Personalities | Shania Twain | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1965)

Twain’s 1993 self-titled debut album little suggested the success that lay ahead. Record producer Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange was an early supporter, and the two married six months after their first meeting. Massive sales followed, as her music was embraced by pop and she became more a pop diva than a Nashville country queen. Her albums sold in massive quantities: 1995’s The Woman In Me sold 19 million copies, and 1997’s Come On Over 34 million. She became a huge live attraction with all-action shows, which in 1999 alone grossed over $36 million.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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