Shania Twain

Canadian singer Shania Twain (born Eilleen Regina Edwards) was born on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario. The singer’s parents got divorced and Shania remained to live with her mother. Later, she was adopted by her mother’s husband Jerry Twain and changed her last name.

At the age of 8, Twain started to sing at bars, trying to help her parents to pay their bills. At 13, she performed at the Tommy Hunter Show. She was also a member of local band “Longshot”. When she graduated from Timmins High and Vocational School, the singer decided to proceed with her music career. She started to take singing lessons and develop her skills. In 1993, she released her debut album “Shania Twain”. Only after 6 years passed since its release, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album was more popular in Europe, where Shania got the Country Music Television Europe’s “Rising Video Star of the Year” award.

The commercial success came to the singer after the release of her second album “The Woman in Me” in 1995. More than 12 million copies were sold and brought her the Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year. In 1997, Shania Twain presented her third album “Come On Over”, which was sold 40 million copies worldwide. It became the biggest-selling album of all time by a female musician. It was also called the eighth biggest-selling album by any type of artist in the US and the top selling country album in history.

In 1993, Twain got married to producer Robert Lange. In 2001, their daughter Eja was born.In 2010, the couple got divorced. In 2011, the singer got married to Frederic Thiebaud.