Shania TwainInducted in 2011
Shania Twain is a worldwide music phenomenon. She has sold more than 85 million albums and is the top-selling female artist in country-music history. She has the sixth biggest-selling album in the U.S. of all time (Come On Over) and 16 Top Ten hits, half of which reached No. 1, and she has racked up multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries, including Canada, Australia, the U.K., Indonesia, the Netherlands and Norway.
Twain took country music by storm in 1995 with the release of The Woman in Me, bringing a catchy, never-heard-before pop sensibility to the genre. The first single from the album, “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,” caught everyone’s attention, but it was the brash and sassy “Any Man of Mine” that really set the tone for Twain’s impact on country music. A runaway hit, complemented by a video that debuted Twain’s star power, the song rose to the top of the charts, followed quickly by the equally attitude-filled, “I’m Outta Here.”
The Woman in Me went on to sell 20 million copies worldwide, replacing Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits as the best-selling album by a female country artist. Twain became a mainstay on the awards stage in 1996, earning two JUNO Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, her first Grammy for Best Country Album and just about every major global music award.
She continued her incredible momentum with Come On Over in 1997, which spawned four consecutive record-breaking No. 1 hit singles: “Man, I Feel Like A Woman!,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Love Gets Me Every Time” and “You’re Still The One.”
With sales of more than 40 million copies to date, the album became the biggest seller by a woman in any genre of music, establishing her as a bona fide international superstar.
Following two wildly successful albums, Twain set out on a 19-month tour and performed for more than 2.5 million fans. The “Come On Over Tour” was the highest-grossing tour in country-music history. At the top of her game, she took a well-deserved break and welcomed her first child. But she didn’t keep fans waiting for long: In 2002, Twain released Up!, a double-CD in three different versions: pop, country and international. Fans snapped up nearly three million copies in less than a month.
The first single, “I’m Gonna Getcha Good,” once again proved her prowess as a songwriter and performer, and garnered Twain three more JUNO Awards in 2003. Certified at 11 million U.S. sales and over two million in Canada, Up! made Twain the only artist in history to have three consecutive Diamond RIAA-certified albums. With three powerhouse albums to draw from, Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits was released in 2004, with Canadian sales close to a million.
“I wanted to put together all of my favourite songs from over the years for a fun, high-energy album,” said Twain. “And it was exactly that, as well as a dedication to all of the passionate fans who have enjoyed and supported me throughout the years.”
In 2005 Twain received one of the nation’s most prestigious honours and became an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her contributions to Canadian culture and society.
She took up a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 2012 to 2014, performing her show “Shania: Still the One” 105 times and grossing over $43 million. In 2015, she wrapped up her “farewell tour” – “Rock This Country – in Kelowna, B.C.
Releases debut album, The Woman in Me
Follow-up album, Come On Over is released
Hits the road for “Come On Over Tour”
Made Officer of the Order of Canada
Takes up residence in Las Vegas from 2012-14.
Completes “farewell tour”