Alright Shania Twain haters. Be gone! Yesterday was the greatest day of all time for Shania fans. The Man! I Feel Like a Woman singer is back on tour. In honor of her return, we’re looking at 11 reasons why Shania Twain is still the one.
1. Shania Twain started singing at bars at the age of eight to try to help pay her family’s bills; she often earned 20 dollars between midnight and one in the morning performing for remaining customers after the bar had finished serving.
2. Twain spent some time working in her stepfather’s reforestation business, where she couldn’t wear any makeup, use deodorant, or shampoo. She could only bathe in the lake, and learned how to be rugged. If that ain’t country we don’t know what is!
3. When Twain’s mother and stepfather died in a car accident, she took in her siblings and raised them until they were old enough to live on their own. She supported them by earning money performing at the nearby Deerhurst Resort.
4. The Woman in Me album won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year. The album earned Diamond status selling 12 million copies.
5. The Come On Over album charted for 2 years, selling 40 million units, becoming the best selling Country album, and best selling album by any female musician (in any genre) in history! The album also won 4 Grammys.
6. Up! The follow up album was released in 2002 and went to sell over 11 million copies worldwide.
7. She is the only female artist in history to have three consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA.
8. With a career spawning over 2 decades, she has earned 27 BMI Songwriter awards.
9. Twain is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era.
10. On June 2, 2011, Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
11. After all these years, she’s back on tour… AND WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED!
So there you have it Shania Twain haters. Doesn’t matter what you say, Shania is Still The One!