Shania Twain net worth: Shania Twain is a Canadian country singer-songwriter with a net worth of $ 400 million. Shania Twain is sometimes called the queen of country pop thanks to her status as one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has achieved major success as a singer and songwriter, selling over 100 million records, winning five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter Awards.
Youth: Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario on August 28, 1965. Her parents, Sharon and Clarence Edwards, divorced when she was two and her mother moved her three daughters to Timmins, Ontario. Sharon married Jerry Twain, who adopted the daughters and legally changed their last name to his own. Twain said she had a difficult childhood, with their parents earning little money and food in short supply in their home. The relationship between her mother and her stepfather was strained from the start, and Shania often witnessed violence between them. In 1979, her mother drove the girls 420 miles to a Toronto homeless shelter for help. Sharon returned to Jerry with the kids in 1981. Shania started singing in bars at the age of 8 to try and help pay her family’s bills. Twain wrote his first songs at the age of 10: “Is Love a Rose” and “Just Like the Storybooks”. At age 13, Twain was invited to perform on CBC’s “Tommy Hunter Show”. When she attended high school, she was a singer for a local cover band called Longshot. She graduated from Timmins High in 1983.
Carrier start: After Longshot’s break-up, Twain performed in a cover band called Flirt and toured all over Ontario with them while taking singing lessons with Toronto vocal coach Ian Garrett. She was noticed by Toronto DJ Stan Campbell who took her to Nashville to record demos, which she was struggling to finance. She became friends with regional country singer Mary Bailey, who was instantly a fan of Shania’s voice. Twain moved into Bailey’s house under a recording contract and practiced his music for hours a day and continued to record demos. She met John Kim Bell who had close contact with the Canadian Country Music Association. The two have secretly started dating. Her first big break came when Bell hosted a fundraiser in 1987 that Shania performed at. On November 1, 1987, Shania’s mother and stepfather tragically died in a car accident. She put her singing career on hold and returned home to care for her younger siblings. She performed at the Deerhurst Resort in Ontario to support them. Several years later, after her siblings moved out on their own, she assembled a demo tape and gained the attention of several labels, including Mercury Nashville Records. They signed it in a few months.
Success: Shania released her debut album “Shania Twain” in 1993. This album was not a huge success when it was first released, but eventually sold a million copies after her subsequent albums. have given the status of superstar. The album gained recognition and audiences outside of Canada. The album only reached No. 67 on the US Country Album Chart, but it received positive critical acclaim. The album found success in Europe where Twain won Country Music TV Europe’s Rising Video Star award.
Shania’s 1995 album “The Woman in Me” launched her career. This album sold 4 million copies in its first year of release and ultimately sold 12 million copies. “The Woman in Me” boasted such hits as “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”, “You Win My Love” and “No One Needs to Know”. The album won the Grammy for Best Country Album as well as Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Her next album, “Come On Over” in 1997 became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in all genres and the best-selling country album of all time after being sold at more than 40 million copies worldwide. This album probably contained two of his best known songs to date, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “You’re Still the One”. The album remained on the charts for two years and won four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance. The songs gained more European attention and “That Don’t Impress Me Much” became a No. 3 hit in the UK and in the Top 10 in Germany in the summer of 1999. Additionally, a remix of ” You’ve Got a Way “appeared on the” Notting Hill “soundtrack. Billboard named Shania the most performed artist on US radio in 1999. She launched her first major headlining concert tour in 1998.
After a two-year hiatus, in 2002, Shania released the album “Up!”, Which sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Her 2017 album “Now” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and US Country charts as well as No. 1 in Canada.
Shania Twain’s autobiography was published in 2011. In addition to singing, Twain portrayed herself in the 2011 television series, “Why Not? With Shania Twain,” in which she told her story of poverty and tragic personal life to become one of the best-selling female artists. In June 2011, Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Today, she is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind Celine Dion, as well as the first (and currently the only) female artist in history to have three consecutive albums with diamond status, certified by the RIAA.
Private life: Shania met super-producer Mutt Lange in 1993. They married later that same year and had a child together in 2001. In 2008, it was revealed that Mutt had cheated on Shania with his best friend, a woman named Marie-Anne Thiebaud. They separated and divorced in June 2010. In December 2010, Shania got engaged to business manager Frédéric Thiebaud… Marie-Anne’s ex-husband! They got married in January 2011.
Shania is a longtime resident of Switzerland. She is also said to own homes in the Bahamas, New Zealand, New York and Florida. She previously owned a luxury resort in New Zealand called Mahu Whenua which spans many acres and offers rooms to rent for up to $ 15,000 PER NIGHT!