Shania Twain

Inside Biography

Grammy Award-nominated Canadian singer, Shania Twain’s life is as a country music song. She was raised in poverty by her mother in a remote mining town in Windsor, Canada. She learned how to hunt, trap and strum a guitar after her father left home when she was two.

During her teenage days, she could afford only one meal a day and wore homemade clothes designed by her grandmother. She started playing gigs pretty early to support her family. Being considered the best-selling female artist in the country music history by selling over 100 million records.

Twain has won five Grammy Awards, 27 BMI Awards, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only female artist in history to have three consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA has released five studio albums. Active in the industry for decades, she has earned $ million net worth from her works. She also earns much from her endorsement deals, albums, and her YouTube channel.

Regarding her personal life, Twain has married twice. She has a child from her previous relationship. She is currently living a happy life with her second husband.

Early Life And Education of Shania Twain

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada under the birth sign Virgo. She is  Canadian as per nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is of mixed. She has Irish, French, and English ancestry.

Shania is the eldest of three daughters born to mother Sharon and father Clarence Edwards. When she was just two years of age, her parents divorced, and then she moved to Timmins with her mother. Her mother re-married to a working man, and due to lack of proper income, they had a tough lifestyle.

Shania spent her childhood in difficult circ u mstances and couldn’t even afford a school. She used to chop woods and also learned to hunt in order to sustain life. Her parents earn less and food was often scarce in his house. Although born to a Catholic mother, she doesn’t follow religion quite closely.

From the early age of 3, she started singing and playing guitar at 8. At the age of 10, she started penning her own songs. When her age 13, Twain was invited to perform on CBC's Tommy Hunter Show. She also worked as a singer for a local band, Longshot while studying at Timmins High and Vocational School. 

Moreover, Twain's life became worse after the death of her parents in a car crash. In order to support her siblings, she did a job singing as a part of a Las Vegas-style show. Even after such a situation, she did not give up and began to make her own music in her free time.

Shania Twain's Career

Coming from a poor background, Shania started to work as early as 8 years, in a bar. She was a gifted singer and made money by playing gigs on the bar. Although she said that she didn’t enjoy singing in the beginning, she gradually developed a taste for it.

In an interview, she said

"My deepest pa s sion was music and it helped. There were moments when I thought, 'I hate this.' I hated going into bars and being with drunks. But I loved the music and so I survived".

She started to write her own songs at 10 years of age. At the age of 13, she gave her first performance on CBC TV. She later practiced vocal at Timmins High and Vocational School and also remained the main vocalist for a band named "Longshot".

When Twain was 18, she decided to pursue a career in singing in Toronto and eventually found work but could not support her so did several jobs. She signed her first recording deal with Mercury Nashville Records. Even if they loved their song but not her name, so she changed to Shania Twain.

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In 1993, she released her first album, Shania Twain which was not a big success. She then wrote 10 of the 12 tracks for her next album, The Woman in Me. Eventually, it was released in 1995 which gained huge praise and appreciation. Moreover, she has been also nominated for Grammy for the fourth time and also won the Best Country Album Award. 

Subsequently, she gave several songs and albums from where her stardom started rising. Her latest album includes Now which was released in 2017. The album hit #1 on Billboard 200, Canadian Albums, and Top Country Albums Chart.

Shania Twain's Awards And Nominations

Shania Twain has been nominated for several prestigious awards and won some of them as well. Here is the list of her won awards:

  • 1995 = Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • 1995 = Academy of Country Music Awards for The Woman in Me.
  • 1996 = American Music Awards.
  • 1996 = Billboard Music Awards
  • 1996 =  Billboard Music Awards for The Woman in Me.
  • 1997 = American Music Awards.
  • 1998 = Academy of Country Music Awards for The Woman In Me and Come On Over
  • 1998 =  Billboard Music Awards twice.
  • 1999 = American Music Awards.
  • 1999 = American Music Awards for Come On Over
  • 1999 = Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • 2000 =  Billboard Music Awards for Up! and Greatest Hits.
  • 2000 = American Music Awards twice.

Moreover, Twain also won other awards like the Grammy AwardsJuno Awards, and Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

Shania Twain's Net Worth And Charity

According to the Richest, Shania Twain’s net worth is $350 million, as of 2019 whereas her net worth is estimated to be $400 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. She has made a big fortune with her music success. She earns over $30 million per annum.

She also makes much from her albums. Here is the list of her album with its sales copies:

  • Shania Twain (1993) = 1 million copies sold.
  • The Woman in Me (1995) = 4 million copies sold.
  • Come On Over (1997) = 40 million copies sold.
  • Up! (2002) = 20 million copies sold.
  • Now (2017) = 106k copies sold.

One of her another source of income is her YouTube channel, Shaine Twain from which she earns $107 - $1.7k monthly and $1.3k to $20.6k yearly.

Moreover, Twain lives in a $6 million lavish mansion in a chateau in Montreux. She also has two cars; Volvo T5 ($34100-$47550) and VW which is starting at $25,850. Twain has endorsed several brands including Coty, Diet Coke, Gitano, and Revlon. She also owned a private jet that cost millions of dollars.

Year Annual Income
2002 $31,880,000
2003 $34 Million
2005 $100,000,000
2012 $24,000,000

Besides, Twain has also been involved in various charitable works and movements. She has, directly and indirectly, worked with numerous non-profit organizations including American Red Cross, Opportunity Village, and the United Service Organization. Besides, Twain has advocated for social issues like AIDS & HIV, Disaster, Relief, and Human Rights.

Shania Twain's Personal Life 

Shania Twain is a married woman. She has been married twice and has been involved in some romantic affairs as well. She first dated fellow musician boyfriend Robert "Mutt" Lange, who was impressed by her work and songs.

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After working together for some time, they started dating each other and soon got married in December 1993. In 2001, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Eja.

In 2008, the former husband-wife couple separated and immediately got divorced. Then in 2010, she started dating Swiss Frédéric Thiébaud, and they married on 1 January 2011. The couple is happy in their conjugal life and shares a strong bonding with one another which might be the reason, their divorce and split rumors haven't touched their marital bonding.

She is a vegetarian and devotee of Santa Mat- an eastern spiritual philosophy. She spent her leisure time with her son and husband. In April 2018, she said in an interview with The Guardian she would have voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election if eligible to vote.

The next day, she issued an apology in a series of tweets saying she was caught off guard by a question to her and she denied that it was an endorsement of the president.

Besides, Twain is active on social media and has a great fan following. She has more than 938k+ followers on her official account. She often shares her personal and professional updates with her fans via her social networking sites.

Age, Body Measurement and Other Facts

  • Height = Shania Twain stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.61m).
  • Weight = Twain weighs 50 kg.
  • Body Structure: Hourgla s s Shaped.
  • Body Measurement = She has a body measurement of 36-24-35 inches.
  • Age = As of 2019, her age is 53.
  • Birth Sign: Virgo
  • Hair Color: She has long hair with natural reddish-brown hair color.
  • Eyes Color: She has a beautiful hazel color eyes. 
  • While she was at an early age, she has posted a picture of  Tony Danza on her wall. 
  • During her early days, she was sent to school without a Tiffin box as her parents couldn't afford it.

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by sanjeet, 27 Jan, 2015

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