The best-selling female artist in Canadian music history, the popular songwriter and pop-singer, Shania Twain’s net worth has been calculated to be $350 million. She has been honoured with the title: “Queen of Country Pop” and has also become the best-selling music artists of all time.
Knowing Shania Twain
She originally came to this world with the name, Eilleen Regina Edwards. During the initial phase, she used to sing in bars as a young child. Later she appeared in “The Tommy Hunter Show”.
It was only in 1991 that she changed her name to what we know her today. The name translates to “I’m on my way” in Ojibwa language. A co-worker who had the same name influenced this changing of the name.
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The Success Ladder:
Twain has won a total of 27 BMI Songwriter awards climbing her further up the success ladder. “The Woman in Me” brought much fame for Twain, which was her second album. Teaming up with her ex-husband and producer, Robert John Lange, created a commercially overwhelming effect through her second album, “The Woman in Me”. She was highly successful in selling more than nine million copies of the album in America alone.
Another album “Come On Over” released in 1997 that secured the top position with the titles: “best-selling country album of all time” and “the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre”. In total, she sold over 75 million albums worldwide.
She has frequently supported charities like American Heart Association, Shania Kids Can, PETA, DROP, American Stroke Association, Red Cross, Save the Music Foundation, United Service Organization.
She has received five Grammy Awards and is the only woman artist in the history who has received a certified Diamond tag to her three albums back to back.
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1) Twain became a part of Scentstories, which is by Febreze in 2005 to formulate a limited edition scent disc. This had its profit going to America’s Second Harvest.
2) Later, she teamed up with Coty to create “Shania”, her namesake fragrance). Another fragrance called “Shania Starlight” was released in 2007.
3) Twain also carried the Olympic Torch in 2010 Winter Olympics torch relay.
The famous singer Mary Bailey saw Twain perform in Sudbury, Ontario. She exclaimed:
“I saw this little girl up on stage with a guitar and it absolutely blew me away. She performed Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”. Her voice reminded me of Tanya Tucker; it had strength and character, a lot of feeling. She’s a star; she deserves an opportunity”.
Feature Image Credit: Snapshot from YouTube Video by Lorraine