With more than 100 million records sold during her very successful musical career, history will always remember Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain as one of the best-selling female artists of the country genre and of all time.
As expected, Twain started singing at an early age, but her first eponymous album, released in 1993, did not sell very well. Nevertheless, she became well known with the release of her second studio album, The Woman in Me, in 1995. In addition to selling more than 20 million copies worldwide, the album earned it a well-deserved Grammy Award. After that, Shania shows no sign of slowing down with the release of her third album entitled Come On Over in 1997.
Her previous commercial success was nothing compared to her third album, which became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female group, regardless of gender, as well as the best-selling country album. The album, which has produced 12 hits including You’re Still The One and From This Moment On, has sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide and won her four Grammy Awards. Find details about her Net Worth, Age, Height, Son, Husband, and Quick Facts.
On August 28, 1965, the country-pop queen was born to Sharon and Clarence Edwards in Windsor, Ontario. Her original name was Eilleen Regina Edwards, but her family name was later changed to Twain after her parents divorced and her mother married Jerry Twain who adopted Shania and her sisters Jill and Carrie Ann. She has English, French and Irish ancestors.
Growing up was very difficult for Twain who had to sing in bars since the age of eight to improve her financial situation at home. In addition, she had to watch her mother suffer from depression attacks, resulting from the violence that existed between her and Shania’s stepfather.
As a student at Timmins High and vocational school in Timmins, Shania was already singing for a local group called Longshot and at the age of 13, she was invited to perform on the CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show.
After graduating from high school in 1983, she was ready to focus on developing her musical career, which allowed her to attract record companies, including Mercury Nashville Records, which later signed her, thanks to the demos she sent to different platforms and labels. Later, she released her first album entitled Shania Twain after adopting the name. Although her first studio album was not a commercial success, it received positive reviews and gave her the popularity she needed. Her second-year album – The Woman in Me (1995), which sold over 12 million copies in 2007, became a best-seller and made its way to the top of the charts for weeks.
Her next album Come on over (1997) was a pioneer. It has become one of the best-selling albums in the history of Canadian music. The album sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, the largest of all time by a musician. She has also secured a place in the charts for the next two years. Her next album Up!!! released in 2002 was Diamond and boasts singles that have made the charts. She then toured North America and Europe between 2003 and 2004 to promote the album.
The Greatest Hits, a compilation of previous albums and new songs, was released in 2004. The album consists of three new tracks that are in addition to some of his previous hits.
Her television appearances include as a presenter at the 42nd CMA Awards, as a guest judge on American Idol for the August 30-31, 2009 episodes, her show Why Not? with Shania Twain, which premiered on May 8, 2011, on OWN and as a guest star on the Comedy Central Broad City series in 2017. Later in 2017, Shania Twain appeared as a guest judge at the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars where she also performed her song Soldier.
Shania Twain has been married twice. Her first marriage was with the producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange with whom she often worked. The duo met in June 1993 and on December 28, 1993, they were married. Their son, Eja, was born on August 2001 and in 2008, it turned out that the singer and her husband had left her following Lange’s alleged affair with Twain’s best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.
The divorce was granted and ended on June 9, 2010. Later that year, Twain became engaged to Frédéric Thiébaud, Marie-Anne’s ex-husband (the best friend who allegedly cheated with Twain’s husband). On January 1, 2011, they celebrated the wedding at a ceremony in Rincón, Puerto Rico.
Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain is not called the queen of country pop for nothing. She has broken stereotypes with major successes as a singer and songwriter. She has also won numerous prestigious awards.
It is therefore not surprising that Shania Twain Has an impressive net worth of $370 million.
Height and Quick Facts about Shania Twain
Real name: Eilleen Regina Edwards
Professional name: Shania Twain
Birthday: August 28, 1965
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 1.61 M
Father: Clarence Edwards
Siblings: Carrie Ann Edwards, Jill Edwards
Married to: Frederic Thiebaud (2011), Robert Lange (1993–2010)
Children: Eja Lange
Net Worth: $370 Million