Best-selling Female Country Music Artist
March 23, 2012 by staff
Best-selling Female Country Music Artist, Shania Twain, OC ( born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. Her album The Woman in Me (1995), brought her fame and her 1997 album Come On Over, 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 more than 40 million copies worldwide and is the ninth best-selling album in the U.S. Her fourth album, Up!, was released in November 2002. To date it has sold 20 million copies worldwide.
Twain has won five Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards. She has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Sometimes referred to as “The Queen of Country Pop”, Twain has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and is ranked 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She was also ranked 72nd on Billboard’s “Artists of the decade” (2000-10). Most recently, Twain has her own TV series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011.
This Canadian-born country music star started performing at age 8, singing for tips in bars, and then toured with a couple of bands before moving to Nashville. Her fledgling music career was interrupted when her parents were killed in an auto accident, and she returned to Canada to care for her younger siblings. She came back to record the best-selling country music album of all time.
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