videos
      Main Version, Red Dress Version and a Silver Outfit Version. The video debuted on February 25, 2003.

    • "Thank You Baby! (for Makin' Someday Come So Soon)" the video was shot in Vancouver, Canada and debuted on July 28, 2003.

    • "Up!" video was shot in 2002, and directed by Antti J, it was originally released on January 11, 2003. It is rumoured to have been shot in Spain.
      If you look closely enough you can see a picture of Sharon and Jerry Twain (Shania's parents)

    • "When You Kiss Me" video had two versions shot in black and white in New Zealand, both directed by Paul Boyd. One version had Shania alone singing on the beach at night. The other versiion had Shania singing to a guy video taping her.
      Shania has admitted on several occasions that "When You Kiss Me" is her favorite ballad off of Up!. Both videos debuted in Europe on October 17, 2003

    • Shania and Mutt's Lake Placid NY home was sold in April 2006.

    • "Love Gets Me Every Time" video was shot in New York City, directed by Timothy White and shot on September 3, 1997. It was released on September 24, 1997.

      this was the first single off of Come on Over cd.
      The song became Shania's fifth number one.

      The original title of the song was going to be "Gol Darn Gone and Done It", but the title was changed after Mutt thought too many DJs would keep messing up the name.

    • "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" video was shot in New York City, directed by Larry Jordan and shot on October 18 and 19, 1997. It was released on November 12, 1997.

    • From This Moment On video, directed by Paul Boyd, was shot on August 27 and released on September 27, 1998. "
      The original version of the song featured fellow country singer Bryan White, while a new re-recorded version featured Twain solo.
      The video is Shania's solo version.

    • "Come on Over" video was taken directly from her "Live" Special from Dallas, and debuted on October 6, 1999.

    • "When" video was shot in New York by Markus Blunder and released in the summer of 1998 in Europe. It was played once on CMT. However, this was the only video that Shania had released off of Come on Over that was not included on the Platinum Collection DVD.
      Its believed that the video wan not included because it was a limited release in Europe.

      When was the only song out of the twelve singles off of Come on Over to not be released to the United States. It was released to Canada however, as a pop single in February 2000. Shania admitted that this was her favorite song off the album.

    • "You're Still the One" video was shot in Malibu and Los Angeles, California completely in black and white. It was directed by David Hogan and shot on December 4 and 5 1997. It was released on January 26, 1998.

      Shania and Mutt wrote the song about their relationship, in answer to some people saying they wouldn't never last as a couple.

    • "Honey, I'm Home" video was taken from her Louisville, Kentucky concert on July 8, 1998 and released on August 19, 1998. Rumors have it that the song had to be performed at least four times for the video shoot to finally finish.

    • "That Don't Impress Me Much" video,was directed by Paul Boyd, and shot on November 3 and 4, 1998, and released on December 2, 1998. It features Twain in a leopard skin outfit, walking around in the Mojave Desert. It was filmed near Barstow, California.

    • "Rock This Country!" video was taken directly from her CBS Thanksgiving Special and debuted on December 23, 1999.

      "Rock This Country!" was the closing song each night on both the Come On Over tour and Up! tour.

    • "I'm Holdin' on to Love (to Save My Life)"
      the twelfth and final single released from Come on Over.

      The song had no promo performances, no video, or no commercial single, the song was still able to reach the top twenty of the Billboard Country Singles chart.

    • "You've Got a Way" video was directed by Paul Boyd, shot on May 2, 1999, and released on May 24, 1999. It featured bits of Shania in a garden and on a swing interlaced with scenes from Notting Hill (the movie starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant)

    • Shania has a song called "Shoes" on a Desperate Housewives soundtrack. Originally she was working out a deal to do a video for the song with the female cast of Desperate Housewives, but the deal fell through. No official reason.

    • Shania and Mutt have put their Switzerland home up for sale in May of 2006.

    • "No One Needs to Know" the song was heard at the end of the movie Twister.
      The video was shot by Steven Goldmann in Spring Hill, Tennessee on April 3rd, 1996. It was released May 15th, 1996.
      Shania's security/pet dog Tim got upset when Shania did the scene where she was trying to keep the door from being opened. He had to stay in her trailer until the scene was done filming.

    • "You Win My Love" video was shot by Steven Goldmann in Orlando, Florida on January 14th and 15th, 1996.
      Shania suggested the back flip and rolling around on the floor. She was sore for a couple of days after.

    • "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)" most well-known for it's beautiful video location. The vido was shot in Egypt at the suggestion of Mercury Nashville President Luke Lewis. The video was shot by Markus Blunder during July of 1995, and filmed in Cairo and Saqqara. It was released on August 9, 1995.

    • "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" video was shot by Steven Goldmann in New York City on November 4, 1995. It was released November 15, 1995.

    • "God Bless the Child" was the 8th and final single from The Woman in Me cd.
      The video was shot by Larry Jordan in Nashville, Tennessee on October 3rd, 1996. It was released October 26th, 1996.
      All singles sales from America were donated to Second Harvest/Kids Cafe, and from Canada to Breakfast for Learning. This is an important cause for Shania. Since many times as a child she had to go without meals.

    • "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" was also a John Derek directed video.
      It took over three days to shot in December 1994 at his ranch near Santa Ynez, California. It was released on January 11, 1995. In August of 1995, the single was certified Gold for 500 000 sales, making it Twain's first Gold single.

    • "Any Man of Mine" was shot by John Derek and assisted by Charley Randazzo on February 23, 1995 at his ranch near Santa Ynez, California. It was released on April 26, 1995. It's interesting to note that John Derek had originally shot the video in the barn with shania and a horse but Mercury thought that version was a bit racy and later had additional footage of Shania singing outside. The John Derek barn footage has only been seen in its entirety by a handful at the Mercury label.
      This song was Shania's first number one hit

    • "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" [the opening song on both the Come on Over and Up! tours.] The video was directed by Paul Boyd,and was shot on January 11, 1999, and released on March 3, 1999.This video was a role reversed version of Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love".

    • "Home Ain't Where His Heart is Anymore" video was shot by Steven Goldmann in Montreal, Quebec on July 9, 1996, and released on July 24.

    • "You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me" was the third and last video from the album "Shania Twain". The video was shot to help promote the single. Filming took place in Montreal, Quebec. It was directed by Steven Goldmann on August 19th and 20th 1993. It debuted on CMT on September 7th 1993.

    • "Dance With the One That Brought You" was the second video from the 1993 album "Shania Twain".
      The video got attention mostly because Sean Penn directed it and Charles Durning co-starred in it. The video in Los Angeles, on May 2nd, 1993. The video debuted on May 24th.

    • "What Made You Say That" video was Shania's first video from the self-titled cd Shania Twain. It was directed by Steven Goldmann on January 12, 1993 in Miami, Florida and released on February 5th, 1993. The video was originally banned from CMT for being to sexy but once the controversy calmed down CMT re-added it to the schedule.

    • A television biopic of Twain, Shania: A Life in Eight Albums, aired on CBC Television on November 7, 2005, with Meredith Henderson starring as Shania.
      This biopic was loosely based on Robin Eggar's Shania Twain Biography.

    • Shania has a fragrance out called "Shania by Stetson."

    • Shania does all editing of her videos.

    • The only song on the Woman in Me cd that Shania did not write was "You win my Love". The song was written by Shania's husband.

    • Shania feels her best trait is her resourcefulness and her worst trait as being impatient.

    • Cledus T Judd wrote parody's of Shania's songs.
      "If Shania was Mine", a parody of "Any Man of Mine" and "Shania, I'm Broke" a parody of Shania's "Honey I'm Home."

      Shania made a guest appearence in Cledus's video "Bigger than the Beatles".

    • For the Come On Over tour Shania designed her own tour bus and made sure to take her horse and pet/security dog Tim with her.

    • Shania doesn't call her husband Mutt. She calls him Love.

    • Mutt use to work out on the treadmill to the self titled Shania Twain cd.

    • Shania's favorite things are to horseback ride, talk long walks, write songs and spend time with her husband and son.

    • The Come on Over tour started on May 29, 1998 Sudbury, Ontario
      The tour ended on December 5, 1999 in West Palm Beach, Florida

    • The UP! world tour started on September 25 2003 in Hamilton Ontario and ended on July 10, 2004 in Sunrise, Florida

    • Shania received the Order of Canada medal on November 18, 2005.
      The Order of Canada is Canada's highest civilian honour.

    • In the video UP! Shania is the only person and her co-star is a dog.

      Shania is also the only person in the Any Man of Mine video her co-star is a horse

    • Shania released a dvd called "The Platinum Collection" on November 6, 2001.
      It contains all of Shania's videos [except the video for the song "When"] from the cds, Shania Twain, The Woman in me and Come on over.
      The only place to get a copy of the video for the song "When" is from a rare Hong Kong Come on over VCD release.

    • Before she started her singing career, She worked at a McDonald's in Timmins.

    • Her first recording was in 1985.

    • Shania's first performance was when she was in 1st grade, for show & tell. She sang "Country Roads".

    • One of her favorite place to visit is Paris.

    • Shania weighs 110 lbs.

    • Shania's home town Timmins, Ontario is 500 miles north of Toronto, Canada.

    • Shania is not keen on being a celebrity.

    • Shania's family roots are Irish and French-Canadian and she was raised in the Ojibway Indian Culture.

    • Shania has two nicknames. She is called "leeny" by her family and "woody" by her husband.
      Mutt called her "woody" because of a hairdo she wore that reminded him of Woody Woodpecker.

    • Shania's eye color, which has been a source of debate among many fans in some pictures her eyes appear brown and in other pictures her eyes appear green. Shania has said in many interviews [including one interview with Larry King] that her eyes are in fact green.

    • Robert John "Mutt" Lange was born November 11, 1948 in Northern Rhodesia (now called Zambia)

    • Shanias album "Come On Over", was in the top 20 of the 200 Billboard for 99 weeks! That is about 1 year and 10 months!

    • The only authorized cd of Shania's early work is entitled, "The Complete Limelight Sessions." Any other CD of Shania's early work is an illegal copy.

    • Shania loves to drink tea but she maintains her figure by eating a healthy well balanced vegatarian diet. She isn't into junk food but shania admits her favorite junk food is french fries. Which she indulges in once ever two weeks.

    • When she was a toddler she was adopted by her step father Jerry Twain.
      When she signed her first record deal with Mercury they didn't think Twain flowed well with Eilleen. So the record label wanted her to change the last name. Eilleen instead offered to change her first name to Shania. Professionally her name is Shania Twain, while in her personal life she is known as Eilleen Lange.

    • The Maple Leaf were Shania use to sing is being torn down, but fear not shania fans, The Maple Leaf Hotel may be slated for the wrecking ball, but it looks like its memory will live-on at the Shania Twain Centre. The Maple Leaf Hotel, housed the musical beginnings of Stompin' Tom Connors, Michell Wright, and Shania Twain.

    • As of May 4, 2006 Shania's GREATEST HITS album now in it's 77th week is the PACE SETTER on Billboards Country Album Chart, moving up 9 positions to #37!!

    • Shania's CD Come On Over sold over 172,000 copies.

    • In 1991 she signed her first recording contract with Richard Frank of Mercury Nashville Records.

    • Her parents seperated when Shania was only 2 years old.

    • Shania Twain is the recipient of five Grammy awards.

    • Her album Come On Over is the biggest-selling album by a female artist of all time and she is the only female artist to have three albums certified Diamond by the RIAA.

    • Shania helped launch Billy Currington's career. Shania chose to do the country version of her song, "Party for Two" with Billy. By doing this he caught the attention of a wider fan base.

    • SHANIA SETS NEW RECORD - THREE CONSECUTIVE DIAMOND ALBUMS
      One of the most positive things for country music this year was the return of Shania Twain to active recording and performing. Shania's new album, UP!, released in November of 2003, had a major impact on CD sales by selling most of its 10 million units this year. With a new Diamond certification for 10x Platinum, Twain became the only artist in history to score three consecutive 10 million selling Diamond albums

    • Shania's mother, Sharon, use to pump gas late at night when money got tight. Sharon would always take one of her children along to keep her company. Shania would sometimes do her homework while her mom pumped gas.
      Shania hated that her mom had to pump gas so late at night. It was dangerous. Shania said in her special "Up Close and Personal," that if her mom were alive today she'd never have to pump gas again. Shania would see to it.

    • The latest exhibit at the Shania Twain Centre (STC) preserves part of Shania history, along with Timmins history. Parts of the Maple Leaf Hotel where Shania performed years ago, are now being integrated into the theatre at the STC.

    • Shania has sung over 50 songs!

    • Shania's song "Any Man Of Mine" was her career song, the song helped her become who she is today.

    • Shania sang with Elton John.

    • When Shania did her first "concert" at her high school, she wet her pants, there was a big puddle on the floor so Shania tipped over her water bottle so that everyone whould think that she spilt her water.

    • Shania Twain is known as the "Woman of Country."

    • Before Shania became a country mega star, She would be Leahys opening act. Leahy is a band from Canada, and all the siblings play the intsruments.

    • In Shania's younger days, she helped her Mother pump gas.

    • Zomba Music Publishing landed an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with Shania Twain through her company Loon Echo.

      The deal covers Shania's future compositions as well as her complete back catalog.

      The catalog was previously with Universal Music Publishing

    • Shania's song (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here was covered by the singer Real McCoy.

    • Shania has covered the song Half Breed (originally by Cher), and the song For the Love of Him (originally by Bobby Martin).

    • Shania was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards. She has changed her name to Shania - Ojibwa word for "I'm on my way".

    • Come on Over, sold 40 million copies worldwide. It is the #7 best selling album of all time.

    • Shania launch new fragrance called "Shania" by Stetson to be released in September

    • Shania has gotten permission to build a one-level house, two guest cottages, a garage and ancillary structures in Wanaka New Zealand.

    • Shania is the greatest selling female solo artist of all time. The only artist in the history of recorded music to have 3 diamond awards for The Woman In Me, Come On Over, and Up!

    • Shania Twain
      North America Release Date: April 20, 1993
      Re-released in Europe on March 13, 2000

      The Woman In Me
      North America Release Date: February 7, 1995
      Europe Re-release Date: March 6, 2000

      Come on Over
      North America Release Date: November 4, 1997
      North America International Version Release Date: November 23, 1999
      Europe Re-release Date: December 24, 2001

      Üp!
      North America Release Date: November 19, 2002
      Europe Release Date: November 18, 2002
      Europe Re-release Date: August 18, 2003

      Greatest Hits (4 previously unreleased songs)
      North America Release Date: November 9, 2004
      Europe Release Date: November 8, 2004

    • Shania is married to her producer Robert John "Mutt " Lange and they have a son named Eja D'angelo Lange who was born on August 12, 2001 in Switzerland. Eja's first language is French. He started learning English as two yrs old.

    • She has a dog named Tim, after her hometown of Timmins, Ontario.
      Tim died in 2004

    • She is the best selling country female artist of all time.

  • Quotes

    • Shania: The chorus to `Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)' is something I had written a couple of years ago, and sang to Mutt over the phone during our first conversation. That's when he realized I had writing potential he wanted to tap into. It's the first song we ended up completing together, the first song we demoed, the first one we recorded in the studio in Nashville and the first song we mixed and completed. So we thought it would only be appropriate if it was the first song on the album.

    • Shania: I'm not such a slave to pleasing everyone, which i think is a female tendency. I take more time for myself; that's a very big part of mental, emotional, and physical health. I'm starting yoga very soon, which is exciting. I've been a vegetarian now for about 15 years, and I eat a lot of raw food.

    • Shania: Eja already likes cooking. He doesn't love cleaning up his toys, but he'll do it. A couple of months ago i started saying, "Eja, I'm your mummy, not your slave. I am not going to be picking that up for you." Now I'll ask, "Eja, will you please grab my water?" and he'll say, "Mom, I'm not your slave!"

    • Shania: Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.

    • Shania: I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.

    • Shania: All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do. Everything I've achieved since then is above and beyond.

    • Shania: (about her perfume) I wanted to partner with a company that would be able to express my personality through their products, Stetson is a great fit for me to accomplish this.

    • Shania: (referring to Dolly Parton) I was inspired by her, and inspired to be my own thing, she was so individual, so unique on her own, what I took from her was go out and be yourself, and be different, dare to be different.

    • Shania: (about being a celebrity) I'd rather spend an afternoon up to my neck in horse muck, cleaning out my stable then go to some celebrity party. And I'd rather go to my local store and buy an outfit than take any one of the designer gowns offered to me for free. I find the whole concept of being a celebrity deeply embarrassing and totally ridiculous. It honestly makes me cringe when people recognise me in the street. I spend most of my time making sure I never get seen.

    • Shania:I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.

    • Shania(comment about Mutt): He on his own has never had this kind of success. And me on my own, I doubt very much I would have had this kind of success. First of all, would I even have found anyone who had so much faith in me? Part of why I think I flourished is because he believed so much in me. He loved my voice; he loved my songwriting. He was my biggest fan.

    • Shania: I have arm-wrestled here and there... guys seem to want to test my strength.

    • Shania: Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music.

    • Shania: Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. it's the most fun thing i do.

    • Shania: Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and i'm glad to be a part of it.

    • Shania (when asked when she feels most sexy): i think it's when i get out of the tub. your skin is fresh and you've stuck your hair up without even looking. that's when you look your best.

    • Shania:We live in a very remote area, we live out in the wilderness, we live out on the lake. We've got dogs and horses. Real things that I like to go back to, y'know, because my dogs don't care where I am on the charts.

    • Shania:I met Mutt at fan fair, Mutt is a big fan of country music. When I first went to his house to write with him, he had the biggest country music collection I'd ever seen.

    • Shania: I mean I'll never not be country, how can you not?," shania asks. "How can you be something and then not be it any more? I mean I just don't understand that. Country is so deep in my roots and such a huge part of my youth, my most impressionable years, that it's just not going anywhere and I think even for people who listen to me in pop and all that sort of thing, the style of the way I write, which is very conversational lyrics, very real lifestyle lyrics, comes from my country roots.

    • Shania: Forty is just another birthday. It doesn't make any difference you change physically, but I'm happy to do that.

    • Shania (comment to fans):I don't fit anywhere, I fit with you guys.

    • Shania (comment on her perfume "Shania")
      :The fragrance represents the qualities that I try to embody each day: strength and confidence, independence and love of life.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Lover her voice

    9.5
    Plus, she always looks timeless on tv. She shows passion when she performs. And you can feel the passion too as a viewer. Now that's great music.
  • she has an awesome voice and her songs are great

    9.8
    i love shania twain , she is amazing! her songs are wonderful , especially "Forever and For Always" and "You're Still the One" those two songs are amazing, shania has such a great voice and taste for music , especially love songs. she is absolutely amazing and i can never get enough of her music. another song i like by her is "I'm gonna getcha good". Shania sings some really great songs and I absolutely love her amazing voice. She is one of a kind and very talented and i know i will love her music forever. she is amazing.. :)moreless
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