Biography

 

Birth Name: Eilleen Regina Edwards

since 1969 Eilleen Regina Twain

Stage Name: Shania Twain

Birthday: August 28th, 1965

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Chinese Sign: Snake

Meaning Name: Shania means: "I'm On My Way"

Nicknames: Leenie and Woody by Mutt (she called Mutt "Love")

Eye Colour: Green

Hair Colour: Brown

Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario Canada

Raised in: Timmins, Ontario Canada

Lives in: Canada/Switzerland/The Bahamas

Parents: Clarence and Sharon Edwards. Adopted by Jerry Twain

Roots: Shania is Irish and French-Canadian and was raised in a Ojibway Indian Culture

Siblings: Jill, Carrie-Ann, Mark and Darryl (Jill is older than Shania)

Pets: Lots of Horses! Bernese Mountain Dog: Dolly & German Sheperd: Sony

she had a German Sheperd called Tim (he passed away in 2004)

Martial Status: together with Frédéric Nicolas Thiébaud since Nov-Dec 2008 - engaged since October 2010 and married on January 01, 2011 in Rincon, Puerto Rico

was married with Robert John "Mutt" Lange (born on November 11th, 1948) on December 28th, 1993 in Deerhurst, Canada, separated May 2008 (divorced May/June 2010)

Childeren: Son Eja (pronounced "Asia") D'Angelo Lange, born August 12th 2001

Albums: Shania Twain 1993, The Woman In Me 1995, Come On Over 1997, Up! 2002, Greatest Hits 2004

Quick Facts:

began to write her own songs at age 10 and started to perform at age 8 - her biological father left when she was two, Jerry Twain met and married Sharon and later Jerry adoped Shania and her sisters when she was four - Shania's parents died in a car crash in November 1987, she was 22, after that she raised her younger siblings - worked in Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville for 3 years, in a "Vegas" Show - when Shania talks about her father she always names Jerry, because he raised her and is in her eyes her real father - likes the smell of burned wood in her hair - she's a vegetarian since her marriage to "Mutt" - raised poor and now is helping with projects to feed hungrey childeren at schools - is honered with the Order of Canada in 2005 - is inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2011 - release her autobiography "From This Moment On" 2011 - has a show in Las Vegas: Shania Still the One 2012

Shania with Tim

photographer: Cleo Sullivan

Books About Shania

Shania Twain: On My Way by Dallas Williams - 1997 ISBN: 155022297X

The Early Days: An Autobiography by Terry Karl Wendt - 1998 ISBN 0966566807

On Her Way: The Shania Twain Story by Scott Gray - 1998 ISBN 0345429362

On Her Way: The Life and Music of Shania Twain by Barbara Hager - 1998 ISBN: 0425164519

Shania Twain: An Intimate Portrait of  a Country Music Diva by Micheal McCall - 1998 ISBN: 0312206739

Shania Twain by Micheal-Anne Johns - 1999 ISBN: 0836231555

Shania Twain (Real-Life Reader Biography) by Jim Gallagher - 2000 ISBN: 1584150009

Shania Twain: Still The One by Jim Brown - 2000 ISBN: 1550822691

Shania Twain by Peter Kane - 2000 ISBN: 1566491363

Shania: Feel Like A Woman by Andrew Vaughan - 2000 ISBN: 0233999027

Shania Twain: Overcoming Adversity by Dwayne E. Pickels - 2001 ISBN: 0791059014

Shania Twain (Star Tracks) by Jill C. Wheeler - 2001 ISBN: 1577655524

Shania Twain: The Biography by Robin Eggar (UK Version) - 2002 ISBN: 0747247935

Shania Twain: Up and Away by Jim Brown - 2004 ISBN: 1894997042

Shania Twain: Hometown Canadian To International Superstar by Eva Marie Clarke - 2005 ISBN: 189486428X

Shania Twain: The Biography by Robin Eggar (USA Version) - 2005 ISBN: 074349735X

Shania Twain: From This Moment On by Eilleen Twain - 2011 ISBN: 1451620756

 

Sheet Music

The Woman In Me ISBN: 1576232573

Come On Over ISBN: 0769237274

Up! ISBN: 064088092

Greatest Hits ISBN: 063409517X

Shania and Robin Eggar

Awards & Accolades

Shania has more then 180 Awards & Accolades on her list. Her biggest is the "Order of Canada" that she got in 2005. She is also very proud of her Songwriter Awards, because songwriting is what she loves and what takes the most time in her muscial career. She is also on the Walk of Fame in Canada, Germany & The Netherlands.

Getting the Order of Canada - Ottawa, Canada November 18, 2005

 

BMI Songwriters Awards

 1995

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Any Man of Mine"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!"

 1996

 BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: Favorite New Country Artist

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: Any Man of Mine

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"

1997

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "No One Needs To Know"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Any Man Of Mine"

1998

 BMI Country Songwriter Awards - USA: Favorite Female Country Artist

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Love Gets Me Every Time"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: Song of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: Favorite Single: "You’re Still The One"

1999

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: Country Songwriter of the Year

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: Song of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "From This Moment On"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Honey, I’m Home"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: Pop Songwriter of the Year

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: Song of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "From This Moment On"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Love Gets Me Every Time"

2000

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: Country Songwriter of the Year

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Come On Over"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "That Don’t Impress Me Much"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: Pop Songwriter of the Year

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "From This Moment On"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "That Don’t Impress Me Much"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’ve Got A Way"

2001

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’ve Got A Way"

 2003

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "I’m Gonna Getch Good!"

2004

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: Song of the Year: "Forever and For Always"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Forever and For Always"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "She’s Not Just A Pretty Face"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Forever and For Always"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "I’m Gonna Getcha Good!"

BMI Songwriter AwardsEurope: Song of the Year: "Forever and For Always"

2005

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Party For Two"

BMI Country Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing"

BMI Pop Songwriter AwardsUSA: One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Forever and For Always"

1993/1994

1993

- CMT (Europe) – Rising Star

1995/1996

1995

ABC Radio Networks CMA – Female Video Artist of the Year:  "The Woman In Me"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Album of the Year: "The Woman In Me"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year

Canadian Country Music Awards -  Single of the Year: "Any Man Of Mine"

Canadian Country Music Awards – SOCAN Song of the Year: "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Video of the Year: Any Man Of Mine"

CMT (Canada) – # 6 of Top 12 Videos of 1995: "Any Man Of Mine

Country Music Radio Awards – Best Female Artist

Country Music Radio Awards – Best Single of the Year: "Any Man Of Mine"

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Best New Artist of the Year

1996

Academy of Country Music Awards – Album of the Year: "The Woman In Me"

Academy of Country Music Awards – Top Female Vocalist of the Year

American Music Awards – Favorite New Country Artist

AOL Online Music Awards – Hottest Video: "Any Man Of Mine"

Billboard Awards – Country Album of the Year: "The Woman In Me"

Billboard Awards – Female Country Artist of the Year

Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite New Country Artist

Canadian Country Music Awards – Entertainer of the Year (NCN Fan’s Choice)

Canadian Country Music Awards -  Female Vocalist of the Year

Canadian Country Canadian Music Awards – Video of the Year: "(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!"

CMT (Canada) - # 3 of Top 12 Videos of 1996: "(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!"

CMT (Canada) - # 5 of Top 12 Videos of 1996: "You Win My Love"

CMT (Canada) - # 10 of Top 12 Videos of 1996: "No One Needs To Know"

CMT (Canada) – Female Video Artist of the Year

CMT (Europe) – Female Artist of the Year

CMT (Europe) – Video of the Year: "Any Man Of Mine"

CMT (USA) – Female Artist of the Year

First Americans in the Arts – Outstanding Musical Achievement Award

Golden Pick Awards – Favorite Album: "The Woman In Me"

Golden Pick Awards – Favorite Video of the Year: "The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)"

Grammy Awards (USA) – Best Country Album: "The Woman In Me"

Great British Country Music Awards (UK) – International Rising Star

Jukebox Awards – Country Single of the Year: Any Man Of Mine

Jukebox Awards – Songwriter of the Year

Juno Awards (Canada) – Country Female Vocalist of the Year

Juno Awards (Canada) – Entertainer of the Year

Online Music Award – Best New Country Artist

Radio & Records’ Trade Magazine Poll – Best Country Album: "The Woman In Me"

Radio & Records’ Trade Magazine Poll – Best Female Country Vocalist

Radio & Records’ Trade Magazine Poll – Best New Country Artist

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Album of the Year: "The Woman In Me"

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Country Artist of the Year

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Female Vocalist of the Year

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Song of the Year: "Any Man Of Mine"

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Songwriters of the Year: Shania Twain & R.J. “Mutt” Lange

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) – One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Any Man Of Mine"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) – One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under!"

World Music Awards (Monaco) – World’s Best Selling Female Country Artist

1997/1998

1997

American Music Awards – Favorite Female Country Artist

Canadian Country Music Awards – Special Achievement Award: The Woman In Me (top selling album by a female country artist ever, selling over 12 million copies worldwide)

Canadian Country Music Awards – Top Selling Album: "The Woman In Me"

Juno Awards (Canada) – Country Female Vocalist of the Year

Juno Awards (Canada) – Juno International Achievement Award

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) – One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "No One Needs To Know"

1998

Billboard Awards – Best Selling Country Single: "You’re Still The One"

Billboard Awards – Female Artist of the Year (all categories)

Billboard Awards – Hot 100 Singles Female Artist

Billboard Music Video Awards – Best Country Clip: "You’re Still The One"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Entertainer of the Year (CMT Maple Leaf Foods Fan’s Choice Award)

Canadian Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year

Canadian Country Music Awards – Album of the Year: "Come On Over"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Single of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Top-Selling Album of the Year: "Come On Over"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Video of the Year: "Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"

CMT (Canada) – Female Video Artist of the Year

CMT (Latin-America) – Female Artist of the Year

CMT (Latin-America) – Video of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

CMT (Pacific) – Female Artist of the Year

CMT (USA) – Female Artist of the Year

Juno Awards (Canada) – Country Female Vocalist of the Year

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) – Songwriter/Artist of the Year

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Best Album: "Come On Over"

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Canadian Country Artist of the Year

VH1 Viewer’s Choice Awards – Sexiest Video: "You’re Still The One"

1999/2000

1999

Academy of Country Music Awards – Double Diamond Award: "The Woman In Me" & "Come On Over"

American Music Awards - Favorite Female Country Artist

Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite Female Country Artist

Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite Single: "You’re Still The One"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Entertainer of the Year (CMT Maple Leaf Foods Fan’s Choice Award)

Canadian Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year

Canadian Country Music Awards – Video of the Year: "That Don’t Impress Me Much"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration of the Year: "From This Moment On"

Country Music Association Awards (USA) – CMA International Artist Achievement

Country Music Association Awards (USA) – Entertainer of the Year

CMT (USA) – Female Artist of the Year

Gazette Net Country Awards – Most Popular Female Artist

Grammy Awards (USA) - Best Country Song: "You’re Still The One"

Grammy Awards (USA) – Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "You’re Still The One"

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – Platinum Award for "Come On Over" (5 Million Sales)

Juno Awards (Canada) – Best Country Female Vocalist

Modern Screen Magazine’s Readers Ballot Awards – Favorite Female Vocalist

National Association of Record Merchandisers (NARM) – Best Selling Country Record of the Year: "Come On Over"

Playboy’s Poll – Best Country Album: "Come On Over"

Playboy’s Poll – Female Country Artist of the Year

 Radio And Records Magazine – Female Country Artist of the Year

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Female Vocalist of the Year

RPM’s Big Country Music Awards (Canada) – Best Canadian Country Artist

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "From This Moment On"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) – One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

WB Radio Music Awards – Country/Young Country Artist of the Year

Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards – Favorite Country Artist

2000

Academy of Country Music Awards – Entertainer of the Year

American Music Awards - Favorite Female Country Artist

American Music Awards - Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist

Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite Female Country Artist

Edison Award (The Netherlands) – Best International Female Artist

Grammy Awards (USA) – Best Country Song: "Come On Over"

Grammy Awards (USA) – Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

Grammy Awards (Danish) – Best Foreign Hit: "That Don’t Impress Me Much"

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – Platinum Award for "Come On Over" (6 Million Sales)

Juno Awards (Canada) – Best Country Female Artist

Juno Awards (Canada) – Best Songwriter

M6 Awards (France) – Best International Female Artist

Much Music Video Awards (Canada) – Much More Music Video Award: "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Female Musical Performer

Playboy’s Poll – Female Country Artist of the Year

Radio & Records’ Trade Magazine Poll – Entertainer of the Year

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "From This Moment On"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: ''Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "That Don’t Impress Me Much"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) - One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’re Still The One"

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN’s) – One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year: "You’ve Got A Way"

2001/2002

2001

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – Platinum Award for "Come On Over" (7 Million Sales)

World Music Awards (Monaco) – World’s Best Selling Canadian Artist

2002

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – Platinum Award for "Up!" (1 Million Sales)

- Worf Music Awards - Best Country Video

2003/2004

2003

 Billboard Awards – Country Artist of the Year

Billboard Awards – Country Album of the Year: "Up!"

Billboard Awards – Country Albums Artist of the Year

Canadian Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year

Canadian Country Music Awards – Video of the Year: "I’m Gonna Getcha Good!"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Best-Selling Album: "Up!"

Canadian Country Music Awards – Album of the Year: "Up!"

CMT Flame worthy Awards (USA) – Concept Video of the Year: "I’m Gonna Getcha Good!"

Gold Award (Belgium) – Gold Award: "Up!"

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – Platinum Award for "Up!" (2 Million Sales)

Juno Awards (Canada) – Country Recording: "I’m Gonna Getcha Good!"

Juno Awards (Canada) – Artist of the Year

Juno Awards (Canada) – Fan’s Choice Award

Much Music Video Awards (Canada) – Much More Music Video Award: "Up!"

Platinum Plaque from Portugal - 40,000 sales of "Up!"

 Sky Radio Airplay Award (The Netherlands): "You’re Still The One"

VIVA Comet Awards (Germany) – Best International Act

Worf Music Awards - Best Country Video

 2004

Bambi Awards – International Pop Female Artist of the Year

 Canadian Radio Music Awards – Songwriter Award

Canadian Radio Music Awards – “Chart Topper” Award

Canadian Country Music Awards - Country Music Program or Special of the Year: "Up! Close and Personal"

CMA Awards (France) - Best Live Performer

CMT Flame worthy Awards (USA) – Female Video of the Year: "Forever and For Always"

Echo Awards (Germany) – Best International Female Artist

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – Platinum Award for "Greatest Hits" (1 Million Sales)

Juno Awards (Canada) – Country Recording of the Year: "Up!"

Worf Music Awards - Best Country Video

2005/2006

2005 

Much Music Video Awards (Canada) – Much More Music Video Award: "Party For Two"

Canadian Country Music Association Awards – Top Selling Album: "Greatest Hits"

Canadian Radio Music Awards - "Chart Topper" Award

People’s Choice Awards (USA) – Favorite Female Country Singer

 2006

Canadian Radio Music Awards – “Chart Topper” Award

2007/2008

2007

Worf Music Awards – Golden Awards

 2008

 Billboard Hot-100 50th Anniversay:

The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs ranked #66 for: "You're Still The One" - Top Billboard Hot 100 Country Songs ranked #3 for: "You're Still The One" - Songs with the Most Weeks at No. 2 Without Reaching No. 1 ranked #4 for: "You're Still The One"

Worf Music Awards - Best Songwriter of All The (country music category)

 

2009/2011

 2009

The Female Icons Awards – Woman of the Year

2011

Juno Awards - Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame