Monday, November 8, 2010

Shania Twain

 Shania Twain is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in the mid 1990s with her album The Woman in Me, and achieved worldwide success with her album Come On Over, which became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and is the 9th best-selling album in the U.S.

A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awardsTwain is one of the first country artists to achieve major crossover success in pop music. She is the only female musician to have three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is also the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind fellow Canadian Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums being certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Twain has sold over 76 million albums worldwide, including 49 million in the U.S. She is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen Sound Scan era, with approximately 34 million in sales through April 2008. She was also ranked the 72nd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard.Most recently, Twain will have her own series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that is set to premiere on the OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network on May 9, 2011.

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