Shania Twain

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Eileen Regina Edwards
  • Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/28/1965, Virgo
  • Profession: Country singer; songwriter
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Shania Twain Fast Facts:
  • While growing up in poverty, she earned money by singing in local bars.
  • Raised her three younger siblings after her mother and stepfather died in a car accident in 1987. 
  • Her stepfather, Jerry, was an Ojibwa native; when she changed her name from Eileen, she chose "Shania," which is Ojibwa for "I'm on my way."
  • Won the 1999 Entertainer of the Year Award at both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards.
  • A vegetarian; she was the first celebrity to be named Sexiest Vegetarian Alive by PETA, in 2001.
  • Signed on with Stetson Fragrances in 2005 to develop and market a fragrance line. 
  • In 2010, she founded the charity Shania Kids Can, which aims to help underprivileged school-age children.
  • Was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2011. 
  • Starred in the documentary series Why Not? With Shania Twain on OWN in the spring of 2011.
  • Penned the memoir From This Moment On in 2011.
  • Shania Twain Relationships:
  • Frédéric Thiébaud - Husband
  • Carrie Ann - Sister
  • Darryl - Half Brother
  • Jerry Twain - Stepfather
  • Sharon - Mother
  • Mark - Half Brother
  • Clarence Edwards - Father
  • Eja D'Angelo - Son
  • Jill - Sister
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange - Ex-husband
  • Shania Twain Awards:
  • 2000 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2005 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Country Female Singer - Winner
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Country Song - Winner
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Fashion Plate Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Female Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Concept Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Hottest Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Country Album - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Country Song - Winner
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee

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