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Shania Twain, OC (/ʃəˌn.ə ˈtwn/; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. Her 1995 album The Woman in Me brought her fame, and her 1997 album Come On Over became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time, Come On Over sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her fourth and last studio album to date, Up!, was released in November 2002 and has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards. She has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. She is the first (and currently only) female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums reach diamond status, certified by the RIAA.

Sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country Pop", she is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, having sold over 80 million albums and is ranked 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She was also ranked 72nd on Billboard's "Artists of the decade" (2000–10). Most recently, Twain has her own TV series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011.

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The Shania Twain videography article contains all 33 music videos, with their respective directors, filming locations and release dates. Also included is a list of alternate versions of each music video as Twain's music appeals to both country and pop markets.

All of the videos released from Shania Twain, The Woman in Me and Come on Over are available on Twain's Platinum Collection DVD, with the exception of "When". Videos from Up! and Greatest Hits are available on select enhanced CD singles and a special DVD-Audio version of Up!.

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Up! (stylized as :)p!) is Shania's fourth studio album released in 2002. Three versions of the album were released: a country version (green disc), a pop version (red disc) and an international version (blue disc) in the style of Indian film music; all three discs contain exactly the same track listing and featured identifiable picture labels (for example, Shania sports a cowboy hat on the green country disc.) The country and pop versions were released together in North America, while the pop and international versions were released together outside of the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., Up! debuted at number one with sales of 874,000 copies; to date, the album has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

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Shania Twain's star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Shania Twain at a Country Music Hall of Fame press conference 2011.


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Did you know...

  • Shania Twain's third album Come on Over is the worlds best-selling country album of all time by a female.
  • Shania Twain along with Alanis Morissette are the only Canadian artist male or female to have sold 2 million units in Canada, receiving the Double diamond award.
  • Shania Twain made her first TV appearance on the Tommy Hunter Show in Canada when she was 12, she was billed as Ellie Twain.
  • Shania Twain has had 7 #1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart.

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"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" is the seventh single released from Shania Twain's 1997 album Come on Over. It was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!," originally released to North American country radio stations in early 1999, was the opening song on both Twain's Come on Over Tour and the Up! Tour. The song won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2000. Twain headlined the Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime show opening her set with "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!". In 2006, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 digital downloads.

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