Shania Twain is the self-titled debut studio album by Shania Twain, released on April 20, 1993 by Polygram and Mercury Records. The album achieved little to moderate commercial success worldwide when first released, but following the significant success of Twain's subsequent studio albums, an increased interest in Shania Twain developed, leading it to be certified platinum in the United States for shipments of one million copies. None of the album's songs were included in Twain's Greatest Hits album, released in 2004.
Three songs were originally recorded by other artists. "There Goes the Neighborhood" was recorded by Joe Diffie on his 1990 album A Thousand Winding Roads, "When He Leaves You" was previously a single for Donna Meade in 1989, and "You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me" was recorded by Con Hunley in 1980 and Tom Jones in 1983. In her 2011 autobiography, From This Moment On, Twain expressed displeasure with her debut studio album, revealing that she had very little creative control and expressed frustration over being unable to showcase her songwriting ability.