Eilleen Regina Edwards, professionally known as Shania Twain, was born on 28 August 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian songwriter and a singer as well. She was born to mother Sharon and father, Clarence Edwards. When Eilleen was only two years old, her parents divorced. After then her mother, along with Eilleen and her two sisters, Carrie Ann and Jill, moved to Timmins, Ontario. Her mother then married to Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa and had a son named Mark. Eilleen had a very difficult childhood.
Her parents (Sharon and Jerry) did not earned much and the food was scanty in their house. She also witnessed violence in between her parents. She struggled with a period of depression. At the age of eight, she started singing in a nearby bar to help her family and feed them. At the age of ten, Eilleen wrote her first songs- “Is Love a Rose” and “Just Like the Storybooks”. The songs were fairy tales in a rhyme. On 1 November 1987, her parents died in a car accident held 50 kilometers away on the north of Wawa, Ontario.
On 28 December 1993, Eilleen married to the producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The couple met at Nashville’s Fan Fair in June 1993. In August 2001, the couple became proud parents of their son Eja. But the couple filed divorce after Lange reportedly had an affair with Eilleen’s best friend, Marie-Anne and finally separated on June 9, 2010. On January 1, 2011, Eillen married to Frédéric Thiébaud, the former husband of her best friend Marie-Anne in Rincón, Puerto Rico.
Career: After completing her graduation, Eilleen thought of expanding her musical horizons. She was approached by a cover band called “Flirt”, which was led by Diane Chase and toured all over the Ontario. In 1984, Eilleen’s talents were detected by Toronto DJ Stan Campbell and he featured Shania on the song “Heavy on the Sunshine”, as the backing vocals. Eilleen then met Mary Bailey, who was mesmerized by seeing her performances in Sudbury, Ontario. Bailey then obtained the contract from Toronto and Eilleen moved into Bailey’s home and there she practiced her music.
After shifting to Nashville, Eilleen got the opportunity to feature on the song “Too Hot to Handle” as the backing vocals.
In the year 1983, she caught the attention of a label, the Mercury Nashville Records and they signed her within a few months. It was at this time that Eilleen changed her name to ‘Shania Twain’ which means “On the way”.
On 20 April 1993, her self-titled debut studio album “Shania Twain” was released in North America and gathered her many audiences outside Canada. She also released her hit singles-“What Made You Say That”, “Dance with the One That Brought You” and “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me” in the same year. It was also certified platinum by the RIAA after five years.
In 1995, Shania met the rock producer Robert John Lange and wrote the songs of her second album “The Woman in Me”. It’s first single, “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” was so hit that it went to No.11 on the Billboard Chart. Her next single “Any Man of Mine”, also peaked to Top 40 on the Country Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1996, Shania made television appearances on some shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, the American Music Awards, Blockbuster Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.
On November 4, 1997, Shania Twain released her third studio album ‘Come On Over’ which was the 6th best-selling album in the US. The album was so hit that it stayed on the country Billboard chart for the next two years.
In the year 1998, Shania launched her first major concert tour, The Come on Over Tour shows which was a great success and won the “Country Tour of the Year” award in 1998 and 1999.
Shania Twain Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $380 Million US Dollars
Shania’s net worth currently reaches to an impressive $380 million US dollars as of 2017. She earned her net worth from her music. However, some other sources have also stated that his net worth today is even higher. Her hard work had lifted her to one of the rapidly growing artists in Canada.
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She has earned his net worth as well as fame through producing albums and singles. She has also performed several shows and concerts in many cities all over the Canada.
It has been reported that Shania is going to perform a new single that is to be included in her upcoming studio album ‘Triumphant’ to the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2nd.
Shania has received numerous awards for her albums and singles. She has also received many personal honors as well. She was a marvelous singer of her time. She has experienced both successes and struggles in her life and finally emerged victorious. She is a lady with full of passion for music, expression, and creativity. She has strong will power and her dedication had soon transformed her dreams into reality.