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Shania Twain Height 5' 4" Born August 28 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Shania Twain: Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965, the middle of three daughters to Clarence and Sharon Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own, making her 50% native in the eyes of the law. She started out singing in bars as a child after hours, and, at 13, appeared on "The Tommy Hunter Show" (1965). At 22, her parents were killed in an accident, and she became the legal guardian of her half-brothers (Mark, then 13, and Darryl, then 14) and sister, putting her musical career on hold to raise her family. In 1991 she changed her name to Shania (meaning "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa, it was the name of a co-worker), and signed a contract with Mercury Nashville that same year. Her first album went by without notice, but her second album (produced with (Mutt) Robert John Lange, who she wed in 1993) broke world records with its sales!
Robert John Lange (28 December 1993 - present) 1 child
Navel baring clothing
Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)
Voted "sexiest vegetarian alive" by PETA
Gave birth to first child, a son, Eja (pronounced "Asia"). [12 August 2001]
Name "Shania" means "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa.
Has scored seven No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart. Her biggest hit is the country-pop smash "You're Still the One" (1998, No. 1 country, No. 2 Hot 100); the song won Grammy Awards for Best Country song and Best Female Country Performance.
Another of her biggest hits, 1997's "Love Gets Me Every Time," became the first country No. 1 released by a female country artist to spend five weeks atop Billboard's country chart since Dolly Parton's 1977 hit "Here You Come Again."
Named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1999. She also received the CMA's International Achievement Award that same year.
Is one of only four native Canadians to reach the peak of Billboard's country chart since its inception in 1944. The other top hitmakers are Hank Snow (who first turned the trick in 1950), Anne Murray (first No. 1 hit in 1974), and Terri Clark (first and only No. 1 hit in 1999).
Her other country No. 1 hits: "Any Man of Mine" (1995); "(If You're Not in it for Love) I'm Outta Here!" "You Win My Love" and "No One Needs to Know" (1996); and "Honey I'm Home" (1998). Other big hits include "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" and "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)" (1995); "Don't Be Stupid," "From This Moment On" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" (all 1998, the second a duet with country singer Bryan White); and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," "You've Got a Way" and "Come On Over" (all 1999).
Has sold 19 million copies of "Come On Over" domestically.
Uses her married (and legal) name Eilleen Lange in the credits for her latest CD, titled 'Up.' It is her first release since 1997's multi-platinum effort 'Come on Over.'
Will host the 2003 Juno Awards (Canadian Grammy Awards) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 6.
Performed at the National Football League's Super Bowl half-time show where it was well known that she had been lip-synching the song. [January 26, 2003]
Won three 2003 Juno Awards: Juno Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year and Country Recording of the Year.
She received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 25, 2003).
Her German Shepherd dog Tim is named after her hometown of Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
Her heritage is Irish and French-Canadian. She was raised in the Ojibway Indian culture by her stepfather, a full blooded Ojibway native.
She owns a cottage near the town of Huntsville in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada.
Shares a birthday with LeAnn Rimes.
Her parents were killed in a car crash when she was 22.
The album, tour and merchandising for the album "Come On Over" made over $40,000,000 in Australia alone, where it still remains one of the longest charting albums in Australia.
Her name is correctly pronounced 'Shu-nye-ah'.
Received the "Order of Canada", Canada's highest honor on November 18, 2005.
Named #39 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Lives in Switzerland with her husband and son.
Her album "Up!" (2002) sold two million copies in the United States during its first month of release.
Named #33 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Shy as a child, was a tomboy and hated performing. Started writing songs when she was 8 years old.
Her nephew, whose last name is also Twain, got his big break in entertainment when featured on Canada's Much Music cable station in 2004.
Named #30 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Had a poster of Tony Danza on her wall when she was a little girl.
Where Are They Now
(September 2003) Starting her latest tour on September 25th which will last until mid-December.
(November 2003) Resides in Switzerland when not touring
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