NEWS & NOTES ARCHIVES 3:
December 31, 2002 - April 3, 1999
12/30/02 Shania - The Crowd-Pleaser. From Yahoo News: "Shania Twain is probably the most user-friendly musician on the planet right now. Everything about her current album, "Up!", is genetically engineered to please as many people as possible, particularly the unprecedented decision to record three different versions of each song to appeal to different tastes. And, oh, how it's succeeding. Twain's album has topped Billboard's album chart for the month it has been out, racking up more than 2 million in sales in the United States alone during the most important stretch of the year for retailers.....The chief knock on Twain is that her music is soulless, that true emotion is sacrificed in the effort to be popular. In other words, her songs are fast-food hamburgers instead of steakhouse filets. Twain's not buying it. "What is too commercial?" the Canadian songstress asked. "If you look at the Beatles, it doesn't get any more commercial than that. They were as commercial as anybody gets, but they had the writing ability to back it up."" To read the entire article, click HERE.
12/28/02 Happy Anniversary Shania & Mutt! Today December 28th, Shania and Mutt celebrate their 9th wedding anniversary! Congratulations Shania and Mutt! We wish you many more years of love and happiness together.
12/27/02 Christmas Sales Keep UP! At #1 For Fifth Straight
Week! From Billboard.com: With sales inflated from the flow of last-minute
Christmas shoppers, Shania Twain's UP! (Mercury Nashville) saw gains
of 22% to top The Billboard 200 (and Top Country Albums Chart) for a fifth
straight week. The set moved 459,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen
SoundScan. But the Eminem-led soundtrack to 8 Mile (Shady/Interscope)
made it a tight race, with a sales gain of 49% to 405,000 units fueling a
5-2 jump on the chart. Eminem's single "Lose Yourself" leads Billboard's
Hot 100 for the seventh straight week.
In related news, UP! is the 10th best-selling U.S. album of 2002! That is quite an accomplishment after only 5 weeks on the charts! Congratulations Shania!!! Click HERE to read more.
UP! also continues to do very well in Canada and remains No. 1 on the Canadian charts according to an article in today's Timmins Daily Press. You can read the article by clicking HERE.
12/25/02 MERRY CHRISTMAS! I want to wish Shania and everyone around the world a very Merry Christmas. I hope everyone gets what they asked for under their tree! Here's a clip of Shania wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! - low bandwith high bandwidth
12/21/02 New Shania Article/Interview! VH1.com has posted a brand new article/interview on Shania, her new album, life as a mom and much more! The article titled "Shania Twain's Guide To Life" is excellent and a must read! Talking to VH1, Twain joked about her sexy image and the pressure of being flawless, but UP! doesn't fool with perfection. Every song is meant to put a spring in your step and make you feel better about life, love and maxing out your credit card. Shania spoke with us about the changes in her life, from her move to Switzerland to the birth of her son, Eja, and how travel and gardening helps her stay sane. Click HERE to read the article!
12/18/02 Holiday Sales Keep Shania UP! On Top! From Billboard.com: With Christmas fast approaching, Shania Twain's UP! maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums Chart for a fourth-straight week. The Mercury Nashville album saw an 18% increase at retail to sales of 373,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fellow country act the Dixie Chicks are right behind Twain, as their Monument/Columbia album Home makes an impressive 9-2 jump. The move comes thanks to a 105% sales burst to 294,000 copies following the trio's Dec. 10 TV special on NBC. UP! also remains No. 1 on the Canadian charts with album sales of 91,500, up from 75,700 last week. Congratulations Shania!
12/16/02 New BIOGRAPHY Special And CMT Special! There will
be two new Shania specials airing later this month! "Close-Up: Shania Twain;
Enrique Iglesias" on the BIOGRAPHY channel and "Noisemakers 2002" on CMT.
Here is a listing of showtimes:
"Close-Up: Shania Twain; Enrique Iglesias" BIO: Fri 12/27 9:30pm, Sat 12/28 1:30am, Sat 12/28 11:30am, Sat 12/28 5:30pm, Sun 12/29 7:30pm
"Noisemakers 2002" CMT: Fri 12/27 8:00pm, Sat 12/28 9:00am, Sun 12/29 1:00am, Sun 12/29 12:00pm, Sun 12/29 7:00pm
12/11/02 UP! Still #1 For Third Straight Week. Shania keeps rollin'! UP! remains at No. 1 for the third straight week on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums Chart selling another 317,000 copies accordng to Nielsen SoundScan. Tim McGraw's Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors came in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 selling 251,000 copies, while the debut of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet came in at No. 3 selling 241,000 copies. UP! also remains No. 1 on the Canadian charts with album sales of 75,700. Congratulations Shania!
12/5/02 Shania On Cover Of People Magazine! Shania is on the cover of the December 16th issue of People magazine! The issue hits newsstands on Friday. Here is an excerpt from the article titled "Runaway Twain": "I needed a break, physically and mentally," she explains of her move to Lake Geneva, where people are "calm and discreet. They might say hi or give me a smile, but they're not jumping up and down or shaking. I don't feel like a star there. I feel normal." Which was exactly the point. "I needed to leave behind the whole 'Shania' thing and be myself," says Twain. "I did a lot of hiking and cooking. I skied. I spent time with my horses. For the first time in my life, I was just resting." Click HERE to read the entire article posted at people.com. Here are a couple new pics of Shania from the article - Pic 1 Pic 2
12/5/02 VCR Alert: New Show On VH1! VH1 will be premiering a brand new Shania interview special called "Shania Twain: In Her Own Words" on Friday, December 13th at 11:00am & 10:00pm ET. Click HERE for other show times. About the show: "Shania Twain sets the record straight in this pure, unadultered interview special. She talks about who she is, where she came from and why she's done things the way she has. She gets personal about her music, marriage, baby, and views on life." Click HERE to go to the show's main page at vh1.com.
12/5/02 UP! Sales Go Down But Still #1. Despite seeing sales of her latest album UP! go down, Shania captured the top spot once again on this week's U.S. and Canadian album charts. In the U.S., UP! remained at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums Chart with sales of 625,000, down from 874,000 copies sold in its debut last week. This puts UP! at 1.5 million copies sold and certified Platinum in just two weeks! In Canada, sales of UP! dropped by nearly half to 85,000, significantly down from 150,000 copies sold in its first week.
12/2/02 Shania: I Don't Care If I Ever Perform Again. There is an article called "Shania Reigns" in this week's issue of Time magazine dated December 9th. In the article, Shania boldly states that she never wanted to be famous and she doesn't care if she ever performs again. Here is an excerpt from the article: "Every once in a while, Shania Twain will munch on a carrot stick, whip her curly hair over her shoulder and issue a modest decree. It is worth paying attention to these pronouncements, even though Twain, who is Canadian and thus constitutionally averse to star trips, never quite means what she says. On a brisk October night, with the bleat of Paris traffic in her ears, the Twain fiat is this: she is going to stop singing in public. "I never burned to perform, and I don't care if I ever perform again," she says. "I have no need to do that." To read the entire article which is posted online, click HERE.
11/27/02 UP! DEBUTS AT #1 ON U.S. CHARTS!!! From Billboard.com:
Shania Twain's latest Mercury release UP! soars straight to the
top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart this week on sales of 874,000 copies,
according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total is the second-largest opening
of the year, behind rapper Eminem's The Eminem Show (Shady/Interscope),
which moved 1.3 million copies in its first week in May. Along with her
Billboard 200 No. 1, Twain achieves the same position on Billboard's Top
Country Albums tally, where her 1997 album Come On Over logged
50 weeks at the top. Although Come On Over never rose above No. 2
on The Billboard 200, the set has sold 14.4 million copies to date, more
than any album tracked since SoundScan began tallying sales in 1991. The
new set was led by Twain's latest single, "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!," which
became a top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart
in less than seven weeks. CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME BACK SHANIA!!! YOU'RE
BACK RIGHT WHERE YOU BELONG - #1!!!
UP! also stormed the charts in Canada and overseas! UP! shot to the top of the Canadian album charts, selling 150,000 copies in its first week. It was the second biggest debut of the year, behind fellow Canadian diva Celine Dion's A New Day Has Come, which sold 151,600 in its first week back in April, according to Nielsen SoundScan Canada. In Australia, UP! also debuted at #1 and in Europe at #4.
According to HitsDailyDouble.com, "The expectations for Shania were sky-high, and she absolutely hit our forecasts on the nose. It was a monster debut for a bona fide superstar. And there were so many other titles as well."
11/27/02 Shania Rocks The Grey Cup! From canada.com: "No midriff but Shania Twain proudly exposed her roots during the halftime show at Sunday's (11/24) Grey Cup. "It's great to be back in Canada," the star singer said. "It's great to be home." Twain, a native of Timmins, Ont., who now calls Switzerland home, wore a Canada tuque, yellow ski jacket, dark ski pants and furry boots as she performed with her band on a stage in the middle of the field at a soldout Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. She opened with her new single, "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" and followed it up with the title song from the recently released album UP! Twain was accompanied by hundreds of performers decked out in red, black and white. Fireworks roared as she ended the two-song performance." The Montreal Alouettes celebrated a 25-16 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL championship game.
11/24/02 Shania In Magazines! Shania is on the cover of the Jan./Feb 2003 issue of CMT's Country Music Today magazine (US). Inside there is an excellent article and interview with Shania! The issue will be on newsstands this week. The November 26th issue of the National Enquirer has pics of Shania performing at the CMAs. The caption reads: "Shania's back, and there's no butts about it. She's cheeky! In her first prime-time gig in three years, bootylicious Sha-nay-nay rocked the Grand Ole Opry in a black bodysuit with big bell sleeves. Takes a lot of nerve to wear a doily in front of a huge TV audience!" Click HERE to view the pics. Also, there are several GORGEOUS new pictures of Shania in the January 2003 issue of FHM UK magazine! Click - Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
11/21/02 Shania Plans Tour For 2003! From Yahoo/AP: "Shania Twain plans on going out on tour next year to promote her latest Mercury album UP!. It's the first new music from the Canadian superstar in five years "The tour I'm sure will start next year at some point. I really don't know when," Twain said. "It's hard to say. There is a lot to do between now and then. But that is what I'm hoping for. I'm really looking forward to it. I really look forward to getting on tour again. I enjoy it, being up on stage, singing my songs, and doing my thing."
11/21/02 Shania To Perform At AMAs! Shania Twain will be among the performers at the 30th Annual American Music Awards to be televised LIVE Monday, January 13, 2003 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. Nominees for the annual 30th AMAs were announced on Tuesday. Click HERE for the list. The special will be broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA and be hosted by The Osbournes.
11/21/02 Timmins Getting Shania Good! According to the Timmins Daily Press, Shania mania is the only way to describe the pace of sales for Shanias new CD Up!, released Tuesday. The CD was a huge seller at the Shania Twain Centre and Wal-Mart sold out their entire stock by days end. To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/21/02 The Charts. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" slips down one spot this week to #9 in its seventh week on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart. "IGGG" remains at #34 for the third week in a row on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. (charts week ending 11/30/2002)
11/19/02 UP! HITS STORES TODAY!!! The day is finally here!!! Shania's highly anticipated 2-disc CD UP! hits stores everywhere today! Go pick UP! your copy as soon as you can! If you go to K-mart, you can get a free Shania poster with the purchase of UP!. North Americans will get the CD containing the Country (Green label) and Pop/Rock (Red label) versions (shown to the left). WELCOME BACK SHANIA!!! Reminder: Shania will be a guest on "The Late Show With David Letterman" tonight at 11:35pm ET/PT on CBS. Here are some articles about the release of UP!: USA Today - NY Post - CMT.com - Launch/Yahoo - Canada.com
11/16/02 Interview - Shania Twain Tells You What's UP! From CMT.com: "What's Up!? Keep reading, and Shania Twain will tell you in her own words about her new album, due Tuesday (Nov. 19). In the first of two parts, Twain talks about the social direction of Up!, the songs no one will ever hear and the common thread that runs through her energetic music. In the second part of the two-part interview with Shania Twain, the Canadian country-pop superstar tells the CMT Radio Network about her son Eja, the brothers she helped raise, bluegrass music, her home in Switzerland and what exactly she's been up to." Read the interview here: Part 1 Part 2
11/14/02 Shania - Getcha Good Weekend! To celebrate Shania's highly anticipated new album UP! which will be released Tuesday, November 19 (18th in Europe), this weekend CMT (US) is having a Shania - Getcha Good Weekend!!! It all kicks off Friday night with an all new show called "CMT Inside Fame: Shania Twain". Click HERE for the full weekend schedule! GET READY SHANIA FANS! TUESDAY WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT! EVERYBODY WILL BE GOING UP! UP! UP!
11/14/02 Over 4 Million CDs Shipped!!! Universal, the parent company of Shania's record label, Mercury Nashville, has shipped 4.1 million copies of UP! to retailers in the U.S.. The number of copies being shipped is the largest first shipment of any album in the company's history. However, unless RIAA has changed their practices, a "unit," in this case a two-CD set, will ultimately receive certification for over 8 million discs shipped!!!
11/14/02 Charts - "IGGG" Keeps Movin' On UP! "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" moves up 2 more spots this week to #8 in its sixth week on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart. (charts week ending 11/23/2002\)
11/12/02 Three Original Recordings Of UP!. Ok fans, are you ready for this? According to an article titled "Rainbow Of Twain" in the Toronto Sun newspaper, there will be THREE different original recordings of all 19 songs on Shania Twain's new album UP!. Shania has color-coded them. Green is for Country. Red is Pop/Rock. Blue is an Asian or "rhythmic-eastern-influenced" version. Stores in North America will ONLY sell the CD with the Country (Green label) and Pop/Rock (Red label) versions. The Asian version (Blue label) will only be downloadable (for free) to fans in North America. The only place you'll be able to buy the Asian version is in Europe and Japan. That CD will contain the Pop and Asian versions. To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/12/02 Promotional Tour Kicks Off In Toronto. Tossing pillows at fans, a cheerful Shania Twain seemed in the mood to celebrate as she kicked off the publicity tour for her highly anticipated new album with a stop at MuchMoreMusic on Monday night. "This is just like a party," she exclaimed as the crowd of 400 people screamed and shouted. Twain was in Toronto promoting UP!, her her first record of new material since 1997's Come On Over, which sold over 35 million copies worldwide. It also marked her first live interviews since she took a hiatus to have a child in 1999. Read the rest of the article posted at canada.com by clicking HERE. A similar article was posted in The Ottawa Citizen newspaper. You can read that HERE.
11/8/02 Katie Couric Interviews Shania Nov. 26th In Primetime! "Today" host Katie Couric is heading to primetime with a new series of interview specials for NBC. According to New York's Daily News, the perky morning-show veteran's latest project, titled "Katie at Night," will feature interviews with high-profile celebrities -- similar to the specials Barbara Walters does several times a year for ABC. The first such "Katie" installment will feature sit-downs with George Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison, country-music singer Shania Twain and "Basic Instinct" star Sharon Stone. The debut episode is set to air Nov. 26 at 10:00pm.ET. That same morning Shania will perform on NBC's "Today" show at 7:00am ET.
11/8/02 Shania On Cover Of Country Weekly! Shania is on the
cover of the current issue (dated 11/26) of Country Weekly which hit
newsstands today! The cover reads: SHANIA! The sexy superstar on her new
baby, life as a wife - and her plan to conquer the world! Here is an excerpt
from the article:
Shania is equally strict about the baby's diet unhealthy snacks and sweets are definitely out. There was one notable exception: Eja's first birthday this past Aug. 12. To mark the occasion, Shania baked her specialty, a double-layer chocolate cake. "That was really his first time to have any kind of unnatural sweets," Shania says.
She laughs as she recalls Eja's reaction to his birthday treat. "We got out a video camera, so we could film him in his little party hat," Shania recalls. "We were waiting for this great Kodak moment, where he smooshes his face in the cake and it gets all over his hair. "But he is such a neat and tidy eater! He just touched the cake a little bit, tasted it and decided he didnt want any more," she giggles. "So I never got the Kodak moment!"
11/7/02 SHANIA IS BACK!!! CMA Pics! Last night at the 36th annual CMA Awards, Shania returned to the national spotlight in grand fashion as she rode into the auditorium on a huge motorcycle (ok, it was a Shania double) and performed her new hit "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" It was amazing and Shania looked absolutely beautiful!!! Later in the show, Shania presented the Male Vocalist Of The Year award to Alan Jackson! You can view pics of Shania at the CMAs by clicking HERE! Keep checking back for new pics. WELCOME BACK SHANIA!!!!!!!!!!! Here are some articles about Shania's return and the CMAs. CountryStars.com: Jackson Dominates Country's Biggest Night - Yahoo/Launch: Shania Twain: No 'Reject From Nashville' - Yahoo/AP: Alan Jackson Wins Five CMA Awards - CMA World: Alan Jackson Ties Record With Five Trophies - Canoe.ca: Alan Jackson dominates CMA Awards - CMT.com: Twain Glad to Reminisce in Nashville
11/7/02 Charts - "IGGG" Keeps Movin' On UP! "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" moves up 1 more spot this week to #10 in its fifth week on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart. (charts week ending 11/16/2002)
11/5/02 REMINDER: Shania To Perform At CMAs Nov. 6th!!! Don't miss Shania's LIVE performance at the CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 6th at 8:00pm ET on CBS. Shania will be singing "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" to OPEN the show!!! DON'T MISS HER! This is Shania's first performance in North America in 3 years!
11/5/02 Shania In Entertainment Weekly! The November 8th issue of Entertainment Weekly has a long, excellent article on Shania's comeback and new album! There also are new photos, including this great pic! The issue is on newsstands now and has Eminem on the cover.
11/2/02 NEW Official Shania Twain Website And Fan Club! On November 1st, a brand new Official Shania Twain website and Fan Club opened! A PAID membership includes exclusive access to advance concert tickets, limited edition merchandise, and a members-only website packed with news, photos, contests, interviews, message board, as well as a live chat room and many other interactive features. Upon joining, youll also receive a membership package and monthly e-mail updates on everything happening with Shania. Click HERE to sign up!
11/2/02 Shania TV Appearances! Shania is scheduled to be a guest on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on November 19th! It airs at 11:35pm ET/PT on CBS. One week later on November 26th, Shania will have a mini concert on "The Today Show!" It airs at 7:00am on NBC.
11/2/02 Shania On Redbook Cover! Shania is on the cover of the December 2002 issue of Redbook magazine! Inside there is a terrific article and interview along with a great picture of Shania. Look for it on newsstands this week! Here are the pics - Cover Inside pic
10/31/02 Pre-Order UP! Now And Win!!! Pre-Order your copy of
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on NBC's Today Show on November 26th. In addition, 10 Runners-up winners
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Here is a track listing of songs from UP! - 1. Up! 2. I'm Gonna Getcha Good! 3. She's Not Just A Pretty Face 4. Juanita 5. Forever And For Always 6. Ain't No Particular Way 7. It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing 8. Nah! 9. (Wanna Get To Know You) That Good! 10. C'est La Vie 11. I'm Jealous 12. Ka-Ching! 13. Thank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon) 14. Waiter! Bring Me Water! 15. What A Way To Wanna Be! 16. I Ain't Goin' Down 17. I'm Not In The Mood (To Say No!) 18. In My Car (I'll Be The Driver) 19. When You Kiss Me
10/31/02 Charts - "IGGG" Movin' On UP! "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" moves up 1 spot this week to #11 in its fourth week on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart. (charts week ending 11/9/2002).
10/30/02 Shania In TV Guide. In this week's TV Guide, Shania talks about her pregnancy, being a vegetarian and more. "Since giving birth last year, Shania Twain has focused on feeding time and changing diapers. Now with the release of her new album, the country superstar gets back to business---with baby on board. In August 2001, while writing songs for Up! Twain and Lange had a baby boy Eja. Her pregnancy had been so smooth that Twain hardly felt like a mother to be. "It was really nothing: she says "I didn't eat differently. No morning sickness. Nothing was different." Giving birth was also a breeze. "Labor?" It was painful, but not so painful". she says "I was very fast. From my very first labor pain to the time of delivery, it was five and half hours. Mutt was in the room. He was a great help. We were a team, and it was all very easy." Shania also talks about being a vegetarian: "Shania Twain is 37, model-thin and sensational-looking. It's all because she doesn't eat anything that "had to die", she says. Shania tells TV Guide that she doesn't eat meat, fish, eggs, or dairy. She only eats fresh foods, nothing packaged or processed, and she's raising her son Eja that way. Shania says she's not a guru of the vegan lifestyle but she claims, "I haven't had a cold or flu in 6 or 7 years."
10/28/02 World Premiere Of UP! On November 18th from 10:00pm-Midnight (ET), many radio stations across the U.S. will broadcast the World Premiere of Shania's new album UP!. The album hits stores November 19th! The two-hour special will be back-to-back Shania featuring interviews and songs off the new album. If your local radio station is not broadcasting the World Premiere of UP!, you can listen to it ONLINE from 98.7 WMZQ in Washington, D.C..
10/28/02 UP! - Country & Pop Versions. From CMT.com: "Twain's UP! Will Feature Different Mixes. Shania Twain is addressing the "pop vs. country" issue by releasing two mixes of her upcoming album, UP! Consumers won't have to decide which version to buy, either, because Mercury Records is packaging the project as a two-CD set -- with one disc containing the country mix and the other featuring the pop version. Two years after the release of 1997's Come On Over, Twain released an international version of the album featuring alternate mixes and different sequencing. Twain and Mercury are also considering a dance mix of UP! for possible release next spring or summer. Set for a Nov. 19 release, the 19-song UP! has a list price of $19.98, although it will be widely discounted at retail."
10/24/02 Shania Article And NEW Pics In Marie Claire Magazine! There is an EXCELLENT article titled "I was Dirt Poor, Now I'm Number One" and TERRIFIC new pictures of Shania in the November 2002 issue of Marie Claire (UK). To read the article, click Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4. To view pics, click Pic 1 Pic 2.
10/24/02 Shania On TV GUIDE Cover! Shania will be on the cover of the upcoming issue of TV Guide (US) dated November 2-8! The TV Guide feauring Shania hits newsstands on Monday. Inside, the article reveals that Eja will probably be an only child, he won't be photographed or seen backstage and Shania is known as Eilleen Lange in Switzerland not Shania. Shania also discusses her long-awaited new album, "UP!" and the lengths to which she'll go to please her fans. The release will contain two discs of the same 19 songs, with one country and the other pop. She explains that she just wants to satisfy all her fans, and she recognizes that she has people who enjoy her music in each style. Shania will be making her return to live TV next month, performing "I'm Gonna Getcha Good" at the Country Music Association Awards, which will air on CBS on November 6th. Shania says she's very proud of "UP!," noting, quote, "It's the best album I've ever done," but she also notes she's looking forward to the day when she is no longer a celebrity. She explains, quote, "When you are doing something that's not really that natural to you, it's stressful. That's a big reason why I make my personal life as private as possible." She says she's not a famous person in Switzerland, where she's been living, and acknowledges she'll, quote, "be very happy someday when I am just writing songs and not a star at all." I'll have a scan of the cover and article next week.
10/24/02 "IGGG" Movin' On UP! "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" moves up 3 spots this week to #12 in its third week on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart. (charts week ending 11/2/2002).
10/22/02 Shania Biography - Revised! Robin Eggar's "Shania Twain: The Biography" will be released in a new, updated edition on November 4! The biography was originally published last year. Eggar has this to say about the revised book: "The paperback edition has been fully revised, updated to include the birth of Shania's baby Eja and her new album Up! and corrected with new material from a variety of sources - most notably from an exclusive interview with the singer herself. During the interview Shania commented: You know more about my father's side of the family than I do." Click HERE to pre-order your copy of the revised "Shania Twain: The Biography."
10/18/02 CMT Shania Sweepstakes! Are you UP! for It Shania fans? CMT (US) is having a great Shania Sweepstake promotion: "Are you really up for it? Shania is "gonna getcha good" because one very lucky person is going to fly away to Nashville for a behind-the-scenes look at the 2002 CMA Awards and a meet and greet opportunity with Shania!" All you have to do is keep track of the times you see Shania's "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" video on CMT! Click HERE to enter the sweepstakes. Good luck Shania fans!
10/16/02 Shania To Open CMA Awards Show! Countrynation.com has confirmed that Shania will be the opening act at the CMA Awards Show on November 6th! "Shania Twain will open the awards show with her first televised appearance in three years. She will perform "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" from her forthcoming release, UP! The single remains among the most added songs in this part of the solar system." The CMAs will air from 8:00-11:00pm ET/PT on CBS.
10/16/02 "IGGG" Jumps To #15! After debuting at #24 (highest female debut ever) last week on the Billboard Country Chart, "IGGG" leaps to #15 on this week's chart! Go Shania! On a side note, the video was #1 last night (10/15) on CMT's "Most Wanted Live!"
10/10/02 "IGGG" Video Debuts At #6 On MWL! Shania's new video for the single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" debuted yesterday (Oct. 9) at #6 on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"! Keep voting for Shania Twain's new video on CMT, GAC,VH1 and MTV! Make Shania #1!
10/8/02 "IGGG" Debuts At #24 - Sets Record! In her first week back on the Billboard Country Chart, Shania is already breaking records with her latest single release "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". According CountryStars.com: "SHANIA'S GETCHA GOOD...GOOD AS IT GETS. With DGS delivery and MP3, there may be no limit to how high a hot record can debut on the Billboard country chart. Shania Twain's single that debuted Thursday and Friday just became the highest female debut on the Billboard country chart with "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" slamming in at #24. The futuristic video also debuted this weekend on CMT and GAC." CONGRATULATIONS SHANIA!
10/8/02 Vid-Caps Of Shania On "Wetten, Dass...?"! On October 5, Shania performed "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!", the first single from her new album UP!, LIVE for the first time on the German TV show "Wetten, Dass...?." Click HERE (last 6 pics on page) to view the vid-caps of her performance!
10/8/02 Shania's New Single Hot In Timmins. The Timmins Daily Press has posted an article on Shania's new single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". Click HERE to read the article.
10/8/02 Twain Captures Country! From radioandrecords.com: "Shania Twain's "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" the lead single from her highly anticipated album, UP! officially debuts at radio today (10/7), but it has already debuted at No. 21* on R&R's Country chart. The tune has also won the format's Most Added honors with more than 100 adds. Upcoming appearances for Twain include CMT's Shania in London: Making the Video (Oct. 11) and a performance on CBS-TV's Nov. 6 telecast of the 36th Annual CMA Awards her first network TV performance since 1999."
10/5/02 Shania LIVE In Canada! From Canada NewsWire: "CMT Live & UP! Front with Shania, the artist's first live appearance in Canada since 1999, showcases Shania Twain's eagerly anticipated new CD UP! and offers fans the opportunity to call and email their questions during the hour-long show. UP! is set for release on Tuesday, November 19. Hosted by CMT's ELISSA LANSDELL and Corus Radio personality STU JEFFRIES, this interview will be broadcast live from coast to coast Monday, November 11 (time to be confirmed) on CMT Canada, W Network, radio stations Country 95.3 Toronto/Hamilton, Country 105 Calgary and others across Canada." To read the entire article, click HERE.
10/3/02 "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" Is On The Radio!!! It seems "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" has hit the radio tonight instead of tomorrow morning (10/4)! Although they are waiting until the morning to play the song here in Atlanta, many people across the U.S. have emailed me saying their radio station began playing "IGGG" around 6:00pm ET. Fans are saying the song is "Powerful", "Awesome", Fantastic", "Shania's best yet"! I just heard it 5 minutes ago on the internet on 98.7 WMZQ in Washington, D.C.. I LOVE IT! It has a distinctive Mutt Lange "rock-edge" to it! Keep your ears glued to the radio Shania fans!!!
10/3/02 "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" Lyrics! The official website of the German TV Show "Wetten, Dass...?," where Shania will be performing Friday night, has posted the lyrics of Shania's new single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". The single will premiere on radio stations across the U.S. and Canada Friday morning (10/4). Click HERE to read the lyrics!
10/1/02 "IGGG" UPDATE - Radio Date Oct. 4th!!! Ok fans here is the latest on "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". It looks like we are going to have to wait until Friday, October 4th to hear the single on the radio. Today I contacted the Program Director at country radio station KICKS 101.5 (WKHX-FM) here in Atlanta, GA. He said they will have the single Friday morning (10/4) and that IS the radio release date nationwide. That only makes sense since Atlanta is one of the largest radio markets (#11) in the U.S.. If we aren't going to have "IGGG" until Friday, no station will. Hang on everybody!
9/30/02 "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" Hits Radio This Week!!! From CountryStars.com: "Shania Twain's single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" will NOT be sent DGS (sent digitally to radio stations) today as reported over the weekend by Shania.com. Mercury Records indicates it will come soon, possibly as early as tomorrow, October 1st, but would not confirm that. You can hear a loop of the song's hook-line from the chorus at WSIX.com. Also, 3Cdigital.com is promoting having the single online Friday, October 4th." Since the video premieres Friday, October 4th, it only makes sense for the single to be on the radio before that day.
9/28/02 October 4 - 1:00am ET: Listen To New Single! The UK digital radio station 3C will air Shania's new single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" starting October 4th at 1:00am ET in the U.S. (6:00am in UK). Listen to the new single online (Oct. 4) by clicking HERE!!! I can't wait!!!
9/28/02 October 4 - "IGGG" World Premiere Video On CMT!!! From
Yahoo: *** CMT will present the
exclusive World Premiere of Shania's video "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" on CMT
MOST WANTED LIVE Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT. The video
is from "UP!," Shania's first album release in five years, scheduled to hit
retail outlets on Nov. 19.
*** CMT will debut a CMT exclusive special, SHANIA IN LONDON: MAKING THE VIDEO, hosted by CMT's Katie Cook, on Friday, Oct. 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Cook traveled to London for an exclusive visit with Shania on the set of her new video "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" The special will give viewers a rare in-depth look at the many aspects Shania Twain and her team go through during the making of yet another groundbreaking project.
*** CMT has even more exclusive programming with Shania coming up. CMT traveled to Switzerland this summer for an in-depth interview with Shania for a brand new episode the hit biography series CMT INSIDE FAME: SHANIA TWAIN scheduled to debut on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT (repeats Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) as part of CMT's Superstar Weekend. Click HERE to read the entire article and more about the video for "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!".
9/27/02 "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" - Listen Now!!! You can download
and listen to a sample of Shania's first single off of her new album! I
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! "I'm Gonna Getcha (Good)" is unmistakably Shania at
her best! If "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" is any indication of what the whole
album is going to be like, UP! will be even bigger than Come On
Over! The sample is a loop of the song's chorus:
I'm gonna getcha
it's a matter of fact
I'm gonna getcha
don't ya worry bout that
You can bet your bottom dollar
in time you're gonna be mine
Just like I should
I'll getcha good
To download the sample, right-click HERE and choose "save target as." The file is in MP3 format so you'll need a program such as Winamp or another MP3 Player to play the sample.
9/27/02 Exclusive Interview - Shania's UP! On Life! In today's Toronto Sun newspaper, there is an excellent exclusive interview with Shania! In the interview, Shania talks about motherhood, life in Switzerland and last year's September 11th attacks. ""I think I'm more emotional since I've had the baby. I'm just more sensitive," says Twain, who says the transition to motherhood has been seamless. "I'm really enjoying it. He's a good baby, though. He's a very sweet guy. He only fusses when he wants something specific. There's no mystery to him at all. He's got so much love. He loves everybody around him, very easy going. He's got such a placid nature -- like my husband."" Click HERE to read the rest of the interview.
9/23/02 New Single: Review! The DJs at British Digital Radio Station 3C have posted a review of Shania's forthcoming new single! They were among the lucky ones who were given a sneak preview of "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" which should be on radio airwaves worldwide within a couple weeks! "SHANIA GETS 3C GOOD! We've heard it! Thanks to Mercury Records, the 3C gang has been given a sneak preview of Shania Twain's forthcoming single, "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". Here are Pat Gearys first impressions: If you're a Shania fan, you're no doubt expecting this single to be good. Well, forget it it's better than good, it's magnificent! Although extremely catchy, the track is also very complex in its construction. There are a number of different sections, so the song never gets boring or repetitive..." Click HERE to read the rest of the review of Shania's first single from UP!.
9/18/02 UP! - November 19th!!! Shania's record label, Mercury Nashville Records, finally confirmed the release date of her new album!!! UP! will be released on November 19th!!! One week later than what Mercury originally announced a few weeks ago. Here is what Mercury Nashville posted on the main page of Shania's official website: "Okay fans, it's official -- Shania Twain's new record UP! will be released in stores on NOVEMBER 19th! The album, produced by Mutt Lange, includes all songs written by Twain and Lange. UP! marks the first record since the unbridled success of 1997's Come On Over. Come On Over continues to shatter music industry records; the album is now the highest-selling release since the inception of SoundScan and the best-selling album ever by a female artist in the U.S., at a staggering 19 million units."
9/16/02 Twang & Bang! The September 20th issue of Entertainment Weekly has a page long article titled "Twang & Bang" on Shania's new CD and her career. Here is part of the article: "[The album]..might have 19 tracks, with different versions (glossy globo-country, bright Supertrampy arena-pop) engineered for different world markets. "I know I have pop fans, I know I have country fans," Twain says "I want them both to be entertained by what they're hearing." And for all Shania fans who were wondering why Shania's new album is titled "UP!": "It's up and it's cheerful," Twain says. "We wanted to enjoy writing it, we wanted to feel up about the whole thing, so we just ended up gearing everything towards a very positive feeling." The article has also the first official photo of Shania! The issue of Entertainment Weekly is on sale today!
9/16/02 Shania Talks About Recording Of New Album. From CountryNation.com: "According to Westwood One, Shania Twain tells the Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, that her new album, UP!, was recorded in Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and France, plus the Caribbean and India, both while pregnant -- and after giving birth to her son. "I didnt want to fly while I was pregnant, so we traveled around Europe by train and car, wrote songs, hired studios and found musicians that we wanted to work with," says Twain. Twain also reveals that she and her husband/producer, 'Mutt' Lange, brought Eja along to the Caribbean. "I didnt record the vocals on the album until after the delivery, so he was with me in the studio. He slept while I sang, or I took care of him in between tapings. He even got to swim in the ocean," she tells the paper."
9/13/02 Shania To Perform At CMA Awards!!! The Country Music Association has issued a press release regarding the performers confirmed to participate at the 36th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 6th (8:00-11:00pm ET on CBS). SHANIA WILL BE PERFORMING NEW MUSIC FROM HER NEW ALBUM!!! Here is an excerpt of the CMA press release: "International superstar and CMA Entertainer of the Year (1999) Shania Twain makes her much-anticipated return to the CMA Awards in 2002 with her first network television performance since 1999. Twain will perform new music from her soon-to-be released fourth album UP!. Twains last project, Come On Over, was released in 1997 and combined with her self-titled debut in 1993 and The Woman In Me in 1995 her albums have sold more than 50 million copies more than any other woman in Country Music history. A dominant figure on both the Country and pop landscape, Twain took time off during much of the past two years to give birth to her son, Eja, as well as write and record her new album with husband/producer Robert John Mutt Lange." Click HERE to read the entire press release. Get ready! Shania is coming!
9/4/02 Shania Fires Manager, Signs With Q. TThe New York Post reports that Shania has said so long to her manager of six years, Jon Landau. Sources indicate that Shania wasn't satisfied with the support she was receiving from Landau's management team as the release of her next album nears. Twain has now signed on with Q Prime Management, a company which also represents acts like Metallica, Def Leppard and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
8/30/02 Shania To Release 2-Disc CD! From CountryStars.com: "When fans buy their copy of UP!...from Shania Twain, they'll find two discs in the set. One will contain the 19-cuts of the new album UP!, the other will contain select re-mixes of some of the songs as a bonus. As reported earlier, the first single from Twain's new album is called "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". The single releases in September."
8/30/02 Shania To Attend CMA Awards!!! Neil Haislop at CountryStars.com reports that Shania is scheduled to appear at the 36th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 6th!!! More details on her appearance to be disclosed at a later date. Hopefully Shania will perform the first single from her new album! The CMA Awards will be broadcast LIVE 8:00-11:00pm ET on CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Click HERE for a complete list of nominations.
8/29/02 Shania Twain Radio Special! This Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 - Sep. 2) many radio stations across the U.S. will be airing a 2-hour special called the "Shania Twain Story" - a biographical salute to Shania's career. Click HERE to find the station in your area that will be airing the special. Check with your local station for details on actual date and air time. Hopefully there will be a radio station in your area broadcasting the special. NOTE: For those of you in the Atlanta and north Georgia area, the "Shania Twain Story" will air Monday night, September 2nd at 10:00pm on 106.1 WNGC.
8/28/02 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANIA! Today Shania celebrates her 37th birthday! On behalf of all her fans around the world, I want to wish Shania a very Happy Birthday!!! Lets celebrate all day with Shania's music as we anxiously await the release of her brand new album!
8/24/02 New Pic! - Making The Video/Interview Special. Shania is currently in London, England shooting the video for her first single from her new album. Sources say the single is entitled "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". Katie Cook, co-host of CMT's "Most Wanted Live," traveled to London to interview Shania for an upcoming special on CMT. The special will also include behind the scenes footage from Shania's first video. No date for the special has been set so stay tuned. Also during the show, they showed a brand new pic of Shania (w/Katie Cook)!!! Click image to the left for larger version! Shania is back and still looks great!!!! However, a little skinny in my opinion.
8/24/02 Single/Album Details Circulating At Radio.
has posted the latest information circulating through some top programmers
regarding Shania Twain's new single and album:
STUFF KNOWN already, Shania's first single from the fourth album (containing 19 songs, due out Nov. 12.) will be available on DGS one minute after midnight on September 23.
NEW INFO, one report says the title of the song is "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!", and that Twain may hold a press conference in Paris where she'll sing and premiere the video.
THE ALBUM release may actually involve the release of three albums of identical songs but each set mixed differently. The GOAL may be to sell more albums worldwide than Michael Jackson's Thriller.
TWAIN is scheduled to appear on the CMA Awards show.
SPECULATION - Shania Twain has already used the remix idea to boost the sales of a previously released album. When she released the re-mixed version of Come On Over for international sales, because the title of the album remained the same, and the same songs remained in the same sequence the sales of the remix album counted were added in to the overall sales of Come On Over. So, by simultaneously releasing country, pop and international versions of the same album, Twain could generate huge sales more quickly.
CONFIRMATION of this information has yet to come from the Shania camp and release dates in Shania's world are subject to change.
8/20/02 First Single - "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" According to Universal Canada, the first single from Shania's new album will be entitled "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". The single is due to hit radio airwaves Sept. 23 and is described as an upbeat fun track. Universal Canada has also posted the following: "Shania's new album is entitled, "UP." The street date is November 12th, so mark it on your calendar! The album will include 19 new songs plus some bonus remixes."
8/20/02 Mercury Confirms Title Of New Album. Mercury Nashville has now confirmed (again) the title of Shania's new album! However, they still will not "officially" confirm November 12th as the release date. Here is what Mercury Nashville posted on Shania's official website on August 20th:
"Shania Twain's new record will be entitled UP!. The album is Twain's first new record since the unbridled success of 1997's Come On Over. Come On Over continues to shatter music industry records; the album is now the highest-selling release since the inception of SoundScan and the best-selling album ever by a female artist in the U.S., at a staggering 19 million units. Worldwide, Come On Over has sold 34 million copies."
8/16/02 ALBUM'S RELEASE UP! IN THE AIR! Days after an official announcement concerning Shania Twain's new album UP! and its release date, Mercury Nashville's official website for Shania has been wiped clean in regards to all references to the new album! Apparently, management and promotion plans are still being worked on and consequently Mercury Records does not feel ready to announce the album officially. Below is what Mercury posted on the website's message board in response to frustrated fans flooding the board with questions:
"Hey All, You are very right that you deserve an explanation. The breaking news posted to inform you of Shania's upcoming release was prematurely posted. Obviously our goal is not to confuse you all, the fans. We don't have an agenda to upset you all. We want to keep you informed as we find and confirm information and, in this case, we were too quick to try to inform. There is no confirmation that the album will be on or off the November 12th date. As soon as the information is confirmed, we will let you know. You all have been very loyal and patient. You all are very important to Shania and please don't blame her for any misinformation. We will keep you informed as soon as possible. Sincerely and Apologies...Mercury Nashville"
Hang in there fans! I'm sure this is just some kind of "red tape" issue that Mercury needs to work out. Expect another "official" announcement soon. Stay tuned...
8/15/02 New CMT Canada Shania Specials! A Corus Entertainment/CMT Canada press release has confirmed rumors regarding two new Shania Specials on CMT Canada this upcoming 2002-03 season: "CMT has commissioned two new specials about Shania Twain in conjunction with her upcoming CD release this fall: "The Case For Shania" and "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." The documentaries combine performances and interviews, providing an insightful look at this country superstar whose influence extends well beyond the music charts." Dates and times to be announced so stay tuned to CMT Canada!
8/12/02 Mercury Confirms Release Date Of Shania's New Album! IT'S OFFICIAL!!! Today, August 12, Shania's record label, Mercury Nashville, finally confirmed the release date and title of her new album!!! Here is what Mercury Nashville posted on Shania's official website:
SHANIA TWAIN SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, UP!, NOVEMBER 12, 2002
Shania Twain's new record, entitled UP!, will be released by Mercury Records Nashville on November 12, 2002. The album, produced by Mutt Lange, includes 19 new songs, all co-written by Twain and Lange. UP! is Twain's first new record since the unbridled success of 1997's Come On Over. Come On Over continues to shatter music industry records; the album is now the highest-selling release since the inception of SoundScan and the best-selling album ever by a female artist in the U.S., at a staggering 19 million units. Worldwide, Come On Over has sold 35 million copies.
Here are a few more articles - Timmins Daily Press Launch.com Country Weekly online - GET READY SHANIA FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/12/02 HAPPY BIRTHDAY EJA!!! Shania and Mutt's little boy Eja celebrates his 1st birthday today!!! I'm sure Shania will make this an extra-special day for Eja and sing a very special rendition of "Happy Birthday To You." Happy birthday Eja on behalf of all Shania fans around the world!
8/9/02 First Single - September 23!!! From Lauch.com: "Shania Twain fans won't have to wait much longer for some new music from the superstar. Mercury Records will release the first single from her upcoming album on September 23, according to a source. There is no word on the title of the song, or when the much-anticipated album will be released. More than 20 million copies of Twain's last effort, Come On Over, have been sold since its release in 1997. In addition to writing and recording for the new album, Twain has been busy seeing to her son, Eja, who will celebrate his first birthday August 12. Twain, her husband/producer Mutt Lange, and Eja reside in Switzerland."
8/6/02 2003 Shania Calendar! Like 2002, Mercury probably will not have an official Shania Twain calendar for 2003. However, once again Shania fans can order an unofficial 2003 Shania calendar - see images below. Click HERE to order your 2003 Shania calendar from the UK website 101cd.com! I ordered mine!
7/22/02 Mercury Confirms First Single Release Date! The August 6th issue of Country Weekly magazine has a short article on Shania's comeback. The article says: "New music from multiplatinum, international superstar Shania Twain is mere months away. The groundbreaking Canadian's record label confirms that the release of the debut single from her upcoming CD is set for Sept. 23; the single's title hasn't been announced. The album is tentatively slated to hit stores in November. No tour plans in support of the CD have been revealed."
7/6/02 Shania On UK Charts Over 300 Weeks! From Shania's official Mercury website: "The UK Country Music Chart, as shown on Dotmusic, has Shania's Come On Over album back at No. 1 (after spending the last 10 weeks at No. 2). Come On Over has been on that chart for 233 weeks! The Woman In Me album is currently at No. 18 on the UK Country chart and has spent a staggering 302 weeks on that chart! Click HERE to check it out for yourself!" What an accomplishment for Shania!!!
7/4/02 Happy 4th Of July! Wishing Shania and everyone in the United States of America a happy and safe Independence Day!!! GOD BLESS THE USA!
7/1/02 Happy Canada Day! Wishing Shania and all Canadians a Happy Canada Day!!!
7/1/02 Shania's New Album UP? According to the Hungarian official website for Universal Music, Shania's new album is titled UP and the release date in Hungary is November 18! At the moment there is still no official confirmation from Mercury Nashville, but many music stores are saying the new album will be released in the U.S. and Canada on November 12! As soon as there is official news on the new album I will post it here.
6/28/02 First Single In September? Although there is no official confirmation from Shania's record label, country radio station US99 in Chicago is reporting the following: "Shania Twain's long-awaited new album is tentatively set to drop in November, with the disc's first single expected to hit the airwaves Sept. 23. This will be Shania's first album in five years. Her last release, Come On Over, has sold more than 19 million copies."
6/24/02 $46 Million! In the July 2002 issue of the Ladies Home Journal, there's an article on page 94 which discusses womens' income levels. According to the article, Shania has a reported earnings of $46 Million from albums, tours and promotions! Congratulations Shania!
6/24/02 Shania In Parade. In the June 23 issue of the Sunday newspaper magazine Parade, there is a Q & A on Shania's come back. Q: We're devoted fans of Shania Twain and wonder when she plans to resume making music. - J. & B. Syracuse, NY.
A: We're happy to report that fans of the Canadian songbird soon will be rewarded for their patience. The 36-year-old star is finishing her first new album since 1999 - tentatively scheduled for release this fall, along with a US tour. Twain and her record producer husband, Robert "Mutt" Lange, 52, have spent much of their time in Europe (they have a Swiss chateau) since the birth in August of their son, Eja (pronounced Asia).
Below the Shania's photo the caption reads: "Shania sings again: She is putting down her baby long enough to pick up a mike."
6/20/02 Chat Room Added! I added a new feature to my website! A Shania Chat Room! Now you can chat with other Shania fans around the world directly from my website. You'll see the chat room link on my site's main index/menu. So come on over, come on in!!! Let me know if you're interested in possibly starting a scheduled weekly chat like on Wednesday or Thursday night.
6/13/02 Shania On FHM Sexiest List. The results of FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2002" poll are in! This year Shania is #37 on the list. Last year she was #24. Anna Kournikova was voted this year's "Sexiest Woman in the World" dethroning Jennifer Lopez. For a complete list, click HERE!
6/13/02 Shania's Visit To Timmins - Clarification. The City of Timmins website has posted an article clarifying a front page article in the June 8th, 2002 edition of the Timmins Times. "In the article, Tourism and Attractions Manager, Mr. Will Saari is misquoted as saying that a visit by the internatinal superstar is expected sometime in the fall of 2002. This is not the case. City of Timmins officials have had some discussions with Shania Twain's management regarding a visit to the Centre, but there has been no confirmation to date. The Shania Twain Centre regrets any confusion that the Timmins Times article has caused and has asked that the newspaper run a correction." You can read the full clarification HERE.
On June 11, the Timmins Daily Press printed an article on the possibility of Shania visiting Timmins by the end of the year. You can read the article HERE.
6/10/02 Shania Expected To Visit Timmins This Fall. According to a June 8th article in the Timmins Press newspaper, Shania is expected to visit the Shania Twain Centre this Fall during a promotional tour for her next album. The tourism and attractions manager for the Centre, Will Saari, had this to say in the article: "We are still confident that she will visit the centre and make a public appearance," he explained. "Last year with starting a new family and recording, she was unable to visit the centre. But we have been in contact with her management and we have been told that early this fall will be the release date of her record. Then she will have her promotional schedule set and we expect that she will be able to visit the centre around that time." To read the entire article, click HERE.
6/4/02 Mercury Nashville: "The Wait Is Almost Over!" Shania's official Mercury Nashville website has posted a message updating fans on the release of Shania's new album later this year. "NEW MUSIC FROM SHANIA! Shania fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting the release of Shania's new album. Currently there is a lot of unconfirmed information and dates floating around, and we felt you, the loyal fans, have a right to know the facts! Shania's album is currently in the works and is tentatively scheduled for release later this Fall with a single released to radio prior to the album. No official dates have been set at this time, but we will post any official release dates here as soon as they are confirmed. Thanks so much for your patience! The wait is almost over!"
6/3/02 Country Weekly On Shania's "Early Years." The June 11th issue of Country Weekly magazine has an article on Shania's early career when she recorded some of the tracks later released on The Complete Limelight Sessions CD. "Shania Twain's first record producer recalls the humble beginnings of a superstar. Before Shania Twain skyrocketed to stardom, she was a poor, struggling, big-hair resort act whose idea of a real treat was hot tea with lemon. Those memories burn brightly with Toronto record producer Harry Hinde, who cut some of the first tracks on Shania in the late 1980s -- under her real name, Eilleen Twain. And he can truly say, "I knew her when ... " The full article is printed in the magazine, but you can read more of the article online by clicking HERE! Click image on left for larger version.
5/23/02 Shania! Start Your Engine! This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and that means one thing! The running of The Indianapolis 500! This year's pole-sitter is none other than Shania Twain!!! She'll be driving the 1 car for Team Mercury. Go Get'em Shania! VROOOOOOOM!!! Click image on left for larger version.
5/18/02 Timmins FanFest 2002! The second annual Timmins FanFest promises the sort of all-star lineup that rarely comes to the area. Set for Saturday July 13th at Hollinger Park, the event once again offers an all-Canadian cast, including The Wilkinsons, Jason McCoy, Jann Arden, the Ennis Sisters, the Searson Family, the Good Brothers, Natalie McMaster and Blue Rodeo. For more info and where to buy tickets, click HERE.
5/12/02 Happy Mother's Day! Wishing Shania and all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day. Check out this week's very special Picture Of The Week of Shania and her mom!
5/10/02 A Shania Mother's Day On VH1! This Sunday, May 12th, is Mother's Day! You and your Mom can enjoy a great Mother's Day with Shania and her music on VH1! VH1 is airing "Shania Twain: Behind The Music" at 12:00pm ET and "Shania Twain: Driven" at 4:00pm ET. This will be an extra special Mother's Day for Shania since it will be her first one as a MOM! Happy Mother's Day Shania and to all the Moms out there.
5/1/02 Shania's Career & Touring Strategy. In the latest issue of Country Music Magazine there is an article titled "Concerts in Crisis." In the article it talks about Shania's career and touring strategy and how it has paid off for her. Below is an exerpt from the article.
"For others, a new career strategy entirely has taken hold. "There's a pretty good techmique in the pop-music world where artists don't constantly tour", explains veteran agent Ron Baird of Creative Artists Agency, which handles LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain and Martina McBride. "They'll tour on a hit record for about two years, then go into the studio to record a new album for a year,year and a half. You only see them on the road every few years. It's not the same style of pacing that the country industry has traditionally employed." Shania Twain used the pop model to great success. Her decision to delay touring until her second album was a mega-smash prompted much head-scratching. But when her 1999 tour out-distanced that of every other country act out there, Music Row took notice. With plans for her next tour tentatively set for 2003, nobody's questioning the strategy. "Now when Shania Twain comes out," says Baird, "it's going to be a BIG EVENT."
4/30/02 Top Ten Hit! Michael Bolton's recording of the Shania Twain co-written "Only A Woman Like You" is currently #9 on the Adult Contemporary charts. Congratulations Michael and Shania!
4/21/02 Shania In Country Weekly! In the April 30, 2002 issue of Country Weekly (page 2), there is a short article titled "Shania Sparkles" which talks about Come On Over's 19 million copies sold record. Click HERE to read the article.
4/16/02 Shania On CMT. For those of you in the U.S., Shania will be featured on a new TV program called "CMT's The Big 4-0: The First Time." It is a five-part series which focuses on "firsts." "Who's That Girl?" will look at the female artists whose first video put them on the map; "Homeruns" will look at male artists who have a huge success with their first video; "Group Hug" will look at popular group/duos first video that was a breakthrough hit; "What A Pair!" will look at the first time artists performed in a video together; "Big Stars, Big Duds" (which is the show that includes Shania) features first videos by artists which were never hits. The show will air on CMT Thursday, April 18 at 08:00pm ET and on Friday, April 19 at 12:00am/midnight ET.
4/3/02 Happy Anniversary! Today marks my website's 3 year anniversary!!! Thanks to everyone who has supported my Shania website and contributed their input on how I can make it even better. This is my personal tribute to Shania Twain, a woman who is talented, motivated, inspirational and so much more. I have enjoyed maintaining this site over the past 3 years and look forward to the year ahead as we anxiously await the release of Shania's fourth album!
4/1/02 CMT FANtasy Auctions: Update. The Shania items auctioned off in CMT's "FANtasy Auctions" were sold to the highest bidder for $395! Proceeds from the autographed CD, photo and t-shirt will go to support important community outreach and arts education programs! Shania auction CMT Auctions Home
3/23/02 19 MILLION!!! Shania's Come On Over album keeps selling and selling and selling! Come On Over has just reached the 19 million copies sales mark in the U.S.!!! Shania's official website posted the following: "Shania Sells 19 Million. As of March 19, 2002, Shania has gone 19 times platinum in sales of her last album, Come On Over. Congrats, Shania!" On a side note, the worldwide figure for all Shania's releases is now close to 54 million!!!
3/20/02 Shania Sings Backup For Celine! According to a review of Celine Dion's latest album A New Day Has Come, Shania sings backup vocals a track written and produced by Mutt Lange. Here is what the review says: ""Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)," a track written and produced by R.J. "Mutt" Lange and featuring Shania Twain on backing vocals, is the kind of sappy mama-lovin' tune that will leave you nauseous or in tears." To read the entire review, click HERE.
3/14/02 CMT FANtasy Auctions. CMT Auctions is currently auctioning off a CD, photo and t-shirt (all autographed by Shania) in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences "FANtasy Auction." The 13th annual FANtasy Auction started in 1989 and serves to raise funds for important community outreach and arts education programs by offering country music memorabilia to the fans. Along with Shania's "package," the FANtasy auction features items from over 100 artists including over 155 packages. Bidding on the Shania Twain package ends on March 29 at 10:00pm ET. Shania auction CMT Auctions Home
3/5/02 Mutt Sings Backup For Bolton! A few weeks ago I posted info about Mutt Lange co-writing (music-wise) "Only A Woman Like You," the title track and first single from Bolton's new album. Now according to the credits printed on the backcover of the CD single, Mutt also sings backup vocals! The lyrics were written entirely by Shania!
3/2/02 Shania Determined To Top Herself With Precedent-Setting CD! From CountryStars.com: "When Shania Twain's second album, The Woman In Me was approaching 10 million in sales, she told me she thought that she and husband/producer Robert Mutt Lange could top that success with the third album they were working on at the time. Of course, Come On Over has since blown off the doors of that first album with its double-diamond sales. So, when word comes from Shania's camp that she and Mutt Lange are determined to top themselves again you have to pay attention. Mercury Nashville's top executive, Luke Lewis, tells us he's heard a good portion of what they've recorded so far for the new album and says what he's heard so far is stronger than what she's done before. Scary thought. Twain and Lange are still working on the album and should have enough material to release on one disc, what would normally be a double disc CD release. "I told Mutt, 'Why don't you fill up all 74 minutes of the CD for added value?'" That could amount to 20 some tracks on Twain's fourth CD. RELEASE NOT SET - Lewis says the target date to release the album is sometime in September but emphasizes that no date is at all certain at this point. "Shania and Mutt won't deliver the album until they're sure they have topped themselves, so it could be Fall or Christmas or some other date.""
2/27/02 Shania Odds n' Ends. Countrystars.com has posted information on Shania's contribution as a songwriter and the new album's release date. "Shania Twain and her writing partner (and partner in life) Mutt Lange have written songs for other acts before and have done so again. According to MJI, the song, "Only a Woman Like You," the title song for the new Michael Bolton album (due April 23). Twain and Lange wrote the tune with Rami and Max Martin. (SHANIA'S ALBUM? No release date set other than a wide window of late Summer to late Fall.)"
2/1402 Shania: I'm Not A Sex Goddess. From acctop40.com: "SHANIA TWAIN says "I will never do a nude scene, pose nude, or even kiss another actor on the lips for a video or movie." Twain says she has fun with her sexuality, but doesn't consider herself a sex goddess."
2/3/02 Shania In Guiness Book! Shania has made the 2002 publication of Guiness Book of World Records. The book is known for world records from longest neck to smallest waist. Shania makes it to the pages thanks to her Come On Over album's accomplishment of being the Best Selling album by a female artist (in any genre) and the Best Selling Country album of all time.
2/3/02 Shania DVDs In France! According to the French online music store fnac.com, the 2 new Shania DVDs recently released in the US and UK, will be available in France on February 26! To pre-order them online, click The Specials and The Platinum Collection.
1/31/02 Shania & Mutt Write For Bolton. Last year, Shania and husband Mutt Lange wrote a song for Britney Spears ("Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know"). The couple has put their songwriting skills to work again, this time helping to write a new single for Michael Bolton. "Only A Woman Like You," the title track and first single from Bolton's new album (to be released April 23, 2002), was written (lyrics-wise) entirely by Shania and co-written (music-wise) by Mutt and two other composers. Click HERE for more info.
1/30/02 Shania Writing Songs Since Age 10. From CountryStars.com: "Imagine what Shania Twain's catalog is worth these days. She wrote or co-wrote every song but one on two albums that have sold 50 million copies (worldwide), THE WOMAN IN ME & COME ON OVER. And, she will put out another album of her material this year. So, when did this writing machine start? Shania was just 10 years old. "My first song was called LOVE IS A ROSE," Shania told us. "It goes, (sings) 'Love is a rose but you better not pick it,' that was the first title that I wrote and I finished the song. It was a slow country song." SHANIA told us the second song she ever wrote she thought was good enough to actually put in her act, even preparing its charts for musicians at age 10. "I do remember the second song that I wrote is called 'Just Like the Storybooks.' And I ended up performing that in my shows whenever I would sing. I wrote out my own charts and I brought it to the band. They were blown away, I mean I was 10 years and I brought them their charts and I went out and did my song. It goes, 'Just like the story book said, Like little girls when they lose their boys, then they cry...'" Not bad for a 10 year old.
1/27/02 COO - 7 Million Sold In Europe. According to an article posted at yahoo.com, titled "European acts grab platinum but Celine Dion queen," Shania Twain's Come On Over album has reached the seven million mark of copies sold in Europe! The article states: "U.S. rocker Bon Jovi and country singer Shania Twain were both rewarded for touring and launching big marketing campaigns in Europe. Bon Jovi's "Cross Road" and Shania Twain's "Come on Over", both broke through the seven million mark." Congratulations Shania! To read the entire article, click HERE.
1/21/02 Shania DVDs Hit UK Today! Just a reminder for Shania fans in the UK. The 2 new Shania DVDs which were recently released in the U.S., hit UK store shelves TODAY! To order both DVDs online, click Live In Miami & The Platinum Collection
1/11/02 New Show On VH1 - "Driven." On Tuesday January 15, Shania will be featured on the series premiere of a new VH1 show called "Driven." The details posted at the show's VH1 website confirms that "Driven" will be giving Shania fans never-before-seen footage of Shania from the past and new interviews with friends, family, teachers and others who have worked or been close to her! The site has also posted some rare photos of Shania! "Driven: Shania Twain" will air January 15 at 9:00pm, January 16 at 12:00am & 6:00pm and January 19 at 6:00pm. All times Eastern.
An article posted at yahoo.com explains in detail why the new VH1 show is such a great idea for all music fans: "The new VH1 series "Driven" brings the music world's biggest pop icons' unknown pasts to life with footage that the public has never seen, plus interviews with those special people who played integral roles in their development as artists and individuals, providing a rare glimpse at what they were really like. With each episode of "Driven" dedicated to a single artist, the show looks at the stars' blueprints for success and what propelled them to achieve it despite the obstacles that lay in their paths." Click HERE to read the entire article.
1/6/02 Shania - Top Selling Artist! According to a yahoo.com article on the music industry events that occured in 2001, Shania is the Top Selling Artist in Soundscan history! Here is what it says: "Founded in 1991, SoundScan is the entertainment industry's main information system for point-of-purchase sales data. 2001 also marks the year Shania Twain became the top-selling artist of the SoundScan era, dethroning Alanis Morissette. The top 10-selling albums in SoundScan's history are Twain's "Come on Over" (14 million), Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" (13.8 million)..." Click HERE to read the entire article. Congratulations Shania!
1/3/02 Shania Poses For Kenny Rogers! During the 2000 CMA week, Kenny Rogers took photos of country music artists to publish in his book: "This Is My Country." Among the many artists whose pictures are printed in the book, here is the shot Kenny Rogers chose to include of Shania! Click on the image for a larger version. Click HERE to visit Kenny Rogers' site and buy the book.
12/31/01 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2002!!! I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year! As we ring in 2002, let's take a moment and look back on 2001. It was a very special year for Shania and her fans as we saw the opening of the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins and the birth of Shania's first child (Eja). However, the year 2001 will always be remembered for the tragic events on September 11. The United States suffered a devastating attack from terrorists that was felt far beyond it's borders. While we'll never forget 2001, the dawn of a new year will hopefully bring better things and for Shania fans, the much anticipated return of Shania Twain!
12/28/01 Happy 8th Anniversary Shania & Mutt!!! Today Shania and Mutt celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary! This year is extra special because they're sharing their anniversary with the newest member of the family, Eja! Congratulations Shania and Mutt! We wish you many more years of happiness together.
12/25/01 MERRY CHRISTMAS! I want to wish Shania and all her fans around the world a very Merry Christmas. I hope everyone got what they asked for under their tree!
12/18/01 Shania To Visit Timmins? According to an article in today's Timmins Daily Press, the mayor of Timmins has hinted that Shania may be visiting her hometown next summer! "Timmins may get a visit from its hometown singing sweetheart, Shania Twain, as early as next summer. Mayor Jamie Lim hinted at the visit during the year-end speech she delivered at Monday night's regular council meeting. "We are already planning for next year's summer FanFest and just maybe a visit from our brightest international ambassador, Shania Twain," Lim said. Twain has been out of the limelight this year during her pregnancy and after the birth of her first child in August. Even the opening of the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins this summer failed to draw the country singer into the public. The mayor touched on a number of other issues which impacted Timmins in 2001 during her annual speech."
A statement by Will Saari, the Centre director, confirms that at the moment there is no certainty that Shania will be in Timmins next summer: "Yes, we are working (and hoping) for a visit by Shania in 2002, but nothing confirmed yet. The invite is there, but a summer promotional schedule has not been set yet, to our knowledge." To read the entire article, click HERE.
12/13/01 Shania DVDs In UK! The 2 new Shania DVDs which were recently released in the U.S., will soon be available for British fans in the UK! On January 14, Shania's Live In Miami DVD which includes Shania's "Winter Break" Special and bonus footage from Shania's "Come On Over" Special in Dallas hits stores in the UK. One week later on January 21, The Platinum Collection DVD containing Shania's 21 music videos will hit UK store shelves! To pre-order both DVDs, click Live In Miami & The Platinum Collection
12/8/01 All-New Show On ABC! Shania is one of many stars that will be featured on an all-new "Before They Were Stars" airing Friday, December 14 at 9:00pm ET/PT on ABC-TV. Among the dozens of other stars featured in this fun-filled trip down memory lane are Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kim Basinger, Kevin Costner, Rosie O'Donnell, Drew Carey, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Barrymore, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, Matt Damon, Kim Delaney, Michael Douglas, Keanu Reeves and John Travolta.
12/8/01 Shania Centre Merchandise Now Available! If you've yet to visit Timmins and the Shania Twain Centre, don't worry, you now have the oportunity to get your hands on some official Shania Twain Centre merchandise! The Shania Twain Centre in association with TimminsGoldMineTour.com is now offering Shania Twain Centre merchandise along with other Shania items on their website! They're currently offering a selection of 4 Shania t-shirts, Shania Twain Centre magnet, keychain, teddy bear and copies of Shania's latest video releases. Click > Shania Twain Centre Merchandise
12/2/01 Shania Centre Gears Up For Christmas. From the Timmins Daily Press: "Harmonies and melodies will be coming from the Shania Twain Centre this holiday season. But they won't be coming from the world renown songstress. Local school choirs will perform on an elevated stage in the lobby of the centre which has been decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. More than 20,000 bulbs will be lighting up the centre, both inside and out, this Christmas." To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/30/01 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! Today is my birthday!!! I'm 32! Feel free to send me a birthday present! My home address is -------. Just kidding...LOL. =0). A visit from Shania would be nice though!
11/29/01 New Info On Shania's Next Album. From CountryStars.com: "All the ducks seem to be in a row for a new Shania Twain album in 2002. Mercury records wants it and is planning to promote one. Most important, Shania wants one and is planning to deliver it. The big question is when? That's totally up to Shania and Mutt Lange and, at this point, they have not given the label a definite delivery date. Mercury points out they won't attempt to pressure Twain either. They remember that they waited 6 months longer than planned for the delivery of COME ON OVER and aren't about to complain about how that turned out, with 18 million copies sold and counting. To date Shania Twain has sold 31 million albums domestically (1 million of SHANIA TWAIN, 12 million of THE WOMAN IN ME and 18 million of COME ON OVER). Worldwide, Twain's total swells to over 50 million albums. The new album originally was tentatively slated to be delivered this past August. Instead, she delivered a new baby. Her plan this year was to support the new album with a new tour. It might be safe to assume that will happen next year, but the label warns it's not safe to assume anything at this point."
11/27/01 Dress Goes For $1,505! The winning bid for the Marc Bouwer turquoise jersey dress which Shania wore to the 1998 Billboard Awards went for $1,505! All proceeds from the Bridesmade Glory Auction will go to the September 11th Relief Fund. Click HERE to view the dress auction.
11/24/01 Shania DVD Contest! With the recent release of two new Shania DVDs - The Platinum Collection and The Specials - countrynow.com is having a contest to win both of them! All you have to do is answer the question right and then 5 winners will be selected. The question is: "What did Shania and Mutt name their baby boy?" Contest ends on November 28. Click HERE to enter!
11/20/01 Shania TV Specials Hit Stores TODAY! Shania's new DVD and VHS, The Specials, hits stores TODAY! The Specials contains 2 network TV specials, "Winter Break" which aired in March 1999 and "Come On Over" which aired in November of 1999. In all, The Specials contains over 90 minutes of Shania's performances with guest appearances by Elton John and the Backstreet Boys on "Winter Break," and Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders on "Come On Over." GO TO THE STORE AND BUY THE SPECIALS ON DVD OR VHS TODAY!!!
11/15/01 Luke Lewis Talks Country-Shania. Mercury Nashville Chairman and Country Music Association President Luke Lewis did a recent interview where he discussed the current Nashville music climate in the aftermath of the September 11 events. Regarding the relationship between traditional country and cross-over music, Lewis mentioned Mercury's BIGGEST success Shania: "I think we can come out the other end as long as we're not too reliant on the superstars, but a lot of us are. This label would be going through some hard times without Shania Twain, and several of us around town have been fortunate enough to have something like that happen." Click HERE to read the entire article.
11/11/01 Shania In Country Weekly! The current issue of Country Weekly (dated Nov. 27) has plenty of news on Shania! The article, "Twain Keeps A-Rollin'", talks about Shania being a mom and working on her new album. It also mentions the two new DVDs being released this month as well as the Robin Eggar's Shania Biography. To read the article and see a couple pictures of Shania's baby boy, click the image to the left.
11/8/01 Another BMI Award For Shania! The 49th Annual BMI Awards were held November 6th. The songwriter awards are in recognition of the "Most Played Songs of the Year." Although Shania has been out of the spotlight for a while and her songs haven't had as much radio airplay over the past year, Shania still managed to pick up 1 award for "You've Got A Way." Shania now has a combined total of 23 BMI Pop and Country awards. Congratulations Shania! To read more about the awards and a complete list of winners, click HERE.
11/6/01 New Shania DVD Hits Stores TODAY! Shania Twain's new DVD, The Platinum Collection, hits stores TODAY featuring 21 of Shania's videos in chronological order. The Platinum Collection marks the first time these videos have been issued on DVD, making the perfect holiday gift for Shania fans of all ages. Don't miss approximately 80 minutes of Shania's music videos from her self titled, debut album, Shania Twain, The Woman In Me, and the multi-platinum Come On Over. GO TO THE STORE AND BUY IT TODAY!
11/3/01 Hunger Awareness Month! November is Hunger Awareness Month. Please support Shania's cause to help those in need by donating to America's Second Harvest and the Kids Cafe or simply help your local food bank!
11/1/01 Shania Centre Is A Success! From the Timmins Daily Press website: "The Shania Twain Centre is on track to achieving its projected number of visitors for its first year. Will Saari, tourism and attractions manager for the city, says visitation is meeting initial projections even with a decrease in American and European visitors in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The centre and the Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour combined have had about 12,000 visitors since the centre opened in the summer. Saari estimates 7-8,000 went through the Shania exhibits. Initial projections called for 30,000 visitors in the first year." To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/1/01 Shania In New Photography Book! Kenny Rogers has just released a book of photography entitled "This Is My Country." "This Is My Country" is a brilliant chronicle of Country music stars past, present and future. Among the many black and white photos of Country music legends, Kenny Rogers included some shots taken of Shania during last year's CMA week. Click HERE to buy the book.
10/31/01 HAPPY HALLOWEEN SHANIA FANS! Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!!! BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/23/01 New "Early Recordings" CD Hits Stores TODAY! Although a new Shania Twain studio album won't be released until next year, today Limelight Records released an album of early Shania recordings. The Complete Limelight Sessions features 17 songs Shania recorded in 1989, before she signed with Mercury. In addition to tracks previously released in the Beginnings album (in 1999) and others like it under different titles, The Complete Limelight Sessions album has 6 never before heard songs including the single "The Heart Is Blind." You can also order it online HERE.
10/17/01 Shania TV Specials On DVD And VHS! Shania's official website has announced a new release for the holiday season: "That's right, Shania fans, The Specials will be released on DVD and VHS. This is your chance to re-live Shania's sizzlin' shows on the small screen. The Specials contains 2 network TV specials, including "Winter Break" which aired in March 1999 and "Come On Over" which aired in November of 1999. In all, The Specials contains over 90 minutes of Shania's performances with guest appearances by Elton John and the Backstreet Boys on "Winter Break," and Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders from "Come On Over." Look for it to hit stores on November 20th!"
10/14/01 No Official 2002 Shania Calendar. After releasing Shania Twain calendars for the years of 1999-2001, Mercury Nashville has announced that there will not be an Official Shania Twain calendar for 2002. While this may come as discouraging news to some Shania fans, there are already other unofficial 2002 Shania Twain calendars for sale on the Internet. One can be purchased HERE.
10/10/01 Shania - The Indian Princess. VH1 is airing a new Country edition of "Before They Were Rock Stars" with new footage of Shania's early performances at Deerhurst. They show Shania performing in a "skimpy" Indian Princess costume never seen before. This show is on again 10/18: 10:30pm, 10/19: 11am, 10/20: 12:30am & 11:30am, 10/21: 12:30pm. Here are some vid-caps.
10/6/01 New "Early Recordings" CD Hits Stores Oct. 23rd! From CountryNow.com: "Shania Twain isn't planning to release any new music until next year. Toronto-based Limelight Records soon will put out an album of early Shania recordings, reports Billboard. Due Oct. 23, The Complete Limelight Sessions will feature 17 songs Shania recorded in 1989, before she signed with Mercury." In addition to tracks previously released in the Beginnings album (in 1999) and others like it under different titles, The Complete Limelight Sessions album will have 6 never before heard songs including the single "The Heart Is Blind."
Unlike the Beginnings album which was created from bootleg tapes dubbed off cassettes, The Complete Limelight Sessions contain tracks that have been remastered from the original recordings by producer Harry Hinde. When the need was there, Hinde added other musicians to the original tracks to bring them up to date. Instead of releasing the tapes as they were, Hinde was determined to bring them to life by infusing them with an updated sound.
You can pre-order the CD from amazon.com by clicking HERE.
10/6/01 New Shania DVD Hits Stores Nov. 6th! From Shania's official Mercury Nashville site: "Shania Twain's new DVD, The Platinum Collection, will hit stores on Nov. 6th, featuring 21 of Shania's videos in chronological order. The Platinum Collection marks the first time these videos have been issued on DVD, making the perfect holiday gift for Shania fans of all ages. Don't miss approximately 80 minutes of Shania's music videos from her self titled, debut album, Shania Twain, The Woman In Me, and the multi-platinum Come On Over."
10/5/01 Shania UK Concert On VH1. If you missed the "Shania" UK concert, VH1 will be airing the special again on Monday, October 15 at 6:00pm ET/PT and Friday, October 19 at 8:30pm ET/PT. Don't miss it!
10/1/01 Q & A: Where Is Shania? A reader of USA Weekend wants to know what ever happened to Shania Twain. I guess the reader is from another planet!...LOL. To read the newspaper's answer, click the image to the left.
9/20/01 New Shania Biography. Robin Eggar, a British writer who has previously published a Tom Jones biography, has worked for 15 months on a new Shania biography titled "Shania Twain: The Biography." The book will be available in bookstores in the UK on October 4. The author has done extensive research and although the biography is not authorised officially by Shania, she has agreed to give him names of people to interview for the book. To read more about the book and pre-order it online, click HERE.
9/14/01 God Bless America. Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the United States suffered a devastating attack from terrorists, destroying the World Trade Center in NewYork City and parts of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. Thousands of people have been killed and critically injured. Please keep everyone involved in this tragedy in your prayers.
9/10/01 Pictures Of Shania And Her Baby. Only four months after Star magazine published the first photos of a pregnant Shania Twain, they've come back with exclusive photos of new mother Shania and, at the time, her two-week old baby Eja in the current September 18th issue. The pictures were taken as Shania, Mutt and son (in baby carriage) took a two-hour stroll from Shania's Swiss chateau to the town of Vevey where they stopped at a little cafe for some refreshments. To read the article, click HERE. To see a scan of the article and the PICTURES, click HERE.
9/7/01 COO's Staying Power. Released in November of 1997, Shania's Come On Over album has reached another impressive milestone in it's now almost 4 year existence. This week is the album's 200th week on Billboard's charts! The album is currently in the 15th spot on the "Top Pop Catalog Albums" chart. The Top Pop Catalog Albums chart tracks albums that are older than 2 years old that have fallen below number 100 on The Billboard 200 chart.
9/2/01 Where's Shania? Now in it's sixth year, the "CMT Labor Day Top 100 Requests" video countdown has arrived but don't expect to see any Shania Twain videos in this year's countdown. Not one of Shania's videos made the fan-voted countdown! This comes only one year after placing 10 videos on the 2000 countdown. What a difference a year makes. Click HERE to view the list of this year's Top 100 Requests.
8/29/01 Shania Twain Centre Birthday Party. According to the Timmins Daily Press, neither rain nor broken legs could stop Timmins residents and visitors from celebrating Shania Twain's 36th birthday at the centre named after her, Tuesday. About 300 people sang Happy Birthday in the foyer of the Shania Twain Centre, for a video tape recording that will be sent to Shania, along with colourful magic marker messages on a birthday scroll card. To read the entire article, click HERE.
8/28/01 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANIA! Today Shania celebrates her 36th birthday! On behalf of all her fans around the world, I want to wish Shania a very Happy Birthday!!! With the recent birth of your son Eja, may this birthday be extra special! Lets celebrate all day with Shania's music!
8/27/01 Shania Fans Celebrating Her Birthday On Tuesday! The Timmins Daily Press website has posted an article with the details on Shania's birthday celebrations planned for tomorrow at the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins. "Tuesday is the big day for Shania fans. The superstar's 36th birthday will be celebrated at the Shania Twain Centre in grand style. Party goers will be treated to birthday cake and can sign a gigantic birthday card. Everyone gathered will get to take part in singing Happy Birthday to the Queen of Country herself." Click HERE to read the entire article.
8/23/01 Shania's Biggest Hit Yet To Come? While Shania and Mutt are still celebrating the birth of their first child they're also looking ahead to Shania's next album. CountryNation.com reports that Shania has installed a state-of-the-art gym in her home and will be there all day, every day, trying to lose the 23 pounds she put on during her pregnancy, because she wants to get right back into music.
Her producer/husband, Mutt Lang says, "If you liked her before, wait'll you hear what we're doing now. I guarantee it will be the biggest of her career."
8/21/01 IT'S A BOY!!! Shania and her husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange welcomed into the world a baby boy, Eja (pronounced "Asia") Lange, on August 12 born in Switzerland where the couple currently reside. (Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 11 in the U.S. and Canada.) A New York radio station has reported Eja weighed 8 Pounds 7 Ounces. According to the website www.kabalarians.com, the name Eja describes someone who has a "quiet, reserved, serious, studious nature," and a person who "has sensitivity and appreciation for the finer and deeper things of life, the beauties of nature, music, art and literature." This is Shania and Mutt's first child. Mom and baby are doing just fine. Twain's publicist confirmed the birth Monday (Aug. 20) but offered no other details. Twain's management firm will soon make the official announcement. Congratulations Shania and Mutt!!!
Read The Articles:
Shania Has A Healthy Baby Boy!!! - Shania-Twain.com/Mercury Nashville
Shania No Longer Mum About Being A Mom - Timmns Daily Press
Shania Baby Watch Over - CountryStars.com
Shania Twain Delivers Baby Boy - Country.com
Shania Has Baby Boy - CountryNation.com
Shania Twain Welcomes First Child - Launch.com
Shania Becomes A Mom - RollingStone.com
Shania And Mutt Welcome A Pup - E! Online.com
Shania Gives Birth - It's A Boy - CountryWeekly.com
Shania's Quiet Pregnancy Differs From Celine's Blitz - Canoe.com - Jam! Music
Country Star Shania Twain Gives Birth To Boy - Reuters/Yahoo
Singer Shania Twain Has A Baby Boy - Associated Press/Yahoo
8/20/01 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards Nominations. The nominations for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards have been announced. Ironically, Mutt Lange shares a writing credit on two of the songs in the SAME category - Best Adult Contemporary Clip of the Year. "All The Love In The World" by The Corrs and "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" by Britney Spears which was co-written by Mutt and Shania. The 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards show will be November 2 in Los Angeles. To view the complete list of nominations, click HERE.
8/12/01 The Shania Star. From Country Weekly: The Shania Twain North American Online Fan Club has registered a star (as in a star in the sky) in her name. The club had the celestial body -- located in the Virgo constellation -- officially named Shania Twain "in honor of all of Shania's love and devotion she has shown her fans." MEANWHILE, INSIDERS SAY THAT SHANIA IS DUE TO GIVE BIRTH ANY DAY NOW!
8/3/01 Shania's Sexy Figure. From the countrystars.com Q & A section: "Q: How does Shania Twain stay so skinny like she is? (Ashley, Madison, NC)
A: Of course, Shania Twain isnt as skinny as usual right now because shes expecting a baby. But, the way she normally maintains her figure is by watching her diet, which is a low-fat vegetarian. Outside of walking and riding horses Shania says she doesnt do any heavy exercise routine to maintain her curves."
7/24/01 Business Remains Steady At Shania Centre. The Timmins Daily Press reports: "A whole lot of boots have travelled through the Shania Twain Centre since it opened about three weeks ago. There still are between 150 to 200 visitors a day, said Will Saari, tourism and attractions manager for the City of Timmins. About 2,500 people had purchased tickets to see the centre on its opening weekend, June 30 to July 2. There were visitors from the United States, as well as Australia and England, for opening weekend." To read the entire article, click HERE.
7/19/01 Shania's Letter To The Shania Centre. A letter, dated June 30, was finally delivered by Federal Express to Timmins City Hall this week. The city says the letter absolutely did not get there overnight, and a centre spokesman says it appears it was lost for a while. In the letter, Shania expressed her disappointment at not being able to attend the opening ceremony and her anticipation of the day when she will be able to visit:
"Hello everyone in Timmins, special guests and visitors. I hope that all of you are having a great day and that those of you visiting my hometown for the first time are enjoying the friendly hospitality and warmth of the Timmins people.
I am incredibly honored that the new Centre bears my name, and was really looking forward to being here for the Grand Opening. I am very disappointed that that cannot be the case but as you all know, Mutt and I are expecting our first child and I'm unable to make the journey back to Timmins this late in my pregnancy. However, as soon as my schedule permits I'll be in Timmins to share in the excitement that has been created by the new Centre.
It has been my pleasure to provide the Shania Twain Centre with memorabilia from the memories and accomplishments I've experienced throughout my career so far so that they can be shared with fans throughout the world. I am pleased that the new Centre will allow people of all ages to share in the cultural diversity of my hometown and also get hands-on information about the music industry.
I'd also like to say to everyone in my hometown of Timmins that I truly look forward to the day when I can visit the new Centre myself so I can personally appreciate the hard work put in to its creation. Again, I am so disappointed that I'm not there to experience this day with all of you and I will be waiting with great anticipation to make my first visit.
In the mean time, we are busy creating new music for the next CD and I'm happy to say it is coming along very well. I have much to look forward to in the near future with a new baby, a new CD and my first visit to the Shania Twain Centre. Sharing these things with all of you will make them even more special.
Have a wonderful time, enjoy the Centre, and see you soon!"
7/9/01 Shania Best-Selling Female Music Artist In History!!! From acctop40.com: "TOP WOMAN IN WORLD OF RECORDS! She's the best-selling female music star in history. New figures show Shania Twain's Come On Over album has sold 36-million copies worldwide."
7/9/01 Shania And The Paparazzi. CountryStars.com reports: "From the moment Shania learned that she was pregnant, she made the decision to keep the blessed experience and event as private as possible. But, from the moment her pregnancy was made public, her Swiss home has been staked out by hordes of paparazzi hoping to grab pictures of her as an expectant mother. Shania managed to slip out just once to do some shopping, only to be spotted and "paparazzied." Shania was not happy and hasn't ventured out since. These days she's content to stay self-sequestered to enjoy the experience of motherhood while keeping it as private and personal as possible. The reason Shania is such a prime target for a paparazzo's lens, is the incredible magnitude of her accomplishments. Her worldwide album sales have swollen to over 50-million units (36 million copies of Come On Over alone), she grossed over $119 million dollars on tour and her deal with Revlon and has earned her $4.5 million."
7/1/01 Shania Twain Centre Opens, But No Shania. (Canadian Press) Despite swirling rumours that one of the world's biggest singing stars would make an appearance in her northern Ontario home town Saturday, a provocative cardboard cutout stood in for Shania Twain at the opening ceremony of a museum dedicated to her career. "Shania wishes very much she could have been with us today," Mayor Jamie Lim said of Twain, who now lives in Switzerland and is expecting her first child this summer. "I know in her heart she's with us and in our hearts we're with her also." To read the entire article, click HERE. Related article: Hundreds Toast Twain In Timmins
Articles from The Timmins Daily Press: (July 2, 2001)
It's Music To The Citys Ears, Shania Twain Centre Opens
They Put The Fan In Fanatic
Shania Well Liked Prior To Fame And Fortune
That Does Impress Us Much
New Attraction Draws Rave Reviews
Shania Twain One Of The Rare Breed
Twain's Favourite Fast Food Places Get Rush Of Business
Twain Biography Set For Release In Fall
PICTURES - Shania Centre Grand Opening ceremony
WATCH TWO EXCELLENT NEWS SEGMENTS THAT AIRED ON CTV IN CANADA!!! Segment 1 (30secs) & Segment 2 (2mins)
6/30/01 SHANIA CENTRE OPENS TODAY!!! From the Timmins Times: It's time to pay homage to Shania Twain, country music's most beloved female artist. Today, at noon, the Shania Twain Centre will officially open its doors in Timmins to local, national and international fans of the songstress. To read the whole story, click HERE.
6/29/01 Shania Fans Now In Timmins For Opening Of Centre! From the Timmins Daily Press: "The countdown is on! There's only one day left before the grand opening of the Shania Twain Centre. The construction crews have been working around the clock to get the centre completed in time for the opening, and the centre's staff and volunteers have been setting up exhibits for the last couple of days. Visitors from around the world have already started making their way to the city to view a uniquely-designed 11,000-square-foot building that will showcase the country music superstar and the music industry." To read the entire article, click HERE.
6/27/01 Shania Centre Opening Slated For This Canada Day Weekend. From The Timmins Times: It's time to celebrate. This weekend will mark the historic grand opening of the Shania Twain Centre, and presently, rumours are circulating that the country songstress will deliver a message to the City of Timmins.
"It is rumoured that there could be some kind of acknowledgement by Shania on opening day," said Will Saari, Timmins Gold Mine Tour site manager. "If that's the case, then the people who take the tour of the centre will see the message."
Saari indicated that the Gold Mine Tour site, which is where the Shania Twain Centre is located, will have a "festival atmosphere" this weekend.
"There will be a large variety of concession stands and children's games from 10 a.m. Saturday until late afternoon for the Shania Centre's opening as well as on Sunday to celebrate Canada Day," he said.
For the centre's opening, approximately 1,800 tour tickets have been purchased both locally and internationally for the weekend.
"I'm happy with that," stated Saari. "Because of the physical size of the building, tours will be limited to about 150 people at a time.
"The tour cost is $10 and tickets will be available on site over the weekend. My feeling is that once people come out and see the building they will want a tour of the inside".
Saari added that all local residents are invited to join the weekend's festivities at the Gold Mine Tour as tickets are not required to get onto the site, only for tours.
As in past years for the Canada Day celebrations, a free shuttle bus service has been made available since parking will not be permitted at the centre. The bus service is sponsored by the Timmins Times.
Opening ceremonies for the Shania Twain Centre have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, City officials will be present for a Canada Day cake cutting, flag raising and the singing of O Canada. Activities at the site this weekend range from mini putt to pony rides to live bands.
6/27/01 Toby Shows Shania How To Chew Tobacco! From www.acctop40.com: It happened years ago when TOBY KEITH and SHANIA TWAIN were touring together. Shania became fascinated with Toby's chewing tobacco. She convinced him to let her try some just as her manager appeared. The manager went ballistic and yelled at the future superstar: "You can't be out here trying to be a star and doing that!"
6/22/01 Shania Donates Items For Hometown Museum. From Launch.com: Although Shania Twain will not be in attendance at the June 30 opening of the Shania Twain Centre in her hometown of Timmons, Ontario, the singer has donated plenty to the new museum. Items donated include the pink choker, pink hat, coat and shorts Twain wore at the 1999 CMA Awards; her wedding gown and pearl earrings; early promotional photos; a 12-string guitar; brown leather moccasins from her first album cover; a tan suede skirt she wore as a child; and many other items and outfits. Twain even sent the museum many of her awards; including her Grammy, ACM award, BMI awards, World Music Awards and many others. Twain will not attend the grand opening ceremonies of the new museum because she is in Switzerland and expecting her first child.
6/15/01 Q & A. From CountryStars.com: Q: In the Shania Twain song "Any Man of Mine," who was the man singing in the background? (Miranda)
A: The man singing most of the background harmonies on Shania's records is her husband and producer, Robert "Mutt" Lange.
6/13/01 Shania In Country Weekly. Shania is mentioned in the new issue of Country Weekly (Dated June 26, 2001. Vince Gill & Amy Grant are on the cover with their new baby.) Shania is featured in a section called "Cyber Country" on page 71! There is a small article on sexy maternity clothes along with a caricature drawing of Shania with a large belly wearing a small, pink nitey. Click image to enlarge.
6/9/01 Centre Leaves Cabinet Minister Impressed. The Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Dan Newman, was in Timmins this week and got an early tour of the Centre which is still under construction. Newman visited the Centre before heading to a Progressive Conservative fund-raising dinner in Timmins. So what did he think of the unfinished Shania Twain Centre? "I'm absolutely impressed," he said. "It's fabulous. The people of Timmins and area should be very proud." Newman liked some parts of the centre more than others. "I like the interpretive component," he said. "I know my children would look forward to something like that." Newman might be returning to the Centre later on this Summer and if he does he'll be bringing his family on vacation! "It will bring a lot of people to the Timmins area that might not have come," he said. "It was worthwhile to see first hand how it will affect Timmins and Northeastern Ontario."
6/9/01 Updated Photos Of Shania Centre! The Shania Twain Centre's Official Website has posted the latest photos of the construction work at the centre. The shots are as of June 6. The centre is coming along nicely with only a few weeks left until its Grand Opening, June 30!
5/29/01 Shania Wins World Music Award. Backstreet.net reports that Shania has received one of this year's World Music Awards for being the World's Best Selling Canadian Artist of 2001. Congratulations Shania!
5/25/01 Pregnancy Update. New Country Y-107 reported some very good Shania news this week. They said that Shania and Mutt are enjoying this time, waiting for the birth of their first child. Shania is really enjoying the experience of being pregnant. They do not know the sex of the child because Shania wants to be surprised and they are still keeping the due date a secret from the public. [Guess to keep the media away when the big event occurs] Also, the album is still slated for Spring 2002, with a big tour being planned!
5/22/01 New Album Target Date: Spring 2002. According to Shania's official website, Shania and Mutt are currently in the studio working on Shania's new album. The site notes:
"While nothing is firm, the much anticipated follow-up to her multi-platinum success "Come On Over" is targeted for release in the Spring of 2002. Also, the Christmas album is not completed for release yet. Shania and Mutt have been dedicated and diligent in finishing the new album for next Spring. Stay tuned for more details!"
5/17/01 FHM 100 Sexiest Women. For the second year in a row, actress/singer Jennifer Lopez was named the sexiest woman by FHM magazine in their 7th annual "100 Sexiext Women In The World" 2001 issue. Shania who came in second last year, plummeted to #24 in this year's poll. The issue is on-sale now!
5/16/01 Celebrity Moms-To-Be Staying Sexy In The Bedroom. From CountryStars.com: "LSR Maternity, an Aurora, Colorado-based lingerie company, has recently created sexy maternity sleepwear designs for such well-known celebrities as Shania Twain and Lisa Hartman-Black. Their philosophy, "Women don't abstain from intimacy during pregnancy, now they no longer have to dress like they do." Other famous mom clients have been Cindy Crawford, Lisa Rinna, Kelly Ripa, and Catherine Zeta-Jones." To read the entire article at Yahoo.com, click HERE.
5/10/01 New Design For Shania Twain Centre Website. With a little more than a month remaining til the opening of Shania Centre, the official website of the centre has launched its complete design including a cool flash animation of the centre building! ShaniaTwainCentre.com now also offers Shania Twain Centre news, info, pictures, event schedules, links of interest, guestbook and a special message from the Mayor of Timmins! Visit www.shaniatwaincentre.com now!
5/10/01 Shania Faces Bizzare Lawsuit! Robert Geoffrey Brown, 53, of Adelaide Australia has slapped a copyright claim on Shania claiming he co-wrote a number of Shania's songs including the title track for the album Come On Over under the pseudonym of Robert John Mutt Lange (Shania's husband's name). The story gets even more bizzare as Mr. Brown also claims that Shania worked with him in Sydney in 1983 and was actually born in Melbourne, Australia. He is claiming 7 cents a unit on sales against Universal Music and Shania Twain which will go to court June 6. Click HERE to read entire story.
5/10/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over - TBA.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls one spot to No. 11 in its 183rd week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 5/19/2001)
5/9/01 Shania Update. For those Shania fans who've been looking to find out the latest on Shania, CountryStars.com answered a few common questions from the fans...
Q: I am looking for ANY information about Shania Twain. How is her pregnancy going? When is she due? When can we expect the new album? Please...anything! (Kelly, NC)
A: First of all, be sure to check in often with our Nashville Update daily news feature, because we answer a lot of questions about Shania. As far as we know Shania Twain's pregnancy is normal and no other date but late Summer or early Fall has been published for the delivery, although Shania has not confirmed that date. Her new album has been pushed back to early 2002 (if she was as close to finishing it as we learned she was before announcing her pregnancy). Could be later in the year if she goes ahead with her pre-baby plan to tour again to support the new album.
5/6/01 Tabloid Catches Glimpse Of Pregnant Shania. In the latest issue of Star Magazine (dated May 15, 2001), the celebrity tabloid magazine reveals a few new pictures of Shania who is said to be six months into her pregnancy. The shots taken outside her home in Switzerland show Shania and Mutt preparing to leave on a 3-day trip through France with the signs of her baby definitely showing! Click HERE to view the Star magazine article and pics!
5/3/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over - TBA.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls one spot to No. 10 in its 182nd week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 5/12/2001)
5/2/01 Updated Photos Of Shania Centre Construction Work! The Shania Twain Centre's Official Website has posted the latest construction work photos of the centre. For the first time, you can see inside the building! Click HERE.
4/30/01 Shania Twain Store Sale! The Shania Twain Store is having a huge sale of great Shania merchandise: a T-shirt for $9.45, "That Don't Impress Me Much - Part 2" CD single (England) for $2.85, and a Shania poster for $5.25! This sale will only last a few more days so take advantage while you can! Click HERE to go Shania shopping!
4/26/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 181st week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over remains at No. 9 in its 181st week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 5/4/2001)
4/24/01 7 Years From Now: Shania Still On Top! Every couple of years, the L.A. Times takes a survey of top record execs on the future of music and which acts will be the biggest sellers in the next seven years. Eminem topped the list while only two country acts made the top 10: Shania (7th place) & Faith Hill (9th place). The article had this to say regarding Shania: "After selling umpteen-million albums last time out, this country-pop sensation and her songwriter-producer husband, Mutt Lange, have earned lots of respect as a commercial force. She is like a superstar in three genres - pop, rock and country - and that's an enormous base. She is still at the tip of the iceberg in terms of sales." To read the entire article, click HERE.
4/21/01 Shania Interview! Listen to this 1999 radio interview Shania did for the Rick Dees Weekly Top-40 Show! Click HERE.
4/19/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over falls one spot to No. 2 in its 180th week on the
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls three spots to No. 9 in its 180th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 4/28/2001)
4/14/01 Shania On Country Weekly Cover! Shania is on the cover of the May 1st issue of Country Weekly with an article entitled "Baby Boom--Why Top Stars Are Putting Family First!" The issue is on newsstands now! Here is what the article says about Shania: "Shania Twain strolled to the podium at last year's CMA Awards and addressed an issue that weighed on her mind - family. "One reason that I took time away from music," she said, "was because I needed to get to know my husband again." Taking time for intimacy obviously paid off. Shania recently dropped a baby bombshell: She and husband/producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange are expecting a child - their first - this summer. But Shania is just the latest star who has who has placed children at the top of her priority list."
4/12/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 1 in its 179th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls two spots to No. 6 in its 179th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 4/21/2001).
4/11/01 It's Shania Time! This summer Timmins will be branded as "Shania Time" in anticipation of the grand opening of the Shania Twain Centre, which is slated for June 30th. Shania Time is an initiative developed to promote comprehensive tourism information to visitors attending the Shania Twain Centre opening, as well as the many other attractions that are scheduled for this summer. The ultimate goal for Shania Time is to generate ideas and highlight events that will embrace visitors and will show them what Timmins has to offer. Admission prices for the Shania Twain Centre will be $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students/seniors. To read more, click HERE.
4/11/01 Major Country Event To Be Announced For Timmins. The Timmins Daily Press has announced that the city of Timmins is planning a major country music event for this summer with a special guest. The organizers promise that : "Along with the opening of the Shania Twain Centre and the Shania Time festivities, the event to be announced during this press conference will make this summer one to remember in Timmins and the surrounding area, the release said." To read the entire article, click HERE.
4/5/01 Jo Dee On Shania's Baby. From country105.com: "NO KIDDING. Jo Dee Messina has a new career goal -- she wants to be Shania Twain's baby. Messina laughs when she says it. Messina says she and her fiance were in Switzerland last year and accepted Twain's invitation to visit with her and her husband, Robert John 'Mutt' Lange. Messina says they were two of the kindest, gentlest people she has met, and their baby will be "the most wanted and loved." She laughs and says, "I wish I was that kid!" Jo Dee, you have to wait in line because I would like to be Shania's baby too! =)
4/5/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 178th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over moves up three spots to No. 4 in its 178th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 4/14/2001).
4/4/01 Twain Lane. The Timmins Daily Press reports the city of Timmins plans to provide more convenient access to the Shania Twain Centre, with a "Twain Lane" in addition to the already present Shania Twain Highway: "The City of Timmins is accepting tenders for the basic two-lane road construction project which will link the centre's west end parking lot with Park Road, near the existing entrance to the Hollinger Golf Club." To read the entire article, click HERE.
4/3/01 Happy Anniversary. Today marks my website's 2 year anniversary! Thanks to everyone who has supported my Shania website and contributed their input on how I can make it even better. This is my personal tribute to Shania Twain, a woman who is talented, motivated, inspirational and so much more. I have enjoyed maintaining this site over the past 2 years and look forward to the year ahead as we anxiously await the birth of Shania's first child and hopefully her fourth album soon after!
4/2/01 Shania's Child Will Never Experience What She Did, Hunger. From CountryStars.com: "It's safe to say that with Mutt Lange's and Shania Twain's millions, their child will never experience the poverty and hunger Shania did as a child growing up in rural Canada. Shania says there was a period of time when her family was so poor she and her siblings went to school without lunch, experiencing real hunger and humiliation, something she'll never forget. Shania says that is why she wrote "God Bless the Child" and supports programs to feed children. "It's something I personally wanted to do. Hungry children. Because there's a lot of kids in North America that, like myself, don't go to school with a lunch and they come home and there's no dinner ready. It's not 'Leave It To Beaver' for a lot of kids in this world."
4/2/01 "DLMBTLTK" Hits Radio Today. "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know", the 4th single off Britney Spears' 9X platinum album Oops!...I Did It Again, will be released to radio today. The song was co-written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Shania Twain.
3/30/01 AOL Poll. For those of you on America Online, AOL is conducting another "Music Survivor" poll. This battle is between Shania and Faith Hill and asks: "Who could NOT keep from looking in a mirror for 24 hours?" Right now, 55% say Shania. I'm very suprised at the results so far! To VOTE, go to KEYWORD: Music Survivor.
3/29/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 177th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over climbs one spot to No. 7 in its 177th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 4/7/2001).
3/29/01 Album Pushed Back. CMT Canada reports: "Shania Twain's follow up album to Come On Over has been pushed back to a 2002 release, presumably because of her recently announced pregnancy. Some are pegging the due date at around August, however, there has been nothing confirmed that way yet."
3/28/01 "Inside Edition" On Shania's Pregnancy. Listen to a news report (RealPlayer file) from the TV show "Inside Edition" about Shania's pregnancy! The report aired Monday, March 26th. Click HERE to find the RealPlayer file on the Multimedia page.
3/23/01 Centre's Opening Date Changed. According to Corinna Wrona, news anchor for MCTV in Timmins: "It looks like Twain won't be attending the opening ceremonies for the multi-million dollar "Shania Twain Centre" this July first... Watson says she's probably not in any condition to travel. Watson says the opening date has been changed from July 1st (Canada Day) to June 30th at 11:00 am, however celebrations will continue all weekend long. We just interviewed these people this afternoon... This is the most trustworthy info you're gonna get."
3/22/01 SHANIA IS PREGNANT!!! After weeks of speculation and rumors, it's official! Shania is pregnant and expecting her first child! The news was confirmed today (Thursday) by Samantha Johnson, Shania's spokeswoman at Universal Music Canada. "Yes, Shania and her husband are expecting their first child," Johnson said. While details of Shania's pregnancy have not been officially released, unconfirmed sources say Shania is about four-and-a-half months pregnant, with a due date falling sometime in late summer/early fall. Sources also say that Shania couldn't keep the news to herself any longer, especially since she's starting to show. "She's ecstatic and a little scared at the same time," says a family insider.
Shania is going to be a great mom! CONGRATULATIONS SHANIA AND MUTT!!!
Shania's Waiting For The Stork (National Enquirer)
Shania Twain Pregnant (Launch.com)
Shania and Mutt Expecting a Pup (E! Online)
Shania Twain Pregnant (Canoe.ca)
Country Superstar Shania Twain Pregnant (Yahoo!)
Stork to Come on Over to Shania Twain (WallOfSound.com)
Twain, Lange Expecting (Country.com)
Shania Twain, Mutt Lange Expecting First Child (CDNOW.com Allstar News)
Oh baby! Rumour is true: Shania expecting first child (Timmins Daily Press)
Man I Feel Like A Child (DotMusic.com)
3/22/01 Next Album Delayed Til 2002. Along with the good news of Shania's pregnancy comes a little insight into Shania's next album. Samantha Johnson, the Universal Music Canada spokeswoman who announced Shania's pregnancy has also said that we can expect Shania's next album to be released sometime next year. According to Mercury Records, the album's release was delayed before the label learned of the singer's pregnancy. The album delay might come as a little bit of a letdown to some Shania fans but hey, be excited - Shania's pregnant! =0) =0) =0)
3/22/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 176th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over remains at No. 8 in its 176th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 3/31/2001).
3/21/01 Wall Of Fans To Feed The Hungry. The Timmins Daily Press has an article on the "Wall of Fans" project and on how the profits will be donated to feed the hungry, a cause that is very close to Shania. The cost to get your name on the wall will be $100(US). "The Shania Twain Wall of Fans will be more than a monument to the Timmins music star. It will also help to generate funds to help feed the hungry, says John Korycki, co-founder of the project. You can't do anything if you can't eat. This is Shania's cause." To read the entire article, click HERE.
3/21/01 Sexy Shania! FHM magazine is currently taking votes for their annual 100 Sexiest Women poll and we can help put Shania in the number one spot this year! In last year's voting Shania came in second behind Jennifer Lopez. You can vote for anyone you choose and the results will be announced in a future issue of FHM. To vote for Shania now, click HERE!
3/21/01 TNN Country Weekly Music Awards. Alan Jackson is at the top of the heap with eight nominations for the fan-voted TNN Country Weekly Music Awards. Shania did not receive any nominations. The show is one of three country music awards programs each year and the only one in which fans vote on the winners via the Internet and in issues of Country Weekly. Winners will be announced June 13 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center, in a show broadcast live on cable's The National Network, formerly The Nashville Network. For a complete list of nominees, click HERE.
3/17/01 Pregnancy Rumor Update! From CountryStars.com's Q & A section: Q: "Hey, a radio station is reporting that Shania will not attend the opening of the Shania Twain Center because she is pregnant and that her due date is around the time of the opening. Is this true? The major reason why I think she isn't pregnant is because the public has not heard anything from Shania."
A: "First, the main reason you haven't seen Shania is that she has been busy working on a new album that is due out in August. Is she pregnant? No, says her record company. They have not received any news from Shania that she is expecting, so for now you can chalk this one up to the rumor mill. We would be surprised if she turns up pregnant, since she plans on touring after the release of the album."
3/17/01 Shania Centre Website OPEN! The Shania Twain Centre opened its official website today at www.shaniatwaincentre.com. The site has photos of the centre building construction, news related to the Centre's future opening and the planned "Shania Time" schedule for those of you who will be in Timmins this summer.
3/15/01 Is Shania Pregnant??? Well that's the Million dollar question! The rumor was started a few days ago by CKGB radio in Tmmins and is now spreading like wildfire by other media outlets. According to CKGB's program director, Dave McLaughlin, "Shania most likely will not be in attendance for the grand opening of the Shania Twain Centre on July 1 because her due date is around that time."
Here is what the organizer of events for the grand opening of the Shania Centre had to say: "Anyway, regarding the Shania pregnancy rumour, as you might expect, no one will confirm this. We received unconfirmed reports from people who work for the City who are in constant communication with her "people". We were told not to expect Shania to be here in person July 1st but she would be here someway with the assistance of modern technology. We were also told to watch for an official press release regarding this matter in a few weeks. So far, this story has already been reported by various local media outlets."
3/15/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 175th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over climbs two spots to No. 8 in its 175th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 3/24/2001).
3/13/01 The Great Wall of Shania. The web site walloffans.com is said to be putting together a Wall of Fans engraved and sculpted in granite in Shania's hometown of Timmins, Ontario to honnor and commemorate Shania Twain. Fans who contribute $100(US) will have their names engraved into the wall for all to see. The wall will also feature sculptures of Shania created by artist John J. Korycki, a Timmins area artist. For further information check out the Wall of Fans web site.
3/8/01 Country Goes Pop. In a new episode of VH1's "All Access" premiering Thursday, March 15, the show titled "Country Goes Pop" celebrates the pop side of country music. The concert-clip filled episode profiles women who've crossed over to pop stardom. Included are Shania, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes and the Dixie Chicks. Shania offers a fresh view on reasons artists take the crossover plunge, citing musical diversity and a glamorous image "you should be able to play with and have fun with." View airtimes on my Fanzone page.
3/8/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 174th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls two spots to No. 10 in its 174th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 3/17/2001).
3/7/01 Breaking Even. The Timmins Daily Press reports: "Depending on the spending habits of the 30,000 visitors projected to visit the Shania Twain Centre in its debut year, the city could break even on its investment in one year. We're really confident the centre will draw well in its first year, said Jack Watson, Timmins chief clerk. Other years will depend on marketing and on making it new each year, with changing features that will encourage repeat visits and bring the centre to the next level." Work has also begun on an official website for the centre at shaniatwaincentre.com. To read the entire article, click HERE.
3/7/01 Shania Day On VH1. For those of you needing a Shania fix, TODAY is "Shania Day" on VH1! Here's the schedule: "Divas Live '98" Popped-Up at 3:00pm; "Pop-Up Video" Country at 4:00pm; "She's Still The One: Shania Twain Videos" at 5:00pm; "Behind The Music" at 6:00pm. All times are Eastern/Pacific.
3/4/01 Juno Awards. The 30th Juno Awards took place last night at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Shania was nominated as Best Female Country Artist however for the first time in 5 years the award went to someone else - Terri Clark. Congratulations Terri! Also Bryan Adams and Mutt Lange were nominated for the Songwriter Of The Year award for their collaboration on "The Best Of Me" but the award went to new pop artist Nelly Furtado. To read more and a complete list of winners, click HERE.
3/4/01 Vote For "DLMBTLTK" Video On MTV! Support Shania's songwriting effort for Britney Spears by voting for Britney's video "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" on MTV's Total Request Live. Click HERE to vote! (You'll see the video listed towards the bottom of page)
3/2/01 "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" Hits Radio 4/2. According to an article at yahoo.com, "Jive Recording artist Britney Spears will release "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" the 4th single off her 9X platinum album Oops!...I Did It Again to radio on April 2. The song was co-written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Shania Twain. The video directed by Herb Ritts (Madonna, Shania Twain and Janet Jackson) premieres today on MTV's TRL." To read the entire article, click HERE.
3/1/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 173rd week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls one spot to No. 8 in its 173rd week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 3/10/2001).
2/28/01 ACM Nominees Announced. The nominees for the 36th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced yesterday. Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack led the pack receiving 6 nominations each. Once again, Shania was not nominated in any category. Things should change next year though with Shania releasing her new album later this summer. The ACM Awards will be carried LIVE May 9th on CBS. For a complete list of categories and nominees, click HERE.
2/27/01 CMT's Top 12 Expands. One of your favorite CMT shows is getting bigger and better! Beginning Friday, March 2, the CMT Top 12 Countdown becomes the CMT Top 20 Countdown, a full two hours of the week's best country videos.
2/22/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 172nd week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over remains at No. 7 in its 172nd week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 3/3/2001).
2/22/01 Shania Passed Over Again. Once again this year, Shania was not considered for a star on Canada's Walk of Fame: "Classic rock band the Guess Who and Grammy-winning polka king Walter Ostanek have been selected to receive stars on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto's downtown theater district. The musical performers will join eleven other sports, arts and entertainment figures at a gala ceremony on June 1st. The final recipients were chosen from a list of possible candidates that included musicians Leonard Cohen, Shania Twain and the Tragically Hip. Hockey great Wayne Gretzky and actor/comedian Dan Aykroyd also made the preliminaries but were passed over." To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/22/01 Kristen Ann Carr Fund. You can add another charitable organization to the long list of such organizations for which Shania has donated her time and money. The Kristen Ann Carr Fund established in memory of Kristen Ann Carr who died from a rare form of cancer called Sarcoma, provides grants for cancer research and seeks to improve all aspects of cancer patient life with an emphasis on adolescents and young adults. Kristen Ann Carr was the daughter of Barbara Carr, a partner in the Jon Landau Management group, which represents Shania Twain and Bruce Springsteen. For more information on the Kristen Ann Carr Fund and how you can help, visit the Kristen Ann Carr Fund Sarcoma Forum web site.
2/20/01 The Nude Shania. According to Playboy's "Fake Detective", Ed Wood, Shania is one of most faked celebrities when it comes to nude photographs on the Internet. Although Shania turned down Playboy's offer to pose nude in their magazine a couple years ago and has always declined to be photographed nude, many are fooled by the fake nude pictures floating around the net. Other most-faked celebrities include pop princess Britney Spears and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. (Launch.com)
2/18/01 The Shania Curse. An article ta Yahoo.com talks about how Alan Jackson has had to come to terms with the modern country music: "Like many artists who achieve veteran status in country, Jackson is feeling the curse as well as the blessing of experience. With a focus on youth and on songs that bear a marked pop flavor (like those of Faith Hill and Shania Twain), country leaves less and less room for performers who still hew to its traditional twangy, storytelling values - as Jackson does." To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/18/01 Shania In The Stars. According to the HarmonicLife.com website, Shania's planetary positions mean that she enjoys the "Ability to present artistic talent to the world, and to perform to large audience, this is a common pairing for performers in the entertainment industry; ability to bring new ideas to the world, including new religious ideas, scientific notions, and any idea that is innovative or creative." Click HERE to read more.
2/15/01 CMA Awards Move To November. NASHVILLE (Billboard) - The 35th annual CMA Awards will move to Nov. 7 this year, placing the live CBS telecast in the ratings sweeps period for the first time. The move lengthens the eligibility period for awards from 12 to 13 months. Held in September for several years, the show was moved to October last year to accommodate telecasts of the Olympics. For the 10th time, Vince Gill will serve as host of the show. The awards will be presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
2/15/01 Shania And Mutt's Early Love. From CountryStars.com: "Shania Twain's "The Woman In Me" was written about how she was feeling at the first bloom of love between her and Mutt Lange. She says, "It's very romantic. That was one of the first songs we had written together. It came together very naturally and said all the things I wanted to say. I remember working that song out very clearly in my mind. All the things, just talking about what a woman really wants and how does a woman really feel when this happens".
2/15/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 171st week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls one spot to No. 7 in its 171st week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 2/24/2001).
2/12/01 Shania Centre Coming Along. The City of Timmins website has posted the latest photos of the progress on the Shania Twain Centre construction. The foundation is completely done! Keep up the good work! Click HERE to view the photos.
2/10/01 Toby Keith Sticks Up For Shania. From an interview Toby Keith did with country.com, he shows the other face of Nashville country artists: "I think crossover's great. I know one thing that's true, these people that criticize -- you need to go look at their record sales right this minute. Anybody that wants to criticize, better have record sales to back it up because Shania and those people that are getting the crossover stuff are getting record sales to back it up. It takes that kind of superstar power to make this industry sell records and be able to compete. If not, we're all gonna just become a niche in the industry, like bluegrass."
2/8/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 170th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over climbs one spot to No. 6 in its 170th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 2/17/2001).
2/8/01 Internet Radio Deal Announced. Universal Music Group announced a license and marketing agreement yesterday in connection with MTVi's radio.sonicnet to allow the radio.sonicnet site to use UMG artists on their customized Internet radio stations. "UMG has an incredible roster of artists ranging from Mary J. Blige to U2 to Shania Twain to Jay-Z, and radio.sonicnet is the perfect place for these artists to reach their fans online," said Nicholas Butterworth, president and CEO, the MTVi Group. Now Shania fans won't have far to look for something good to listen to while surfing the net! To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/7/01 TNN/Country Weekly Nominatons! The Semi-Final round of nominations for the 2001 TNN/Country Weekly awards have been announced. Shania has been nominated in 3 categories: Entertainer Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year, and the Impact Award! To register and vote for Shania ONLINE, click HERE. There is also a voting ballot and complete list of Semi-Final nominees inside the current issue of Country Weekly (February 20, 2001). The awards will be presented June 13th in Nashville.
2/7/01 Valentine's Day & Shania. In a recent survey conducted by SurveySite Research 31% of all men asked said they would like to cozy up with their sweetheart by a warm fireplace with a bottle of wine on Valentine's Day. For a little background music, most men (13%) preffered melodies from Shania Twain! Following closely behind were Celine Dion (12%) and Mariah Carey (9%). This is the second year in a row Shania was picked first in this poll! To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/7/01 Shania's Sales In France. According to the CD highest sales list in France for the year 2000, Shania's "MIFLAW" single was ranked #22, "TDIMM" was ranked #41, and Shania's Come On Over was the 9th best-selling album!
2/4/01 Shania In High School Yearbook. Enjoy two photos of Shania from her high school yearbook! Click HERE!
2/3/01 Who Killed Country Music? There is an interesting editorial at Countrymusicforthefans.com on how "traditional" country music is slowly disappearing from the country music mainstream. "The fact that Shania and Faith have managed to stretch the boundary between country and pop music to the limit and have had enormous success in doing so make them logical targets for traditionalists. But do Shania and Faith really have anything to do with the disappearance of traditional country music? If you believe they are to blame then you must believe that Shania and Faith have somehow managed to convert lovers of traditional country music into lovers of country/pop music. Think about that. How many traditional country music lovers do you know who gave it up for the country/pop music of Shania Twain and Faith Hill? Does the number zero ring a bell?" To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/1/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 169th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls four spots to No. 7 in its 169th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 2/10/2001).
1/31/01 Britney Does Miami For Shania-Related Video. Britney Spears has apparently finished shooting the video for "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know," the song written by Shania and produced by Mutt. The video was shot outside Miami, FL on an "isolated beach" and will premiere on MTV on (or around) Valentine's Day. To read more, click HERE.
1/31/01 Britney On Shania. During Britney Spears' recent travel to Brazil, she told MTV Brazil´s reporter that she likes to listen to Shania's music before she enters on stage, to warm up her voice! She also reminded her fans during the show that her next single and video will be "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know", the Shania Twain-Mutt Lange written ballad. Look for the single sometime in February.
1/29/01 TNN/Country Weekly Nominatons! The first round of nominations for the 2001 TNN/Country Weekly awards have been announced. Shania has been nominated for Entertainer Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year, and the Impact Award! To register and vote for Shania ONLINE, click HERE. The awards will be presented June 13th in Nashville.
1/29/01 Sexy Shania. According to the music website Country Music for the Fans, "Stuff magazine has given out its list of the 2001 Sexiest Women. Making the list this time around are Shania Twain and LeAnn Rimes".
1/29/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 168th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over remains at No. 3 in its 168th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 2/3/2001).
1/25/01 Juno Nominations. The nominations for the 2001 Juno Awards were announced yesterday (1/24) and Shania has been nominated in the Best Female Country Artist category. Bryan Adams and Mutt Lange have also been nominated for the Songwriter Of The Year award for their collaboration on "The Best Of Me". The awards will be held March 4, 2001 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Visit the Juno Awards website HERE.
1/25/01 Vote For Shania! On March 22, VH1 is premiering a show called "VH1 All Access: Hot Bodies" where they put artists in categories such as best hair, abs, soul, etc. Shania is up for best eyes and best abs but she is currently loosing in both. VOTE for Shania for best eyes and abs HERE!
1/24/01 Roddy With SheDaisy. Yahoo.com reports: "Shedaisy has been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles lately. The group performed at the American Music Awards with the energizing addition to their band of fiddle player Roddy Chiong, who has played with Shania Twain and Celine Dion. There's no word on whether he'll tour with Shedaisy later this year." To read the entire article, click HERE.
1/22/01 NRJ Awards. Shania, nominated twice in the French NRJ Music Awards came up short in both categories in which she was nominated. Madonna won the awards for Best International Singer and International Album with her Music album. Better luck next time Shania!
1/20/01 Shania Store Sale! ShaniaTwainStore.com is holding a storewide sale with everything 50% off. All music, videos, apparel and collectibles will be available for half price until January 31st! This includes CD's and videos for under $10 and the Official 2001 Calendar!!! Take advantage of these prices while you still can.Visit the Shania Twain Store now!
1/20/01 Still Soaring Down Under. According to the Country Music Association of Australia, Shania's Come On Over album has sold over a million copies in Australia. As of October 2000, Come On Over had sold over 1,050,000 copies (15x platinum, where 70,000 equals platinum status in Australia). Shania's second album, The Woman In Me, is also doing well in Australia having gone 2x platinum with sales of 140,000 copies.
1/18/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 167th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over climbs one spot to No. 3 in its 167th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 1/27/2001).
1/18/01 Dolly Affected By Shania's Success. Dolly Parton's foray into bluegrass came at a time when she was getting little airplay on country radio. Although she's a Nashville legend, younger acts like Faith Hill, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks have been hitting the charts and getting more attention. It's an experience she has described as "frustrating but understandable." - AP
1/17/01 Shania Twain: Some Life Philosophy. From CountryStars.com: "Shania Twain remains one of the most supremely grounded entertainers around and her personal take on life shows why. Regarding her marriage, distance never hurt it. "Time doesn't mean anything, and you pick up where you left off. And it's that much more exciting. And we're always making plans...so that continues - which in a lot of people's relationships, ends after just the first year." Shania on life in the spotlight, "I think you must be prepared to take the good with the bad, and I think it's best just to stay on an even keel. Realize that your career is a separate entity from your personal life," she says. And with all her power and wealth, she takes nothing for granted. "I'm always a little guarded and prepared for the worst. That is my tendency, and it comes from my childhood to be prepared for things to go wrong at any time. As wonderful as things are, play my own devil's advocate," she says."
1/17/01 More Money For The Shania Centre! From the Timmins Daily Press: "The Shania Twain Centre got another boost Monday. Councillors learned $450,000 has been secured from a Human Resources Development Canada fund for the $6-million centre devoted to Timmins' singing sweetheart. Timmins Mayor Jamie Lim said the announcement is excellent news for the centre."
1/13/01 Shania Cartoon Dolls! I added a collection of Shania cartoon dolls to the Picture Gallery! These dolls are very representative of Shania! TAKE A LOOK!!!
1/13/01 Shania Centre Construction On Schedule! According to an article in today's Timmins Daily Press, despite all the winter storms and cold temperatures, construction of the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins is on schedule for a July 1st completion date! To read the entire article, click HERE.
1/13/01 Imagine: You And Shania Stranded On A Desert Island!!! For those of you on America Online, AOL is conducting an "Ultimate Music Survivor" survey: "If you were a castaway on a desert island, what musician would you most want to be stranded with, and why?" To vote for Shania and post a message, go to KEYWORD: Music Survivor
1/11/01 Shania's Famous Fans. Here are the celebrities who say they are huge Shania fans: Britney Spears has her listed as a role model, Jessica Simpson said that she "...jams to Shania Twain..." before going out on stage, Toni Braxton said she'd love to do a duet with her, Lance Bass of NSync went to one of her concerts, and after the CMA's they partied together (with the rest of the group), Backstreet Boys said they'd love to do a studio duet with her (This was after the Winter Break duet), Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees said he'd like to do a duet with her as well, Reba, Lila McCann, Celine Dion, Aaron Carter, Rosie O'Donnell, Ronan Kieting (who recorded an unreleased version of FTMO with her), Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Hill among many others are also big fans.
1/11/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over - stays at No. 2 in its 166th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over moves up five spots to No. 4 in its 166th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 1/20/2001).
1/10/01 The Secret To Her Success. From Billboard: Gary Overton, VP of EMI Music Publishing, on what Nashville has to do to survive: "The key is not as much searching for a genre of music--it's finding true performers. In Nashville, everybody waits for it to come to us. That's well and good, but there's a lot of great talent out there, big fish in little ponds. That's one of the keys if you look at the big sellers who do well in Country Music. Shania spent years and years at those resorts. That's how she made her living. Same with the Dixie Chicks--they are performers. That's the key to finding great, unique talent. That's what they do for a living. That's the difference between them, and people who come to town and just sit."
1/8/01 Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know. From BritneySpears.org: Britney's next single will be the Shania Twain-Mutt Lange written ballad, "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know". The single is expected to be released in February 2001.
1/7/01 People's Choice Awards Tonight. The 27th annual People's Choice Awards are tonight. Shania is once again nominated in the Favorite Female Musical Performer category. She is up against Britney Spears and Faith Hill. The awards show will air at 9:00pm ET/PT on CBS. For a complete list of nominees and categories, click HERE. Good luck Shania!
1/6/01 Canadian Sales 2000. Canoe.ca, a Canadian news & info website, features an article about the best selling artists of 2000 in Canada and of course Shania is among them. Here's what the article says: "The best-selling Canadian artist was Celine Dion, whose compilation All The Way: A Decade Of Song finished in 27th place. Remarkably, fellow Canadian songbird Shania Twain's Come On Over, which was first released in October 1997, continues to sell in impressive numbers, and managed to finish 2000 at #32. To read the entire article, click HERE.
1/6/01 Shania Only Country Act In Global 100. From CountryStars.com: "When CNN calculated the top 100 albums in the world, Shania Twain's enduring Come On Over was the only country album on the list. Her mega album was ranked at #14 on the Global Top 100 albums of 2000. Meanwhile, Shania continues to work on her fourth album, currently scheduled for an August release."
1/4/01 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 165th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls two spots to No. 9 in its 165th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 1/13/2001).
1/4/01 Grammy Nominations. The nominations for the 2001 Grammy Awards were announced yesterday and for the first time in many years, Shania has not been nominated in any category! Destiny's Child and Dr. Dre lead the pack of contenders with 5 nominations each. Although Faith Hill's Breathe received 6 nominations, three of the albums nods were for the songwriters who contributed to Hill's album. For a complete list of nominees, click HERE. The 43rd annual Grammy Awards, will be held February 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and broadcast on CBS-TV.
1/4/01 Top Overseas Album Sales For 2000. A list of the Top 100 albums that sold well internationally in 2000 has been released. Despite being 3 years old, Shania's Come On Over ranked as the 14th best-selling international album! Click HERE for the complete list.
1/2/01 More For Charity. The beautiful black and yellow velvet outfit worn by Shania during her 1999 tour, and personally autographed by her, was auctioned off at Amazon.com's auction site for a final bid price of $3,550! Shania's Official site placed the outfit up for bids and now will donated the $3,550 to Kids Cafe, one of the nation's largest free meal service programs for children and Shania's favorite charity.
1/2/01 Attention Timmins Shoppers! Shoppers at the Timmins Square shopping centre in Timmins can get a glimpse of what the Timmins Museum has to offer as well as what the Shania Centre will soon have to offer next July. The Timmins Museum has set up a smaller version of their Museum at the Timmins Square for the holiday season. Among the exhibits at the museum's temporary Timmins Square location is the pink outfit Shania wore at the 1999 CMA Awards.
12/31/00 Shania's Honesty A Highlight. From CountryStars.com: "Just one of Shania Twain's considerable charms is her honesty. And, at the CMA's in October, she was her usual candid self when asked, after several months off of the concert trail and out of the country at her home in Switzerland, did she miss the spotlight? "Nope," she said frankly, garnering chuckles from the press corps. "I like having a balance. And for the last seven years of my life, well, for almost my entire life I've been on stage doing this. So this last six months is the first six months I've ever not sang, performed and really been out in public. So it's a very nice, much needed, welcome change. It's not that I don't love it. But you just need that break every once in a while. I've needed it, just creatively for the songwriting part of things. And I needed to get to know my husband again. I missed him so much and we're just together again and it's fabulous."
12/29/00 Shania's Swiss Home. A German website called "Discover the Swiss Castles" has some beautiful aerial and ground pictures of Shania's Switzerland home. There are also some fantastic shots of the inside of the castle, as well as a floor plan! To view the pictures, click HERE. (Thanks Katja for the info!)
12/29/00 Shania Trivial Pursuit. Shania is featured in the new version of the popular "Trivial Pursuit" game. "What Country superstar claims she was so poor growing up, that she ate mustard sandwiches for lunch?" is a question which appears in the "Trivial Pursuit Genius IV" board game. Of course the answer to that is Shania. Among other games, Shania has also made her way to the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" TV and board game.
12/29/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 2 in its 164th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over climbs six spots to No. 7 in its 164th week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 1/6/2001).
12/28/00 Happy Anniversary Shania & Mutt!!! Today Shania and Mutt celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary! We wish you many more years of happiness together.
12/28/00 "COO" Is 6th Best Selling Video Of The Year! Billboard has released their official list of the Best Selling Music Videos of the Year (2000). Shania's "Come On Over: Video Collection" ranked as the 6th Best Selling Music Video of the Year! Here is a list of the Top 10 Best Selling Music Videos of 2000: 1. "Time Out With Britney Spears" - Britney Spears, 2. "S&M" - Metallica, 3. "Listener Supported" - Dave Matthews Band, 4. "A Farewell Celebration" - The Cathedrals, 5. "Hell Freezes Over" - Eagles, 6. "Come On Over: Video Collection" - Shania Twain, 7. "Welcome To Our Neighborhood" - Slipknot, 8. "Death Row Uncut" - 2Pac/Snoop Doggy Dogg, 9. "'N The Mix With *NSYNC" - *NSYNC, 10. "Baller Blockin'" - Cash Money Millionaires
12/24/00 "When" Among Most Played In Canada. JAM! Music has a list of the Top 100 most played songs on contemporary hit radio in Canada for the year 2000. Shania has only one song on the list with "When" coming in at #34! To see the complete list of the most played songs in Canada, click HERE.
12/21/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
After spending three weeks in a row at No. 4, Come On Over moves up
one spot to No. 3 in its 163rd week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over climbs six spots to No. 13 in its 163rd week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 12/30/2000).
12/21/00 Rolling Stone Shania. Rolling Stone has an online article which talks about Shania's recent RIAA certifications and her status as the best selling female solo artist of all time. The article also talks about how "in a mere three years, the album [COO] is within spitting distance of the boys' club [including The Eagles, Michael Jackson & The Beatles] of best-selling classics." To read the entire article, click HERE.
12/21/00 Shania Among Most Searched Women Online. Lycos, the largest global Internet network, has announced the Top 50 search terms for the year 2000. The Top 10 Women are: 1) Britney Spears, 2) Pamela Anderson, 3) Jennifer Lopez, 4) Anna Kournikova, 5) Christina Aguilera, 6) Shania Twain, 7) Madonna, 8) Carmen Electra, 9) Mariah Carey, 10) Jenny McCarthy. Shania came in 32nd among all searched terms in 2000. To read the entire article, click HERE!
12/21/00 No Duets On Shania's Next Album? From CountryStars.com Q&A section: Q: "Is Bryan White going to tour with LeAnn Rimes again, and is he going to sing another duet with Shania? Dana from Rosiclare, IL
A: Bryan White and LeAnn Rimes did not have plans to tour again before Wilbur Rimes recently accused them of becoming "romantically involved" when LeAnn was just 15. So, it's now even less likely they would do so any time soon. There is no indication that Shania will have any guest vocalists on her new album at this point."
12/20/00 RIAA Honors. The RIAA website has an article listing the sales achievements of different artists in 2000. Here's what it says about Shania: "December Highlights Shania Twain received two gifts before the holidays as her 'The Woman In Me' was certified for sales of 12 million copies while 'Come On Over' reached 18 million, lengthening its lead the best selling country album of all time. It also now stands as the best selling album by a solo female artist, having surpassed the soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" by Whitney Houston." To read the entire article, click HERE.
12/20/00 3 Million In UK! In addition to several recent certifications by the RIAA of The Woman In Me and Come On Over in the U.S., Shania's COO album has been certified 3 million copies sold in the UK alone! Congratulations Shania!
12/19/00 Anne Murray On Shania. Anne Murray (a Canadian singer who's considered like a legend in Canada) recently talked to the Ottawa Citizen and among other things she spoke of Shania: "Today, she feels a little protective of "the girls" that overtook her. "I think that I sort of feel like a proud mother," she says. "I love listening to Shania because you can understand the words and she sings so well. And she has fun. Isn't that great?" To read the entire article, click HERE.
12/15/00 31 Million In The U.S.! According to Shania Twain's official website, not only has Shania's Come On Over album been certified as having sold 18 million copies in the U.S., but her second album, The Woman In Me, is also reported as having been certified for 12 million in sales. This means that Shania's 3 albums have sold a total of over 31 million copies in just the U.S. alone!!! WOW! This is a remarkable achievement for Shania!
12/14/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 4 for the third week in a row in its
162nd week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over stays at No. 19 for the second week in a row in its 162nd week on the Billboard charts. (charts week ending 12/23/2000).
12/14/00 Shania's Tour Demands. Concert contracts aren't all numbers and equipment according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun website. Some artists ask for specific lighting to set the mood while others ask to have a physician on call 24-hours. Shania took along her juicer during the 98-99 world tour asking that the venues provide a virtual cornucopia of fruits to make her juice drinks. Shania's tour contract asked for "6 lemons, 3 papayas, 3 mangoes, 18 apples, 6 bananas, 1 pineapple, 1 cantaloupe, 1 honeydew melon, 1 small watermelon, 10 pounds carrots, 3 medium beets, 2 bunches celery, 3 heads broccoli, quarter pound ginger root." While not working up a sweat onstage Shania really kept the juices flowing before and after the shows! To read about Shania's other demands while on tour (such as a security dog, specific food like orange cheese popcorn, etc.), visit the Smoking Gun Website.
12/14/00 VCR Alert - Shania on ET. Last night on "Entertainment Tonight", Shania was mentioned in the advertisement for TONIGHT's show. The segment with Shania (& Christina Aguilera & other singing stars) will deal with the contracted demands of singing stars. Shania was prominently featured in the advertisement, so make sure you watch or tape "Entertainment Tonight" TONIGHT (Thursday, December 14, 2000)!
12/12/00 Faith Hill Speaks About Shania. Canada's JAM! Music website has an interview with Faith Hill. Here's what Faith said about Shania: "People compare us all the time," Hill says. "I guess I can see why the comparison would be, because we both came out of country music, we're both women, and people talk about the sex appeal and that sort of thing. But our music is radically different, our look is not even close to the same. But I certainly credit her for opening a lot of doors. Her music just kind of transcended every boundary that existed." To read the entire interview, click HERE.
12/12/00 Shania Twain's Come On Over All-Time Champ Forever? From CountryStars.com: "After 3 three years on the charts, Shania Twain's Come On Over CD is still selling over 8,000 copies per week. And, it sold enough copies during 2000 to rank as the 3rd best selling album of the year (only Breathe #2 and Fly #1 sold more). At a certified 18 million copies total sold, Come On Over may never be dethroned as the greatest selling country album in history."
12/10/00 New Contest - Shania Official Site! Shania's Official Mercury website is now posting a contest to win a 2001 Shania Calendar! Click HERE to submit your answers to the new questions and good luck in being one of the 10 weekly winners the site will pick until January 11, 2001! Congratulations to Clayton Call of Florida for winning the Shania Twain autographed guitar from the last contest!
12/8/00 Shania Still Fighting Hunger. From CountryStars.com: "They say that once a person has experienced real hunger from poverty they never forget it. Shania Twain had that experience as a child and it explains in great part why she continues to support programs that feed children like Kids Café (a Second Harvest program). "Well the biggest thing about not having food is it's definitely physically damaging, but psychologically it's even worse," Shania told us. "What happens is these kids are forced to live a normal life, they still have to go to school, still have to function like a normal human being in this society but they're going to school hungry." During one period of her childhood Shania often went to school without lunch. "I just know what it feels like and I know what it's like to watch all these other kids at school with their lunch and you're sitting there. You just want to crawl under your desk. You're just ashamed. It's not fair. It doesn't take much to feed kids! Anyway this is something that I felt very strongly about for many years.""
12/7/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 4 for the second week in a row in
its 161st week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls six spots to No. 19 in its 161st week on the Billboard charts.
Hot Country Recurrents Chart: "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" drops off the chart this week. (charts week ending 12/16/2000).
12/6/00 Billboard Year-End Charts. Billboard has officially announced their 2000 year-end charts, measuring sales in all categories. On the Billboard Country chart Shania proves her staying power, as her 18-times-platinum Come On Over album is one of the year's top three sellers for the third year in a row. In 1998, Come On Over ranked second. In 1999, it was the best-selling album of the year. And, in 2000, COO ranks third! On the Billboard 200 chart, Come On Over ranks 20th. Congratulatons Shania!!!
12/6/00 Come On Over Reaches 18 Million!!! Shania's Come On Over album which was released in November 1997, has now been certified for over 18 million albums sold!!! COO is now tied as the 6th best selling album of all time with The Beatles' White album and Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album, both with over 18 million copies sold. Congratulations Shania! (from CountryStars.com)
12/6/00 Vote For Shania: PETA Poll. On the PETA website, there is a poll for the favorite vegetarian musician. Right now, Shania is in third place behind Paul McCartney and Prince.
12/5/00 Shania's Diet. For those seeking the secrets to Shania's sexiness, here's the scoop: "I don't eat meat, fish, or eggs. I was never a big meat-eater, but I've got more energy now," says Shania, who hasn't eaten an animal since she married longtime vegetarian (and record producer) Mutt Lange in 1993. Her favorite food is pasta, and she says, "I eat a lot of tofu, and I drink soy shakes with fruit every morning. I always have soybeans, black beans, or chickpeas for lunch or dinner." (from PETA website)
12/4/00 Sorry Santa. Shania and her delayed Christmas album received a small write-up in the December 8th issue of Entertainment Weekly. The article explained how Shania was working on the Christmas album but decided to focus on the studio album rather than rush to finish a Christmas album before Christmas. The article also says a source close to Shania indicated that Shania is "in the process of writing" the new album and to look for it in 2001.
12/2/00 Shania Voted Sexiest Vegetarian Alive! Shania Twain has been tagged the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive by readers of PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Animal Times magazine. Shania, who's been a vegetarian since 1993 and reportedly even keeps her dog, Tim, on a meat-free diet, beat Ashley Judd, Drew Barrymore, Pamela Anderson and others in the contest. To read more, visit the PETA website.
12/1/00 No Album Until 2002? Last Month, CountryStars.com reported Shania's new album will be released in August 2001. However CountryCool.com's music expert has other ideas. Here's a question from "Ask Hazel" at CountryCool.com:
What is the latest on Shania's upcoming albums? --- Eddie in Texas
There is no release date set for Shania's next CD. She and producer, Mutt (also hubby and co-writer) Lange are busy in the studio doing demos that will obviously become masters if they are par for the course. I'm saying Shania music in 2002, if we are lucky.
12/1/00 People's Choice Awards. Nominees for the 27th annual People's Choice Awards were announced yesterday. Shania is once again nominated in the Favorite Female Musical Performer category. She is up against Britney Spears and Faith Hill. The awards show will air January 7, 2001 at 9:00pm ET/PT on CBS. For a complete list of nominees and categories, click HERE.
11/30/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over falls two spots to No. 4 in its 160th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over falls eight big spots to No. 13 in its 160th week on the Billboard charts.
Hot Country Recurrents Chart: "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" plummets 12 spots to No. 13 in its 2nd week on the chart. (charts week ending 12/9/2000).
11/30/00 Shania Centre Gets New Name! Last week, a contest to name the new Shania Twain facility at the Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour was held. The overwhelming choice of Timmins residents (as well as Shania Fans around the world) was the Shania Twain Centre, receiving 42% of the votes. To read the entire article with more details, click HERE.
11/29/00 Billboard Music Awards 2000. The final list of nominees for the 2000 Billboard Music Awards ceremony were announced yesterday and Shania received one nomination for Country Album Of The Year (Come On Over). COO is up against: Fly by the Dixie Chicks, Breathe by Faith Hill and A Place In The Sun by Tim McGraw. For a complete list of nominees, click HERE. The awards show will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Tuesday, December 5, 8-10pm EST on FOX-TV. Good luck Shania!
11/29/00 Shania Update. At CountryCool.com, Hazel talks about Shania and Mutt and their songwriting collaboration: "I have not been in the recording studio with Shania and Mutt whenthey record and am not apt to since they are now working in Switzerland where they reside. I am told the way the couple works is Shania has her lyrics and ideas on the legal pad when she goes into the studio. Mutt looks them over, finds one he likes, and together they begin to build a melody that fits the lyrics; changing words; adding phrases; deleting lines; and building bridges, rhymes and rhythms, over and over until they get the groove and complete the masterpiece. Keep in mind, this could go on for days working on the same song. Most artists can't afford the luxury of building songs in a studio like Shania has been afforded with Mutt." To read much more on Shania in the recording studio, click HERE.
11/27/00 Shania Included On Christmas CD. Shania's "God Bless The Child" has been included on the new Christmas CD entitled A Country Christmas 2000. It is only available at Target stores. The compilation CD also includes songs from Billy Gilman, Lee Ann Womack, SHeDAISY, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Toby Keith, Kenny Rogers, Alecia Elliot and Gary Allan.
11/25/00 Update: Miss Congeniality. As an update on a previous story posted here, it appears Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" will not be included on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie "Miss Congeniality". Used much throughout the movie's trailer, it appears the song is just a part of the movie's advertising. Sure, lure them in with Shania's music but don't give her any credit. What's the deal?
11/24/00 Shania Will Not Be N'Sync. According to reports, it has been confirmed that Shania will not be performing a duet with *NSYNC on their upcoming album. Jo Dee Messina is the country artist who has been selected.
11/24/00 Shania's Partnership With The Kids Cafe! With the Holidays upon us, it's a time to give thanks and celebrate with family and friends. As we know, Shania devotes alot of her time helping underprivileged children. She has her own page at Second Harvest's website describing some of her charity work with Second Harvest and the Kids Cafe. Click HERE!
11/23/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 159th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over stays at No. 5 for the third week in a row in its 159th week on the Billboard charts.
"I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" exits the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart after 21 weeks and debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Country Recurrents Chart. (charts week ending 12/2/2000).
11/22/00 Shania-rama! Canadian Business Online has a wonderful article on Shania, her donations of memorabilia (including her wedding gown) to the future Shania Centre, her relationship with Timmins, the current development of Timmins to fit the increased amount of tourism, the admission ticket price to the Centre ($8) and much more! To read this article with new, revealing info on Shania and Timmins, click HERE!!!
11/22/00 Shania Centre Not Moving! According to the Timmins Daily Press, The city of Timmins council has rejected the petition presented by Perry Rinaldo to stop construction on the Shania Interpretive Centre. It is staying put at the Gold Mine Tour site in Timmins. Coun. Denis Saudino told Rinaldo the contract has already been awarded and construction started, and he wouldn't want to put the project in jeopardy. "I just can't put that expense on the taxpayers of the city." To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/21/00 Shania Wins Big At SOCAN Awards! Last night Shania and her husband/writing partner Mutt Lange won big at the 2000 SOCAN Music Awards. They received 5 country awards for: "From This Moment On", "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!", "That Don't Impress Me Much", "You're Still The One" and "You've Got A Way". The SOCAN awards, presented annually by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada recognize the Canadian songwriters whose work received the most radio, film and television airplay in 1999." To read the article and a complete list of winners, click HERE.
11/20/00 More Centre News/Contest To Name It. Click HERE to read what the new mayor of Timmins thinks of the controversy of moving the Shania Centre. Also, a contest is being held to name the centre. Timmins residents can vote for "Shania Twain Experience!," "Shania Twain Centre," "Shania Twain At Home," "Shania Twain Music Centre" or "Shania Twain Interpretive Centre." Ballots with the choices have been inserted in the Timmins Daily Press newspaper for residents to vote for their choice. They will be accepted at the Timmins Museum until November 24th, midnight. City residents can also vote for the name by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All ballots will be entered into a drawing for a prize package of Shania memorabilia and collectibles. Remember, only city residents can vote!
11/20/00 Speaking French. From Hazel's Hot Dish at CountryCool.com: "Yes, Shania Twain is studying French but says she isn't nearly as fluent as her husband. "French is the greatest language," the singer said. Living in Switzerland, Shania saw the need to learn the language. "I still don't speak it very well," she admitted. "I'm learning it and enjoying it," she smiled. "And Mutt is quite fluent now. I'm so proud of him. This is a guy who a year-and-a-half ago barely know oui (yes) or non (no). That's all he knows. Now he can hold a total conversation. Yes, I am so proud of him," she reiterated."
11/18/00 Shania Centre On Hold? Further news has been reported about the possibility of moving of the Shania Twain Interpretive Centre to Schumacher. The Timmins Daily Press reports that it is in fact Timmins residents who are trying to get the location of the site reviewed. Their petition requests that the city put a hold on construction of the centre until the possibility of erecting it on an alternate site can be investigated. To read the article, click HERE.
11/17/00 Shania's New Album Scheduled For August 2001 Release!!! From CountryStars.com: "SHANIA'S ALBUM SLATED FOR LATE SUMMER 2001 RELEASE...We've learned that Shania Twain's new album is slated for an August 2001 release. If that date holds up, it could indicate a new Twain single as early as this Spring. Plus, since Shania says she plans to support the album with a new tour, she could possibly begin one late next year and continue it through 2001. If this all comes to pass that could be one of the most important events of the year and beyond for the format." Shania Fans, Let The Countdown Begin!!!
11/16/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 2 in its 158th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over stays at No. 5 for the second week in a row in its 158th week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart: "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" slips one spot to No. 18 in its 21st week on the chart. (charts week ending 11/25/2000).
11/16/00 Shania Centre Moving? According to an article in today's Timmins Daily Press, "construction continues on the Shania Twain Interpretive Centre at the Gold Mine Tour (in Timmins) despite talk it should be moved to Schumacher." However, construction is going on as planned at the Gold Mine Tour because it is the most logical spot according to several consultants contacted for the project. Best news of all: "With contracts signed, the centre has moved forward to the point where the foundation has been constructed to allow the opening to occur July 1, 2001 with Twain present." To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/14/00 Shania & *NSYNC? Lance Bass, a member of the pop group *NSYNC has stated that the group plans to team up with a female country artist to produce a country version of one of their songs (rumored to be "This I Promise You"). According to Yahoo News, rumored collaborators include Shania Twain, Faith Hill, SHeDAISY, and Jo Dee Messina. Messina acknowledged the rumors but said that the group hasn't said anything to her.
Bass recently told Launch.com that fans can expect to hear the collaboration after the first of the year and their choice of artist is still undecided. We'll just have to wait and see!
11/14/00 MORE New Pics Added To Gallery! I have added 2 more sections to my Picture Gallery - Gorgeous Pics 1 and Gorgeous Pics 2. These pics are what I consider "the best" of Shania. Most are FULL PAGE, high-quality pics!!! (42 in all). Enter my Picture Gallery for some NEW gorgeous photos of Shania!
11/14/00 News From Switzerland. Hazel from CountryCool.com had this to say about our favorite Swiss resident: "From Switzerland, I hear Shania Twain and hubby "Mutt" Lange are in the studio working on her next album. My friend Billie talked with Shania about traveling with her husband to Switzerland for their anniversary in March. "Anytime, please come," invited Shania. Beginning the January 10, she and Mutt will go on another European trek for a couple of weeks, but the rest of the time she'll be home. Shania anxiously awaits her 'first friends' in Music Town to visit. "Out of my living room window, the view is breathtakingly beautiful with a view of the Alps and Lake Geneva," the singer explained. I sure wish I could fit in a suitcase!"
11/11/00 Hot NEW Pics Added To Gallery! I have added some new, FULL PAGE, high-quality pics (33 in all) to my Picture Gallery from 2 Shania books that have just been released! The first set of pics is from a book entitled "Shania: Country's No.1 Superstar" from Gold Collectors Series Entertainment Magazine. This book might be hard to find in bookstores so your best bet is ordering it online by clicking HERE. The second set of pics is from a biography entitled "Shania Twain: A Life in Country" by Peter Kane. The book has some excellent never seen before photos! If you wish, you can order your copy at Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
11/11/00 2001 Calender Is Here! With the year 2001 only a month and a half away, the new Official 2001 Shania Twain calendar has hit stores! Retailing for $12.99 here in the U.S., the calendar includes 16 months of new, full color photos including live shots, close-ups, and portrait photos of the beautiful and talented Shania Twain. If your local stores don't carry the calendar, you can request it or order online at the Shania Twain Store.
11/9/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over stays at No. 1 for the second week in a row in its 157th
week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over slips one spot to No. 5 in its 157th week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart: "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" stays at No. 17 for the second week in a row in its 20th week on the chart. (charts week ending 11/18/2000).
11/8/00 Shania Centre Ground-breaking! Work has begun on Timmins' new Shania centre. More than two years of planning have come to an end with work beginning on converting a large piece of land covered with trees and brush into a landmark for Timmins. "This is a landmark in Timmins and it's something people will be looking for when they look at postcards of the City of Timmins", Timmins mayor Vic Power said to those in attendance before turning the sod with a golden-colored shovel which wore the name Shania Twain. The centre is expected to attract tourists from all around the world. To read the entire article in The Timmins Daily Press, click HERE.
11/8/00 Divas Live Goes Platinum. The 1998 "Divas Live" video which features Shania performing "MIFLAW" and "YSTO" has simultaneously gone Gold & Platinum. The certification was awarded by the RIAA on October 19th. (from Billboard.com)
11/7/00 Shania's Reluctance To Tour Early On. From CountryStars.com: "Once her album The Woman In Me broke Shania's career open, she still waited over two years to begin her first major tour. One reason was because she didn't want to return to the small-time club scene, and would never have toured unless she was already a big star. Her reason? She had done small time concert work for most of her life and was tired of the club scene."By the time I was 20, I was so tired of doing the bars I was so tired of doing the clubs, I had done so many of them as a kid. And I had a childhood career, a real childhood career, not just a singer as a child, I had a career as a child. I'd been singing professionally for 20 years. I mean every club and bar my parents could get me in when I was a kid, I was in it," Shania explained to us. So, Shania wasn't worried when people said she didn't tour because she couldn't perform live. She knew that when she could headline, that's when she'd start touring, at the highest level."
11/7/00 Shania On Another Soundtrack. Shania's hit song "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" has made it's way on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie "Miss Congeniality." The movie which will be in theatres December 22nd is about an FBI agent (played by Sandra Bullock) who must go undercover in the Miss New Jersey beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event. You can watch the movie's trailer at the movie's official web site by clicking HERE. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" is played throughout most of the trailer. No word yet when/if the soundtrack to the movie will be released.
11/4/00 Happy Birthday Come On Over! Today marks the third anniversary for Shania's Come On Over album. Over 30 million copies of the album have been sold worldwide. and over 17 million in the U.S. alone. Way to go Shania! Can her next album top this one? Only time will tell.
11/3/00 New Album In Late 2001 If We're Lucky. From CountryStars.com: "Earlier this week we told you that cyber location Twang This reported that Shania's new album could appear as early as March 2001, possibly earlier. But, a check with Mercury Records indicates the new album would be a late 2001 release at the earliest. 'No way Jose,' they said to a first quarter release date."
11/2/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over falls one spot to No. 2 in its 156th week on the Billboard
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over slips one spot to No. 4 in its 156th week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart: "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" climbs two spots to No. 17 in its 19th week on the chart. (charts week ending 11/11/2000).
11/2/00 Shania Contest Update. Shania's Official website has posted the correct answers to the Shania's Guitar Contest. Winners will be announced TOMORROW - November 3rd! Click HERE to check those answers.
10/31/00 New Shania Platinum Video Collection! The "Shania Twain Platinum Collection" is now on sale across the UK and features all of Shania's videos from The Woman In Me (except "HAWHHI") and Come On Over. This is great news, although mostly for European fans since the VHS is only in PAL format which is mostly used in Europe, not in the US unfortunately. If you own a VCR that can play both NTSC and PAL, then you can order your Shania Video Platinum Collection from Amazon UK by clicking HERE. Let's hope Universal Music will soon release the NTSC version for the North American market!
10/30/00 Shania Aiming For Early 2001 Release! According to country website Twang This, plans are in motion for Shania's next album to be released before March, 2001. However, Mercury Nashville sources say it's perhaps best to look forward to a release later in 2001.
10/30/00 Favorite Country Artist Poll! Celebrity1000.com is conducting a poll to determine favorite Country artist! Right now Shania is in first place with about 2000 votes ahead of Faith Hill. To vote, click HERE and keep voting for Shania!
10/26/00 The Charts. Billboard Country Catalog Albums Chart:
Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 1 in its 155th week on the Billboard
charts. The Woman In Me climbs 3 spots to No. 20 in its 298th week
on the charts.
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart: Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 3 in its 155th week on the Billboard charts.
Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart: "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" climbs two spots to No. 19 in its 18th week on the chart. (charts week ending 11/4/2000).
10/25/00 NEW Shania Tribute CD. A new "Tribute To Shania Twain" CD is now available at Amazon.com. The CD features 11 tracks from Come On Over and 2 tracks from The Woman In Me, performed by various country artists. To buy the CD, click HERE.
10/23/00 Next Tour Maybe In 2002. Shania says she definately plans to tour after her next album is released, which she is working on now. She tells Launch.com, "As far as the album being finished, I really don't know [when], but there will be a tour to follow, for sure. I'm really, actually quite anxious to get back out there," she says. Don't expect to see her anytime soon, though. A reliable source tells CountryNow.com that Shania isn't planning to tour until 2002.
10/23/00 2 NEW Shania Books! There are 2 new Shania books that have just been released! The first is a biography entitled "Shania Twain: A Life in Country" by Peter Kane. The book has some excellent never seen before photos! If you wish, you can order your copy at Amazon.com by clicking HERE. The second book can be considered an "collector's item". It's entitled "Shania: Country's No.1 Superstar" from Gold Collector's Series Entertainment Magazine. It is not very thick and the text is pretty basic, but the pictures are terrific and printed on high quality paper! This book might be hard to find in bookstores so your best bet is ordering it online by clicking HERE.
10/21/00 Shania Centre In Financial Trouble? According to The Timmins Daily Press website, the bids received for the construction of the Shania Twain Interpretive Centre were $1.6 million over city's estimate. To read the article, click HERE. However, in the next day's issue of the same newspaper, city officials have reassured that the Centre will be built and finished on time for next July. They are planning to reduce costs through some changes to the overall construction plans, such as having smaller parking lots. Click HERE for this article.
10/19/00 Mercury COO Celebration Party! From
Site: "After the (CMA) show, Shania went to Nashvilles Atlantis
Restaurant for a relaxing post-CMA Awards dinner. After dinner, Mercury Records
presented Shania with 3 plaques to commemorate 3 significant sales
***U.S. Sales of over 17 million for Shanias Come On Over release.
***Worldwide sales of over 30 million for Come On Over.
***Combined worldwide sales of over 50 million for Shania Twain, The Woman In Me, and Come On Over."
Click HERE to see pics from the celebration party, and HERE for more photos of Shania at the CMAs. "After a great night of celebration, Shania took a flight to Canada to unwind with family and friends. Then shell head back to Switzerland where she continues work on her next project."
10/19/00 The Charts. Come On Over slips one spot to No. 4 on this week's Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart. It is in its 154th week on the Billboard charts. Meanwhile, "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" continues to steadily climb its way up the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart. This week it climbs three spots to No. 21 in its 17th week on the chart. (charts week ending 10/28/2000).
10/18/00 Shania And Tabloids, Love Fest? From CountryStars.com: "After being ravaged by the tabloids for the last 5 years, Shania must be shaking her head at the recent nice things they've been saying about her. After her CMA appearance last week at which she was stunning in appearance and regal in her graciousness, the tabloids were just saying great things. People Magazine points out that The National Enquirer said, 'Shania Rules! The most glamorous songbird in Nashville.' The Globe called her a 'Traffic-stopper in her skin-tight mermaid stunner.' Bottom line, this is one time the tabloids are telling nothing but the truth."
10/18/00 Garth Bummed When Shania Topped Him. From CountryStars.com: In his Billboard interview last week Garth said of Shania's Come On Over replacing No Fences as the greatest selling country album of all time, "I was proud of her and congratulated her on her accomplishment, and the way it's selling, it's going to keep getting bigger and bigger. But I liked it when No Fences was the largest-selling country album. With no offense at all to Shania Twain, I would like No Fences to be the largest-selling country album of all time."
10/18/00 Wave To The World Benefit Project. From Launch.com: "Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Amy Grant, Charlie Daniels, Chely Wright, and many other country stars participated in Wave To The World, a charity effort whose title track and video was released Tuesday (October 16). The album project, which benefits the Paralympic Games, also includes 10 other songs, including Gill's " I Still Believe In You," " Unsung Hero" by Terri Clark, " Climb That Mountain High" by Reba McEntire, " God Bless The Child" by Shania Twain, " The Flame" by Trisha Yearwood, " How Do You Like Me Now" by Toby Keith, and " Don't Laugh At Me" by Mark Wills. The Paralympic Games will assemble 4,500 athletes from 125 countries in Sydney, Australia, October 18 - 28. The Wave To The World album may be purchased by calling 888-622-2308 or via the Internet at wavetotheworld.com."
10/16/00 Shania Misses The Fans! News from Hazel at CountryCool.com: "The award that's most important to superstar Shania Twain, by far, is for songwriting. She likes to sing but she loves songwriting. Although she said she wanted to be here to present the Entertainer of the Year, which went to the Dixie Chicks, she also picked up three Country Music awards for her songwriting at the BMI Awards on Tuesday, October 3. Since she did not go to New York when she was named Pop Songwriter of the Year earlier in 2000, just maybe she prefers loyal Country fans and Country awards. Shania says she does miss the fans. She said this past six months is the first time in her life since she was 10 years old that she didn't sing, but added, she need time off from the long tour. Said it was fun getting to know her husband again. Recently, she has been in the studio in Switzerland with husband/producer/co-writer Mutt Lange recording her next album, and while she was here, Shania told me Mutt was working on the tracks. She added she couldn't wait to get back to hear what he'd done. Shania says she's very much at home in Switzerland. Remember, she is Canadian and said Europe reminds her of Canada. "Very clean," adds the star. "Very natural. We get our milk from the farmer next door."
10/14/00 Guinness Book Of World Records 2001. "The Guinness Book of World Records 2001" is in bookstores now. It lists Shania's Come On Over as the top selling country album of all time. Come On Over surpassed Garth Brooks' No Fences album to claim the prestigious honor. Congratulations Shania!
10/12/00 The Charts. Come On Over slips one spot to No. 3 on this week's Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart. It is in its 153rd week on the chart. Catalog albums are 2-year-old+ titles that have fallen below No. 100 on The Billboard 200 or reissues of older albums. Weeks On Chart column reflects combined weeks title has appeared on The Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Meanwhile, "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" continues to steadily climb its way up the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart. This week it climbs three spots to No. 24 in its 16th week on the chart. (charts week ending 10/21/2000).
10/12/00 Shania's French Lessons Progressing. Living near the French Alps as she does, Shania has been busy learning French. She told us last week that she still didn't speak it very well, but said it in perfect French. She claimed that husband Mutt Lange, who could barely say "oui" and "no" in French, has already become quite fluent. Also, Shania says living in Europe feels like Canada "There's a lot about Switzerland that reminds me of Canada. A lot about Europe that I sense, as a Canadian, that is very, very familiar to me so I'm very at home and comfortable there," she says. (from CountryStars.com)
10/12/00 Shania Centre Update. According to The Timmins Daily Press website, "Timmins-James Bay MP, Reg Belair, has announced a $271,417 FedNor contribution to the City of Timmins to help in the creation of the Shania Twain Interpretive Centre and the expansion of the Timmins Gold Mine Tour." This cooperation will guarantee that "The gold mine tour will be enhanced with the addition of an improved blasting and drilling display and new hologram dioramas. The network of drifts and tunnels will also be expanded to further demonstrate underground operation." To read the whole article, click HERE.
10/10/00 2001 Official Shania Calendar Is Here! The new Official 2001 Shania Twain Calendar is set to hit stores the first week of November but you can pre-order it now for only $10.75 at the Shania Twain Store! The calendar is a 16-month calendar with new, full color pictures of Shania! Pre-Order your Official 2001 Shania Twain Calendar HERE!
10/10/00 Shania Uninvited To Wedding! From CountryStars.com: We asked Shania last week about her recent trip back to Timmins, Ontario for her high school re-union and she told us that it was being uninvited to a friend's wedding that made her want to go to the reunion. "I was invited to a wedding of a friend of mine's in Canada. Then he called me back and said, 'On the other hand maybe it's not such a good idea that you come. There were going to be 300 people at the wedding and it was just going to be a distraction.' It wasn't going to be fun, I think (they thought) if I was going to be there, for the wedding couple," Shania explained. "I said, 'Okay then I won't come,'" she said with some hurt in her voice at the couple's rudeness. DETAILS: Shania didn't like how that felt and decided to do something about it. "I don't really like not being able to do certain things. I've always been the type of person that wanted to be as normal as possible. So, I said I'm not going to miss out on my high school reunion, I'm going back to Timmins, and I'm doing it and whatever happens, happens."
10/7/00 Shania Enjoying Her Free Time. On Launch.com's Entertainment news site, there is an article where Shania talks about how she is enjoying her time out of the spotlight. Here's what she had to say:
"I like having a balance," she says, "and for the last seven years of my life--well, for almost my entire life--I've been on stage doing this, so this last six months is the first six months I've ever not sang, performed, and really been out in public."
During her hiatus, Shania has been working on a new album. Her primary focus has been songwriting and spending as much time both in and out of the studio with her husband and producer, Mutt Lange.
"It's a very nice, much-needed, welcome change," she says. "It's not that I don't love it, but you just need that break every once in a while, and I've needed it, I think, just creatively for the songwriting part of things. And I needed to get to know my husband again. I missed him so much, and we're just together again and it's fabulous."
10/7/00 Hazel Chats With Shania. From Hazel's Hot Dish column at countrycool.com: "The offices of BMI were converted into a beautiful party room for their annual Awards. Black ties, halters, navels, furs, diamonds and stars. Shania Twain came from the mountaintop retreat in Switzerland that she shares with hobby "Mutt" Lange. I talked with Shania before the ceremony began, and she told me she and Mutt have been busy recording. I asked about their rumored garden, sans vegetables, claims the singer but has 200 varieties of roses. "Mutt loves to dig in the garden," revealed Shania, who looked stunning in a sequined top and trendy black striped slacks. Her shoulder length hair was simply brushed back.
10/6/00 Shania Is Not Building New House In Wisconsin. According to an interview with Neil Haislop at CountryStars.com, Shania flatly denied the rumor that she's building a home in River Falls, Wisconsin, a story that was started by an area radio station. The detailed rumor inspired many e-mails to Twain web sites leading credence to the rumor. But, she says it is absolutely not true.
10/6/00 Shania Talks About Her New Album. Backstage at the CMAs, Shania answered some questions about her new album due out next year. Here's what she said:
"At this stage, we are really just being very creative. We're not giving the music any direction right now. We're just creating music. I think it's very important for people to understand that. I think any songwriters aren't thinking, 'This song is going ' I just think it's really premature to make that decision."
"Right now, we're still writing. And when you're writing, you're thinking concepts, you're thinking of concepts, you're thinking of lyrics. You're not thinking about formats, style, really, and sound so much. So it's too early to tell what direction it's going to take."
10/6/00 Shania Will Tour After Completing New Album. "Shania Twain returned to the U.S. to present the Entertainer of the Year Award. Backstage at the CMA Awards she said she's still working hard on the new album but doesn't know when it will be released. But, even though she's enjoyed being out of the spotlight for a while, she will mount a new tour to support the next album when it's released. She said she loves taking her music to the fans personally because her fans have been so wonderful to her." (from Neil Haislop's Nashville Update at CountryStars.com)
10/6/00 Kenny Shoots Shania For Photo Book. According to what Kenny Rogers said backstage at the CMAs, he DID take a photo of Shania for his photography book (featuring a variety of country stars from past and present). Here is what he said:
"Today was a pretty eventful day. I started my photography at 9 o'clock and no one showed up. We were trying to get things scheduled and then we had to wait till people got here. But starting at 3:30, from 3:30 on, I shot Vince Gill, I shot Lee Ann Womack, I shot Faith Hill, I shot Shania Twain. I must've shot 12 people today. I'm real excited about it. The book is called "This Is My Country," and it really represents the people that impress me most in country music."
To read the rest of what Kenny had to say and also what Shania said backstage about her new album, click HERE.
10/6/00 Come On Over Drops Off Billboard Charts. After spending 151 weeks (peaking at No. 2) on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, Shania's record breaking Come On Over album drops off the chart due to it falling below No. 100 and being almost 3 years old. COO has also been removed from the Billboard Country Album Chart after 151 weeks (50 weeks at No. 1) due to it falling off the Billboard 200 Chart. What a ride it has been! Congratulations Shania!
Come On Over will now be listed on the Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart. It debuts at No. 2 this week and is in its 152nd week on the chart. Catalog albums are 2-year-old+ titles that have fallen below No. 100 on The Billboard 200 or reissues of older albums. Weeks On Chart column reflects combined weeks title has appeared on The Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. (charts week ending 10/14/2000).
10/5/00 Shania At The CMAs! Shania made a glamorous return to the public spotlight by appearing at the 2000 CMA Awards last night. Dressed in a stunning full length red dress, Shania handed over the "Entertainer Of The Year" award to the Dixie Chicks who earned their first Entertainer of the Year award of their young career. She was wearing a black dress when she arrived for the "Red Carpet Pre-Show" (click HERE to view that photo as well as HERE for another one). During the Red Carpet Interviews, Shania answered questions on the next album: She stated there is no planned release date yet and that the album is not completely written, but she will be going in the studio soon. Shania also said that she will be heading to Canada after the awards week in Nashville to get together with her husband and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. For a complete list of winners, click HERE.
10/4/00 Country Music Awards Tonight! The 34th annual Country Music Awards will be held tonight in Nashville, Tennessee. Although Shania, CMA's reigning Entertainer of the Year, did not receive any CMA nominations this year, she will grace the stage to present the evening's top honor - Entertainer of the Year. The CMAs will be broadcast LIVE tonight @ 8:00-11:00pm EDT on CBS.
On a side-note, CMT will be having a CMA Red-Carpet Preview as all the stars arrive for the big night. It will air between 7-8pm EDT.
10/4/00 Shania Wins Big At BMI Country Awards. At the BMI Country Awards last night, Shania who was in attendence picked up awards for her songs "Come On Over," "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" and "That Don't Impress Me Much." The awards were in recognition of the "Most Played Songs of the Year." Once again, Shania won the award for Songwriter/Artist Of The Year (tie with the Dixie Chicks). The BMI Awards recognize BMI registered singers and songwriters. Shania now has a total of 22 BMI Pop and Country awards. Congratulations Shania! To read more about the awards and see some pictures of Shania, click HERE and HERE.
10/3/00 BMI Country Awards Tonight. Shania is expected to attend the BMI Country Awards tonight in Nashville. You can watch a LIVE Webcast by clicking HERE. You will need to register (free) in order to view the Webcast which begins at 9:30pm EDT.
10/1/00 The Sexiest Vegetarian Alive. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is running a poll to determine "The Sexiest Vegetarian Alive," and Shania is on the ballot. (Meat eaters don't impress her much). To cast your vote for Shania, click HERE.
9/30/00 Shania In The Enquirer. In the October 10, 2000 issue of The Enquirer, there is a 3 page section dedicated to successful divas! There is an article and photo featuring 8 different divas in the music world. Of course Shania is one of them. The photo of Shania was taken at the 1999 CMA Awards while performing "Come On Over". Here is the article that accompanies the photo:
SHANIA $48 MILLION just last year! MAN! She feels like a R-I-C-H woman! Belly button-baring Shania Twain has racked up $28 million in record sales in just the past five years! Her 1997 hit album "Come On Over" sold 26 million copies worldwide - including 17 million in the U.S. to make it the best-selling country music album in history. Now 35, Shania's tour of America last year generated a mind-boggling $41 million in ticket sales. The biggest country-to-pop crossover success lives with hubby Mutt Lange - who produces and writes her songs - in a $15 million, 100-room mansion on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Geneva."
9/28/00 COO Stays At No. 10...After slipping one spot last week, Come On Over stays at No. 10 for the second week in a row on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 151st week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 107 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls two spots to No. 96 on the Billboard 200 album chart. If the album drops out of the top 100 it will also be removed from the country chart due to it being nearly three years old now. (charts week ending 10/7/2000).
9/27/00 The Mask Project. Shania is among many celebrities who donated personally created masks to raise money for the hospice at an event called The Mask Project. Shania has donated the most masks, having made 3 in total. See Mask 1, See Mask 2, See Mask 3 (my favorite). You can find out more about the project by visiting the Hospice of Michigan Website.
9/25/00 Kenny Shoots Shania? No, not with a gun - with a camera. The new issue of CMT Magazine has an interview with country music's resident "paparrazo" Kenny Rogers who is considered to be a great photographer. Kenny has published a number of photo books and is currently working on one featuring a variety of country stars from past and present. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been approached for the book but Rogers says the artist he would most like to photograph is Shania Twain. He says that Shania has always been friendly towards him but because he doesnt really know her very well he is unsure of how to approach her. Let's hope Kenny asks Shania and she agrees!
9/24/00 Shania On Best/Worst Dressed List. People Online has announced results of its Best/Worst Dressed People of 2000 poll. Shania is at #4 on the Best Dressed list. Here is the Top 5: #1 - Dixie Chicks, #2 - Benjamin Bratt, #3 - Lisa Angelle, #4 - Shania Twain, #5 - Chely Wright.
However, Shania also ranked #5 on the Worst Dressed list. Here is the Top 5: #1 - The Dixie Chicks, #2 - Britney Spears, #3 - Chely Wright, #4 - Jennifer Lopez, #5 - Shania Twain. I guess this shows you either love or hate Shania's style.
9/22/00 MuchMusic Video Awards. Last night, the MuchMusic Video Awards were held in Canada. (The award show honors Canadian Music Videos & Artists). Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" won the MuchMoreMusic Award. Congratulations Shania! For a complete list of winners, click HERE.
9/21/00 COO Silps To No. 10...After spending six weeks in a row at No. 9, Come On Over slips one spot to No. 10 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 150th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 106 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls six spots to No. 94 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/30/2000).
9/21/00 Hazel Defends Shania. Hazel of CountryCool.com answered
a not so supportive letter regarding Shania's crossover into pop music. Here
Dear Miss Hazel,
Hazel, I know this may sound rude, but the beautiful Canadian who set country music on it's ear, has also deserted country music, (i.e. her special with Elton John, or is he now considered a country entertainer too?) her country of Canada, (the Alps aren't in Canada are they?) and Nashville as well. Let her yodel till her hearts content in the Alps. Next thing you know, yodeling will be considered country music if Shania does it. Shania, come back to country music, we miss you!! --- Lynn S. Pennsylvania
I doubt Shania knows or cares what you and I think. She is successful, rich, beautiful and lives an Alps fairy tale and existence in a castle. More power to the little girl who says she used to go hungry. She'll never be hungry again.
9/19/00 Shania To Attend Country Music Awards! Official News Release! Shania Twain, CMA's reigning Entertainer of the Year, will grace the stage to present the evening's top honor - Entertainer of the Year. Twain's Come On Over is now the best-selling Country album of all time according to the RIAA. Worldwide, the album has sold more than 30 million copies. To read the great news, click HERE! Shania did not receive any CMA nominations this year. The CMAs will be broadcast LIVE Wednesday, October 4th @ 8:00pm EDT on CBS.
On a side-note, CMT will be having a CMA Red-Carpet Preview as all the stars arrive for the big night. It will air between 7-8pm EDT.
9/19/00 VCR ALERT! Shania's "That Don't Impress Me Much" video will be featured in the next episode of VH1's "Dont Quote Me". It will air Sept. 22 @ 10am and Sept. 23 @ 2:30am & 12:30pm. "You're Still The One" was feature in a previous episode.
9/19/00 Shania Building A House In The U.S.! Rumors have finally been confirmed Monday morning by 98.7 WMZQ in Washington, D.C. that Shania is indeed building a new ranch in River Falls, Wisconsin which is close to the border of Minnesota. The location was chosen apparently because it's mid continent (helpful during a major North American tour), and near her homeland. Twain has residences in Florida and Switzerland and has expressed an interest in acquiring a rustic, cabin-style hideaway somewhere in the Canadian wilderness. We can only guess Shania is moving back to the U.S. to promote her next release due out next year.
9/17/00 Shania In The Olympics! What better way to kick off the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia yesterday than with a little Shania? Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" was played during the first ever womens water polo match with Shania's line "lets go girls" signaling the start of the match. Shania's music energized the fans as they clapped their hands along to the music.
9/17/00 Billboard Music Video Awards. Shania did not receive any nominations for the 2000 Billboard Music Video Awards which will be held on November 10th in Los Angeles. The song "Breathless" by the Corrs received two nominations which deserves a mention because it was written and produced by Shania's husband Mutt Lange. For a complete list of nominees, click HERE.
9/16/00 Shania Q & A. This week's CountryStars.com Q&A section has a question from a young Shania fan for music expert Neil Haislop. Here it is:
Q: Hello Shania, do you have any kids? Well I got your CD Come On Over and day and night I listen to it and The Woman In Me. I am your number one fan. When I grow up I want to be a singer just like you. We sing songs and act as singers and of course I always act as you. Love Kelly from OH
A: Kelly, Shania does not have children yet. But she sure loves cute and smart ones like you. And Shania will be glad to know that you like her music and would like to be like her when you grow up. She loves young singers and gives them a chance to sing in all of her shows. Plus she sometimes brings little Shania look-a-likes on stage. Thanks for the e-mail.
9/14/00 COO Stays At No. 9...For the sixth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 9 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 149th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 105 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls three spots to No. 88 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/23/2000).
9/13/00 Canadian Site Defends Shania. Canoe.ca, a prominent Canadian news and entertainment web site, has an article in which they defend Shania and ridicule the crowd who "booed" every time Shania's name was mentioned for an award at this year's CCMAs. - "Sadly, the Edmonton crowd chose to boo the star, as they did last year in Ottawa. Come on people, Twain helped put Canadian country on the globe and she deserves more from her home country than that! So she didn't show. Those who booed should be ashamed." To read the article, HERE.
9/12/00 Shania Gets Ripped By Homeland! First, Shania gets
"booed" by her fellow Canadians at last night's CCMA's for not being in
attendance. Now Canadian newspaper journalists are taking shots at Shania!
An article in today's Toronto Sun starts out by saying, "There was
a trophy shootout at the Canadian Country Music Awards last night. And when
the smoke cleared, the queen was dead. Yes, Shania Twain was shut out in
all six CCMA categories she was nominated for...". The article goes on to
say, "...It's tough to say which was a bigger surprise: Twain's shut-out,
or the fact she was nominated for six awards in the first place. Her most
recent album, Come On Over, was released in 1997 -- she was still milking
it for hit singles this year -- and has already earned her 10 CCMAs in the
Also, Canada's National Post printed an article with the headline "Twain eats dust as Wilkinsons roar off with four music awards". To read the article, click HERE.
9/12/00 Shania Shut-Out! Shania did not win any of the 6 awards she was nominated for last night at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. For a list of winners, click HERE. As was the case last year, there were even some "boos" coming from the audience every time Shania's name was mentioned for an award. The "boos" were in response to Shania not being in attendance again. (Hey Canadians, lighten up!!!) With no new material since Come On Over's release in 1997, it is obviously hurting Shania's success at award ceremonies this year. She received 0 nominations for this year's Country Music Awards which will be held October 4th. Shania's next album will hopefully come out some time next year. Until then fans, "Whatever You Do! Don't!" give up on Shania.
9/11/00 CCMAs Are Tonight! The 14th annual Canadian Country Music Awards will be held TONIGHT (Sept. 11th) from Edmonton's Skyreach Centre. The ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on TNN in the U.S. and CMT Canada in Canada @ 9:00pm EDT. Shania is nominatd for 6 awards: Single Of The Year (Rock This Country), SOCAN Song Of The Year (Rock This Country), Video Of The Year (Rock This Country), Top Selling Album (COO International edition), Female Artist Of The Year and Chevy Fans Choice Award. It's been reported Shania will not be in attendance. Good luck Shania!!!
9/9/00 Shania Learns French. From CountryStars.com: SAY BON JOUR TO SHANIA. Next time you run into Shania Twain you'll score points if you can speak to her in French. Even though French is spoken in many parts of her native Canada, it took moving to the Swiss Alps near the French border to motivate Shania to learn French. "I am living in an area of Switzerland where French is the primary language. Living here, I've decided that I want and need to be able to communicate in it. I am in the process of learning French and hoping that I'll be able to hold a conversation in it before the year is out," says Shania.
9/8/00 Shania Will Not Attend CCMAs. Canoe.ca, a prominent Canadian news and entertainment web site, is reporting Shania will not be in attendance at the Canadian Country Music Awards ceremony on Monday, September 11. This really comes as no surprise since Shania has not attended any other award ceremonies this year. Shania who is nominated for 6 awards including Entertainer of the Year didn't show up for the CCMAs last year and even received boo's as her name was announced as the Entertainer of the Year. Hopefully the crowd won't be so rude this year. Good luck Shania! To read the article, click HERE.
9/7/00 COO Stays At No. 9...For the fifth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 9 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 148th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 104 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up three spots to No. 85 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/16/2000).
9/7/00 What's New With Shania This Summer? Mercury Nashville has a new intro page to Shania's official website. On the page, there's a section called "What's New" where Shania lets us in on what she's been doing lately:
Summer Sports: "The sports I've been doing the most during the writing of the new album are hiking, swimming and horseback riding."
Her Dog: "Tim (my dog) is doing well and is also enjoying his break from the road. He is six years old and full of energy. He loves to go hiking with us.
The New Horses: "My newest horses are CHIEF - a red and white spotted Tennessee Walking Horse, QUEENY - a black Canadian Mounted Police Horse and SLICK - a chestnut America Saddlebred with a white blaze and four white socks."
A New Look: "I've cropped my hair to just below shoulder length and added a few highlights for the summer. I've been going with very light, low maintenance make up. For daywear I've just been using a little concealer on any blotchy spots. I stain my lips with Revlon's Colorstay mauvey #14 then lightly coat with "calm lip sheen". The eyeshadows I use most often lately are the "wet/dry shadow" Sandstorm and Coffee Bean."
Goals: "I am living in an area of Switzerland where French is the primary language. Living here, I've decided that I want and need to be able to communicate in it. I am in the process of learning French and hoping that I'll be able to hold a conversation in it before the year is out."
Click HERE to go to the site.
9/7/00 Shania Will Attend Grand Opening Of Centre! From CountryStars.com: SHANIA TO VISIT HER MILLION DOLLAR GIFT. Shania Twain says she'll come to the grand opening of the Shania Twain Cultural Centre in Timmins, Ontario, next July. When she does she'll be able to see some of her stuff again that she's donated already to the attraction. Shania has donated about $1 million worth of concert outfits, awards, personal memorabilia and other items. The folks at the Centre say they'll adjust their grand opening to Shania's schedule to make sure she can come home for the big event.
9/6/00 Terri Clark On Shania. Terri Clark who will be co-hosting this years CCMA Awards ceremony (9/11 on TNN and CMT Canada) has spoken out about Shania and how she feels about being nominated alongside her at various awards shows. In the past, Clark has lost a few CCMAs to Shania. To read the article, click HERE.
9/4/00 CMT's Top 100 Video Countdown. 10 of Shania's videos made it on this year's CMT Top 100 Video Labor Day Countdown! Here is the list: #94 "Honey, I'm Home"; #89 "Rock This Country"; #87 "Come On Over"; #76 "You Win My Love"; #62 "Don't Be Stupid"; #60 "From This Moment On"; #56 "That Don't Impress Me Much"; #55 "You're Still The One"; #25 "Any Man Of Mine"; #18 "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!".
The #1 video on the Top 100 was Billy Gilman's "One Voice".
9/2/00 Mutt Who??? From CountryStars.com: "Shania Twain says that her relationship with her producer/husband started over the phone when Mutt Lange had called her about taking her on as a client. And Shania swears she didn't realize she was talking to the hugely successful pop producer of folks like Michael Bolton and Bryan Adams. "I didn't know who MUTT LANGE was," she told us. I mean I never heard of that name before, I've never read the back of any rock albums and I don't have a lot of rock albums." Shania added, "It happened over the phone actually that I realized who he was. Because he referred to a song of BRYAN ADAMS' album WAKING UP THE NEIGHBORS and because we were kind of talking creatively over the phone and I said, "Oh," I said, "Can you hold on a second?" I'm thinking "Duhhh! BRYAN ADAMS!" So I ran over to my record collection and I pulled out - yeah, and his name's all over it, writer, producer, all that stuff. I thought, Oh my God! I was so embarrassed, you know. So I got on the phone and I go - and I think by this time he had realized I didn't know who he was, but here's me, trying to save face: 'Oh..yeah, yeah.. I know exactly what you mean.. yeah, that was really good.' And I'm talking like that, as if I knew the whole time. And I guess he just chuckled. I mean I'm sure I made a complete fool of myself. He let me, yeah, he didn't embarrass me. 'Cause you know how embarrassing that can be!"
9/1/00 Ideas Abound For Shania Centre. The Timmins Press has an article on the many ideas incorporated into the Shania Twain Centre plans. Great ideas, such as a small recording studio and a 12-minute concert experience on multi-giant screen, were tossed around last night when a preliminary design of the centre was unveiled! Click HERE to read it the article.
8/31/00 COO Stays At No. 9...For the fourth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 9 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 147th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 103 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls two spots to No. 88 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/9/2000).
8/31/00 Centre's Design Unveiled. According to the Timmins Press, the design of the Shania Twain Interpretive Centre will be unveiled tonight in Timmins. Click HERE to read the article.
8/29/00 Beautiful Shania Portrait. Michael Davidson, a Canadian artist, has done a gorgeous portrait of Shania! To view it, click HERE.
8/29/00 Shania Has A Green Thumb. Well not really, but according to Hazel at CountryCool.com, Shania is into gardening now. This is what she has to say: "WILL SHANIA ATTEND CCMA AWARDS. The big question is, will superstar Shania Twain attend the Canadian Country Music Awards (9/11) where she is nominated in several categories. The singer ignored both ACM and TNN awards where she was named Entertainer of the Year. I hear the domesticated side of Shania has taken precedence. She's enjoying cooking for her record producer/co-writer hubby R.J. "Mutt" Lange and she and Mutt have planted an exotic flower garden outside their Swiss castle. I hear an exec tried to reach the couple last week and they answered their mobile phone from a nursery where they were purchasing flowering plants."
8/28/00 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANIA! Today Shania celebrates her 35th birthday! On behalf of all her fans around the world, I want to wish Shania a very Happy Birthday!!! Lets celebrate all day with Shania's music!
8/26/00 More Reunion Pics Posted! Go back and check that site where the Timmins Reunion Committee posted the Shania pics. They have added 5 more! Click HERE.
8/26/00 Two New Books On Shania. According to Amazon.com, two new books on Shania will be out this fall. The first one is "Shania Twain: A Life in Country " by Peter Kane. The second book, which is scheduled to be out in October, is "Shania Twain: Overcoming Adversity" by Dwayne E. Pickels.
8/24/00 COO Stays At No. 9...For the third week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 9 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 146th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 102 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls three spots to No. 86 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/2/2000).
8/23/00 Does Shania Fit Her Sign? Neil Haislop had some fun with Shania & Astrology on CountryStars.com. ANOTHER SHANIA THING -- DOES SHE LIVE UP TO ASTROLOGY SIGN? In the current "In Style" magazine they did a thing called "Fashion Astrology" and analyzed the stars through their fashions and zodiac sign. Shania is a Virgo (8/23 - 9/22) so, just for fun let's look at her chart.
1. Fashion Personality: Virgo, the virgin, shies away from anything too attention-grabbing. "OH YEAH? WHAT ABOUT DOZENS OF TV AND VIDEO APPEARANCES AND A WORLD TOUR IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF FANS? Okay, she does try to fade into the crowd off stage and shuns an entourage."
2. While her industrious nature means she works hard at everything - including dressing well - she favors the subtler look of clean-line clothing with nice detailing over anything flashy. "Hmm YES, NOTHING MUCH EVER HIDES THE DETAILS OF SHANIA'S FINE FIGURE."
3. This perfectionist cares more about her looks than does any other sign in the zodiac. If anything is amiss - even a flaw as minor as a dangling thread - Virgo will find it and fix it. "YES, SHANIA ADMITS TO HAVING PHYSICAL FLAWS AND THAT SHE DOES EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO COVER THEM UP."
4. Restraints bother most Virgos; a flowing nightgown fits her style. "NEVER SEEN HER IN A FLOWING NIGHTGOWN (BUMMER) BUT SHANIA IS WHERE SHE IS TODAY BECAUSE SHE FOUGHT RESTRAINTS. WHILE SHE HAD LITTLE CONTROL OF THE MUSIC ON HER FIRST ALBUM, SHE INSISTED ON CREATIVE CONTROL OF HER VIDEOS, FIGHTING TO MAKE THEM MORE SEXY AND THUS MORE MEMORABLE THAN THE SONGS SHE RELEASED. ESTABLISHING THAT IMAGE KEPT HER IN HIGH VIDEO ROTATION AND PAVED THE WAY FOR HOW SHE'S USED VIDEO TO HELP PROMOTE HER SUBSEQUENT HUGE ALBUMS."
8/23/00 Best & Worst Dressed Poll. PEOPLE magazine is holding their annual online "Best & Worst Dressed" poll. Please vote for Shania in the Best Dressed category by visiting their site HERE, typing Shania Twain into the box on that page, and then clicking on the submit button. Shania was nominated in the Worst Dressed category in 1999 so this year we need to really help Shania get on the Best Dressed list.
8/22/00 Shania's Come On Over Still Going "Cha-Ching!" CountryStars.com reports, "When Shania was finishing up Come On Over she predicted that she could repeat the 10 million-selling success of her second album The Woman In Me. She over-achieved as Come On Over has now passed over 16 million units sold. This year alone it's sold over a million copies, not bad for an album released almost 3 years ago."
8/21/00 NEW PICTURES From Timmins Reunion!!! The Co-Chair of the Timmins Reunion has posted some fantastic pictures of Shania at the reunion! To view them, click HERE! Also, to see the STAR magazine pics, click HERE!
8/20/00 Shania Plays Horse Ball? According to Hazel Smith at countrycool.com, "Ive (Hazel) learned that equine love, Shania Twain and her hubby/producer/co-writer, R.J. Mutt Lange have bought several new horses recently for their Swiss Alps estate. The couple took a recent vacation to Portugal where the singer discovered a new sport she really loves, horse ball. Horse ball is a cross between rugby, basketball and polo. All players ride horses and pass the basketball size ball with handles making it easier to catch. Goals are on either end of the court. The sport is also being played in Britain where it is becoming a popular sport."
8/19/00 Timmins Reunion Covrage Hits U.S.!!! For those of you
in the U.S., here's your chance to see some PHOTOS and READ all about Shania's
H.S. reunion that was held two weeks ago in Timmins! In at least 2 of
the articles, it is mentioned that Shania attended the reunion with her sister,
Carrie Ann and "some friends" and that she did NOT have any bodyguards with
her!! Here is some information about the Reunion
1) In the AUGUST 28, 2000 issue of US WEEKLY, there is an article and 2 NICE, colored photos of Shania from the reunion. (Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Madonna, Jennier Anniston, & Brad Pitt are all on the cover of the issue!!) The article & photos are both on PAGE 16 of the issue!!! 2) In the AUGUST 29, 2000 issue of STAR magazine, there is an article and 4 photos from the reunion!! (Madonna is on the cover of the issue!) The article and photos are on PAGE 18 of the issue. Just so you know: Shania is pictured with her sister in one of the four photos!!! One of the four photos is a pretty big photo of Shania by herself. The two other photos feature Shania with 2 separate guys who were at the reunion!!! The HEADLINE of the article & photos is "WELCOME HOME, SHANIA!"!!!!!!!! 3) In the AUGUST 29, 2000 issue of THE GLOBE, there is a short article and 1 photo of Shania from the reunion. (Tipper Gore, Jennifer Anistion, Loretta Young, & Rudy--from "Survivor"--are ALL on the cover!!) The photo & small article can be found on PAGE 7 of the issue. 4) In the AUGUST 29, 2000 issue of THE ENQUIRER, there is a medium sized article and 1 photo of Shania from the reunion. (Caroline Kennedy is on the cover!!) The photo and article can be found on PAGE 2 of the issue!!! (The article & photo can be found on the BACK side of the cover of the issue--just in case you have trouble spotting it!!!) ****Also, be sure to check Entertainment Weekly this week to see if THEY ALSO have some coverage of the reunion!!!!**** (Thanks FV)
8/18/00 CCMA's WILL Be Televised! This year's Canadian Country Music Awards will be simulcasted LIVE from Edmonton's Skyreach Centre on Monday, September 11th @ 9:00-11:00pm EDT on TNN and CMT Canada! This will mark the first time the Canadian Country Music Association's most prestigious night will be telecast live throughout North America. Shania is nominatd for 6 awards: Single Of The Year (Rock This Country), SOCAN Song Of The Year (Rock This Country), Video Of The Year (Rock This Country), Top Selling Album (COO International edition), Female Artist Of The Year and Chevy Fans Choice Award. Let's hope to see Shania there!
8/18/00 YAHOO! Come On Over! At YAHOO.com, along with giving this week's charts results, they also mention the sales success that Shania's Come On Over album is STILL having! Here's what they said: "Everyone knows of the unbelievable sales success of Shania Twain's Come on Over. Released in late 1997, the album has been certified 16-times platinum and has actually sold more than 13 million copies in the United States. But is it still selling? The answer is a resounding "yes." Believe it or not, Come on Over has sold more than 1.16 million copies this year, making it the 34th-best-selling album in the United States."
8/17/00 COO Holds Steady At No. 9...After slipping three spots last week, Come On Over holds steady at No. 9 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 145th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 101 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over rebounds three spots to No. 83 after plummeting twelve big spots last week on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 8/26/2000).
8/17/00 Shania's A Glamour Girl. The new Fall 2000 "Do's and Dont's of Fashion" edition of Glamour magazine is on stands now and Shania is pictured twice. (1) On page 62, there is a NEW Shania Revlon print ad. Shania is wearing a black leather strapless mid-drift baring top, tight black leather pants, & a black leather jacket off of her shoulders! (2) On page 82, the magazine features a photo of Shania performing at a concert with the caption: "Do, feel (and dress) like a woman a la Shania Twain". Get your copy today!
8/17/00 Lee Ann Womack Hates Shania Copycats. Lee Ann Womack knows the people look to her as a country traditionalist, "But that doesn't reflect all my taste in music," she says. Turns out Lee Ann is a big fan of Shania Twain's music, in fact she's a Twain purist and doesn't like people that are now copying her sound. "I'm a fan of Shania Twain's music. I'm not a fan of people trying to be Shania Twain. That is what really irks me. You don't want to hear another one. And I don't want to hear another George Strait. I only want to hear Shania do Shania. And I think people are surprised to hear me say I don't mind Shania. I appreciate the talent that's put into it and the work and the way they go about it, I have an appreciation for it. But I don't appreciate the copies." (from Neil Haislop at CountryStars.com)
8/17/00 MuchMusic Video Nominations. The nominations have been announced for the MuchMusicVideo Awards. (The award show honors Canadian Music Videos & Artists). Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" has been nominated for the MuchMoreMusic Award. The awards will be presented September 21st. For a complete list of nominees and categories, click HERE. Good luck Shania!
8/14/00 It's Official! - "I'm Holdin' On To Love": 11th Single. After weeks of meandering up the country singles chart, "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" has officially been released to Country radio to become Shania's 11th single from her Come On Over album which has now sold over 32 million copies worldwide. PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION AND REQUEST IT! Here's Billboard's review:
Mercury dips into Twain's multi-platinum "Come On Over" album for yet another single, and if her track record is any indication, this should be another hit. "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" is typical Twain, marked by a bouncy melody, frisky performance, and sing-along chorus that will ingrain itself into the listeners' consciousness. The production is a sonic smorgasbord of hand claps, kittenish quips, and insistent percussion. Twain vocally sashays through this feisty uptempo tune about hanging on to a good love. The lyric is rather lightweight, but the production is ear-catching, and there's no denying Twain's ability to reel in both programmers and listeners with her vocal charisma. This is one of those little tunes that pushes all the right buttons that Twain and Lange have engaged so successfully before. Look for it to follow its predecessors up the chart.
8/12/00 Timmins Getting Flooded With Letters About Reunion Class Act! Here is an example of what former students had to say about Shania. Valerie Bergey states: "From the time she was small, I remember her singing in my yard and watching her sing on many occasions. I was proud to know her when we were children and I am prouder still of the wonderful down-to-earth person she still is. She is and always will be a class act!" To read the entire article, click HERE.
8/12/00 Shania Says "Cheese". Timmins photo labs have been overwhelmed by the number of people bringing in rolls of film to be developed from pictures taken last Saturday (8/5) at the Timmins High School Reunion. The main target for those who brought their cameras was Shania as one Timmins photo lab developer estimated she has seen over 2,000 pictures of Shania during the last week.
8/12/00 Shania Has Faith On Her Side. According to the August 21st issue of PEOPLE magazine, "Faith Hill says fellow diva Twain has played a part in her surging success. "I've always defended Shania," she says, "She not only opened doors; she knocked several down." Well put Faith!
8/10/00 Shania's Suprise Visit Making Headlines Around The World! From the Timmins Daily Press - Shania's surprise visit to the Timmins High & Vocational School reunion on Saturday has truly become an international story. First, it was phone calls from newspapers in Toronto and radio stations in Vancouver. Now its calls from publications in Florida and Great Britain, as well as a large number of e-mails from around the world asking about Shania, her upcoming album plans and the Shania Twain Interpretive Center which is scheduled to open in Timmins next summer. To read full story, click HERE.
8/10/00 COO Falls To No. 9...After slipping one spot to No. 6 last week, Come On Over falls three more spots to No. 9 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 144th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 100 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over plummets twelve big spots to No. 86 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 8/19/2000). Could this be the last week Come On Over is in the Top 100???
8/9/00 Album Predictions From Hazel. No, it's not the Hazel from the 1960's show "Hazel". According to Hazel Smith, a Nashville entertainment journalist for CountryCool.com, "The word I got from Switzerland, high in the Alps, is Shania Twain and her hubby/producer Mutt Lange have two songs complete and ready to demo in the studio and three others started. Let's see, theyve been working since December seven months. If they finish two more songs in the next seven months that will put us in February 2001. Remember the Christmas CD Shania promised for 2000 was nixed to work on this one. Shania told us at the press conference last October to expect a new CD in the summer of 2001. At the rate Shania and Mutt are going, my calculations are maybe six songs will be finished by July 2001. Ill be surprised if there's new Shania music by summer 2002."
Let's hope Hazel is off her rocker and from a comment she made earlier this week, I think she is! Take a look...
NASHVILLE NYMPHS - Who are the Nashville nymphs? According to the current Penthouse, they are Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks. There's no revealing comments or photos. Personally, I thought Faith's video Breathe surely should cover the pages of a skin mag, and so could some of Shania's.
8/7/00 Shania Surprises H.S. Reunion! Shania became the hit of the night at the Timmins High and Vocational School reunion when she made a surprise appearance Saturday night! A dressed down (wearing a sleeveless top, black pants, her hair pulled straight back and wearing little make-up) Shania fit right in with the 2,000 graduates who attended the reunion. Timmins' Mayor Vic Power, called Shania's appearance "a class act" for taking the time to "show her loyalty towards her roots and towards Timmins." Shania told a local radio station she went to the alumni dinner without any security escort, just like any other student. To read the FULL STORY and see a couple PICTURES of Shania at the reunion, click HERE.
8/4/00 More Album Info. According to CountryStars.com, It's wait until next year for Shania product. In spite of their hopeful belief in rumors that Shania Twain may release a Christmas album this year as well as a TV Special, her Canadian fan websites finally believe what we reported and her publicity company confirms there will be no new product from Shania this year. Work is progressing on her album. Top brass from Mercury Nashville have visited Shania and Mutt Lange in Switzerland and were able to hear some rough cuts of her new material. There was no comment regarding the music at this stage so we can only speculate whether they were talking about the new album or Christmas album.
8/3/00 It's Final! - No Christmas CD. No Christmas Special. This is straight from Shania's publicist:
"THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EMAIL AND FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SHANIA TWAIN. WITH REGARDS TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT UPCOMING RELEASES, WE CAN CONFIRM THAT THERE IS NO ALBUM RELEASE OR TV SPECIAL PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR." (Thanks bmac!)
8/3/00 COO Slips To No. 6...After spending six weeks in a row at No. 5, Come On Over slips one spot to No. 6 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 143rd week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 99 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls one spot to No. 74 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 8/12/2000)
8/2/00 CCMA Nominations. The 2000 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Nominations were announced today and Shania received 6 of them: Single Of The Year (Rock This Country), SOCAN Song Of The Year (Rock This Country), Video Of The Year (Rock This Country), Top Selling Album (COO International edition), Female Artist Of The Year and Chevy Fans Choice Award. Congratulations Shania! Winners will be announced September 11th at the Skyreach Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. To read more and a list of nominnes, click HERE.
8/2/00 Bummer! No CMAs. Shania did not receive any nomintions for this year's 34th annual Country Music Association Awards. Faith Hill and Brad Paisley tied to lead all nominees with 6 nominations each. Winners will be announced October 4th at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville during a live 3-hour broadcast @ 8pm EDT on CBS. To read more and a complete list of nominees, click HERE.
7/31/00 VCR Alert! Shania will be featured on VH1's new show "Don't Quote Me" TONIGHT, July 31st @ 7:30pm EDT/PDT. Repeats will air Thursday, August 3rd @ 6:00pm EDT/PDT and Saturday, August 5th @ 9:30am EDT/PDT.
7/31/00 On Again/Off Again/On Again? CMT Canada is reporting that Shania will be releasing a Christmas CD this September/October! I'll believe it when I see Shania come down the chimney with the CD! Well okay, I'll settle for when I have the CD in my hands. Sources at Mercury have denied this rumor already, but CMT Canada is usually very accurate in their reporting. (from the Shania Twain U.S. Online Fan Club Messageboard)
7/27/00 COO Stays At No. 5...For the sixth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 142nd week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 98 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs fve spots to No. 73 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 8/5/2000)
7/26/00 Not So Very Merry Christmas After All. This is getting rediculous! Somebody please get this Christmas album info straight! Yesterday I passed along a report that Shania's Christmas album might still be on the table at Mercury and that a TV Special is in the works to support it. But, Mercury was emphatic in saying that the album is not planned for this year and they have no knowledge of the reported CBS special. (From Y107)
7/25/00 A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR SHANIA FANS! Shania is planning another CBS Special, this time to help promote the release of her Christmas album. Word is that the special will be airing on CBS. The Christmas special will have celebrity guests, music from Shania's Christmas album, and Christmas standards. Rumors are flying that the special will be taped in Shania's hometown of Timmins, Ontario; and that her family will be included in the special. Shania said, "There's also a Christmas special that I'm putting together. I have a lot of work ahead of me in the next few months." Thanks to Little Shania for the above news. (From shania-twain.co.uk). Thanks Jayne!
7/21/00 Shania Contest. Shania's official website (www.shania-twain.com) is going to be giving away an autographed guitar in their upcoming "How Well You Know Shania Twain" contest. Keep checking the site for more details.
7/21/00 Albums Update! Shania is currently writing material with husband Mutt Lange for her next album which is due out Summer/Fall 2001. It is still in the early stages of developement and no recording has taken place yet. As far as news on her Christmas album, Mercury Nashville is saying it's still on the releases list for 2000. (www.shania-twain.co.uk)
7/21/00 New, Enhanced DVD. If you didn't buy Shania's concert DVD "Shania Live," you'll be glad to know that an enhanced version of the show is being released. "Shania Twain Live" which was released on DVD December 7th of last year is expected to be released again with more features this December 7th, 2000. Universal Music who released the DVD last year is adding some extra features including backstage footage, a discography and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. (countrystars.com)
7/20/00 COO Stays At No. 5...For the fifth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 141st week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 97 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over plummets ten spots to No. 78 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 7/29/2000)
Just a side-note: After 141 weeks on the charts Come On Over is still selling nearly 20,000 copies per week!
7/20/00 YSTO Remake. Coolio (Remember him? He sang "Fantastic Voyage") has produced an album by several unknown rap and R&B artists. Among the cuts is a remake of Shania's "You're Still The One" by a group called Dy'Verse Society. A review had this to say about the CD and the track: "The immediate attraction on this compilation is Dy'Verse Society's soulful remake of Shania Twain's "You're Still the One.'' Accented by mournful piano, strings and gospel inflections, the song is superbly transformed by the vocally blessed male quartet."
7/19/00 Country Music's Stylistic Spectrum. Shania is mentioned in an article that appears on sonic.net. The article talks about the Top 25 Country Stars and the wide range of musical styles they cover. To read the article, click HERE.
7/18/00 VCR Alert! Look for Shania to be featured in a new "themed" version of VH1's Pop-Up Video on Tuesday, August 8 @ 8pm EDT. Shania will be featured in the "Sexiest Videos" show which also features "D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," Chris Isaak with "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing," Robert Palmer and Prince. (Read article at Yahoo.com)
7/18/00 Shania In Star Magazine. In case you're interested, Shania is in the current July 18th issue of Star magazine (JFK, Jr. is on the cover). The article entitled, "Shania's Outrage Over Sex Scandal", tells of a Canadian woman who says that she walked in on Shania and caught her in bed with her boyfriend. "Shania is hurt and feels that this woman said these things just to make her look bad." the magazine reports.
7/15/00 Timmins, Here We Come. The Timmins Daily Press has an article which talks about the people who will be coming from all around the world to see Shania's hometown and the forthcoming Shania Interpretive Centre. To read the article, click HERE.
7/13/00 COO Stays At No. 5...For the fourth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 140th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 96 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs six spots to No. 68 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 7/22/2000)
7/12/00 Christmas Album Update. It looks like Shania will not be releasing a Christmas album this year after all. An article from Country.com talks about all of the upcoming Christmas albums that are scheduled to be released this year. The article also lists the record labels that won't have any Christmas albums out this year. Shania's record label is among the list of labels that won't be putting out Christmas albums this year. The article only mentions "Mercury" (Shania's label), but does not specifically mention Shania. Since she is on Mercury records, we can assume that the article means no Christmas album from Shania! This article may not be all that accurate so we'll just have to wait and see. To read the article, click HERE.
7/10/00 COO Hits 32 Million Worldwide! News from Universal Music Group reports that Shania's Come On Over album has now sold 32 million worldwide, making her the best selling female artist ever in any musical genre! Congratulations Shania!
7/10/00 Christmas Album In 2000? The original release date for Shania's much anticipated Christmas album was to be this year but reports a couple months ago had the album scheduled to be pushed back to 2001. Now, the latest word from Mercury Nashville (Shania's record label) suggest that Shania's Christmas album is still on their list of releases for later this year giving us hope for new Shania music in 2000! More info as it becomes available. (countrystars.com)
7/10/00 COO Stays At No. 5...For the third week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 139th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 95 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls five spots to No. 74 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 7/15/2000)
6/30/00 New Single! If you thought Shania's Come On Over album was finished cranking out singles, guess again! Shania's got a new single that debuted at No. 66 on this week's Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts! The single is "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" and so far it looks as though it's a "radio" only single...probably not to be released to retail sales. So call your local country radio stations and request "IHOTL (TSML)" and let's help Shania move that single up the charts!
6/29/00 COO Stays At No. 5...For the second week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 138th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 94 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls seven spots to No. 69 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 7/8/2000)
6/29/00 Timmins Officials Visit Shania. Four lucky officials from Timmins who are responsible for the new Shania Twain Interpretive Centre being built there, recently traveled to Switzerland to meet with Shania concerning some of the details of the centre. To read the article, click HERE.
6/28/00 It's In The Stars For Shania. Here's an article with a different twist. The Astronet.com article basically talks about Shania's astrological sign & how the sign relates to the parts of Shania's personality & how that relates to her life & her struggles. The astrologer also predicts a number of events which she says will occur this year such as: Shania will be one of the most popular recording artists in the 21st century; that she will gain popularity with an older group of fans during this time; and that she and Mutt will consider having a child in the next few years. It's a very interesting article. To read it, click HERE.
6/27/00 SOLD! Shania's autographed white crop top that was
worn by her on stage during her tour, received a Final, Closing Online bid
of $2,350.00! Shania raised a ton of money for the Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network (RAINN) with her donation!
Meanwhile, Shania's autographed black blouse that was worn by her during a concert, received a Final, Closing online bid of $1,801.00! Proceeds from the auction go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International. Thanks Shania!
6/26/00 Reba On Shania. Katy Bee (countrystars.com) has an interesting quote from Reba McIntire on Shania Twain: "I think the woman's got talent and I think she's got balls to do what she has done...". Reba has always spoken her mind, hasn't she?
6/24/00 Shania Defended. Neil Haislop of Countrystars.com, defends Shania in his Question & Answer section this week:
Q: Why is Shania always missing the various awards events? Gary from Hayden, ID
A: Whenever Shania is in this country and has the time, she's been good about attending awards shows. She was certainly at the CMA Awards last year when she won Entertainer of the year. But, since shortly after the first of the year, Shania went to her home in Switzerland where she and her husband are working on her new album. When she's writing and recording she concentrates on that and nothing else.
Q: I just heard that Mutt Lange (Shania Twain's husband) wrote a song for Pop singer Britney Spears, "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know). It is a great song, what I am wondering is what do country fans and country singers think of this? Elizabeth from Holly, TX
A: Actually Shania and Mutt wrote the song for Britney Spears and he's producing her record. Country fans and singers have nothing to object to. Mutt Lange was and established, hugely successful producer of pop singers like Brian Adams and Michael Bolton before he even met Shania. That he managed to write with Shania and produce such mega-selling country albums as Shania's The Woman In Me and Come on Over is an amazing accomplishment to be admired.
It's nice to see someone in Nashville taking Shania's side for once! To read more, click HERE.
6/24/00 Paralympic CD! Shania is participating in a fundraising effort for the 2000 Paralympic Games being held in Sydney, Australia this fall by putting a song on a CD along with other country artists! There will also be a pop CD for sale to raise funds. Along with Shania, artists will include: George Strait, Reba McIntyre, Vince Gill, The Judds and others.. The pop CD will have Sheryl Crow, Elton John, The Bee Gees, Bryan Adams and others. Read more HERE.
6/22/00 Who? Shania - That's Who! According to this morning's Ottawa Citizen, Shania will be listed for the first time in the 2001 edition of the British-based "International Who's Who". Shania will join fellow Canadians Bryan Adams and Céline Dion, who were already included in previous editions. Congratulations Shania!
6/22/00 VCR Alert! CBS is re-broadcasting Shania's "Come On Over" concert special on Friday June 30th at 8pm (EDT & PDT). If you don't already have it on tape, get those VCR's ready!
6/22/00 COO Slips To No. 5...After spending four weeks in a row at No. 4, Come On Over slips one spot to No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 137th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 93 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls two spots to No. 62 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 7/1/2000)
6/20/00 Instrumental Album Released. Amazon.com is offering a new album entitled Pickin On Shania Twain: An Instrumental Country Tribute which features 12 new instrumental country versions of songs from Shania's three albums. For more info and to purchase the album, click HERE. Also, look for it in stores.
6/20/00 Blockbusters Tonight! The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards air tonight @ 8pm EDT on FOX! The awards were presented on May 9th. As you recall, Shania was nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite CD. Shania won the award for Favorite Female Country Artist, but did not attend the show.
6/16/00 Shania Goes 0 For 2. Shania did not win either of the awards she was nominated for at last night's TNN Music Awards. George Strait won Entertainer Of The Year while Faith Hill took home the award for Female Vocalist Of The Year. For a complete list of winners along with their acceptance speeches, click HERE. The TNN Music awards were determined by the fan's votes making the awards the only fan-voted country music awards.
6/15/00 TNN Music Awards Tonight. Shania is nominated for two awards in tonight's fan-voted TNN/Country Weekly Music Awards. She is up for Entertainer Of The Year (up against Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, George Strait) & Female Vocalist Of The Year (up against Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina). Unfortunately, Shania will not be in attendance. For more on the awards, click HERE. The awards will be presented during a LIVE 3-hour telecast from Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center @ 8pm EDT on TNN. Good luck Shania!
6/15/00 Shania-less Fan Fair. As expected, Shania Twain is nowhere to be found at this year's edition of International Country Music Fan Fair in Nashville, Tennessee which began Monday (6/12). Shania wasn't among her Mercury labelmates when they kicked off their part of the Fan Fair on Tuesday with their annual record label show. To read more, click HERE.
6/15/00 COO Holds At No. 4...For the fourth week in a row, Come On Over holds steady at No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 136th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 92 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs three spots to No. 60 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 6/24/2000)
6/13/00 Own Shania's Blouse! Want the shirt of Shania's back? Well here's your chance! An autographed black blouse that was worn by Shania during one of her concerts is on the auction block as part of Excite.com's celebrity auctions. Proceeds from the auction go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International. The auction ends June 26th @ 12:00 midnight. For more info and to bid, click HERE.
6/10/00 COO - 28 Million Sold! Shania's highly successful Come On Over album has now reached the 28 million mark in worldwide sales! Read more HERE. I'll have more info as soon as it's available. Congratulations Shania!
6/9/00 A Kiss From Shania. A number of stars recently donated imprints of their kisses to be auctioned off at AmFAR's ninth annual Boathouse Rock event. The money raised went to the AIDS research organization. Shania was one of those stars who donated an imprint of her kiss. To read the article, click HERE.
6/8/00 COO Holds At No. 4...For the third week in a row, Come On Over holds steady at No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 135th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 91 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops one spot to No. 63 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 6/17/2000)
6/7/00 VCR Alert - New Show! From Yahoo Entertainment News: "Don't Quote Me" -- Much like VH1's "Pop Up Video" made watching videos fun and entertaining -- this edgy series superimposes words on video, using actual quotes from the artists themselves. The half-hour shows take on such hot rock-world topics as Cher's plastic surgery, Elton's attitude, Jennifer Lopez' posterior, Aerosmith's reps as Stones clones, and Shania Twain's curious interview habits. Premiering Monday, July 17, @ 7:30pm (ET/PT).
6/4/00 Novello Awards. Shania, the leading nominee at the Ivor Novello Awards with 4 nominations didn't receive any awards at the Novello awards ceremony which was held last week. This was Shania's first year being nominated for the UK based songwriting awards and with Shania's growing popularity in the UK, we will probably see her name in these awards for years to come.
6/1/00 COO Holds At No. 4...For the second week in a row, Come On Over holds steady at No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 134th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 90 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops three spots to No. 62 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 6/10/2000)
5/31/00 CMT Magazine Cover. Shania is on the cover of the June/July 2000 issue of Country Music Today magazine. Inside there is a great article entitled: "Video Vixen: Shania Twain's Reel Life Story". As the title suggests, it's all about Shania's great videos! The magazine might be kind of hard to find. I got my copy at Borders. Here's what the cover looks like.
5/30/00 Shania's Dark Secrets...Shhh! In the latest issue of Country Weekly, Shania reveals her "dark side". It may surprise you, but it makes the mega-selling country diva more like the rest of us. When FHM magazine asked her if she ever "keeps" items from hotel rooms-like most of us have been know to do, she admitted she does. "I take the little mouthwash things, she confessed. And sometimes, if my curling iron is still hot whe I leave, I'll put a towel around it." She also fesses up to one of the things she hates most about being on the road: "Public restrooms," she acknowledges. 'You're travelling for 15 hours and you're reliant on them. You end up having to brush your teeth in public-I hate that.'" Well, anybody who was looking for some dirt on Shania, there you go!
5/29/00 Behind The Music, Behind The Scenes. If you enjoyed the VH1 "Behind The Music" special on Shania which documents the high and low events in Shania's life, you might be intrested in hearing what the producer of the special had to say about their time with Shania making the special. Click HERE to surf on over to VH1's web site for the producer's notes and a video clip from the "Behind The Music" special!
5/26/00 FHM Sexiest Woman Poll. In FHM magazine's 6th annual "100 Sexiest Woman" poll, Shania came in second this year behind Jennifer Lopez. The top ten list also includes: Denise Richards (#3); Britney Spears (#4); Tyra Banks (#5); Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (#6); Alyssa Milano (#7); Christina Aguilera (#8); Faith Hill (#9); and Jennifer Love Hewitt (#10). To read the results for yourself, click HERE.
5/26/00 Shania Laid Back And Natural Offstage. Remember Shania's revealing episode of VH-1's "Behind The Music" special last year? In the show filmed in Shania's hometown of Timmins, Ontario, Canada, the scenes with her sisters and brothers talking about their sister seemed natural and loving as they discussed their common experience of a hard life in the Canadian wilderness. Well, according the producer-director of the show, Janice Engel, everything you saw was for real. Engel noted that during the shoot Shania was casual, without makeup and natural when she wasn't being filmed. Plus she politely asked to hang out while her siblings were being interviewed. Engle described this gathering as typical of the visit home, "It was probably this easy-going atmosphere between the VH1 film crew and Shania and her family that set the stage for us to film Shania with her brothers, sister and niece, squished together on a couch following her concert later that same evening. They all came in, plopped down on one couch and started talking unabashedly about their sister, Eilleen Twain, and what it was like growing up dirt poor in Timmins, Ontario. With Shania laughing and letting down her hair, surrounded by her loved ones, we got it all on camera." This article, and another about Mutt's ASCAP awards, appeared in Neil Haislop's column at countrystars.com.
5/25/00 Make A Wish Auction. The Canadian website Bargoon.com auctioned off a Diamond Award plaque commemorating Shania's chart-topping sales for her 1995 The Woman In Me album. The plaque sold for $8,050 with all proceeds going to Canada's Children's Wish Foundation which dedicates itself to fulfilling a favorite wish for children suffering from a life threatening illness.
5/25/00 COO Holds At No. 4...After climbing one spot last week, Come On Over holds steady at No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in its 133rd week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 89 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over plummets fourteen spots to No. 59 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 6/3/2000)
5/24/00 Shania Night On VH1! VH1 is making tonight (5/24) Shania night on VH1! From 8:00PM to 11:00PM EDT it's non-stop Shania. First, at 8PM is "Shania Twain: She's Still The One", followed by "Behind The Music" @ 9PM and finally by "Shania Twain: Come On Over" @ 10PM. Get those VCR's ready!
5/23/00 Mutt Wins Songwriter Award! A week after Shania was awarded the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year award, her husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange was awarded a songwriting award from ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The award is for the writers of the most-played songs. Mutt was given the award because he was the co-writer (along with Shania) on the songs "From This Moment On," "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "You're Still The One." To read more about it, click HERE. Congratulations Mutt and Shania on the recent songwriting awards!
5/21/00 International Stardom A Pleasant Surprise. Shania Twain has managed to become a truly international star with her music rising in popularity from Germany to India and places in between. Question is was she surprised by the worldwide scope of her popularity. Shania told CountryStars.com, "There are always elements of those sorts of things that do surprise me ... pleasantly surprise me. But I do put a lot of effort into traveling around the world to introduce my music as well. I've made a lot of international trips to promote the album and what not. But the fact that it does reach places like India and places that I haven't visited is a very wonderful surprise." (Neil Haislop - CountryStars.com)
5/18/00 COO Moves Up To No. 4...The 5-week see-saw ride continues! After slipping one spot last week, Come On Over see-saws back up to No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 132nd week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 88 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs seven spots to No. 45 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 5/27/2000)
5/18/00 BMI Awards. For the second consecutive year at the
BMI Awards, Shania was named Pop Songwriter Of The
Year. She was also given a citation for each of her 5 songs that
were on the most performed list. Shania's career now has accumulated a total
of 19 BMI Awards. To read more, click
Here are the citations she received:
Pop Songwriter of the Year -- Shania Twain
Most Performed Song:
"From This Moment On" (2nd award for this song--it won this award in 1999)
"You're Still The One" (2nd award for this song--it won this award in 1999)
"Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"
"That Don't Impress Me Much"
"You've Got A Way"
5/17/00 Katy Bee Blasts Shania. Over at Countrystars.com, Katy Bee takes some pretty good shots at Shania for not showing up at the ACMs. Katy writes:
"Call her No-Show SHANIA. She praises her country base but seldom is there for awards night. Even when SHANIA TWAIN won the top crown of Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Program host, Dolly Parton, announced the award, accepted for Shania--who was out of the country--and declared that she would gladly go present it to her so she would get to meet Shania herself."
She goes on to praise Tim McGraw and Faith Hill...even calling them "Mr. & Mrs. Nashville"! Give me a break Katy! Shania has done more for country music than Tim and Faith ever has or will! Feel free to send a nice little letter to Ms. Bee at KTBmedia@zianet.com. (Just don't say it was my idea.)
5/17/00 Shania's "Heart Of Gold". Click HERE to read an article about how Shania is providing two scholarships yearly for deserving students at her alma mater, Timmins High and Vocational School. "Shania is such a sensational supporter of her hometown and these scholarships are just another reminder of her generosity in providing assistance to others," Toffanello (a school administrator) said.
5/17/00 A Review Of Oops! Canoe.ca has reviewed Britney Spears' new album Oops!...I Did It Again. Shania and her husband Mutt Lange assisted in producing the album and the song they wrote, "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know", will be the next single released. Click HERE to check out the review.
5/15/00 Bah Hum Bug! Christmas Album Cancelled. Apparently it won't be quite a Merry Christmas for Shania fans this year. According to reports, Shania's Christmas CD has been cancelled again. Why? Not so much Shania's schedule, but Mutt's busy schedule writing songs for Shania's next major CD and producing other groups such as the Coors. Therefore, Mercury has cancelled the Shania Christmas Album. Mutt felt that all of his and Shania's effort should be put toward her next pop/country album due out sometime in 2001 so that project won't suffer due to splitting time between two albums.
5/14/00 Britney Sings Shania's Song On SNL. Britney Spears was the host and musical guest on last night's "Saturday Night Live". The second song she sang was the song that Shania wrote for her - "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know". It's a well-written ballad, but personally I didn't think the song sounded all that great. But that's not Shania's fault, right?
5/11/00 Shania Writes, Britney Sings. To read about what Britney Spears had to say about "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" written for her by Shania and Mutt, click HERE. Here's a short excerpt:
"When you hear the song, it's so pure and delicate. It's just one of those songs that pull you in," Spears told MTV News recently. "I think they wrote it 'specially for me, because the lyrics of the song, if you really listen ... they're more of what I can relate to, 'cause they're kind of young lyrics, I think. I don't think Shania would probably sing some of the words that I'm saying."
5/11/00 Shania Wins Blockbuster Award! In a yet-to-be-broadcast award ceremony, Shania was named Favorite Female Country Artist at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards! Congratulations Shania! Shania lost to the Backstreet Boys for the Favorite CD award. For a complete list of other winners, click HERE. The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards were taped on Tuesday, May 9, 2000. The award show will air on FOX on June 20, 2000! Shania was not in attendance.
5/11/00 COO Slips Back To No. 5...The 4-week see-saw ride continues! After climbing one spot last week and returning to No. 4, Come On Over see-saws back down to No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 131st week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 87 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops one spot to No. 52 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 5/20/2000)
5/9/00 Does Shania Like Meatloaf? Well, probably not since she's a vegetarian - but we aren't talking about that kind of Meatloaf. Shania, among other country music stars, is wanted by writer/producer Jim Steinman for a country re-make of MeatLoaf's 1977 hit album, Bat Out Of Hell. Among the other artists wanted by Jim Steinman for the re-make are Vince Gill and Garth Brooks. To read more about Shania's possible involvement, click HERE.
5/8/00 ONE(ce) And For All. A few days ago I reported some inaccurate info regarding Shania and Britney Spears' new album Oops!...I Did It Again out in stores May 16th. So here's the real scoop. Shania wrote ONLY ONE song for Britney and she does NOT sing in any of them! Despite the rumors that are flying around the net, the only song that Shania wrote for Britney is "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know".
5/8/00 Just Five. Shania is only the fifth woman in the history of the ACM's to win the Entertainer Of The Year award. The others were: Reba McEntire (1994), Barbara Mandrell (1980), Dolly Parton (1977) and Loretta Lynn (1975). Congratulations again Shania!
5/7/00 Vote For Shania! The NBC music video show called "Friday Night" is holding an online poll to determine who the viewers/voters feel is their Favorite Female Musical performer. The poll lasts thru the end of the week and you can vote as many times as you'd like! The results will be shown on the NBC's "Friday Night" on Friday May 12th. To vote, click HERE.
5/4/00 COO Climbs Back To No. 4...After slipping one spot last week to No. 5, Come On Over see-saws back up to No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 130th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 86 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops nine spots to No. 51 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 5/13/2000)
5/4/00 Shania Wins ACM Entertainer Of The Year! Shania won the prestigious Entertainer Of The Year award last night at the 35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Congratulations Shania! Nobody deserves this award more than Shania and it was great to see the ACM finally acknowledge her as the superstar she is. Especially on a night when Alan Jackson, George Strait and others used the show as a platform to deliver not so subtle criticism of Shania and others who have experienced success in and out of country music. The other category in which Shania was nominated, Top Female Vocalist, went to Faith Hill. To read Canoe's JAM! Showbiz review of the ACMA's and a complete list of winners, click HERE.
5/3/00 ACM Awards Are Tonight! The 35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be presented tonight. Shania is up for two Academy of Country Music Awards this year! She is nominated for Entertainer Of The Year (up against The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Sawyer Brown) and Female Vocalist Of The Year (up against Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina and Chely Wright). Unfortunately, Shania won't be attending. The 3-hour event will be held at Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles and will be telecast LIVE on CBS beginning @ 8pm EDT. Good luck Shania! Countrycool.com will post the winners LIVE as they are announced.
4/30/00 The Fabulous Falls. And now, introducing Shania Twain and The Fabulous Falls! That's right. According to "Dirt from Nashville" on 94.3 (New York) country radio, Shania's band had a secret name while they toured. They called themselves the "Fabulous Falls" due to the fact that they fell a lot on stage. (Hmmm? I saw them three times and they never fell a single time!)
4/30/00 Shania In Country Song Roundup. Shania is featured in the July 2000 issue of Country Song Roundup magazine. There's a large photo on page 10 and an article called "As Good As It Gets" that talks about Shania's family and the achievements in her career which begins on page 11. On page 33, there's a picture of Shania and the lyrics to her famous hit "Rock This Country!". Last but not least, country superstar Reba McEntire, mentioned on page 68 and 69 of the magazine that she would "...love to do a duet with Shania."
4/30/00 US Weekly. The May 8, 2000 edition of US Weekly has a full page black and white picture of Shania in it's Sexiest Stars segment. The picture of Shania can be found on page 61.
4/29/00 Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know. That's the name of the song that Shania wrote for Britney Spears' new CD out in stores May 16th. (It's not clear at this time if Shania sings on the track.) There've been all kinds of rumors flying around about which tracks Shania did or didn't write or perform on. Click HERE for the article.
4/28/00 Beautiful Shania! Shania appears in PEOPLE magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" 2000 issue which hit newsstands today (page 183). This is Shania's first time on the list of 50 male and female celebrities deemed most beautiful. Other celebrities on this year's list include Julia Roberts, George Clooney and fellow country/pop diva Faith Hill. Click image below to see Shania's page from the magazine!
4/27/00 COO Slips Back To No. 5...After moving up one spot last week to No. 4, Come On Over slips back to No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 129th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 85 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over remains at No. 42 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 5/6/2000)
4/27/00 Yup, Shania's Beautiful! The new issue of People magazine, on newsstands April 28th, is featuring the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World 2000". Shania will be featured so make sure you pick up a copy. Hollywood star Julia Roberts is on the cover. To read more, click HERE.
4/26/00 New Shania Show! On Thursday night (4/27) at 9:00pm Eastern & Pacific, VH1 will debut a NEW one-hour show called "She's Still The One: Shania Twain Videos". It should be a fantastic hour of Shania's best videos! Definately worth recording! DON'T MISS IT!!! It will re-air Friday (4/28) at 1:00pm Eastern & Pacific and several more times after. Check the TV schedule on my main menu page for other dates.
4/26/00 Cool Shania Article. Canada's National Post has a very cool and positive article about Shania's impact on music and her place in the industry today. To read it, click HERE.
4/25/00 Shania Paved The Way. Launch.com has an article in which Faith Hill (in the UK to promote Breathe) gives some credit to Shania and others who have paved the way for country artists to promote their Country/Pop music internationally. Faith goes on to say, "...Shania--she's a worldwide artist. It's clear that she's broken down a lot of walls, and shattered every record, even competing with the men, which is such an incredible accomplishment." To read the entire article, click HERE.
4/24/00 Shania Tops Canada's Richest Entertainers. With her Come On Over album selling millions worldwide, her successful world tour, plus signing a $3 Million (US) deal to market cosmetics for Revlon, Shania not only feels like a rich woman, but was the biggest earner in Canadian entertainment last year taking in an astonishing $70 Million! To see the Rich List, click HERE.
4/23/00 Shania's Guitar Player Wins ACM! Brent Mason, a guitarist who worked with Shania on her Come On Over album, has won the 2000 Instrumental ACM award for Best Guitar Player. This is the seventh time Brent has won the award in the guitarist category. To read more about it, click HERE. Congratulations Brent!
4/22/00 Shania Turned Down??? At the 1997 CMAs, Eric Heatherly played guitar in Shania's band for the first time when Shania performed on the show. After the CMAs, Luke Lewis - head of Mercury Records, recommended Heatherly to Shania as a member of her band which would have required him to travel for the next 18 months. Eric had to choose between touring with Shania or finishing his own debut album and he chose the latter. After he turned down the job, Lewis gave him a recording contract. To read the entire article, click HERE.
4/20/00 COO Moves Up To No. 4...After spending two weeks at No. 5, Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 128th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 84 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over slips two spots to No. 42 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 4/29/2000)
4/20/00 US Weekly Article. US Weekly magazine ran an article about Shania recently. The article talks about Shania's recent milestone in selling 17 Million copies of Come On Over to become the best-selling country CD of all time and the best-selling CD by a female artist in any genre of all time.
4/17/00 Vote For Shania! PEOPLE magazine is currently running their 5th annual poll to determine the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Make sure that Shania is on the list! Click HERE to vote for Shania!
4/15/00 Shania's Got Balls! An article in the latest issue of Billboard magazine quotes one of the Dixie Chicks' husbands who speaks very favorably about Shania being a "break out artist" and that "she has more balls than 99% of the male country artists out there".
4/14/00 Shania's Determination Showed Early On. Shania Twain began performing as a grade schooler and showed early on that she had guts and was a real trouper. One famous incident involved a trip a very young Shania had to make by train to another city to perform all by herself. Twain was just 11 or 12 when she discovered that the train she was on was headed to the wrong city. Twain wasn't about to miss her gig, so she asked the conductor to stop the train and let her off so she could catch another train. The conductor first refused to let her off in the middle of the wilderness, but Shania raised such fuss about it, he finally stopped the train and let her off in the middle of nowhere. It took a while, but Shania managed to flag down a train going in the opposite direction and made her performance. (Neil Haislop - CountryStars.com)
4/13/00 COO Holds Steady At No. 5...For the second week in a row, Come On Over holds steady at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 127th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 83 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over slips two spots to No. 40 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 4/22/2000)
4/12/00 Shania Staying Home For ACM's. Even though Shania will be up for Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year, reports are that Shania will not be at the ACM Awards being held May 3rd. "It looks like Shania is in hibernation in her Swiss palace...". Even with a large European country music festival taking place in Shania's back yard (Switzerland/her home right now) later this year, reports have it that she won't be appearing at it either. This low profile time for Shania probably means one of two things. She's either enjoying a little time off like all of us and/or she's really working hard on that Christmas and new studio album.
4/11/00 British Award Nominations. Shania has picked up four nominations in the British-based Ivor Novello Awards to be held on May 25th in London, England. The nominations are in the following categories: Best Selling UK Single, Most Performed Work and International Hit of the Year for "That Don't Impress Me Much" and the Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "You're Still the One". The awards ceremony celebrates British talent for songwriting, composing and publishing. To read more, click HERE.
4/10/00 Lonestar Thanks Shania. Country band Lonestar, still riding high on their crossover country/pop hit "Amazed" is now in Britian promoting their music to a new audience thanks to Shania! Lead singer Richie McDonald says if it hadn't been for crossover acts like Shania Twain, the band wouldn't have made the transatlantic trip to Britian. This is just another example as to how Shania has opened the doors wide open for other country acts to take their music to new levels!
4/10/00 ACM Poll. CountryCool.com is running an Academy of Country Music Poll so fans can choose who they would like to see win each of this year's awards (May 3rd). Shania is nominated in the Entertainer Of The Year and Female Vocalist Of The Year catagories. GO VOTE for Shania!
4/9/00 Release Dates. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Shania is finishing up her Christmas album and will be released in November 2000. It is also reported that Shania's new album will be out in the stores next April. (Thanks Barry)
4/8/00 Encyclopedia Of Pop. Shania is being honored on the Grove's Dictionaries website as one of the latest Grammy winners. Her full biography has been reprinted from the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, third edition. To read the bio, click HERE.
4/6/00 6 Million In Europe. According to Billboard, Shania has now sold over 6 Million copies of Come On Over in Europe alone! This comes less then a month after Come On Over was certified for sales of over 17 Million in the US and 26 Million worldwide. 26 Million in sales and still no sign of slowing, simply amazing. To read the article, click HERE.
4/6/00 COO Slips To No. 5...After spending three weeks in a row at No. 4, Come On Over slips one spot to No. 5 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 126th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 82 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 38 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 4/15/2000)
4/5/00 Man, I Feel Like I'm Sick! Shania Twain appearing on a WYYD-FM (Roanoke, Va) radio station billboard in a leopard-skin half-shirt and a pair of skintight leather pants is one thing. It was a different story when a 285-pound disc jockey poses in the same outfit and added the words "Spank Me!" on a sister station's sign. Rock station WROV-FM has been getting phone calls and letters from critics ever since. Most of the offended callers were upset with the sight of a man dressed up in a woman's clothes and the words "Spank me!" appearing on the billboard but others were just Shania fans defending their favorite diva. To read the entire article, click HERE. Click HERE to take a look at the Shania billboard and the uhh.... other one.
4/5/00 Shania On FHM Cover. Shania has made the cover of another issue of FHM magazine but this time she's on the US version of the magazine. FHM which was only sold in the UK began making a US version of the magazine last month and now Shania is on the cover of the May/June 2000 issue! Unfortunately, the article and pictures in the magazine are the same from her last UK FHM cover story but now the US fans have the chance to own the magazine. To see pictures from the magazine on FHM's web site, click HERE.
4/3/00 Happy Anniversary. Today marks my website's one year anniversary! Thanks to everyone who has contributed their input on how I can make my Shainia website even better. This is my personal tribute to Shania Twain, a woman who is talented, motivated, inspirational and so much more. I have enjoyed maintaining this site over the past year and look forward to the year ahead as we can expect many great things from Shania including a Christmas CD and her fourth album.
4/3/00 Elton Takes A Shot At Shania. In a not-so-subtle way, one of Shania's idols took a shot at her in the press recently. Elton John, was asked his "advice" to upcoming acts on how to sustain a long, successful career in the music business. Along with offering his "advice," Elton also took the opportunity to pretty much diss Shania in the press. Here's what Elton had to say: " Open the airwaves. Radio's restricted formats and short playlists hurt both those played and unplayed. "I turn on the pop station and hear an 8 month old Matchbox 20 song. So the album sells 15 Million copies, but how can acts follow it? It's a millstone around an artist's neck. Look at Alanis Morissette or Hootie & the Blowfish. Aren't people sick of Shania Twain? How many singles can they squeeze out of this album? I really feel it hurts artists to be this overexposed." To read the article, click HERE.
4/3/00 Oops! I Did It Again! According to a popular Britney Spears site, in addition to "Oops! I Did It Again!", there is a track that Shania sings either backup or a duet with Britney Spears on her new CD. The song is titled "How Dare You". To read the entire list of tracks on the new Britney CD and to download an mp3 of "Oops! I Did It Again", click HERE.
4/3/00 COO Holds Steady At No. 4...For the third week in a row, Come On Over is at No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 125th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 81 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls eight spots to No. 39 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 4/8/2000)
4/3/00 Dolly Parton To Host ACMs! It has been officially announced that Dolly Parton will host the upcoming ACM Awards on May 3, 2000! One has to wonder if this means that Shania has won Entertainer Of The Year (one of the awards she is nominated for...the other is the Female Vocalist of the Year). Is the Academy of Country Music "dangling a carrot" in front of Shania's eyes to get her to attend? Of course, Shania stated that Dolly is her idol right after winning the CMA Entertainer of the Year award last year. Hmmm. Well, we'll just have to wait and see. It would be nice to see Shania attend one of these award shows again! To read more, click HERE.
3/30/00 Trisha Yearwood Compliments Shania. Trisha had this to say about Shania recently: "Shania Twain gets trashed for what she does, but she's true to herself. This is who she is and this is what she does. I have so much more respect for that than for someone who tries to recreate that." To read the article, click HERE.
3/29/00 Show Your Support! Countrycool.com is currently running a poll to see who you would like to see win the ACM Female Vocalist Award. Please stop by and cast your vote for Shania! To vote, click HERE.
3/28/00 Vote For Shania! The Official Final Voting period for the TNN/Country Weekly Awards began yesterday (Monday, March 27). Shania is nominated in two categories: Entertainer Of The Year and Female Vocalist Of The Year. The awards will be presented during a LIVE 3-hour telecast Thursday, June 15th @ 8pm EDT on TNN. Please click HERE and cast your votes for Shania!
3/27/00 "When" Cracks Canadian Chart's Top 10. It was in November 1997 when Shania Twain's Come On Over debuted on the SoundScan albums chart. Yet after 124 weeks it's still going strong. The album's latest Canadian single, "When" climbs 11-10 on The Hits chart becoming the fourth top 10 hit from Come On Over. The other top 10 entries are "You're Still The One" (No. 6, 1998), "That Don't Impress Me Much" (No. 2, 1999) and "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" (No. 4, 1999). (canoe.ca JamMusic Charts)
3/24/00 More Centre Details Unveiled. The Timmins Daily Press is showing some of the plans for the Shania Twain Interpretive Centre including a map of its location and interior. Also featured is a picture of what the outside of the building is expected to look like. The centre is expected to be complete by July 2001. To check out the photos, click HERE.
3/23/00 COO Holds Steady At No. 4...For the second week in a row, Come On Over is at No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 124th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 80 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls one spot to No. 31 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 4/1/2000)
3/23/00 Nashville Points Finger At Shania. The recent article in Country Weekly about Country vs. Pop, and now an article in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, point the finger squarely at Shania Twain and blame her for killing country music. The purists blame Shania and many other current performers for killing the pure sound of country music and bringing in pop influences. Besides Shania, recent songs by Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Lonestar have enjoyed considerable pop success. This, of course, has resulted in increased record sales among the normally "non-country" music, pop record buyers.
3/23/00 No Canadian Walk-Of-Fame For Shania...Yet. The rules state that, even though Shania was the runaway choice in fan balloting to be added to the Walk, an entertainer must have 10 years in show business and a "body of work" to qualify. Shania's definitely got the "body of work" (no pun intended) and in a few more years we should see her star on the Canadian Walk-Of-Fame. To read the article, click HERE.
3/22/00 Total Style Interview. Shania is on the cover of the March/April 2000 issue of the UK's Total Style magazine. I sent away for the magazine and inside there is a great interview with Shania. You can read the entire article by clicking HERE.
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3/22/00 Shania: A Legend In Leopard Print. This is a very interesting article about Shania and her success. It's not all positive; it's not all negative. The writer kept zeroing in on Shania's wardrobe and how she can get away with wearing clothes that most women her age could definitely not even think about wearing! It's definitely worth a read. To read the full article, click HERE.
3/22/00 Shania Centre Plans Unveiled. The Timmins Daily Press has a great article detailing some of the plans for the new Shania Twain Interpretive Centre to be built in Timmins. Work on the $11-million project has already started and is expected to be completed by July 2001, said Barry Martin of B.H. Martin Consultants. The interpretive centre includes a 4,000-square-foot exhibit space featuring Twain, a 1,200-square-foot travelling exhibit space and a 1,000-square-foot retail area, as well as a 1,500-square-foot foyer area. To read the full article, click HERE.
3/21/00 Country vs. Pop. Shania is on the cover (along with Alan Jackson) of the April 4th issue of Country Weekly magazine which goes on sale today. The article, as you would suspect, talks about the success that Shania has experienced compared to that of more "traditional" country acts. LeAnn Womack expresses her views on the matter in the article. Randy Travis does too asserting, "We're supposed to be in the business of country music. So let's hear some." SHANIA not surprisingly defends the pop infusion saying, "It's really cool to see that both audiences are enjoying what I'm doing." Faith Hill adds, "I just think great music should be universal." (CountryStars.com). Should be a very interesting article!
3/20/00 ACM Profile. CountryCool.com is counting down to the ACM awards (May 3) with a "Prelude to the ACM Awards", an in-depth look at the nominees and stories of this year's show. The Entertainer Of The Year category, according to the ACM, "goes to the individual, duet or group who performs together regularly on television, stage, recordings, films, etc., and has contributed to the growth, acceptance and popularity of country music during the preceding calendar year." CountryCool.com has a very nice profile on Shania and the other Entertainer nominees. Click HERE.
3/20/00 Down To Earth Shania. One of the great things about Shania is her humble attitude as illustrated by a few quotes. Shania, of course, has sold over 26 Million CD's worldwide, but had this to say about it: "The more famous I get, the more I want to do my own laundry." Being a beautiful woman, Shania has been signed by Revlon to represent them, but yet had this to say: "I'm not Cindy Crawford, but I'm a singer who can look O.K. in makeup."
3/17/00 TNN/Country Weekly Nominations. Shania received two nominations in this year's fan-voted TNN/Country Weekly Awards. She is up for Entertainer Of The Year (up against Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, George Strait) & Female Vocalist Of The Year (up against Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina). For a complete list of nominees, click HERE. The awards will be presented during a LIVE 3-hour telecast Thursday, June 15th @ 8pm EDT on TNN. Congratulations Shania!
3/17/00 Mercury Nashville President Responds. Here is what Mercury Nashville President, Luke Lewis, had to say about COO going 17X Platinum: "Having the opportunity to work a project as brilliant musically as "Come On Over" is a dream for anyone who works for a record label," said Lewis. "I¹m incredibly proud of the staff of Mercury Records and our partners in this amazing accomplishment, especially Mutt Lange, Jon Landau and Barbara Carr, the promotion staff of Island/Def Jam Music, CAA, George Travis, UMVD and Shore Fire Media. Shania's commitment to excellence has inspired us all to be better at what we do. The most gratifying thing for me is to see her exemplary artistry, talent and hard work being rewarded by finding a place in the history books." Read more at CountryStars.com.
3/16/00 COO Breaks Record With 17 Million Sales! Today Shania Twain's Come On Over (Mercury) has been certified for sales of 17 Million in the U.S.!!! COO moves past Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill making it the best-selling solo album by a female artist, according to the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). Also, Come On Over, is now the best selling country album in history, with Shania overtaking Garth Brooks No Fences album (16M). COO is tied as the fifth-best-selling single CD release with the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, behind titles from the Eagles, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac.
Come On Over, which has sold over 26 million copies worldwide, according to the label, is at No. 30 on The Billboard 200 this week, after 123 weeks on the chart. The album continues to earn Twain major recognition. Last weekend, she won best songwriter and best country female artist honors at the Juno Awards, which celebrate the best in Canadian music.
Twain is nominated in the Entertainer Of The Year and Top Female Vocalist categories for the Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held May 3 in Los Angeles. CONGRATULATIONS SHANIA!!! (Read more at Billboard.com, Launch.com, MusicStation.com)
3/16/00 COO Slips To No. 4...After spending five weeks in a row at No. 3, Come On Over slips to No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 123rd week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 79 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls three spots to No. 30 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 3/25/2000)
3/14/00 Shania and Faith Hill Duet? It's not out of the question...at least from Faith Hill's perspective. Faith Hill's favorite duet partner is hubby Tim McGraw, but she says there are at least three other stars she'd consider recording with. After Tim, her first choice is Martina McBride; she'd also like to sing with Shania Twain and pop star Mariah Carey. (CountryNow.com)
3/14/00 Hot, Hot, Hot! The re-release of The Woman In Me in the UK, is off to a scorching start! According to dotmusic.com, the country album is in the Top Ten of all albums sold in the UK right now! That puts TWO Shania albums in the Top Ten in the UK at this time!
3/14/00 Shania, I'm Broke! For those of you who don't know, Cledus T. Judd is country music's version of Weird Al Yankovic. Cledus' latest video is a parody of Shania's song "Honey, I'm Home". The song is called "Shania, I'm Broke" and the video looks like Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" video. The band members playing the instruments behind Cledus look like Shania's band members. Look for the video on CMT. Cledus previously made a parody of "Any Man of Mine" called "If Shania Was Mine".
3/13/00 Shania Wins 2 Juno Awards. The 2000 Juno Award winners were announced over 2 days this year in Toronto. Saturday, Shania won a Juno for Best Country Female Artist. On Sunday, Shania went 2-for-2 as she won her other nominated category for Best Songwriter (for "That Don't Impress Me Much", "You've Got A Way", & "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"). Congratulations Shania! Click HERE for full coverage of the awards and a complete list of winners.
3/13/00 Shania's First Album Re-released In UK. Today (March 13th) Shania's debut album Shania Twain is being re-released in the UK. Also being released on VIDEO, is the 1998 "Party In The Park" which features Shania singing "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" & "You're Still The One".
3/12/00 Juno Awards 2000. Saturday, Shania won a Juno for Best Country Female Artist in this year's awards. The 2000 Juno award winners are being announced over 2 days this year in Toronto. The winner in Shania`s other nominated category - Best Songwriter - will be announced on Sunday night (tonight). Click HERE for opening night coverage.
3/12/00 Shania's International Appeal Apparent. Shania
is featured in two UK magazines this month. The Top of the Pops magazine
carries a two page article and a photo of her taken during the BBC's Christmas
Shania special. Shania is also on the cover of Total Style magazine
which contains a massive 5 page interview with photos. ALSO: Shania's music
has been released on a DVD compilation in the UK.
MEANWHILE BACK IN THE U.S.A., Shania's massively successful CD Come On Over continues to sell an average of 50,000 copies a week. Shania is in third spot on the country SoundScan album chart behind Faith Hill whose CD Breathe at #2 sold nearly 63,000 copies last week in addition to the single "Breathe" selling over 53,000 units. (Neil Haislop - CountryStars.com)
3/10/00 Want Shania's Shoes? Yep, you can bid on a pair of autographed size 5 1/2 Sketchers shoes Shania wore on stage during her 1999 tour. (She has pretty cute feet). To bid on the shoes, click HERE. The Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy is holding it's 11th annual Fantasy Auction and Shania's shoes are just one of 9 Shania items up for bids. Also up for bids is an autographed platinum sales plaque and several lots of Shania merchandise and collectibles. To view all the items up for bids check out the country.com web site or pick up a copy of the March 21 issue of Country Weekly. Proceeds from the auction go to benefit projects of the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. Deadline to receive bids is April 14, 2000.
3/10/00 Married People Don't Do It. With all the rumors flying around recently in the current issue of National Enquirer about Shania's involvement in a cult that promotes, among other things, a "no sex" policy...canoe.ca has a short mention about it that is worth reading. It puts a humorous spin on the subject of sex and marriage. Liz Braun writes, "IDLE RUMOURS: (1) Shania Twain has joined some weird cult where no sex is involved! Yes! It's called marriage!" Click HERE.
3/9/00 Shania First Lady Of Cyberspace. The March issue of The Net magazine (UK Mag./Shania on the cover) proclaims Shania to be the "First Lady of the Internet" because of the abundance of Shania Twain sites on the internet and the number of fans who buy her albums. They also pointed out that Shania has the 14th best-selling album of all time. (Neil Haislop - CountryStars.com)
3/9/00 COO Stays At No. 3...For the fifth week in a row, Come On Over is No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 122nd week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 78 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls seven spots to No. 27 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 3/18/2000)
3/8/00 Shania's Frank, In-Your-Face Music Approach Paying Off.
The wonderful and long-overdue rise of groundbreaking female country artists
like Shania Twain and The Dixie Chicks has had one negative side effect:
It has turned most commercial male country artists into wimps.
Mercury Nashville's Twain, the Queen Bee and a full-scale pop diva as well as a country star, outsells everybody in Nashville these days by leaps and bounds. Why? Perhaps a key to her genius is in her fascinating composition "Honey, I'm Home," (co-written with husband and producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange) in which she sings openly about panty lines and PMS. It is a song that, to Twain, is a flashback to the days of her musical youth, when country was cool and fun and edgy - and a little dangerous.
"Well, it's not really an ambitious song for country at all," Twain told In Review, an UK publication. "It is for now, for where country's at now, but I always use the example of 'Take This Job And Shove It' [Johnny Paycheck's 1977 smash]. You heard a lot of that type of music when I was growing up in country music. "It was much more frank, much more in-your-face, much more real," Twain continued.
3/8/00 New Easy Re-Direct URL. Have you ever wanted to tell someone about my Shania website but couldn't remember the long URL: members.aol.com/muzikguy94/shania.html? UGH!!! Well now I have a cool and easy to remember re-direct URL! My site can now ALSO be accessed at: shania.nethop.com --- The only minor drawback is if you re-load any page you'll be taken back to my site's entrance page. So remember shania.nethop.com for the #1 Shania Twain website on the net! Tell all your friends!
3/6/00 Who Cares About The Statue! The guys in Sawyer Brown are thrilled and amazed to be up for the Academy of Country Music's biggest award, Entertainer of the Year. Sawyer Brown actually scored two ACM nominations. Keyboardist Hobie Hubbard says they weren't expecting to be in any category, let alone the big one. Hubbard isn't forecasting their chances of taking home a Hat Award. But he does have one hopeful question. "Since they're nominated in the same category as Shania Twain, does that mean they'll get to sit next to her?" He laughs. "That would be award enough in and of itself!" The ACM awards will be handed out in L.A. May 3rd.
3/5/00 Sexiest Women 2000 Poll. You can now vote for Shania in the FHM Sexiest Women of 2000 poll by visiting FHM Online for details. To vote you need to list 10 women with your most favorite (Shania Twain) of course at #1.
3/5/00 Radio & Records Poll. Shania Twain was named Performer Of The Year and Tim McGraw's A Place in the Sun was honored as Best Album in Radio & Records annual readers poll. Results were released in the March 3 issue of the radio and music industry trade publication.The magazine polled around 1,000 representatives from radio stations monitored for airplay.
3/4/00 Shania Is An Icon. According to an article that appeared in The Tennessean, Shania is included in a small group of Country stars who have crossed over to Pop music successfully and are considered "icons" of the industry. The article is based on research done last year at a Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. To read the article, click HERE.
3/4/00 Shania, A Playboy Favorite. In April's Playboy "Sex & Music" issue, the 2000 Playboy Music Poll winners are announced. For the second year in a row, Playboy readers have chosen Shania as their Favorite Country Female Vocalist. This very cool impressionistic image of her appeared along with some of the other winners. (Of course, I only read Playboy for the articles!)
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3/4/00 Forbes Celebrity 100. Forbes magazine has released its Celebrity 100 issue where the top 100 celebrities are ranked based on their earnings, influence, and popularity. Shania is at #12. In terms of money, Shania's ranked #16, earning $48 million, with 128,077 web hits; 9,096 press clips; 2 magazine covers and 42 TV and radio hits. Click HERE to see the full list.
3/4/00 National Enquirer Cover. Shania is on the cover of the March 14, 2000 issue of trash magazine National Enquirer. There are some new pictures of Shania on page 16 and 17 of the magazine. Be sure to check it out!
3/3/00 ACM Entertainer Of The Year Poll. The Academy of Country Music Awards nominations were recently announced for the May 3rd ceremony. Who do you consider to be the frontrunner for Entertainer Of The Year honors? Click HERE to vote for Shania!
3/3/00 Rhinestone Cowboy Loves Shania! Glen Campbell, one of the legends of Country music and a crossover artist himself back in the 1960's and 70's with hits like "Rhinestone Cowboy", appeared on the Donny & Marie Show yesterday. He was asked what he thinks of the crossover artists of today. His response: "It's hard to keep the songs going. Shania, I think, kept them going on probably as many albums as anybody in the business because her & Mutt wrote.......I Love Shania . I think she's marvelous, man, what she's done with her career & how many albums she's sold." He then said, "...SHANIA SOLD 100 MILLION ALBUMS!!!!!!" At which the crowd erupted in a huge applause!
3/2/00 COO Stays At No. 3...For the fourth week in a row, Come On Over is No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 121st week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 77 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up two spots to No. 20 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 3/11/2000)
3/1/00 ACM Award Nominations. Shania has been nominated for two Academy of Country Music Awards this year! She is nominated for Entertainer Of The Year (up against The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Sawyer Brown) and Female Vocalist Of The Year (up against Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina and Chely Wright). The 35th Annual ACM Awards will eminate from Universal Ampitheater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 3rd. The 3-hour event will be telecast LIVE on CBS beginning @ 8pm EDT. Congratulations Shania! For a complete list of ACM nominees click HERE.
3/1/00 More Info. As reported a couple days ago, Shania has written and produced a song for the upcoming new Britney Spears album. I have recently learned that the title of the song is "Oops, I Did It Again", the first single to be released. It's unclear whether or not Spears and Twain have done any vocal collaborating. More as soon as possible. CountryCool.com has a related article which you can read by clicking HERE.
3/1/00 ACM Award Nominations To Be Announced Tonight. CountryCool.com will give Web viewers an up-to-date look at the Academy of Country Music Award nominees tonight. Announcements will take place in Nashville, with a press conference beginning at 8pm ET. How much do you wanna bet Shania will be on the list of nominees? Check back here later tonight to see which awards Shania is nominated for.
2/29/00 Shania 24/7! Can't get enough of Shania's music? Well, several new All Shania, All The Time radio stations have sprung up on the Internet! All they play is Shania 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year...and even on Leap Day! Here is one of the sites that I know of. You will need RealPlayer 7 or Winamp to listen in. Click HERE to listen.
2/28/00 Shania Working With Britney. Britney Spears and Shania Twain have collaborated on the Teen Queen's new album, dotmusic can exclusively reveal. Twain has been writing alongside writing giants Max Martin and Diane Warren on Britney's new album, which is as yet untitled. The first single from the album will be "Oops! I Did It Again", being released to Top40 radio stations March 27th. The album, due out May 16th, is also expected to feature Britney's first songwriting effort, entitled "Dear Diary". To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/28/00 Shania's "BTM" #1 On VH1. According to the March 3, 2000 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, so far Shania's "Behind The Music" episode has blazed VH1 73 times, which makes it the number one re-run on the station. "Is it just us, or is the Shania Twain episode on twice a day? It's on every two hours, jokes Gaspin (a crtitic) of the ubiquitous segment". Madonna is a close second with 63 airings, while Cher comes in third with a grand total of 34 showings to date.
In a related article: "What are the highest-and lowest-rated episodes? No surprise here: The ever-present Shania Twain "BTM" prevailed at its premiere with 4.1 million fans. The least popular debut--which pulled on 2.3 million viewers--was for the appropriately titled band Bad Company."
2/27/00 Next Album is Postponed. Shania's follow up album to Come On Over which originally had a release date of late 2000, has now officially been postponed to early Spring 2001. Bummer! Meanwhile, Shania is working on her Christmas album which will probably be a mix of classic standards and some of her own tunes. She doesn't rule out being inspired enough to make it all original materials. It should come out for this year's Christmas season.
2/26/00 The Woman In Me To Be Re-released In The UK. The Woman In Me CD album is being reissued on March 6th, with 4 bonus tracks + video of "God Bless The Child" on CD-ROM. No word yet if it will have a different sound like the International version of Come On Over had compared to the US version. Chances are the album will sound different because Shania and Mutt Lange always made several mixes of their tunes from which they've pulled the best for their country and pop releases. You can pre-order it online at amazon.co.uk.
2/24/00 Shania Wins 2 Grammys! Shania won two out of three Grammys she was nominated for last night at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. She won Best Country Song (a Songwriter(s) award) for "Come On Over" (beating out Lonestar, George Jones, the Dixie Chicks and Steve Wariner). Shania also took Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (beating out Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss and Martina McBride). As Clint Black accepted the Best Female Country award for Shania, he made a cute little joke. He said, "Shania couldn't be here tonight, she's having her belly waxed." Heck, I'd wax Shania's belly! How bout you? Congratulations Shania!!! For a complete list of winners, click HERE.
2/24/00 COO Stays At No. 3...For third week in a row, Come On Over is No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 120th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 76 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over holds steady at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 3/4/2000)
2/23/00 Grammys Are Tonight! The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards will be presented tonight. Shania is nominated for three Grammys! - Song Of The Year (a Songwriter(s) award) for "You've Got A Way", Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" and Best Country Song (a Songwriter(s) award) for "Come On Over". The awards will be presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during a three-hour ceremony to be telecast LIVE on CBS @ 8pm EST. Reports say Shania will NOT be in attendance. Good Luck Shania! Read the complete list of Grammy nominees by clicking HERE.
2/23/00 New UK Single Is A Hit! Shania Twain's "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (Mercury) single became the sixth U.K. hit (and third consecutive top-5 entry) from her Come On Over album (Billboard.com). You can order the single at HMV UK.
2/21/00 New Revlon Pics. If you haven't seen Shania's new Revlon commercial, you can see some pictures by clicking HERE.
2/20/00 Shania Has Faith On Her Side. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has an article about Faith Hill's "Intimate Portrait" special on Lifetime television which airs Monday night @ 7pm EST. "I've been in many arguments about Shania," Hill said during a phone interview from Nashville. "What used to really make me angry was what people said about her. No one would ever give her credit for being who she is. She's a beautiful, attractive, sexy woman. Anyone who has a problem with that I feel sorry for." To read the entire article, click HERE.
2/20/00 U.K. Article. Shania appears in the U.K.'s The News of The World Sunday supplement today. To read the article, click HERE.
2/17/00 COO Stays At No. 3...For the second week in a row, Come On Over is No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 119th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 75 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops two spots to No. 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 2/26/2000)
2/17/00 Movie Time. Shania has signed a deal to record some songs for the Soundtrack of the upcoming movie "The Grinch", starring Jim Carey. More info as it becomes available.
2/16/00 Awesome Article. While surfing the Shania web, I came across a great interview dating back to last August which was done by The Mirror (a UK-based newspaper). In the interview, Shania talks about her body, the death of her parents, her marriage to Mutt and many other subjects. Highly recommended and a must read! Just click right HERE.
2/16/00 New Timmins Site! The Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour has just launched their new website. Included in the site is a page about the soon-to-open Shania Twain Interpretive Centre. The centre will open in June 2001. Click HERE to go to the site.
2/15/00 Shania's "Still The One"! Shania's Come On Over album retains the No. 1 position on the Canadian Country Charts. Check out the chart news HERE!
2/15/00 Now That's A True Fan! Do not underestimate the drawing power of Shania Twain. Richard Gervais, a 50-year-old general contractor from Vermont, drove all the way here (Timmins, Ontario, Canada) on his snowmobile simply because Timmins is the hometown of his favourite country music star, Shania Twain. To read the complete article, click HERE.
2/14/00 Shania's Famous Navel. Shania's famous navel is featured in the February 18th, 2000 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her navel appears on page 14 along with other celebrity navels.
2/13/00 Shania Wins #1 Behind The Music Episode! Tune in to VH1 tonight @ 9pm EST to watch "Shania Twain: Behind The Music". Shania won the competition as the all-time favorite "Behind The Music" episode! Thanks for voting and helping Shania to win!
2/11/00 Shania's Mansion. According to canoe.ca, Shania is relaxing comfortably and enjoying her new 100-room mansion in Switzerland. Twain told her handlers that she was taking a year-long break from her fame and is apparently sticking to her story. "You sometimes see her riding her horse around the lake, but most of the time she keeps to herself," one neighbor said. "She leads a very quiet life." To read the full article, click HERE.
2/11/00 Shania, A Vet? In the current issue of Country Weekly magazine, they take a look at what careers the stars may have chosen had they not made it big in music. To no surprise, Shania gave pause to becoming a veterinarian. "I'm a big animal lover," admits Shania. "I love my horses and my dogs, I love animals and nature. I love escaping the prison of vanity and beauty-not curling my eyelashes, not wearing lipstick. I throw on a hat and a coat that don't match, add a pair of funky boots and I go play with the animals."
2/11/00 Sneak Peek Into Next Album. In Country Song Roundup magazine, Shania gives us a glimpse at what her next CD may be like. Shania and "Mutt" have been working on a brand new album that Shania says will include songs that are more introspective. Some will be about the extremes in her life that we can all relate to. Shania had this to say: "I think I've gotten a better idea now of the extremes in life and I will be able to be even more frank than ever in the song writing for the next Album. I really feel like I've lived a lot of extremes lately".
2/10/00 COO Slips To No. 3...After spending five weeks in a row at No. 2, Come On Over slips to No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 118th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 74 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops one spot to No. 20 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 2/19/2000)
2/9/00 Smart Girl. The reason Shania Twain waited over two years to start a concert tour is simple. She was waiting until she was already famous. To get there she let her radio hits, TV appearances and promotion and publicity get her ready for a tour. She told us, "The promotional side of what we do and the publicity side of what we do played a huge role I think in the success because there are a lot of people you can't reach through a concert tour unless you're already famous. This is what I believe and this is why I didn't tour right away. Because until you're famous you really don't get enough people at one time in one place to kind of pass the word on. You know? But when you are doing publicity and promotion whether it's print, radio or television, whatever it happens to be; you're reaching millions of people at one time. To me it was definitely worth the work. Then there are other times you have to dedicate more time to performance and then of course, there's always the time you absolutely have to write the material and record the music." That of course is what Shania is getting ready to do as she prepares to record her fourth album. (Neil Haislop - CountryStars.com)
2/9/00 Another Cover. Shania is on the cover of the April 2000 issue of Country Song Roundup magazine! (see cover pic below) The issue contains a great article and several pictures. Shania speaks out regarding the cheap supermarket tabloids: "Nothing is true at all. I'm not qetting divorced; I'm very happily married. I'm not going back with my old boyfriend, and I've never had an affair with a married man." To read more, get the magazine on newsstands now. Click pic for larger image.
2/9/00 Still Hot Down Under. On February 9th, Melbourne,
Australia's leading newspaper published the top 100 most played radio songs.
Coming in at:
#10 - Shania Twain - From This Moment On
#18 - Shania Twain - That Dont Impress Me Much
#26 - Shania Twain - You're Still The One
Also published was Australia's Top 10 most popular Karaoke songs:
#1 - Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
2/9/00 Shania Loves Only Mutt. In a recent interview with Shania.net, Shane Minor, the country star who toured with Shania near the end of her '98-99 tour, admited that the tabliods were calling him with claims that a romantic relationship exists between him and Shania Twain. Minor tells Shania.net, "I feel bad for Shania (that people accuse her of having an affair), because she's very much in love with her husband." Minor says his real relationship is simply a new friend and she's become a bit of a mentor for him. By watching Twain perform Minor says he's learned a lot. "I can't wear leopard print or show my midriff or wiggle like that, but I can make you feel like I'm singing to you no matter if you're in the back or front row. She also taught me to be consistent with people and music. She practices what she preaches. She treats the person who sweeps the stage the same as the president of the record label. She's a real people person."
2/9/00 Blockbuster Nominations. You can vote for Shania in the upcoming Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. Shania received 2 nominations! She's nominated for Favorite Female Artist - Country (she's up against Faith Hill & Jo Dee Messina) & Favorite CD for Come On Over (she's up against the Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, & Limp Bizkit)! The winners will be announced at an award show that will be broadcast live on FOX in June! To vote, click HERE.
2/8/00 Shania & Mutt! Shania and Mutt were spotted out on the town in London recently! Here's a RARE picture of them together! The pic and a short article appeared in The Sun.
2/7/00 Sexiest Canadian. In "The Great Canadian Book Of Lists" (Dundurn) just released, Shania was listed as the Nations sexiest women. A poll was taken to determine the final results.
2/5/00 Expensive Sweater! Shania's yellow Antonio Berardi sweater that has been up for auction at VH1's Rock Collectors Auction for charity, sold for an astounding $6500.00 in an exciting down-to-the-last-minute bidding! Shania did a lot of good by donating her sweater. The money will be put to good use. Check out the final bid by clicking HERE.
2/5/00 Shania, Be My Valentine. For the second year in a row, the woman who men would most love to have serenade them over a Valentine's Day dinner was...you guessed it...Shania! The vote taken at valentinepoll.com wasn't even close with Mariah Carey and Celine Dion finishing a distant second and third. Read the article by clicking HERE.
2/4/00 COO Is Still Hot Stuff! Neil Haislop of CountryStars.com commented after reading the latest SoundScan charts: "You have to marvel at Shania's mega-album Come On Over. After 117 weeks on the album chart it still sold over 55,000 copies last week. Hot stuff!"
2/3/00 Initial ACM Nominees. Shania is a semi-finalist in 3 categories for this year's 35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be held May 3rd and broadcasted on CBS: Single of the Year (for "MIFLAW"), Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist. The FINAL nominations will be announced March 1st.
2/3/00 COO Stays At No. 2...For the fifth week in a row, Come On Over is No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 117th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 73 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops three spots to No. 19 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 2/12/2000)
2/2/00 Juno Nominations. Shania has been nominated for two Juno Awards this year - Best Country Female Artist and Best Songwriter (along with co-writer, husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange). Three of Shania's songs - "Man! I Feel Like A Woman", "You've Got A Way" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" are nominated in the Best Songwriter category. Apparently even though the SOCAN songwriter nomination is for 3 different songs, it still counts as one nomination. The awards will be handed out Sunday, March 12th at the SkyDome in Toronto. For a complete list of nominees, click HERE. Good luck Shania.
2/2/00 Oh Canada! Shania continues to tear it up in the Great White North. Her album, Come On Over, is still number one after 116 weeks on the Canadian SoundScan charts. The Woman In Me is still the 18th best selling album, and just for good measure, Shania's first CD, Shania Twain, is still at number 40. Absolutely amazing! And, the single we've all been waiting for, "When", just entered the Canadian charts at number 53! Hopefully, "When" will be released here in the U.S. as well! Go Shania!
2/1/00 The Sexiest! Compuserve.com had its first Celebrity Showdown to determine who is the sexiest. Shania took the crown by beating out Denise Richards in the Finals with 56% of the votes. To get to the finals, Shania first had to beat out Mariah Carey and Pamela Anderson! Piece of cake! See the results HERE. Shania, "You're Still The One"!
2/1/00 Kissable Shania! Vote for Shania as the most kissable country artist at the countrycool.com poll! Shania leads the pack right now. To vote, click HERE.
2/1/00 Best Tressed. Which celebrities have the hottest hair in America? For the sixth straight year, Sally Beauty Supply's Best Tressed(TM) Celebrity Survey reveals America's "Great Hair" stars. Shania beat out Faith Hill and Jennifer Lopez for the best hair among female musicians! To read the article, click HERE.
1/31/00 Mama Mia! Eros Ramazzotti, a popular Italian singer, songwriter and producer in Europe, has declared that on his next album (due out in March 2001) he will have 2 duets for sure: one with Lenny Kravitz and the other with Shania Twain. Ramazzotti did a song with Tina Turner at the beginning of the 90's that helped her a lot to get more forcefully on the Italian, German, French and Spanish charts and also into the European music business market in general.
1/31/00 New Revlon Commercials! Apparently Revlon has released 2 new commercials that feature Shania. One has supermodel Cindy Crawford in a strapless purplish outfit with Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" playing in the background which aired on ABC last night after the Super Bowl! The other commercial has Shania in it with straight hair! Set those VCR's and keep a sharp eye out for the new commercials! By the way, the St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever! I was lucky enough to see the game in person which was played inside the Georgia Dome.
1/30/00 Vote For Shania! VH1 is asking for viewer votes for favorite Behind The Music episode. Vote for Shania in the Favorite All-Time Episode category and complete the other categories. Shania is also mentioned in the Monday (Favorite Diva) category. The top episode in each of the five categories will be broadcast each weeknight February 7-11 @ 9pm EST. Then, VH1 will have an all day countdown, with the #1 "Behind The Music" airing @ 9pm on Sunday, February 13th. To vote, click HERE.
1/29/00 Sexiest Celebrity Poll. Compuserve.com has been running a Sexiest Celebrity Poll. It has come down to Shania and Denise Richards. Shania made it into the Finals by beating out Pamela Anderson Lee in the Semi-Finals! The champ will be crowned Monday. To me, not only is Shania the sexiest celebrity but she is the sexiest woman in the world! To vote for Shania, click HERE.
1/28/00 Shania Day on VH1. Get your VCR's ready! Tomorrow (Sat. 1/29) is Shania Day on VH1 again! Here's the lineup: Pop-Up Videos @ 4:00pm, "Divas Live '98" Pop-Up Video Version @ 5:00pm, "Shania Twain: Come On Over" (including bonus footage of Shania performing "Any Man Of Mne") @ 10:00pm and "Behind The Music" @ 11:00pm. (All Times Eastern)
1/27/00 COO Stays At No. 2...For the fourth week in a row, Come On Over is No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 116th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 72 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops one spot to No. 16 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 2/5/2000)
1/27/00 1999 Top-Selling Albums. (WIRE) SHANIA TWAIN has been declared the biggest-selling act of 1999. Come On Over has now racked up 5.6-million, according to SoundScan records. But add up both DIXIE CHICKS albums--Wide Open Spaces and Fly--and you have a more sales combined with them. Its a family affair with FAITH HILL and TIM McGRAW. Theyre both in fourth and fifth place for record sales, thanks to A Place In The Sun and Breathe. LONESTARs Lonely Grill tied with GARTH BROOKS Double Live for sixth place while GB landed eighth slot for The Magic of Christmas. Hill scored 9th and GEORGE STRAIT bottomed out the top ten with Always Never the Same.
1/27/00 More On Shania's Wish To Just Be Normal. "It's really, really funny, because a lot of times I go places and someone will walk up to me like they know me and start talking to me, and I actually forgot who I was 'cause I can't understand why they're talking to me. I don't know this person, and then I go, 'Oh my God -- of course!' Of course they know who I am, I guess. I mean, why else would they be talking to me?" You can read the full article, including more of Shania's comments at CountryStars.com by clicking HERE.
1/27/00 CountryCool AMA Vote Results. Last Monday, Shania Twain won the Favorite Female Pop/Rock Vocalist and Favorite Female Country Vocalist awards from the AMA. CountryCool.com ran a poll which said "Shania won the AMA's Pop/Rock Female Vocalist and Country Female Vocalist awards this year. Which does she deserve?" 40.9% of voters thought she deserved both awards. 28.3% felt that she didn't deserve either one of the awards, and 22.4% thought she should only have won the Pop/Rock Vocalist award. A mere 8.4% of people thought that Shania deserved only the Country Vocalist award.
1/27/00 Top 2000 Videos. CMT recently released their top 2000 videos. Here are the top 10 videos of the top 2000. Shania has four videos in the Top Ten of their top 2000 videos!
1. Garth Brooks. The Thunder Rolls.
2. Shania Twain. Any Man Of Mine.
3. Faith Hill. This Kiss.
4. Garth Brooks. The Dance.
5. Shania Twain. You're Still The One.
6. Garth Brooks. Standing Outside The Fire.
7. Alan Jackson. I'll Go On Loving You.
8. Shania Twain. (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here.
9. Leann Rimes. Blue.
10. Shania Twain. That Don't Impress Me Much.
1/26/00 VCR Alert! If you missed taping the additional footage featuring Shania performing "Any Man Of Mine" when VH1 aired a rerun of her CBS Thanksgiving special a few weeks ago, here's a couple more chances. VH1 will be rebroadcasting Shania's "Come On Over" special again TONIGHT Wednesday, Jan.26th @ 9pm EST and on Saturday, Jan 29th @ 10pm EST. The 29th also happens to be Shania Day on VH1 again. Check T.V. schedule on main page for the line-up.
1/26/00 Vote For Shania On Letterman. Due to his recent quintuple bypass surgery, "The Late Show with David Letterman" is running repeats and is currently having a viewers' choice poll where fans can vote for their favorite shows. The top five shows will be aired during an upcoming week! Go to CBS' website and vote to see Shania's appearance again! To vote, click HERE.
1/24/00 The Girl Next Door. In spite of being the second best-selling female artist of all time, Shania Twain thinks of herself as just a normal, everyday person. Fame has not really affected the way she lives, and she hopes it never does. To read this great article, click HERE.
1/24/00 Another Homecoming? The Timmins Daily Press has an article on their site that talks about the possibility of Shania returning home to Canada in 2001 for the Grand Opening of "The Shania Twain Interpretive Centre" that is being built in her honor! To read the article, click HERE.
1/23/00 Want Shania's Sweater? VH1 is having an auction to win Shania's yellow Antonio Berardi sweater. Proceeds from the sale of this item benefit the VH1 Save The Music foundation. Bidding ends February 5th @ 1pm EST. Click HERE for more details and to bid on the sweater.
1/22/00 Shania and Sex. According to Shania Twain she went through a period where she didn't care much about sex, until she fell in love with Mutt Lange. That, she says, made her feel more like a woman. "After I married, life changed. I dug deeper into myself, really looked at myself and going wow, you know. I guess I was feeling more like a woman. I think for the very first time I felt the difference. I think up until a year or so before, sex didn't matter. The fact that I was a woman, didn't matter. Now for some reason, it matters. I don't know why. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It's almost like a kid, when kids play. Girls and boys, they don't care if they're girls or boys and I've always kind of felt that way. Always. Till I met Mutt. Finally for the very first time, maybe it's because I've met the man in my life that it just fills that slot. I like the difference." (Neil Haislop - CountryStars.com)
1/21/00 TNN/CW Awards. Voting has officially started for the Semi-final round of the TNN/Country Weekly Awards and Shania is one of the finalists. You can Vote for Shania Online or you can vote offline by picking an issue of Country Weekly which supposedly has a mail-in ballot inside. I haven't found a ballot yet so just vote online. Voting ends on March 1st @ 6pm EST.
1/21/00 Shania Most Played In U.K. According to Undercover.net, an Australian-based music Web site, Shania Twain had the most-played song on British radio last year. Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" was played 46,371 times on British radio. Twain's song beat out Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger" by 2,000 plays. Figures were based on radio play from Music Control, a monitoring company that tracks the number of radio plays. Other artists to make the Top 10 most played list included George Michael, Britney Spears and Ricky Martin. (CountryCool.com)
1/20/00 COO Stays At No. 2...For the third week in a row, Come On Over is No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 115th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 71 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs three spots to No. 15 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 1/29/2000)
1/20/00 CountryCool AMA Vote and Article. CountryCool.com is running a poll on the main page of their site which says "Shania won the AMA's Pop/Rock Female Vocalist and Country Female Vocalist awards this year. Which does she deserve?" Please VOTE for both awards. Also, read the CountryCool.com article on the AMA's by clicking HERE.
1/20/00 Shania and Dolly. "The night Shania won Entertainer of the Yearthat was her big night and there was all the controversy about her being accepted in country. Well, she mentioned my name and I was just knocked over. If I've done anything to help today's artists, it makes me proud in my heart.", said Dolly. So, what happened? Have they met yet since Shania expressed her desire to meet Dolly while at the CMA's? To find out, just click HERE.
1/20/00 Another Accolade For Shania. This week, its from the music fans who listed her Come On Over CD as the Top Album of 1999 on two Billboard magazine charts. Almost 30% of them named it the top mainstream album, ahead of Mariah Careys #1's and The Backstreet Boys Millennium, while 67% of country music fans gave it the top CD vote.
1/19/00 More AMA News. Here are a couple more articles that mention Shania's victories at the American Music Awards and other news. For a complete wrap-up and list of winners, click HERE. To vote what you think Mariah Carey was thinking dressed in her outfit, click the second article. Oh, and Britney, Britney, Britney...one word for you. YIKES!!!
1/19/00 Billboard and VH1 on the AMA's. Both Billboard and VH1 have put out an article on the AMA's where Shania took the Favorite Country Female and Favorite Pop/Rock Female awards! Billboard Review. VH-1 Review.
1/18/00 Shania Wins 2 AMA's! Last night the 27th Annual American Music Awards were presented. Shania added 2 more AMA's to her collection by winning the award for Favorite Country Female Artist beating out Martina McBride and Faith Hill & Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist beating out Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. To read more, click HERE. Congratulations Shania!
1/18/00 CW Article Online. Country Weekly has put the article about Shania's work to help the hungry online at their website. You can read it by clicking HERE.
1/18/00 Shania's Multiple Singles...It doesn't happen very often but, it happened for Shania Twain in 1999. She had four singles land inside the top 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles Chart during the past calendar year. Typically, successful artists average only two or three top 20 singles within a year. Also, Shania's latest single, "Rock This Country" is her 10th release from the same CD, Come On Over, a music industry record.
1/17/00 AMA's Are Tonight. The American Music Awards will be broadcast tonight @ 8pm EST on ABC. Of course, Shania won't be there, but let's hope that she takes home some awards tonight! Shania is nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Female Country Artist & Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. Good luck Shania!
1/17/00 Double VCR Alert! On Sun. 1/30, Shania will be included in CMT's "Super Showcase Sunday", which airs from 2pm to 10pm EST. Also, Shania will be featured on CMT's "Face The Music" Sat. 2/12 @ 10:30am EST and will re-air on 2/13 @ 5:30pm EST.
1/16/00 TNN/Country Weekly Awards. The date has been announced for the TNN/Country Weekly Awards. (These are the awards that fans voted on by using the ballots in the December issue of Country Weekly) The award show will air June 15, 2000 @ 8pm EDT on TNN. Good luck Shania!
1/15/00 A Shania Christmas! In the January 21/28, 2000 double issue of Entertainment Weekly, there is a preview of the music, the movies, & TV that's coming up in 2000! The issue is called: "Our Guide To 2000"! It says: "Plan for a very Shania Christmas: Shania Twain's Xmas Album will likely be one of the season's biggest sellers. Twain is also one of several artists being considered to do the music for the big-screen version of The Grinch, starring Jim Carrey."
1/14/00 Shania Not Attending AMA's. Shania will not attend the AMA's. The good news is, this leaves open the possibility that she may appear at and even perform at the Grammys! The rules stipulate (for some reason) that an artist can not perform at both the AMA's and the Grammys. So Shania may be holding out for the Grammy Award show. Let's hope so! To read more, click HERE.
1/14/00 Billboard Year-End Polls...The results for Billboard's 1999 Year-End polls are in. Shania's album, Come On Over, won the Top album honors on the Billboard 200 chart/poll & on the Country album chart/poll! To read the article, click HERE.
1/13/00 Country's Global Impact. CountryCool.com has a very good article which talks about the global impact of various country artists in 1999 including Shania. To read the article, click HERE.
1/13/00 COO Stays At No. 2...For the second week in a row, Come On Over is No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 114th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 70 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs four spots to No. 18 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 1/22/2000)
1/12/00 Shania's Dream House. This week's PEOPLE magazine has a pic of Shania's house that is for sale near Lake Placid, NY along with this description: "Country songbird Shania Twain hopes someone will come on over and purchase her plush Adirondack estate, on the market for $7.5 million. The 3,000-acre spread near Lake Placid, N.Y., has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a three-story recording studio. And if, as the song goes, that don't impress you much, maybe the heated nine-stall stable, tennis court, private lake or breathtaking views of Cat Mountain will do the trick. Shania and her husband, music producer Mutt Lange (who bought the place for $1.2 million in 1993), still own retreats in Florida and Switzerland where, of course, the twain shall meet." Click pic for larger image.
1/12/00 Shania Night On VH1! Get your VCR ready! At 8pm EST Pop Up Video version of "Divas Live '98", @ 9pm EST "Behind The Music", and @ 10pm EST the CBS Thanksgiving Day Special "Shania Twain: Come On Over". Wow! A Shania OVERDOSE!
1/12/00 International Shania. Countrystars.com has a great article in Neil Haislop's section on Shania and her international achievements! To read the article, click HERE.
1/11/00 "RTC" Finally On CMT! Look for Shania's new video "Rock This Country" to premiere on CMT's Delivery Room this Wednesday (1/12) @ 10am, 3pm, & 10pm EST. Normally CMT is the first to show Shania's new videos but GAC and CMT Canada both have shown the video in the last week before it made it to CMT's viewers in the U.S. Better late than never!
1/11/00 Shania's Success With COO. Sonic.net has a great article that goes into some detail about the unprecedented success of Come On Over. The article includes comments by various radio D.J.'s! Definitely worth a read! To read the article, click HERE.
1/11/00 Billboard Reviews "RTC". "Rock This Country" (3:59)< Mercury: This is the 10th single from Twain's phenomenal-selling Come On Over album. Each of her previous outings has gone top 10, with the exception of the last single, "You've Got A Way," which peaked at No. 13. Like many of its predecessors, this record combines high-energy, go-for-the-throat production and Twain's sassy delivery. Lyrically, there's not much to applaud, but what the song lacks in depth, Twain makes up for in attitude. It pushes all the buttons that should make it a natural for today's young country audience - a sing-along chorus, good-time lyric, and feisty beat. It's a rollicking, fiddle-laced number that should become a weekend anthem for this generation of urban cowboys. In the wake of her holiday TV special and consistently high level of exposure, Shania mania continues, and this single looks sure to be another hit in her sparkly parade.
1/10/00 "RTC" Released Today! "Rock This Country", Shania's 10th single from Come On Over, will be released today in the U.S.!
1/10/00 The People's Favorite! During last night's People's Choice Awards, Shania won the award for Favorite Female Musical Performer! She beat out Britney Spears and Celine Dion among others in the category. Shania was not in attendance so Craig Kilborn accepted the award for her. Congratulations Shania!
1/9/00 Another Country Weekly Cover. Shania is on the cover of the January 25, 2000 issue of Country Weekly magazine! Inside is a wonderful article entitled "Angel of Mercy" about her ongoing crusade to feed hungry children! Go pick it up.
1/9/00 CMT Canada Adds "RTC"! CMT Canada will be adding Shania's latest video "Rock This Country" to it's playlist. You can find it on the Screening Room on Monday, January 10 @ 8pm EST.
1/8/00 Laid Back Shania. Shania doesn't take the awards all that seriously. In fact, she goes to award shows sometimes not even sure of what she's been nominated for! How much do you wanna bet we, the fans, take them much more seriously than Shania herself! To read more, click HERE.
1/7/00 "RTC" Video! Great American Country premiered Shania's latest video last night! "Rock This Country" is taken directly from the CBS Thanksgiving Day special. Shania is wearing the shiny, silver shorts outfit in the video! No word yet when it will premiere on Country Music Television.
1/7/00 "Rock This Country" Debut! Shania's 10th single from COO, "Rock This Country", debuts at No. 58 on this week's Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Congratulations Shania!
1/6/00 COO Falls To No. 2...After spending three weeks in a row at No. 1, Come On Over falls to No. 2 again on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 113th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 69 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops twelve big spots to No. 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 1/15/2000)
1/6/00 Makin' History Again! Shania Twain's 10th single release from Come On Over might never be equaled. The 10th, "Rock This Country," didn't actually set a record, Shania did that when she released her 9th chart single, "Come On Over," surpassing both Michael Jackson (8 singles from Thriller) and Janet Jackson (8 singles from Rhythm Nation). Of the 9 top forty singles from Come On Over, 8 took Shania into the top ten! (countrystars.com)
1/6/00 Big Bucks! The L.A. Times have published their list of the top money makers in music for 1999 and Shania has been ranked #2 with profits of $119 Million. The Backstreet Boys took the #1 spot with profits of $187 Million. Also included in the top ten were Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Santana, Cher, Dixie Chicks, Dave Matthews Band, and NSYNC.
1/6/99 New Video! Great American Country has Shania's new "Rock This Country" video listed on their web site as coming up on Fast Forward, which premieres Thursday (tonight) @ 9:30pm EST. (And repeats on Friday 10:30am & 6:30pm, Saturday 12:30am & 3:30pm) No word yet on when CMT's Delivery Room will have it!
1/4/00 Grammy Nominations...Nominations for the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced today. Shania has been nominated for three Grammys! First, Shania has received a nomination for Song Of The Year for "You've Got A Way". Second, Best Country Vocal Performance for "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!". Third, Best Country Song for "Come On Over". The awards will be presented February 23rd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during a three-hour ceremony to be telecast live on CBS @ 8pm EST. Congratulations Shania and good luck! Read the complete list of Grammy nominees by clicking HERE.
1/4/00 Vote For Shania! The American Music Awards have asked the people to chose the Artist of the Past Five Decades. Shania has been nominated as Artist of the Decade for the 90's! To cast your vote for Shania, click HERE. Winners will be announced during the awards show on January 17th. Shania is up for 3 AMA's - Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Female Country Artist & Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
1/2/00 Shania To Release 10th Single From COO! According to January 11th issue of Country Weekly magazine, Shania will release "Rock This Country" on Jan. 10th! The article goes on to say, "Shania Twain is making more news by releasing a mindboggling 10th single from her 16 million selling Come On Over CD. Twain's record Company beleives releasing 10 singles from one album sets a new industry record for any artist in any genre of music!" Shania is also mentioned many more times in this new "Best of 1999" issue and also rates Come On Over as the #1 Country album of the year!
1/2/00 Shania and MTV! MTV has devoted a spot to Shania on its website. Check out the Real Video clips made available by MTV by clicking HERE.
1/1/00 Shania's New Year. Shania and Mutt spent a quiet New Year at home in Switzerland outside by a crackling camp fire! Sounds like the perfect way to bring in the New Year and the New Millennium! Here's wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy new year.
1/1/00 Top Performance! Last night on CBS' "Grammy All-Time Top Ten Performances" special, Shania's performance of "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" at the 1999 Grammy's came in at #1 in the Female Country Artist category. Who will ever forget that performance with Shania dressed like a dominatrix!!! WOW!!!
12/31/99 Euro Success! Shania had the second-highest selling album in Europe in 1999! To read the full article, click HERE.
12/31/99 LIVE Makes Top 10! Shania's "LIVE" concert video, which was released earlier this year, came in at No. 9 in Billboard's Year-End Top Music Video Sales for 1999.
12/31/99 Most Downloaded...In an article on Yahoo, Musicmaker.com announced that Shania Eilleen Twain's Beginnings MP3's were the most downloaded MP3's of 1999. The MP3's were successfully downloaded more than 56,000 times this year despite Beginnings only being made available online for a limited time.
12/31/99 Simply Amazing! Shania remains VERY consistent in her album sales of Come On Over. Although the album was released over two years ago, it managed to sell 355,000 copies just this week. This is unbelievable!
12/31/99 Mercury Says Thanks. The Mercury Nashville homepage has a nice tribute to Shania in which they praise her for her numerous accomplishments this past year. Click HERE.
12/30/99 COO No. 1 Again...For the third week in a row, Come On Over is No. 1 again on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 112th week on the chart, 50 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 68 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over drops three spots to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 1/8/2000)
12/30/99 VH1 Vote. Just a reminder that the VH1 Vote for Artist of the Year results will be announced tomorrow New Years Eve! Good Luck Shania!
12/28/99 1999 Top Tours. Shania Twain cleared $36.6 million in gross revenues from her 1999 tour, according to Amusement Business. The whopping tally makes Shania the fifth-biggest touring act of any genre in the U.S. this year. Close behind was George Strait, whose multi-artist stadium tour grossed $32 million. The Rolling Stones lead 1999 with $89.2 million, followed by Bruce Springsteen ($53 million) and the Dave Matthews Band ($44.5 million). (from CountryCool.com)
12/28/99 Happy Anniversary Shania! Today is Shania and Mutt's 6th wedding anniversary. Congratulations and best wishes for many more years of love and happiness together! To read more, click HERE.
12/28/99 Priorities Cover. Shania is on the cover of Priorities magazine. The magazine also has a great article on Shania's accomplishments. You can read it online by clicking HERE.
12/26/99 New Year's Eve With Shania. CBS is broadcasting an "Grammy All-Time Top Ten Performances" special on New Year's Eve (12/31) beginning @ 9pm EST. It's a good bet that the show will include Shania's now famous performance of "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" from 1999 where she wore the black mini-skirt outfit seen later in the video.
12/25/99 New Millennium, Same Junk! Well the The National Enquirer didn't waste any time to continue its lies and untrue stories about Shania as we head into new Millennium. Shania appears on the cover of the first issue (January 4th) of 2000. Inside there is an article that talks about how Shania was dumped by her "secret lover", ex-fiance Paul Bolduc, after they rekindled their romance when she visited Timmins in June '99. It goes on to say that Paul dumped Shania because she refused to cut back her touring and would not leave "Mutt". Blah, Blah, Blah.....! What a joke!
12/24/99 VCR Alert! MSNBC will be rebroadcasting a recent special called "Time & Again" that featured Shania singing Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You". I haven't seen it yet but heard that she did a fantastic rendition of the tune! Definitely one to tape! It will be shown tonight Friday, December 24th @ 8pm EST and again Saturday, December 25th @ 4am EST.
12/24/99 Coutnrycool Year End Wrap-Up. Countrycool.com has a cool Year-End Review summarizing all of the incredible accomplishments of several artists this past year. Of course, leading off the list is Shania. No one had a year like the one Shania had! To read the article, click HERE.
12/24/99 Queen Of Country. Launch.com has another very cool article in which Shania is called "The Queen of Country", and rightly so this of all years. To read the article, click HERE.
12/23/99 Man! I Feel Like A Break! A Year Off For Shania? The UK's The Sun and dotmusic.com are both reporting that Shania has decided to take a year off. The article goes on to say that she has already cancelled appearances at the Grammys and the Brits award shows. The Sun is not exactly a reputable source (akin to our National Enquirer) so I'm trying to find out more info on this. To read the article, click HERE.
12/23/99 The Truth. Shania is cancelling most, if not all, appearances for 2000. She is tired and needs a well-deserved break. She will concentrate on writing and recording new songs for what she hopes will be two new CD's by the end of 2000 (including a Christmas CD). She is not retiring! She's just slowing down a bit. She may show up at some award shows, including the Grammys. She may decide not to show up. If more info becomes available I'll post it here.
12/23/99 Shania Leading Billboard Online's 1999 Polls. Pre-Christmas visitors to Billboard Online's wrap-up special "1999: The Year In Music" were voting Shania Twain's Come On Over (Mercury Nashville) the No. 1 set on both The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums. There's still time to stop by the year-end feature and cast your votes. Lets make sure Shania stays on top! The polls will close Jan. 3, 2000, with the final tallies announced soon afterwards.
12/23/99 COO No. 1 Again...After regaining the top spot last week, Come On Over is No. 1 again on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 111th week on the chart, 49 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 67 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up one spot to No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 1/1/2000)
12/23/99 Steamroller! Come On Over just keeps picking up steam and rolling on over the competition! Billboard just released the sales stats for this past week and COO sold an unbelievable 309,000 copies! The week before it had sold an astounding 234,000! Next week 400,000? Shania retains the number 1 spot on the Country charts and moves up one spot to number 7 on the Billboard 200! (WallOfSound.com)
12/23/99 Come On Over Rebroadcast. VH1 will rebroadcast Shania's "Come On Over" television special on Wednesday January 12, 2000 @ 10pm EST.
12/23/99 Mercury's Tribute To Shania. The year-end issue of Billboard magazine contains a wonderful two-page tribute to Shania and the success of Come On Over! You can see it by clicking on the thumbnail pics below.
12/22/99 Billboard End Of Decade. According to Billboard magazine's End of the Decade charts, the top albums of the decade (based on sales) are:
#1 Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morrisette, #2 The Bodyguard- Various, #3 Come On Over- Shania Twain, #4 No Fences- Garth Brooks.
The Woman In Me is ranked #38 album of the decade and #5 country album.
"You're Still The One" is ranked #34 single of the decade.
Shania is ranked #19 country artist and #7 pop female.
12/22/99 More COO Press...Here's an article from CountryCool.com about Come On Over selling 16 Million copies and Shania's Thanksgiving special feat. To read article, click HERE.
12/22/99 $1 Million In 1 Night. As mentioned in yesterday's news, Shania's tour was the highest grossing of any country artist. The tour was one of the highest grossing of any musical genre. The Washington, DC show at the MCI Center took in an unbelievable $1,076,445.00 in one night which was the fifth highest single concert gross of 1999! Source: Amusement Business.
12/22/99 9 Million Sold In 1999. According to Billboard, Shania's Come On Over is the best-selling country album of the year with sales of 9 Million copies in 1999 alone!
12/22/99 A Sad Christmas Past. Neil Haislop has a article at CountryStars.com about the sad Christmas Shania and her family celebrated after her Mother and Father were killed. To read the article, click HERE.
12/21/99 #1 In The "Country"! Billboard reports that Shania is country music's strongest headliner act in 10 years! Attendance and profits plummeted for country shows this past year...except in Shania's case! Shania's two year tour grossed $63.6 Million! To read the article, click HERE.
12/21/99 "B" Side. Neil Haislop reports that "I'm Holding On To Love (To Save My Life)" is being released as the "B" side of "Rock This Country". "RTC" (the 10th single from Come On Over) has already been released in Canada, and will be released only to country radio, but is being serviced to pop radio as well. To read more about it, go to CountryStars.com.
12/21/99 Billboard YearEnd Charts. What an amazing year Shania had on the Billboard charts! Here's how she finished:
Female Country Artist: Shania has been ranked 3rd with Jo Dee Messina and Martina McBride taking the top two positions.
Top Pop Artist: Shania has been ranked 4th with Backstreet Boys, TLC and Britney Spears taking the first three positions.
Adult Contemporary Artist: Shania is the artist of the year.
Top Country Albums: Of course Shania's 16x Platinum Come On Over is the best selling country album of 1999.
Billboard 200: Come On Over is the third best selling album of the year with Backstreet Boys' Millennium and Britney Spears' Baby One More Time taking the top two places.
Pop Catalog Albums: The Woman In Me has been ranked at #4.
Hot 100 Singles: "That Don't Impress Me Much" has been ranked at #32.
Hot Adult Contemporary Singles: Shania`s "From This Moment On" has been ranked 2nd with Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" taking the top spot.
12/20/99 Shania Decks Her Halls. Do you think the folks in Switzerland celebrate Christmas the same way we do in the U.S.? Well, at one residence we know they will be. As this story goes up to the web, Shania Twain is reportedly at her European home decorating for the holidays and preparing for numerous family guests. "I want to prepare my house, 'cause my family's coming," Twain recently told CountryCool.com. "I can't get my house ready in a week. I gotta bake. I gotta do stuff. I gotta shop. I want my home to be nice for them. I haven't had them at my house in many years at Christmas time. My sister's got a new baby and I want everything to be just right for them. To read entire article, click HERE.
12/19/99 Your Album Of The Year, Part 2. The Billboard poll for your Album of the Year, also has Come On Over listed under the Billboard 200 poll. So vote for COO in that poll as well. To vote, click HERE.
12/19/99 VH-1 Top 90 Videos. Shania's "You're Still The One" video came in 57th in VH-1's top 90 videos of the 90's!
12/18/99 Shania Speaks. In an interview with CDNOW.com, Shania speaks about the new International version of Come On Over recently released in the U.S. and about her feelings about the release of Beginnings. To read interview, click HERE.
12/18/99 Your Album Of The Year. Billboard is currently holding an online poll to determine YOUR Album of the Year! Shania is currently in the lead with Come On Over! Vote for Shania HERE!
12/17/99 16 Million Certified! Shania is on the verge of an historical achievement. Come On Over has tied Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill as the best selling album of all time by a female artist. COO has also tied Garth Brooks' No Fences as the best selling country album of all time with 16 Million sales certified by the RIAA on December 15th! Very shortly, our Shania will reign all alone at the top of the record industry with the best selling album of all time...COME ON OVER!!!!!! Way to go Shania!
12/17/99 Number One Down Under! Shania's Come On Over has broken the record set by Savage Garden for weeks at number 1 in Australia (19 weeks), by finishing on top for her 20th week! All this after being on the Australian charts for 109 weeks!
12/17/99 VCR Alert! TNN will have a show on December 27 @ 9pm EST called the "Best of Country" where Shania will be previewed on it. There will be several pieces on her. The show will also re-air that night @ 1am and again on December 30 @ 10pm EST.
12/16/99 New Single...Shania's next U.S. single from Come On Over, "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)", will be released TODAY!!!. Listen for it on the radio! The HITS just keep coming!
12/16/99 COO Regains No. 1 Spot...After falling to No. 2 last week, Come On Over continues its see-saw ride and is back at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 110th week on the chart, 48 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot non-consecutively, and 66 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up two spots to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 12/25)
12/16/99 Sweet, Sweet Shania. In the 3rd Annual Boxed Chocolate Holiday survey, conducted by Yankelovich Partners for the American Boxed Chocolate Manufacturers, nearly 1,000 Americans were asked which celebrity they would most like to show up on their doorstep with a box of chocolate this holiday season. Here are the results: 23% of all men want boxed chocolate from Shania Twain, followed by Michelle Pfeiffer (17%), Jennifer Lopez (15%) and Pamela Anderson Lee (12%). (prnewswire.com)
12/16/99 Lycos, Go Get Shania! Shania finished fifth on a list of the 50 most popular people, places and things users are searching for on the Web. The Lycos 50 most wanted for 1999 is based on user searches from January 1 through November 25, 1999. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 (TM) and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go get it!
12/14/99 New Fan-Voted Award Show. Country Weekly and TNN have teamed up to present the Country Weekly Presents the TNN Awards Show. The awards will be determined by country music fans who can vote in three different ways: (1) Ballots in issues of Country Weekly magazine; (2) Vote on the Internet at CountryWeekly.com or Country.com; (3) Call special 900 numbers . Make sure to vote for Shania in all the categories she'll be nominated for! To read more about it, click HERE.
12/12/99 Top Country Tour! Shania had the highest grossing tour of anybody in country music this year. Shania's 64-show trek across the U.S. this year brought in a gross of $36.6 million, according to trade magazine Amusement Business. Of the 64 shows, 48 were sellouts. The second annual George Strait Country Music Festival -- featuring Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks and others -- racked up another success with a reported gross of $32.4 million with 17 sold-out stadium shows. (country.com)
12/11/99 Shania Hard At Work. Shania says: "We're working on a Christmas album. It'll make it for next Christmas. So, I'm going to have two albums coming out next year. If we can manage it, we'll get [the regular album] out before the Christmas album is released. We're writing it all now. To put two albums together, it'll take a lot of work. I'll be off the road for a while. Then I won't tour again until the new album is released, which could be the summer of 2001." (countrynow.com)
12/11/99 Next Single...Shania's next U.S. single from Come On Over will be "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)". It will be released Thursday, December 16. Listen for it on the radio!
12/10/99 Australian News. Come On Over has 2 big achievements in Australia this week. (1) Come On Over has now been certified as selling over 1 Million copies in Australia (only a dozen releases have achieved that) which brings the albums worldwide sales to just under 25 Million! (2) The album is the longest stay in the Top 10 since ARIA began compiling charts in 1983. Universal Records hoped the album would slip back to No. 1 this week, in effect having the longest stay at No 1 in the '90s. Come On Over is tied with Savage Garden's debut album for that honor. Ironically, Twain's album failed to pull off its hat trick when Savage Garden's current album Affirmation unexpectedly took a leap to top spot from No. 3.
12/9/99 0-For-Shania...Well, Shania did not win any awards at last night's 1999 Billboard Music Awards. Awards were suppose to be given out based on sales! I guess the awards show wasn't impressed with Shania's 14 million plus album sales. As Shania would say, "That Don't Impress Me Much"! She was nominated for three awards (Artist Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year for Come On Over). By the way, I didn't see Shania in the audience. Did you?
12/9/99 COO Drops to No. 2...After regaining the #1 position last week, Come On Over slips back to No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 109th week on the chart, 47 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 65 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over climbs one spot to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 12/18)
12/9/99 Shania Hits DVD...Shania's home video, "Shania Twain Live", was released Tuesday (12/7) on DVD. It includes everything that's on the VHS copy but does not have any extra features or footage. This is Shania's first DVD release.
12/8/99 AMA Article. Countrycool.com has an article about Shania and the upcoming American Music Awards. To read it, click HERE.
12/8/99 Artist Of The Decade? Wow! Shania is also up for Artist Of The Decade tonight at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards! Her competition includes: Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Madonna. Good luck Shania!
12/8/99 Billboard's Are Tonight! Don't forget to watch (and record) the 1999 Billboard Music Awards tonight at 8pm EST on FOX live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Shania is nominated for three awards (Artist Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year for Come On Over!) and is confirmed as an attendee! No word if she will be performing. Good luck Shania!
12/8/99 How Do You Spell Ideal? S-H-A-N-I-A. The latest issue (December 14) of Country Weekly has an article called "What's In A Name?". It's an experts look at the names of different country stars. "The ideal name for a country star? Shania Twain comes pretty close," says Professor Cleveland Kent Evans, the Bellevue (Nebraska) University psychology teacher who has developed a national reputation as an expert on names and their origins. "Twain's a North American classic because it immediately relates to Tom Sawyer. It sounds rural and rustic. Shania is memorable and different, but not too different. I think she was purely brilliant when she did that."
12/7/99 W. Palm Beach Concert Review...You can read a review of Shania's December 5th concert in W. Palm Beach, Florida by clicking HERE.
12/7/99 AMA Nominations. The nominations for the 27th Annual American Music Awards were announced yesterday. Shania along with Whitney Houston and Britney Spears led all nominations with three nominations each! Shania is up for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Female Country Artist & Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. The awards will air LIVE Monday, January 17, 2000 @ 8pm EST on ABC-TV.
Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist:
Favorite Female Country
Whitney Houston Faith Hill
Britney Spears Martina McBride
Shania Twain Shania Twain
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist:
12/6/99 Special To Be Rebroadcast. Shania's recent CBS Special "Shania Twain: Come On Over," which aired Thanksgiving Night 11/25/99, will be rebroadcast on VH1 (US) in January... dates still TBA. As soon as the date are announced I will post them here.
12/5/99 Tour Ends Tonight...Shania will be rockin' the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in W. Palm Beach, Florida tonight!!! This will officially bring Shania's '98-'99 World Tour to an end. It was one amazing tour filled with excitement night after night and memories that will last forever! See you in 2001 Shania!
12/5/99 Vote For Shania! Late Night Entertainment News (NBC) is running a weekly poll in conjunction with the fast approaching new Millenium. Shania is mentioned in the Best Artist of the 90's category. Vote for Shania! The results will be announced on next weeks show! The show airs Saturday at 1:35am EST. To vote, click HERE.
12/4/99 Are You Ready Tampa? Shania will be rockin' the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida tonight!!!
12/3/99 Oh Come On! Vince Ripol of San Diego, Calif., points out that Shania Twain's "Come On Over" is her ninth top 20 country single from the album of the same title. Twain's previous album, The Woman in Me, spawned six top 20 hits. The only other country female to enjoy at least six top 20 hits from one album was Mary Chapin Carpenter, with her album Come On, Come On. Ripol says it seems "Come On" is the operative phrase for country female seeking singular success! (from billboard.com)
12/3/99 Are You Ready Orlando? Shania will be rockin' the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida tonight!!!
12/2/99 COO Back On Top!...Shania's Come On Over is back on top of this week's Billboard Country album chart where it had been for most of the last two years! For the last few months, with new CD's being released by the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, COO had slipped to second or third, but now it's back in the #1 position again! COO is in it's 108th week on the chart, 47 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 64 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up thirteen big spots to No. 11 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 12/11)
12/2/99 New Magazine! There's a brand new country music magazine in circulation! It's called Country Music Live. Guess who graces the cover of the December/January premiere issue! Yup, Shania! It also has 5 or 6 pages of pictures of our favorite diva. Since its new, I'm not sure how many bookstores will be carrying the magazine. However, you can go to countrymusiclive.com and order a copy. Don't miss out on this Collector's edition issue!
12/2/99 Another Nomination...Shania has been nominated for Favorite Female Musical Performer for the upcoming People's Choice Awards to be held on January 9, 2000. The show will be broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and will be televised on CBS. Good luck Shania!
12/1/99 15 Million Already! Countrystars.com has an article about Shania's Come On Over record sales which, according to the RIAA, are already at or beyond 15 million! Amazing! To read the article, click HERE.
12/1/99 Billboard Praises Shania. With the Billboard Music Awards only about a week away, Billboard has have put up a nice page that speaks very complimentary about Shania and her accomplishments. To read the article, click HERE.
11/30/99 Happy Birthday To Me! Today is my 30th birthday!
11/30/99 Hairstyles Cover..Shania graces yet another magazine cover! This time it's the January 2000 cover of Celebrity Style 101 Hairstyles. There is a nice article and several pics inside. Unfortunately, no new pics. Click pic for larger image.
11/30/99 AMA Nominations. The American Music Awards will announce their nominations on December 6, 1999. Shania should be up for several awards.
11/30/99 Sold To Garth! Shania's old house in the Adarondacks has been bought by none other than Garth Brooks.
11/30/99 Shania's Neighbors...Shania is in good company. Her neighbors in Switzerland are: Phil Collins, Tina Turner and Sofia Lauren.
11/30/99 Are You Ready Greenville? Shania will be rockin' the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina tonight!!!
11/29/99 18 Million Viewers! The final ratings for Shania's special are in! Over 18 Million (18.29 million viewers) people watched Shania's CBS special on Thanksgiving night! Shania easily beat the Celine Dion special (12.39 million) and Ricky Martin special (11.68 million). CBS' ratings for the Thursday evening timeslot were up 183% from their normal rating. Shania really "Rock(ed) The Country"!
11/29/99 Shania Attending Billboards...It looks like Shania will be attending this years Billboard Music Awards where she will be up for Artist Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year, and Album Of The Year (Come On Over). No word yet if she will be performing, presenting or what. The show will air live December 8th @ 8pm EST on FOX.
11/29/99 Shania & Y2K. Shania says she will ring in the new Millennium in Switzerland. She and husband Mutt Lange are both flying their families into the country to celebrate with them. And she says, " we are going to have a campfire in the front yard and toast to the new year. Simple and basic." (Countrystars.com)
11/29/99 Are You Ready Richmond? Shania will be rockin' the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia tonight!!!
11/28/99 Ratings Champion! Shania's 2nd CBS Special ("Come On Over") which aired Thursday night (11/25) received great ratings! The rating numbers for Shania's special indicate that her 2nd special's ratings were 9.5 (her 1st special's ratings were around 8.3)! As you can see, there was a dramatic improvement in the ratings among her specials! Also, out of all 3 CBS specials (Celine Dion, Shania Twain, & Ricky Martin --they're arranged in the order that they were broadcast on CBS), Shania's special easily beat the other two. Here are the ratings for all 3 CBS specials:
Celine Dion: 8.1 Shania Twain: 9.5 Ricky Martin: 8.0
11/28/99 COO Keeps On Selling! Shania still sells an average of 70,000 copies per week of Come On Over. Her music remains so popular that she told USA TODAY that she's getting burned out hearing her own songs from the last two albums. But the public isn't nearly over Shania yet. She says, "It just isn't at that point yet." The CD Come On Over has sold 14 million units, and it continues to sell at a rate that could outsell No Fences by Garth Brooks.
11/27/99 CMT & Shania! Shania received 3 golden remotes from CMT's 1999 Video Countdown. She won the Female Artist Of The Year award for the second year in a row and she had two videos in the top 12 videos of 1999. "Man I Feel Like a Woman" came in at number 9 and "That Don't Impress Me Much" came in at number 3. Congratulations Shania!
11/27/99 Are You Ready Hartford? Shania will be rockin' the Hartford Civic Arena in Hartford, Connecticut tonight!!!
11/26/99 Shania's Interview On CBS Early Show. In case you missed Shania on the CBS Early Show Wednesday, you can read and watch the interview by clicking HERE.
11/26/99 New Article...Check out this article at country.com by clicking HERE.
11/26/99 What A Special! Last night's "Shania Twain: Come On Over" special was fantastic! What a way to end the Thanksgiving Holiday! Shania looked awesome (as usual) as she rocked Texas Stadium. However, I thought the "off stage" portions of the show were the best! We got to see Shania's great personality and sense of humor as she tossed the football around with Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman. Shania looked like a pro! She can punt, pass, and catch!!! I'd pick her to be on my team any day!
11/26/99 Are You Ready Trenton? Shania will be rockin' the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey tonight!!!
11/25/99 Spend Thanksgiving With Shania! Shania's "Come On Over" special from Dallas' Texas Stadium will air TONIGHT approximately @ 8pm EST on CBS - after the Miami Dolphins/Dallas Cowboys NFL football game. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
11/25/99 COO Stays At No. 3...For the second week in a row, Come On Over holds steady at No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 107th week on the chart, 46 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 63 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up two spots to No. 24 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 12/4)
11/25/99 Shania On Ice! Shania is set to sing the National Anthem(s)...(wonder if she's singing the U.S. or Canadian anthem or both?) in Philadelphia on Friday (11/26) before the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey game at the First Union Center. Later that same day, Shania will have a concert in Trenton, New Jersey!
11/24/99 Wakin' Up With Shania! Shania made an appearance on CBS' Early Show this morning. Although she did not perform, Shania talked about her Special tomorrow night, her childhood, and the rumors surrounding her marriage. It was a taped interview from Dallas' Texas Stadium where the taping of Shania's "Come On Over" special took place November 14th. Wow! What a way to start the day!
11/24/99 Shania Is A Record Holder! Shania has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for album sales! Congratulations Shania!
11/24/99 VCR Alert! Shania is supposed to make an appearance on CBS' Early Show this morning! The show airs at 7am EST.
11/24/99 Are You Ready D.C.? Shania will be rockin' the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. tonight!!!
11/23/99 COO Remix CD On-Sale Today! The highly anticipated Come On Over International version remix CD will be released and available in stores today. The CD will feature remixes of 15 of the album's 16 songs four pop remixes previously released in the UK ("From This Moment On," "That Don't Impress Me Much," "You're Still the One" and "You've Got a Way") and new mixes of 11 others. Go out and get yours TODAY!!! To read an article about it, click HERE.
11/23/99 Tour News. Read an article about Shania's latest Tour by clicking HERE.
11/22/99 Are You Ready Cincinnati? Shania will be rockin' the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio tonight!!!
11/21/99 Shania Rocks CBS! UltimateTV.com has an article about Shania's upcoming Thanksgiving Day special, "Come On Over". In the article, Shania discusses the format of the show. To read the article, click HERE.
11/21/99 Shania In Sports Illustrated. This week's Sports Illustrated magazine has a full-page advertisement for Shania's upcoming CBS special, "Shania Twain: Come On Over". She's wearing the Dallas Cowboys "half jersey" and holding a helmet in the picture. Click pic for full-size image.
11/20/99 Mutt 'n Britney. Britney Spears has been working on some new songs with none other than Robert John "Mutt" Lange over in Switzerland! To read more about it, click HERE.
11/20/99 Shania Cancels TV Appearances...Shania will NOT be appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" (Monday) or "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (Tuesday) due to conflicts in her current tour schedule. If and when these appearances are rescheduled, I'll let you know right here.
11/20/99 Vote for Shania! Billboard is running an on-line poll to see who the fans think should win the Billboard awards! Click HERE to vote!
11/20/99 Billboard Nominations! Shania has been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards! Her nominations are: Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Come On Over! The awards will be held December 8th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Watch it LIVE @ 8pm EST on FOX. To read the entire list of nominees, click HERE. Congratulations Shania!
11/20/99 Are You Ready Greensboro? Shania will be rockin' the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina tonight!!!
11/19/99 Need Some Gift Ideas? According to CMT Canada, not only is Shania's Come On Over CD, with sales of over 14 million, the best-selling country album all-time by a female, but is only 2 million copies away from tying the record set by Garth Brooks for best selling country album of all time. It was also stated that sales of Shania's Remix Come On Over International CD (in stores Nov. 23), will count toward the total original COO album sales. So buy them for Christmas, buy them for your best friends, buy them for your worst enemies, just buy some! They make great stocking stuffers!
11/19/99 Shania Rocks Atlanta! Last night, Shania brought the Phillips Arena roof down as she put on a spectacular performance in Atlanta! This was my third time seeing Shania in concert. As always, Shania wore tight outfits and mid-driffs wowing the crowd with her amazing voice and high energy. Shania assured the Atlanta fans that she'd be back on tour to coincide with her next album. I can't wait!!!
11/19/99 Are You Ready Birmingham? Shania will be rockin' the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama tonight!!!
11/19/99 She's A Little Bit Country. While critics contend that her music is too pop, Shania Twain says she considers herself a country artist and is flattered by the idea that she's brought new fans to the genre. "It's good," says the Country Music Association's reigning Entertainer of the Year. "It shows hard work pays." (from CountryNow.com)
11/19/99 COO Moves Up To No. 3...After spending two weeks in a row at No. 4, Come On Over moves up a spot to No. 3 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 106th week on the chart, 46 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 62 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls one spot to No. 26 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 11/27)
11/18/99 TV Special Pictures. KYNG-FM, Young Country 105.3 in Dallas, Tx. has some cool pictures of Shania taken during Sunday's taping of her TV special at Texas Stadium. The "Shania Twain: Come On Over" special airs November 25th @ 8pm on CBS. To see the pics, click HERE.
11/18/99 Are You Ready Atlanta? Shania will be rockin' Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia tonight!!! I'M GOING!!! This will be my third time seeing Shania in concert!
11/17/99 More On Shania's TV Special. Countrycool.com has a short article about Shania's upcoming Thanksgiving Day special that revealed, among other things, that those CBS promo spots were filmed with lucky Tennessee State University football players! Here's what the article says: "Like most things Shania, this show required preparation and since, according to the label, the TV special had been on and off for a while due to scheduling, Twain rehearsed for much of the show at Nashville's Adelphia Coliseum. It was there, with the help of several Tennessee State University football players, that Twain and camera crews taped the promos currently airing on CBS." To read the entire article, click HERE.
11/17/99 Five Questions With Shania Twain. Yahoo has a cool little interview that Jeff Wilson of the Associate Press did with Shania over the telephone recently. To read it, click HERE.
11/17/99 Reba Apologizes To Shania. In an incredibly gracious gesture, Reba McIntyre has apologized to Shania for the treatment that country music has given over the last few years. To read the entire article (which has more detail than the article posted earlier), click HERE.
11/17/99 Shania's Next Album...In an interview with Launch.com, Shania talks about her next album. Shania kicked off the final leg of her Come On Over tour last night at New Orleans' UNO Arena. After the singer wraps up this three-week mini tour on Dec. 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla., she has no plans to tour until the summer of 2001 to coincide with the release of her next album. To read what Shania had to say about her next CD, click HERE.
11/16/99 Shania In Star. Look for Shania on the cover and inside the latest edition of Star magazine. The article is about Shania's thoughts and feelings about her looks. She doesn't think she looks all that great apparently. YEAH RIGHT! To read the article, click HERE.
11/16/99 Are You Ready New Orleans? Shania will be rockin' the UNO Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana tonight!!!
11/16/99 Reba Speaks About Shania. In an interview at Jam! Music, Reba talks about her feelings for Shania and the way she was treated by country music in general over the last several years, among other things. "Shania said something really nice to me. She said: 'You presenting me that award was greater than me getting that award.' Isn't that sweet?", Reba said, reflecting on presenting Shania with the Entertainer of the Year award. To read more, click HERE.
11/15/99 Beginnings CD to be sold in stores...The Beginnings (1989-1990) CD that consists of music from the period in Shania Twain's development when she was experimenting with driving arena rock rhythms, rockin' country, pop melodies and mainstream dance music will be released and available in stores on November 30th. (Cool! That's my birthday.)
11/15/99 VCR Alert! Over the weekend, CMT's new show called "Face The Music" featured Shania and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "What Made You Say That" video. If you missed it, it will re-air on Wednesday, November 17th @ 5pm EST. Make sure to you catch it!
11/14/99 Dallas, Are You Ready? Today is the day for fans in the Dallas area! Shania takes to the stage after the Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers NFL Football game today. She will be taping her "Shania Twain: Come On Over" CBS TV special which will air Thanksgiving night. If you were lucky enough to win tickets for the field seats or are attending the game and staying for the show...have a great time!
11/13/99 A Song For The Ages. In the new Country Weekly "100 Years of Country Music" newsstand special, on page 66, "Songs of the Century" are displayed with their lyrics and a picture of the artist. Shania's "Any Man of Mine" is the first song listed along with Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen",; George Jones & Tammy Wynette's "Golden Ring" and Merle Haggards's "Okie From Muskogee" among others. Quite an honor to be singled out among the giants of country music. Congratulations Shania!
11/12/99 14 Million Sold! On November 10, Come On Over was certified 14X Platinum! Shania surpasses Whitney Houston to move into 2nd place on the list of female artists with the most albums sold. The top selling album by a female is Alanis Morrissette's Jagged Little Pill with 16 million sold. You're almost there Shania! To read more about it, click HERE.
11/12/99 Shania in TV Guide! TV Guide has an article about Shania in the current issue and online. The article (which includes a nice picture of Shania) is very similar to the Redbook article where Shania talks about the rumors surrounding her marriage.
11/11/99 Shania's Great Eight!With Shania's latest single "Come On Over" cracking the top ten on Billboards's Country charts, she has become the only artist to ever have eight (8) top ten singles from the same album on the chart. Congratulations Shania!
11/11/99 COO No. 4 Again...For the second week in a row, Come On Over is No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 105th week on the chart, 46 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 61 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls four spots to No. 25 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 11/20)
11/10/99 Mercury Speaks. In reference to Beginnings, the collection of demo songs recently offered for sale by JoMato Records, LLC without permission from Shania, Mercury President Luke Lewis said, "It's a shame for an artist who's so prideful of the quality of her work to have such a misrepresentation of her artistry be offered to the public." To read more about this story, click HERE.
11/10/99 Shania In Special Country Weekly Issue! Shania is featured many times inside the new, special Millenium issue of Country Weekly that is on sale now! The issue is "100 Years of Country Music"! The issue features photos of almost every country star that has become famous within the last 100 years! Shania is mentioned and pictured in several places in the special issue which is only available at newsstands.
11/9/99 George Jones Rips Shania! Forget about that duet with George Jones and Shania! Today George Jones gave a radio interview where he practically trashed Shania! Here is the transcript of part of that interview:
Radio DJ- "Hey George, if you can, if anybody can, you can do a duet
George Jones- "SHANIA!!!"
Radio DJ- "Oh Yeah!"
George Jones- "Well she would have to sing country!, She would also have to get off that high horse of hers!"
Radio DJ- "Oh man!" (Disappointment in his voice!)
George Jones- "Yeah she would have to quit that jumpin around, i'm a pretty stand still kind of guy."
Radio DJ- "Ha Ha Ha, um yeah" (Not sure what to say)
George Jones- "Well you know if i was there singin with her, i may not stand still for long!"
Radio DJ- "That's what i'm talking about, that's what i'm talking about George"
The rest of the interview did not feature Shania.
11/9/99 COO Video Collection On-Sale Today! Shania's new video - "Come On Over: The Video Collection" - is available in stores today! It features 9 music videos from Come On Over.
11/9/99 Shania & Mutt Honored. The couple were honored by SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) at the society's 10th Annual Songwriter Awards. Shania and Mutt won three awards for "You're Still The One", "From This Moment On" and "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)". SOCAN honors Canadian songwriters. Congratulations Shania! To read more about the awards, click HERE.
11/9/99 Shania/George Jones Duet? In an interview for country radio, George Jones spoke about the possibility of him doing an upcoming duet with Shania Twain. I'll post more info as it becomes available.
11/8/99 CBS Shania Site. Shania has her own little site at CBS' website! Looks like it's been put up there in conjunction with her upcoming Thanksgiving Day special: "Shania Twain's Come On Over". You can even download desktop wallpapers! To go to the site, click HERE.
11/7/99 Redbook Article. In the December '99 issue of Redbook magazine (in stores Nov. 11), Shania reveals world tour depression and she discusses the possiblity of becoming a mother in the near future. To read entire article, click HERE. Click pic for larger image.
11/6/99 More on COO Remix CD. The upcoming CD being referred to as the "International Version"...(this is getting confusing...I've had the "real" "International Version" of Come On Over for a year now)..."will feature remixes of 15 of the album's 16 songs four pop remixes previously released in the UK ("From This Moment On," "That Don't Impress Me Much," "You're Still the One" and "You've Got a Way") and new mixes of 11 others." To read more, click HERE. It will be available in stores on November 23. (Think we'd better stick to calling it The Remix CD.)
11/4/99 No Deal Afterall. I had reported here earlier in the week that an apparent deal had been struck between Shania and JoMato Records, LLC. I was in error to make such a statement and assumed this due to the statement made by JoMato Records on their website that proceeds from Beginnings (1989-1990) would benefit certain children's foundations. Sources assure me that Beginnings is not being supported by Shania at this time in any way. Therefore, I have removed the link to buy the CD from this webpage. (Thanks bmac)
11/4/99 COO Drops to No. 4...After spending eight weeks in a row at No. 2 behind the Dixie Chicks' Fly, Come On Over drops to No. 4 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 104th week on the chart, 46 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 60 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over falls three spots to No. 21 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 11/13)
11/3/99 New Shania Interview. On November 2, the UK's The Daily Telegraph featured an interview with Shania conducted by Judith Woods. In the interview, Shania talks about the pros and cons of being famous, her relationship with Mutt, and how she's not happy with her legs. To read interview, click HERE.
11/3/99 COO Remixed. The highly anticipated Come On Over International version remix CD is close to release (Nov. 23) and will include pop radio versions of several songs including "You've Got A Way", among others.
11/2/99 Shania in Playboy. All right, calm down everybody! She's fully clothed in the picture! In the December 1999 issue, Playboy names their Sex Stars of 1999. Shania is #7 on the list! The article goes on to ask: "Here's the question of the century: Would Shania Twain look sexy if she took off her clothes? We'll never know. She makes us long for the days when country stars teased their hair, not their audience. While Twain's sex-laden videos give us hope, her husband is some kind of mastermind producer who is probably not into sharing."
11/2/99 Celine's Backup! Celine Dion's new album All The Way will be released on November 16th. It features a song called "If Walls Could Talk" which was written by Shania and Mutt and has Shania singing background vocals.
10/31/99 Beginnings...Finally A Deal. Order It Now! Evidently, Shania and JoMato Records have come to an agreement. JoMato Records, LLC are offering Beginnings (1989-1990) for order at their website with the following statement: "A significant portion of the proceeds from this recording has been designated as a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation and Kid's Cafe Second Harvest charities." These early recordings, which were made in 1989 and 1990, offer a rare glimpse into the early development of the artist who at that time billed herself as "Eilleen Shania Twain."
10/31/99 More Legal Stuff. For some updated info on the latest on the On The Way or Beginnings tracks, click HERE.
10/28/99 Dixie Chicks Top Shania Again...For the eighth week in a row, Come On Over remains at No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. COO is in it's 103rd week on the chart, 46 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 59 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over holds steady at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 11/6)
10/28/99 WB Award...At the First Annual WB Radio Music Awards held in Las Vegas tonight, Shania tied with the Dixie Chicks for the Country Artist of the Year award. Other nominees included George Strait and Jo Dee Messina. For a complete list of winners, click HERE. Congratulations Shania!
10/27/99 Early Recordings Legal Battle. The battle over the release of Shania's early body of work, entitled On The Way or Beginnings (depending on which company you are referring to) is heating up! To read about it, click HERE.
10/27/99 Remix CD! Looks like the rumored Come On Over remix CD is soon to be released. Many of the online music sites, including cduniverse.com, cdnow.com and buymusic.com, show a new version of Come On Over to be released on November 23rd. You can pre-order now, so get yours today! You should also be able to buy it at your favorite music store.
10/27/99 Shania InStyle. Shania is featured in the next issue of InStyle magazine which should have hit newsstands yesterday (10/26)! Shania Twains secrets will be unveiled in the new issue. Her designer, Marc Bouwer, gives a behind the scenes look on Shanias glamorous image.
10/25/99 Shania Interview, Part 2. You can read Part 2 of Countrycool.com's interview with Shania by clicking HERE. In the interview, Shania talks about being home for Christmas with family. Hazel Smith (the interviewer) brings to light the extraordinary efforts Shania made on her own to visit the victims of the Columbine High School massacre.
10/25/99 Workaholic! In the November 2nd edition of the National Enquirer, they've compiled a list of how the stars beat stress. How does Shania deal with it? "When I'm at home, I clean the stable, do the laundry. I love to be in the kitchen -- that and the stable are my two favorite places," said the chart-topping beauty.
10/23/99 Redbook Cover! Shania is on the cover of the December 1999 issue of Redbook magazine! The spread also includes an interview where Shania talks about the rumors circulating about her marriage. It hits newsstands November 11th! Keep an eye out for it!
10/22/99 Legal Brief. In a statement from Jon Landau Management, the possibility of legal action against musicmaker.com, who put Shania's pre-Shania Twain recordings on the internet in mp3 format without notification, and the producers of On The Way (pretty much the same recordings; different parties responsible), is left open as a distinct possibility. To read more, including details on how these recordings came to be in the first place, click HERE.
10/22/99 Dallas Update. The only way to see Shania in concert at Texas Stadium is if you hold a ticket to the Cowboys/Packers football game or get lucky and win tickets from the many Dallas-area radio stations that are giving away floor seats to the show. The game is a sellout, so good luck!
10/22/99 Sign my new guestbook! It's located on my site's main page. Click HERE. Let me know what you think about my site. Thanks.
10/20/99 Early Shania Recordings! musicmaker.com today announced that it will offer free downloads of early recordings by country music sensation Shania Twain through October 30. These early recordings, which were made in 1989 and 1990, offer a rare glimpse into the early development of the artist who at that time billed herself as "Eilleen Shania Twain." Fans can download, free of charge, music from this period in Twain's development when she was experimenting with driving arena rock rhythms, rockin' country, pop melodies and mainstream dance music. The tracks will be available for download in both the MP3 and Windows Media Audio formats. Recorded in Canada, Beginnings (1989-1990) predates even Twain's earliest Nashville demos. The album is called Beginnings on this site instead of On The Way.
10/20/99 Orlando Tix On-Sale Date! Tickets for Shania's Orlando, FL. show go on-sale Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 10:00am! See Concert Info for more information!
10/20/99 Minor Tour With Shania...Shane Minor ("Ordinary Love") will take over the opening slot on labelmate Shania Twain's November and December tour dates. "I just can't wait," said Minor, who opened a few dates with Twain in the summer. "I'm her No. 1 fan, and she's already taught me so muchshe's been a mentor to me. I kind of feel like she's my big sister, and this is the opportunity and privilege of a lifetime." Minor kicks off his dates with Twain Nov. 16 in New Orleans and finishes Dec. 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Countrycool.com)
10/19/99 New Shania Interview! Countrycool.com has Part 1 of an interview that they recently did with Shania. To read it, click HERE. Look for Part 2 next week.
10/19/99 Cincinnati Tix On-Sale Date! Tickets for Shania's Cincinnati, OH. show go on-sale Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 10:00am! See Concert Info for more information!
10/18/99 On The Way is Now Available...Shania's On The Way CD (before the Mercury years) can now be purchased at Buy.com or Towereurope.com.
10/18/99 New Revlon Ad...Shania has been spotted in the November issue of Cosmopolitan magazine featuring her Revlon advertisements. Shania is wearing a purple outfit in these ads. To see a pic, click HERE.
10/18/99 Best Dressed! Shania has been named as the Best Dressed Female Country Singer in the November 2, 1999 issue of Country Weekly magazine.
10/15/99 Dallas Show Update. It seems that the Texas Stadium show is confirmed for November 14, 1999 immediately after the Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers NFL Football game. This just in...tickets are actually on sale! According to one of my mailing list members, it's been unconfirmed that people have purchased tickets to the show!
10/15/99 Incredible Stats...Shania Twain has now sold 28 million albums worldwide. Her current CD, Come On Over, has now been on the Billboard Album charts for 100 weeks. Come On Over, was released two years ago and is still number 2 on the country charts!
10/12/99 Come On Over Debut! CMT Delivery Room will be debuting Shania's new "Come On Over" video tomorrow (10/13) at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm EDT!
10/12/99 Shania Shrine News. Shania Twain will donate about $1 million worth of memorabilia toward an interpretive centre being developed as a new attraction at the Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour site next year. Some of the items will include outfits shes worn on stage and in her videos as well as gowns shes worn at award shows, said Will Saari, mine tour site manager. To read more, click HERE.
10/11/99 D.C. Tix On-sale Date. Tickets for the Washington, D.C. show go on sale Saturday, October 16th. Remember to check Concert Info often for updates!
10/11/99 Come On Over Video Collection! Shania's Come On Over Video Collection will be released and available in stores on November 9, 1999! You can pre-order it at Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
10/9/99 Hartford On-Sale Date. Tickets for the Hartford, Connecticut show go on sale next Saturday, October 16th!
10/9/99 "Come On Over" Video. The word on the net is that Shania's latest video, "Come On Over" will be released Wednesday, October 13 on CMT Delivery Room. This is unconfirmed with CMT at this point, so stay tuned.
10/8/99 Billboard Video Awards...Shania has been nominated in the Best Country Clip category of the 1999 Billboard Music Video Awards for her "MIFLAW" video. The awards will be announced November 12th at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
10/7/99 Tons of New Shows Added! See Concert Info page for all the latest! Shows include: New Orleans, Trenton, Cincinnatti, Orlando!
10/6/99 Dallas Concert Info! Reportedly, Shania will be taping her Dallas, Texas CBS Special on November 14, 1999 right after the Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers game! This is not confirmed, but it looks like the Cowboys and Shania have worked out a deal for they're season ticket holders. They get the game and a Shania concert immediately after! Now, that's a great deal! All to be confirmed. Stay tuned for more info.
10/6/99 Another Florida Show! Shania is planning another Florida show at Bayfront Park in Miami (where she recorded "Shania Twain's Winter Break"), on January 16, 2000! No on-sale dates at this time. More info when available.
10/6/99 Shania Responds to Touring with George Strait Rumors...While rumors of this tour have been circulating for awhile, the diva confirms that the offer to tour with Strait has been made to her. As busy as Twain is these days, she tells LAUNCH that she doesn't really know if she'll be able to work this tour into her schedule. "I still haven't completely decided," she says. "If I tour next summer with him or in the spring, it really puts pressure on me, timing-wise, to get my albums finished, so I really have to think very hard. I'm not sure yet."
10/5/99 D.C. Concert! Shania is coming back to Washington, D.C.! She'll be playing the MCI Center on November 24th, Thanksgiving Eve! No word yet on on-sale date so check back often!
10/5/99 New Shania Special! CMT is set to debut a new weekly series November 6th that takes an in-depth look at artists and their music videos. Described as a fast-paced 30-minute program, "Face The Music" is set to feature Brooks & Dunn relating video anecdotes in its first episode, which airs at 10:30a.m. EST. Also planned for this season are guests including Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Faith Hill, Lila McCann and many others.
10/4/99 More Concerts! Just in...West Palm Beach, FL show! December 5th at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre! Tickets on-sale Saturday, October 9th! This tour is shaping up quickly! Make sure to check back often for updates...you don't want to miss Shania Live!
10/3/99 Birmingham Concert...Shania will do a show in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center on November 19th. Tickets reportedly will go on-sale Saturday, October 9th @ 10a.m. CDT.
10/3/99 More Concert News...Besides the November 18th show at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, it is reported Shania will have a concert in Richmond, VA at Richmond Coliseum on November 29th! Also, WESC 92.5 FM in Greenville, SC is reporting that Shania has planned a concert for Bi-Lo Center on November 30th! The on-sale date for the Greenville show is reportedly October 9th. It looks like another tour is taking shape. Check TicketMaster and other ticket vendors in your area.
10/2/99 More Platinum! Shania's video, "The Complete Woman In Me Collection", from her 2nd album-The Woman In Me-has now gone Platinum. Which means it has sold more than 1 Million copies! The music video was released on November 19, 1996 & was certified Platinum on September 24, 1999!
10/2/99 Gazette Shania...Shania won the award for Most Popular Female artist from the 1999 Gazette Net Awards. Congratulations Shania!
10/1/99 Atlanta Concert! Atlanta's Top40 radio station, Star 94, announced today that Shania will have a concert at the new Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, November 18th. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, October 16th @ 10a.m. EDT at all TicketMaster outlets. I LIVE IN ATLANTA AND THIS WILL BE MY 2ND TIME TO SEE SHANIA IN ATLANTA AND 3RD TIME OVERALL!!!
10/1/99 Q Shania...Shania is on the cover and featured in the latest issue of Q Magazine. The issue is on newsstands now in the UK and will be available shortly in the US. The issue contains a pictorial as well as an interview with Shania!
10/1/99 Millenium Poll! Access Hollywood is currently running a poll of favorite performers, stars, etc. Shania is nominated in the "Favorite Female Artist of the 90's" category. Cast your vote for Shania by clicking HERE.
10/1/99 COO #1 In UK! Shania Twain's third album for Mercury, Come On Over, has topped the charts in England after a year and a half on the chart and 1 million copies sold. In the U.S., the album has stayed on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for nearly 100 weeks. The Recording Industry Association of America recently certified the album for sales of 13 million copies. Twain was named entertainer of the year last week by the Country Music Association.
9/30/99 Time for Shania...Shania was featured in TIME magazines "Winner and Losers" section. TIME listed Shania on the "Winners" side for taking Entertainer of the Year from the CMA's.
9/28/99 Shania going Strait?...Q98.5, WXXQ Rockford's Hot New Country (Rockford, Illinois) reported that George Strait has asked Shania to tour with him next year. Shania is working on her new CD right now, but supposedly, if she feels she has enough new material ready by next summer, just might tour with George. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
9/27/99 Special in Texas...Shania's much awaited location for her Thanksgiving Special has been announced. The event will take place at Texas Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
9/27/99 Shania & the Cowboys! Shania just completed promotional spots with the Dallas Cowboys to promote her upcoming CBS Special, which, ironically, will be taped from the Cowboys' home, Texas Stadium in Dallas. Shania's special will air on Thanksgiving - November 25th @ 8p.m. EST - after the Dolphins/Cowboys game.
9/27/99 MMM Award...Shania won the Much More Music award for artist of the year. Congratulations Shania!
9/26/99 Shania in Nancy Comic Strip...Shania has been featured in another "Nancy" comic strip. To see it, click HERE.
9/25/99 VCR Alert! New Shania T.V. Appearances! Shania reportedly will appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on November 22nd and on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" on November 23rd. As we already know, a few days later Shania has a new special on CBS @ 8p.m. EST after the Thanksgiving Day Dolphins/Cowboys game!
9/24/99 I'm Not Just A Lap Dancer After All..." Read what else Shania had to say after picking up her award for Entertainer of the Year. Also, some great pics and video can be found by clicking HERE.
9/22/99 Shania Wins! Shania Wins! Shania Wins! Shania won her first CMA Award tonight! She took home the award for Entertainer of the Year and in doing so beat out the likes of some of Nashville's heavyweights: George Strait, Tim McGraw, etc. Shania also was presented with the CMA International Artist Achievement award in recognition of her contributions in bringing country music to the attention of the entire world. Congratulations Shania!!!
Shania performed her latest single and the title track from her album. Her outfit was completely HOT pink in color from head-to-toe, and featured a cowboy hat, SHORT shorts, a floor length pink coat and cowboy boots. Of course, her belly-button was exposed for the full Shania effect!
In a pre-Award Show Interview with Crook & Chase, Shania reiterated that she doesn't let herself take award shows too seriously. Well, those were tears in Shania's eyes when they called her name as the winner of the 1999 CMA Entertainer of the Year award! Reba McIntyre presented the award and looked just as excited and overwhelmed as Shania. Shania wore a beautiful navy-blue sequenced dress.
Shania was very emotional on a night when some of her greatest inspirations: Dolly Parton and Conway Twitty were inducted into the CMA Hall of Fame. In post-Award Show interviews, Shania was looking forward to meeting Dolly for the first time.
In one of the funnier moments of the night, Vince Gill had a hard time trying to get thru his presentation of the International Achievement Award to Shania. Someone shouted out: "I Love You, Shania!" from the balcony seats. Vince said it was difficult enough presenting the award to this beautiful woman without people interrupting his speech! The audience loved it.
All in all, it looks like Shania and Nashville have mended their fences. Shania finally has gotten the recognition she has deserved all along from Nashville. For a list of all the winners, click HERE. To read a review printed in The Tennessean about the awards show, click HERE.
9/22/99 BMI Awards. Last night, Shania won the award for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year ("You're Still The One") at the 47th annual BMI Awards! To read more about it, and see a picture of a gorgeously-dressed Shania, click HERE. Congratulations again, Shania! Shania with BMI President and Vice-President.
9/22/99 CMA's Are Tonight! Don't forget to tune to CBS @ 8pm EDT for the 33rd annual CMA Awards! The show will be LIVE from The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Shania is nominated in 2 categories and will perform "Come On Over"! To read more about the CMA's and watch it LIVE on the web, click HERE. Good luck Shania!
9/21/99 Celine & Shania Canadian Double-Team! Celine Dion has a new album called All The Way due out on November 16th. Reportedly, Celine will sing a song written by Shania and Mutt on the album. The word is that Shania and Mutt also sing backup vocals on the song. Shania has indicated on many occasions that she would like to write songs for other artists. This looks like the first instance of that dream coming true.
9/21/99 Hey U.K., Man! I Feel Like A Woman! Shania's single "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" was released in the U.K. today.
9/19/99 Shania in Country Weekly...In the CMA issue of Country Weekly, Shania talks about her successful past year, her excitement about her 2 CMA nominations, and plans for her next album. To read article, click HERE.
9/18/99 COO Year Sales...WCMA report that Shania's Come On Over album has sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. over the last year. A year ago COO had sold around 4 million copies so this shows just how much Shania's popularity is increasing.
9/17/99 CMA's On The Web! CountryCool.com has teamed up with CMA to bring you the 33rd Annual CMA Awards show LIVE! CountryCool.com will be covering this event with LIVE video and audio programming, LIVE interviews with the stars, as well as photographs, video clips, articles, Webcams, and more. On September 22, 1999 @ 8pm EDT, just click HERE to go to the CMA's on the Web.
9/17/99 CCMA Rebroadcast...If you want to see the CCMA Awards (even though Shania didn't attend) to hear Shania's name being called as the winner of all 4 of those awards she won, you'll get the chance! The CCMA Awards, which were held llive on Monday night (September 13, 1999), will be rebroadcast on September 29, 1999 @ 9pm EDT on TNN. Also, you will be able to see just how loud those "BOO"s from the crowd were when Shania's name was announced as the winner of the CMT Maple Food's Fan's Choice Award!
9/16/99 CMA Predictions...Jim Patterson of The Associated Press is predicting success for Shania at this year's (9/22) Country Music Awards, a ceremony which has never given Shania an award before:
FEMALE VOCALIST: Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood.
"Twain, who has never won a CMA Award, should win this one. Only Faith Hill has had a big enough year to challenge her. And all those gossips who whispered that Twain didn't tour to support her The Woman in Me CD because she doesn't sing well have had time to digest their crow. Twain is a star, and was out on the road proving it for most of 1999. She's here to stay, and CMA voters will finally acknowledge it." says Patterson.
9/15/99 Sexy Shania! Men's Fitness magazine recently voted Shania as one of the world's "10 hottest women". Other celebrities who made it into the list include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Carmen Electra and Jennifer Aniston.
9/14/99 Shania Wins 4 Awards At CCMA's! At the Canadian
Country Music Awards held on September 13th, Shania won 4 of her 6 nominations.
Here's a list of the awards the superstar won: Female
Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of
the Year (w/ Bryan White on "From This Moment On"),
Video of the Year ("That Don't Impress Me Much"),
and CMT's Maple Leaf Foods Fan's Choice Award.
The Timmins, Ont., singer, who has sold more records than any other female
country artist in history, now has 19 CCMAs to go alongside a rack of Junos
and Grammys. Not a bad night's work! Congratulations Shania!
Despite being up for six awards, country music's biggest female star didn't attend the ceremony -- the first time in 10 years the multimillion-selling singer has missed the show. Twain was recovering at her Switzerland home from an exhausting two-year world tour, officials at her record company said. To read the entire article about the CCMA's, click HERE.
9/14/99 Shania Booed at CCMA's! This is hard to understand, coming from her own countrymen, but when Shania was announced as the winner of the CMT Maple Leaf Food's Fan's Choice Award, there was a smattering of boos among the cheering at the CCMA's. Evidently, some of the fans were expressing their displeasure that Shania did not attend. You can read what some of the angry fans had to say by clicking HERE.
9/13/99 Shania in Times Magazine. London's Times magazine ran an excellent article aout Shania over the weekend. To read the article, click HERE.
9/13/99 CCMA Predictions. Jam! Country has a nice article that is very optimistic about Shania's chances at the CCMA's tonight. To read it, click HERE.
9/13/99 People is Crazy! You can read the article about Shania being on People magazine's "Worst Dressed List" and respond to it by clicking HERE. Let them know how wrong they are!
9/11/99 Maximum Shania. CDworld.com has the following information about Maximum Shania:
Track 1 - Emerging Talent
Track 2 - Country Roads
Track 3 - Come On Eilleen
Track 4 - Command Performance
Track 5 - Video Star
Track 6 - Heaven Sent
Track 7 - Wonder Woman
Track 8 - Over The Top
Track 9 - Pop Superdiva
Track 10 - Well On Her Way
It's described as: "Cd audio book incorporating comments & interview excerpts by Shania. 10 Tracks. Comes packaged in a standard jewelcase within a full color slipcase with a miniposter. Approximately 55 minutes long. 1999 release."
9/9/99 Come On Over Single Released! "COO" (the single) was heard on the radio today for the first time. Look for the video on CMT soon!!!
9/9/99 Shania On The Worst Dressed List??? PEOPLE magazine has selected Shania as a member of their "Worst Dressed List". Shania joins perennial worst dressers Madonna, Cher and others on Mr. Blackwell's list. Shania's wardrobe is described as "costumey and uninspired". Maybe they're basing their decision on her Grammy and MIFLAW outfit? Hey People! That was just an outfit for a video! She doesn't wear it out to dinner with Mutt!
9/9/99 COO drops to #2...Come On Over drops to No. 2 on this week's Billboard Country album chart. This streak at No. 1 ends at 15 weeks. COO is in it's 96th week on the chart, 46 (new record) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 52 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over moves up a spot to No. 15 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/18)
9/9/99 Chicks Top Shania! The Dixie Chicks new CD Fly debuted in the number one spot on the latest Country charts released today. This means that Shania's Come On Over drops to number two. How much do you want to bet Shania will take over the top spot again next week?
9/8/99 COO No. 1 In The UK!...After spending 58 weeks on the British charts, Shania's Come On Over album has finally hit #1. To read more about it, click HERE. Congratulations Shania!
9/8/99 Enquirer Article...Well, if you want to read last week's absurd, nasty article that the National Enquirer wrote about Shania and Mut supposedly getting divorced, you can read it by clicking HERE.
9/7/99 A No Show!...According to CMTCanada.com, Shania will not be performing at this years Canadian Country Music Awards due to promotional duties in Europe.
9/7/99 Shania To Entertain The Troops? She hasn't said yes, but , next to Bob Hope, she topped the list of the entertainers the U.S. troops in Kosovo said they'd like to see. A representative of USO, said he'll be contacting Shania to see if she'll perform.
9/7/99 Y2K Calendar On Sale! Shania's Year 2000 calendar is now on sale at shaniatwainstore.com! It's a 16 month calendar with all new pics. Order yours today!
9/4/99 CMT Queen...For CMT's Top 100 Labor Day Countdown, Shania holds 10 of the top 100 spots. This means she reigns over 10% of the top spots. Herre is a list of the songs and where they ranked...#91 "Honey, I'm Home", #41 "That Don't Impress Me Much", #22 "The Woman In Me", #21 "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?", #16 "Love Gets Me Everytime", #13 "You Win My Love", #12 "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here", #11 "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!", #4 "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)", #3 "Any Man Of Mine".
9/3/99 MIFLAW Crosses Over To Top40! This week, Star94 (WSTR-FM 94.1), the Top40 radio station here in Atlanta, added Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" to its playlist.
9/3/99 Concert News. The following is an email reply from management at National Car Rental Center in Miami: "We have just been informed that the Shania Twain Concert scheduled for November has been moved to December. The date has not been announced, nor has the date the tickets go on sale. We will inform you as soon as we have the information. Thank You."
9/2/99 New Shania Interview...Shania is featured in the September 3rd issue of OK! magazine which is available in the UK. To read interview, click HERE.
9/2/99 Still The ONE! Come On Over holds down the No. 1 spot again on this week's Billboard Country album chart. This streak at No. 1 is 15 weeks. COO is in it's 95th week on the chart, 46 (new record & counting) of which have been in the No. 1 spot, and 51 of which have been in the top 10. Come On Over holds steady at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (charts week ending 9/11)
9/1/99 COO 13x Platinum! On August 27th, Shania's Come On Over album was RIAA certified as having sold 13 million copies. This means COO has sold a million copies in just a month! It also ties Whitney Houston's 1985 debut album as the #2 best selling album by a Female Artist (OVER ALL TYPES OF MUSIC)! . With Shania's next album not expected to be released until late 2000, her sights are set on Alanis Morissette's '96 album Jagged Little Pill which is the highest selling album by a female artist with over 16 million copies sold! Info courtesy of Billboard.
8/31/99 Shania and MDA...Shania will make an appearance on Jerry Lewis's Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon. No word yet whether or not she'll be performing. The telethon is September 5th-6th. Check your local listings for the channel in your area.
8/31/99 MIFLAW Billboard Review. Billboard just released a new list of reviews for songs!!! Here's what Billboard had to say about Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" single:
"Man! I Feel Like A Woman!'' (Alternative Version) (3:53) < Mercury
Since the release of Shania Twain's 12-times-platinum "Come On Over'' in 1997, this track has been among the most obvious single choices among the steady stream of releases to both pop and country radio. Already a hit at her home base (It peaked at No. 4 on Hot Country Singles & Tracks in June), there's no reason that "Man!,'' with its coquettish turn of phrase, shouldn't have the same kind of appeal as her earlier "That Don't Impress Me Much.'' There are plenty of tasty ingredients here - great tempo, attitude, a hook that sells like ice cream in summer (including a guitar riff that conjures the ubiquitous "Spirit In The Sky''), and the instantly recognizable vocals of a woman who is a fond acquaintance of so many millions out there now. This is country crossover at its best. And wait until you catch this videoclip, which features Twain imitating Robert Palmer in his groundbreaking 1986 clip for "Addicted To Love,'' complete with buffed and blank-eyed male models in the background. Hilarious. This is all good.
8/31/99 VCR Alert for DirecTV subscribers! DirecTV will be airing London's July 4th "Party In The Park" (Pay-Per-View by performers' SET) on September 25th @ 8pm EDT. On September 21st @ 8pm EDT, they will be airing a special Backstage at the CMA's presentation. With Shania performing "Come On Over" at the CMA's this time, a good bet she'll be featured.
8/27/99 Here We Go Again! More Trash! Well, Shania has made it back into the tabloids. This time she is on the September 7th issue of the National Enquirer (on sale now). Click HERE to see the cover. Inside, the article says Shania is divorcing Mutt because she is in love with her ex-finance and longtime love Paul Bolduc. The article says the romance rekindled during the last week in June when Shania went home to Timmins, Ontario for her homecoming concert. Come on guys! Enough is enough! If you are curious and want to read the article, click HERE.
8/27/99 COO A Hot Buy In The U.K.! Shania's Come On Over is the U.K.'s 6th best selling album of the year so far.
8/26/99 A New CBS Special...Shania's second CBS Special has been set for Thanksgiving Night, November 25th, from 8pm - 9pm EST. The special will air after the Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys football game. CBS is going to air 3 music specials on 3 consecutive nights with Celine Dion (24th), Shania (25th) and Ricky Martin (26th).
8/26/99 Shania In Style! In Style magazine has named Shania the sexiest female musician (with 52% of the votes) in its "What's Sexy Now?" issue.
8/26/99 MIFLAW Premieres On VH1! Last night after her Video Timeline special, Shania's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" video made its VH1 premiere. This means even more exposure for Shania!
8/25/99 COO video coming soon...Shania's "Come On Over" video should be released soon. The Canadian network, GAC, is in the process of editing the footage now.
8/23/99 Modern Screen Awards...The 6th Annual Modern Screen Reader Ballot Awards have voted Shania as Favorite Female Artist. Shania also came 2nd to Billy Ray Cyrus in the Favorite All-round Entertainer category. The Sept. 1999 issue of Modern Screen's Country Music magazine is available in stores now. Garth Brooks is on the cover.
8/22/99 Shania Talks. In a new radio interview with WCMS-FM in Virginia Beach, Va., Shania talks about her recent tour, future plans, and the joy of fans who love and buy her music. To hear the radio interview, click HERE.
8/20/99 ARTISTdirect...Shania Twain will be up against Cher, Celine Dion, Madonna and Britney Spears for Favorite Female Artist honors at the web-based ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards. The awards will be presented on October 7th (time to be announced) and webcast live from the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. To vote for Shania, click HERE.
8/19/99 Record Breaker! Shania's Come On Over has SHATTERED the all-time record for being atop (#1) Billboard's Top Country Albums chart longer than any other album in the chart's history! Here is where Shania ranks: #1 Shania Twain - Come On Over - 44 weeks. #2 Randy Travis - Always and Forever - 43 weeks. Way to go Shania!
8/19/99 Touring With Shania...Shane Minor got to tour with Shania for a good part of her 1999 tour. He had some nice things to say about her including: "She became like a big sister to me. I learned a lot from watching her. She's great with her fans." "I can't say enough great things about her. She really helped me get my career off to a good start and I owe her for that," says Minor. To read more things that Shane said about Shania, click HERE.
8/18/99 CMA Awards Performance...Shania is scheduled to perform "Come On Over" at this years' 33rd Annual CMA Awards. The awards show will air September 22nd @ 8pm EDT on CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House.
8/17/99 Revlon Update...Shania's Revlon commercial (w/her in it) is now airing during NBC's daytime TV lineup. WATCH FOR IT!
8/17/99 New Nomination...Shania received the nomination for Artist of the Year: Country/Young Country in the first ever WB Radio Music Awards. Other nominees included George Strait and Jo Dee Messina. The winners will be announced October 28th @ 8pm EDT on the WB network.
8/16/99 Order Lots of New Music...You can order Shania's U.K. CD mentioned below (8/14): Shania Twain: On The Way from Amazon.com. It's not released yet (September 7th online), but you can order your copy now. Just click HERE to order. You can also order Maximum Shania (a remix album) which will be released August 24th, by clicking HERE. Still more music: "Black Eyes, Blue Tears" will be released as a single on January 1, 2000. You can order it now from Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
8/16/99 Y2K Calendar Update...Shania's Year 2000 Calendar will be available from shaniatwainstore.com in two weeks! Be sure to get your order in soon!
8/14/99 Breaking News! New CD! On September 13th 1999, Windsong International will be releasing Shania Twain: On The Way, a CD containing recordings pre-dating Shania's first album on Mercury. The song titles are:
Two Hearts, One Love (Always Forever)
I Lost My Heart When I Found You
(Dont Gimme That) Once Over
Hate To Love
Wild & Wicked
Send It With Love
Bite My Lip
Rhythm Made Me Do It
Plus 3 other unnamed tracks!
The CD will be advertised in numerous magazines including Q, Mojo and Country Music International and will sell for £4.99 in the UK. It is not known whether the CD will be released internationally or whether it'll just be sold online. More information to come!! Thanks to the Shania Twain International Online Fan Club and shania.org.
8/14/99 Y2K Calendar...Shania has come out with her own Year 2000 calendar. It's very much similar to the calendars that are sold in stores and online but will have different pictures. Look for it on sale soon.
8/13/99 Shania's Video Timeline! VH1 will be airing a special called "Video Timeline" to give fans a glimpse into all of Shania's videos and as to when they were produced. The show will air on Wednesday, August 25th @ 10pm EDT.
8/12/99 All-Time Record! Shania's Come On Over has tied the all-time record for being one of only two albums in history to spend 43 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Next week Shania can BREAK the all-time record! Here is where Shania ranks: #1 (tie) Shania Twain - Come On Over - 43 weeks. #1 (tie) Randy Travis - Always and Forever - 43 weeks.
8/11/99 Shania's Wedding Album...There is a great article about Shania and Mutt's wedding day in the August 17th issue of Star magazine. Along with the article, there are 7 never seen before pictures from Shania's wedding album. To read article and see a couple pics, click HERE.
8/11/99 FANATIC!...MTV will be re-airing Shania's appearance on their show "Fanatic" from last November. It will be shown on August 19th @ 3p.m. EDT.
8/10/99 Shania Sighting! After tirelessly looking for Shania in various magazines for her Revlon ads, we finally spotted her in the September 1999 issues of Glamour and Elle magazine. Thanks to twainage for the info!
8/9/99 Vote For Shania! Countrycool.com has set up a poll to let fans vote for who they think should win the CMA Awards. Although the poll is for entertainment purposes only, here is your chance to vote for Shania. Click HERE to vote!
8/7/99 More concerts this Fall!...It has been confirmed Shania will have more concerts in the works for this upcoming Fall season. Stay tuned for more information.
8/6/99 Are You Ready Miami? Shania has a concert planned in Miami, Florida on November 16th at The National Car Rental Center. Thanks to Kiss Country 99.9FM for the info.
8/6/99 Shania On ET..."Entertainment Tonight" went behind the scenes of Shania's new video for "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" for her upcoming new Revlon commercials! There are at least two versions of Revlon commercials featuring Shania! The first commercial, which can be seen on almost every station now, just has her single "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" in the background! The other one features Shania (in the flesh) in that daring, dominatrix outfit that she wore for both her performance of her single on the Grammys & for her video for the same single! In the Revlon add, she will apparently take off a man's shirt (like in her original video) & be wearing the top hat she wore in the original video as well! She's wearing that outfit & will be lipsyncing to "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!". This second commercial isn't out yet.
8/6/99 Going For The Record! Come On Over is now one of only two albums in history to spend 42 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Next week Shania can tie the all-time record! Here is where Shania ranks: #1 Randy Travis - Always and Forever - 43 weeks. #2 Shania Twain - Come On Over - 42 weeks.
8/5/99 Deathmatch!...Shania will duke it out with pop singer Lauryn Hill on MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch at 10pm EST on Thursday night. Reruns of the show will air on: Aug. 7th @ 8:30pm EST & Aug. 8th @ 7pm EST.
8/5/99 CCMA Nominations...Shania got an astounding 6 nominations at this years Canadian Country Music Awards. Her nominations are as followed: Single of the Year (TDIMM), Video of the Year (TDIMM), Vocal Collaboration of the Year (w/ Bryan White on FTMO), SOCAN Song of the Year (TDIMM), Female Artist of the Year, and for CMT Maple Leaf Foods Fan's Choice Award. Help Shania win the Fan's Choice Award by calling 1-900-870-CCMA (2262). Awards will be presented on Sept. 13th at the Ottawa Civic Center and will be televised on CBC (Canada) at 8PM EDT.
8/4/99 CMA Nominations...Yesterday the 33rd Annual Country Music Awards (CMA) nominations were announced. Shania received 2 CMA nominations this year. She was nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. The awards will be presented September 22nd and can be seen LIVE @ 8p.m. EDT on CBS. Good luck Shania!
8/3/99 More Concerts??? Shania is reportedly considering doing some concerts this fall!!!! Why? Possibly in conjunction with the fact that she will not be recording a Christmas CD now...this frees her up to do other things. Nothing is coinfirmed yet so keep checking back for more info.
8/2/99 Shania's First Commercial Now On TV...Today Shania's first Revlon commercial aired for the first time. It is a generic Revlon (no product advertised) commercial and aired throughout ABC's daytime soaps lineup. I assume it's on the other networks too. However, Shania is not actually in the commercial. Melanie Griffith is in it dancing to Shania's hit "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!". I guess we'll have to wait to see Shania advertising Revlon's ColorStay Liquid Lip Gloss. Stay tuned!
8/2/99 Shania in Country Weekly...There are some great pics of Shania's homecoming concert in Timmins in the August 10th issue of Country Weekly. It is on sale now!
8/1/99 A Blue Christmas? It has been reported Shania will NOT be able to complete her much anticipated Christmas album in time for this holiday season. The release has been delayed until December 2000. BAH HUM-BUG!
8/1/99 Bath Time, Virginity & More... In the September issue of FHM magazine (UK), Shania reveals that she likes to walk around the house nude after a bath. She also make some comments on losing her virginity. To read Shania's entire interview, click HERE.
8/1/99 #2 Best-Selling Country Album...Come On Over is the second best-selling country album ever in the U.S. having sold over 12 million copies to date. The leading album is Garth Brooks' album No Fences which has sold 14 million copies.
7/31/99 COO International Sales...The Sun newspaper recently reported that Come On Over had sold 28.5 million copies worldwide! This figure has not been confirmed but it is quite plausable as the album is known to have sold 12 million copies in the US (source: Billboard) and around 3.4 million copies in the UK (source: VH1 album chart) alone.
7/30/99 WOW! WOW! WOW! Shania is on the cover of the September issue of FHM magazine, a British (U.K.) publication. Inside there are about 8 HOT, SEXY, BREATH-TAKING pics of Shania! Guys, you might need a cold shower afterwards! FHM uses the headline "Hark! It's The Planet's Raunchiest Songbird!" under Shania's name on the cover. Thanks to a member of my Shania mailing list, I was informed "raunchy" in Britain means sexy, hot, desirable, etc. Thanks Meg. Shania is only the second person to be featured on two FHM covers (the other being Cindy Crawford) which shows just how popular Shania is amongst the male population.
7/30/99 ORDER YOUR COPY OF FHM!...You can order the
September issue of FHM for £5 UKP in the UK or £6 UKP /
$9 USD overseas (inc P&P). There are a number of ways to order:
Call and order a copy with credit card on +44 1858 435 341. (UK call: 01858 435 341)
Send a cheque (US dollars or UK pounds) or money order (UK pounds) to: Tower Publishing, Tower House, Sovereign Park, Lathkill St, Market Harborough, Leics LE16 9EF, UK
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E-mail credit card and order details: email@example.com. Credit cards purchases from overseas will debited at the current exchange rate and may vary slightly from the amounts shown above.
7/29/99 COO #2 All-Time Favorite...Shania's Come On Over album is now tied with Garth Brooks' No Fences at #2 for the favorite country album of all time based on weeks at #1 on Billboard's country album chart! Currently, Randy Travis' Always & Forever is #1 at 43 weeks followed by Shania and Garth at 41 weeks.
7/28/99 Shania & Revlon! As reported last month, Revlon has signed Shania to endorse their Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lip line of products. To read more about it and see a pic...click HERE.
7/28/99 12 MILLION & Counting!!!...Shania's album, Come On Over, has been certified 12x Platinum for going past the 12 million mark in sales on July 26th. As for her video "Shania Twain Live", it has also gone Platinum with certified sales of 1 million on July 21st.
7/26/99 Another CBS Special! CBS announced plans for a new concert special featuring Shania Twain, who headlined a successful hour for CBS last season with her "Shania Twain's Winter Break" special. Details of Twain's latest special for CBS are still being worked out, but expect for it to air during the upcoming fall season.
7/24/99 New Album...Shania's next album will be a collection of past hits remixed for dancing. The release date has not yet been set but look for it in the fall.
7/24/99 Mutt, I'm Home! The mega-selling country star admits her song "Honey, I'm Home" is the "attitude sequel" of "Any Man of Mine." " 'Honey, I'm Home' is a complete role-reversal song," explains the Timmins, Ontario, songbird. "When a guy comes home, after a hard day, it's not uncommon for him to say, 'Where's dinner?' In this case, it's funny because it's a girl who's singing it." Shania says her husband, Mutt Lange, often heeds the message without prompting."Yeah! He's pretty good," she admits, laughing. "He does that a lot. I'm pretty much a homemaking person and I like to take care of him. I'm kind of mothering that way. "But he'll do the same for me, without asking. If I'm on the phone for a long time, he'll bring me tea, and if I'm busy, he'll make lunch." (Country Weekly)
7/24/99 More Shania...Shania is featured in the August edition of Biography magazine and also in the July 20th issue of Country Weekly.
7/23/99 40 Weeks At #1...Come On Over is now one of only three albums in history to spend 40 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Here is where Shania ranks: #1 Randy Travis - Always & Forever - 43 weeks at #1, #2 Garth Brooks - No Fences - 41 weeks, #3 Shania Twain - Come On Over - 40 weeks.
7/22/99 Aussies Love Shania! Shania's Come On Over album has been certified 10x platinum in Australia by the ARIA, selling 700,000 copies. The "That Don't Impress Me Much" single has been certified double platinum, selling 140,000 copies.
7/22/99 The Great 8...Shania has now become the first artist in history to have 8 Top 20 country hits from the same album.
7/21/99 Vote For Shania! TV Guide Online has a contest running to vote for who is sexier: Faith Hill or Shania? Be sure to cast your vote for Shania (who is winning by a landslide by the way.) Click HERE to vote!
7/21/99 Yahoo Shania!...Shania won the 1999 Yahoo Internet Life Music Award for Favorite Country Artist capturing a 57% share of the vote. Congratulations Shania!
7/17/99 The Net Diva...At No. 18, Shania Twain's Come On Over is the best-selling country CD on Billboard's newly expanded Top Internet Album Sales chart.
7/16/99 More Gossip! Shania is on the cover of the July 27th issuue of Star magazine again this week. They did manage to get a picture of Shania and Mutt together. (Something you don't see very often...Mutt is a very private person and prefers to stay out of the spotlight.) Click HERE to see cover.
7/14/99 Big Bucks!...Shania's June 25th concert in Vancouver, British Columbia earned $616,615 and was one of North America's Top 10 grossing concerts! BUT even higher still was her sold out June 17th concert in Cleveland, OH which brought in $695,978 and her May 30th concert in Hershey, PA which brought in over $1 million!!!
7/13/99 Not Again! Shania finds herself on the cover of the July 20th issue of the National Examiner, a weekly tabloid newspaper along the same lines as the National Enquirer, etc. This time the story is about how Shania is supposedly giving up future touring to have a baby and may already be pregnant. Don't worry. It's NOT true! Well, it seems these weekly tabloids have all caught on. Anything with Shania's picture on it is going to sell alot of copies! Click HERE to see cover.
7/11/99 Shania, on the Big Screen? Evidently, Shania will head back to the states in September to look into possible movie projects. She might star in a movie with Harrison Ford. Shania has always said that her music is her main concern and top priority as she is currently preparing for two upcoming albums. Among other projects is the possibility of a few concert dates in Las Vegas where country music stars are seldom invited. This news is courtesy of shania-canada.com and is not confirmed yet.
7/11/99 Christmas (in July) Update!...Shania will begin recording her Christmas album at the end of August or beginning of September. It will be released in December. Reportedly, her next album will come out in North America around summer of 2000 and the next tour will start in summer of 2001.
7/10/99 Shania's tour ends tonight when she rocks RDS Arena in Dublin, Ireland! It has been one awesome tour which started May 1998 in Canada. Thanks to all who attended one or more of Shania's concerts. But most of all, thanks to Shania for all the memories and fun. I can't wait until your next CD and tour!
7/9/99 Shania Heating Up Billboard's Charts! Shania Twain has become one of eight artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to score six Top 40 hits from a single album, Come On Over, which has sold 11 million copies. The last artist to perform such a feat was Janet Jackson. Others include Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and George Michael. (The Hollywood Reporter/Entertainment Tonight Online)
7/8/99 #1 Tour...During the first half of 1999, Shania's tour was country music's top ticket seller. Congratulations Shania!
7/8/99 Shania and the Prince. Click HERE to see a pic of Shania and Prince Charles together before her performance at The Party In The Park on July 4.
7/7/99 You Can Win!...Win the Shania "Behind The Music" video from twangthis.com just by answering 5 easy questions! Contest ends July 21, 1999.
7/5/99 Shania Rocks "The Party In The Park" in London! The show included Shania, Ricky Martin and many others! It will be broadcast on pay-per-view by SET on Saturday, September 25 @ 8pm ET/PT. Click HERE for some pics of Shania performing at The Party In The Park.
7/4/99 Shania's Half Dozen! With her new "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" single a certified hit, Shania has become only the 8th music artist in history to have 6 hit singles from one album (Come On Over).
7/3/99 Shania's Homecoming pictures! To see some exclusive pictures from Shania's Timmins concert, click HERE. Also read JAM!'s concert review HERE.
7/2/99 A Timmins Night To Remember! Last night, more than 20,000 screaming fans crammed into Timmins' Hollinger Park to see Shania's first concert in her hometown since becoming a country superstar. To read The Timmins Daily Press concert review, click HERE. For comprehensive coverage of last night's concert in Timmins, go to The Timmins Daily Press website.
7/2/99 Another Cover! Shania is on the cover (click HERE) of the July 13, 1999 issue of Star magazine which is on sale now. In the issue, parts of Shania's new book, "Shania Twain: An Intimate Portrait of a Country Music Diva", have been printed on pages 36 through 39! Shania admits that men, relationships and sex never drew much interest from her. "The truth is," she once said of herself, "I'm distracted by very little besides music. When it really gets down to it, for instance, I'm not a very sexual person. My mind isn't there. I mean, I'm very satisfied, and I'm not hard to satisfy. But I'm not one of those people who just always has this desire. I don't think like that. Never did. Always had total control of my sexual habits. I'm very conservative, really," she said. "I'm not that physical. I mean, I am with [her husband] Mutt [Lange], of course, and with my dog". The special excerpts from the book also come with various good quality, color photos. Many of the pictures have been enlarged!
7/1/99 Shania Shrine Planned in Timmins. Shania's hometown of Timmins, Ontario will pay tribute to their international superstar with a 6,500 square foot building which will feature old photos, video footage and old clothes worn by Shania. To read article about the planned exhibit, click HERE.
7/1/99 Are You Ready Timmins? Today is the Day! Shania will be performing live for the first time ever in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario Canada tonight! An estimated 20,000 people will gather in Hollinger Park to party with Timmins' favorite daughter.What a way to celebrate Canada Day! For more info click HERE.
7/1/99 Shania Turns to Gold - again. On June 25, Shania Twain's "Live" video was certified GOLD, which means it has sold at least 500,000 copies!!! Congratulations Shania!
6/30/99 Timmins Tribute To Shania! The Timmins Daily Press has put together a fantastic tribute to Shania. Click HERE to go to The Timmins Daily Press Salute To Shania Twain.
6/30/99 Shania on T.V. tonight! Don't miss "Shania Twain's Winter Break" special tonight @ 8:00p.m.EDT on CBS. It originally aired March 3rd.
6/30/99 Revlon Update! Shania's first Revlon commercial will be for ColorStay Liquid Lip Gloss and will be based on the "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" video! Look for it in August. Heck, I might even buy a stick!!! =0)
6/29/99 Shania Cybercast! hob.com is doing a live cybercast of the "Party in the Park" - live from London, England on July 4th. Shania Twain will be one of over 30 performers featured on the all-star bill. The live cybercast will begin at 8:30a.m. EDT (5:30a.m. PDT). Click hob.com to go to the site.
6/27/99 Shania will be one of over 30 artists performing at Hyde Park's "Party in the Park" concert in London on July 4th for The Prince's Trust.
6/26/99 "Revlon Girl"! Last night, "Access Hollywood" reported that Shania has signed a contract wth Revlon, the makeup company, to endorse their lip gloss. The commercials will resemble her music videos and will begin to air in August of this year.
6/26/99 Shania will be rockin' The Gorge in George, Wasington tonight! Shania is nearing the end of her first world tour! This will be the last U.S. concert before Shania wraps everything up with dates in Canada and Europe in July. The concerts have been filled with excitement and high-energy fun! I was lucky enough to see two of them. WAY TO GO SHANIA!!!
6/26/99 Shania's next video (and possibly the last from COO) will be the title track "Come On Over". It was shot at the Portland, Oregon concert on June 24th. At this time, no date has been set for when the video will be released on CMT.
6/25/99 Reba To The Rescue! In a recent interview, the recognized "Queen of Country" Reba McEntire came out in defense of Shania's image and music. You can read her comments HERE.
6/24/99 VH2??? Shania's video, "That Don't Impress Me Much", is the #2 video again this week on VH1! (By the way, it's the remixed, Pop version.)
6/23/99 Shania is on the cover of the June 29th issue of GLOBE magazine. There is an article and a photo of her on the inside!!! To read the article, click HERE.
6/22/99 Billboard music reviewed Shania's latest single, You've Got A Way, and this is what they had to say, "With three top 10 pop singles to her credit, Shania Twain works her 11 million-selling album "Come On Over" with a fourth top 40 offering, again gently remixed to perfection (for the soundtrack to Julia Roberts' "Notting Hill") and poised to take her another step forward in her domination of the crossover airwaves. Instrumentally, "You've Got A Way" resembles "From This Moment On," while the melody and sentiment will remind listeners of her pop breakthrough "You're Still The One." While this new one is not as entirely captivating as either of those songs, a couple of spins will bring out the enticing hook, wedding-ready lyric, and recognizable vocals of People cover model Twain, who sounds relaxed and ever-appealing as the song flows like a gentle stream. Her success with top 40 audiences is truly a benchmark for other country artists hearing the crossover call, and this sounds like a can't-miss proposition for an artist who has yet to make a misstep in her global career."
6/21/99 Catching the spirit of the July 1 concert of Timmins favorite daughter, Downtown Timmins has renamed its summer festival The Shania Homecoming Heritage Festival.
6/20/99 Assisting the Vice President...When U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced his intentions to run for the presidency last week in Carthage, Tenn, the music that was blaring in the background was Shania's song "Rock This Country!".
6/18/99 Shania is on the cover of the June 22 issue of Country Weekly magazine. It is on newstands NOW! The issue is about Shania still remaining true to her country roots. Click HERE to read entire article.
6/15/99 The Australian import CD single "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" is now on sale at Amazon.com. Be sure to order your copy today!
6/15/99 The latest book, "Shania Twain; An Intimate Portrait of a Country Music Diva" is now on the shelves of your favorite bookstore! Take an in depth look at what makes up our favorite diva! The book has some great, new photos! They are in black & white, but well worth the look! Click here to purchase it now for only $8.79!
6/15/99 Shania didn't win any awards at the TNN/Music City Awards presented on June 14th. Nominations included: Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year (with Bryan White) for "From This Moment On" and Album of the Year for Come On Over.
6/14/99 TNN will rebroadcast "Shania Twain's Winter Break" on July 13th @ 10:00p.m. EDT. If you missed it, here's your chance to get it on tape.
6/11/99 Cruisin' with Shania!...According to a survey, if the nation's drivers had their choice of singers to serenade them on a long road trip, they'd pick Shania.
6/10/99 Brent Barcus (guitarist in Shania's band) now has his own website called The Miley and B.B. Homepage where he is selling a new CD he has produced with his wife Miley.
6/8/99 Shania becomes the only woman to sell 11 million copies of back to back albums. She accomplished this new feat with The Woman In Me and Come On Over. Congratulations again, Shania!
6/4/99 Shania is on the cover of the June 14th issue of PEOPLE magazine! "Against All Odds" is the title of the 7-page spread on Shania's life overcoming poverty to becoming one of music's hottest stars! Click HERE to read part of the article.
6/4/99 Jenny Gill sings "YSTO". Shortly after Shania performed "You're Still the One" during her recent Nashville concert, she brought Vince Gill's teenage daughter Jenny onstage to sing it again. "It's always been a dream of mine to write songs that others would sing, Shania said.
6/3/99 Shania is on the cover of the June 8th issue of National
Enquirer. Click HERE to see the cover.
The headline is "Shania Twain's Lonely Marriage. The Bizarre Truth." The
story is a crock about what a horrible, sexless marriage she and Mutt supposedly
have. Right! WHAT A JOKE!!! Don't waste your money on this one folks!
6/2/99 Shaina's most recent album, Come On Over soared past the 11 platinum mark. This means that it has sold over 11 million albums in the United States alone! It has now sold over 14 million world-wide and is still going strong. Looks like it will be beating the record of the most successful country album by a female artist also held by Shania with The Woman In Me currently having sold over 15 million albums world-wide and certified 12 platinum!!
6/1/99 Tickets for Shania's Timmins concert will go on sale at 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 5th at the Archie Griffin Sportsplex. The first 5,000 tickets that cost $30, the next 5,000 tickets will be $40. Preference will be given to Timmins residents first and tickets need to be paid for in cash. Thanks to Seb at shania-canada.com for the news.
5/30/99 Shania has been voted in at #50 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women of 1999" reader poll. Come on now. There is no way 49 other women in the world are sexier than Shania!!!
5/29/99 Shania will be touring in the UK! Three UK tour dates have been announced. The dates are: July 6th - Glasgow SECC, July 7th - Birmingham NEC, July 8th - Wembley Arena in London.
5/26/99 Shania won two awards at the 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards! Shania won Favorite Country Female Artist for Come On Over and Favorite Single for "You're Still The One". The awards were presented May 25th. Shania was in concert and unable to attend the taping in L.A..
5/23/99 Shania in Playboy? Unfortunately No. Shania blatantly refused the offer of $1.6 Million to pose nude or topless in Playboy magazine. She apparently was never even considering it. She has also reportedly turned down an interview with that magazine. Too bad guys!
5/19/99 More Awards for Shania! BMI, a performing rights organization, announced Shania's hit single, "You're Still The One", Song Of The Year at the BMI 47th Annual Pop Awards. The hit song spent 49 weeks atop Billboard's Hot 100 chart. With other hits from her album, Come On Over, Shania laid claim to a total of 9 awards from the BMI Pop and Country Genre.
5/18/99 A special remix version of Shania's "You've Got A Way" is featured on the "Notting Hill" soundtrack. According to Entertainment Weekly magazine, it was the only song given a good review on the soundtrack. The movie is being called the best romantic comedy of the big summer movie season and stars Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. The soundtrack is now available in stores. The movie opens May 28th.
5/18/99 HO! HO! HO! Shania will be coming out with a Christmas album in December.
5/18/99 On May 16, while in town for a concert stop, Shania's band spent the day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They were invited by the Goodyear sponsors and spent the day getting an inside look at the Indy Racing League. "This was a dream day for me" said bass player Andy Cichon. "I have always been a huge motor sports fan." Later that night, the racing people got to take in Shaina's concert at Deer Creek Music Center. On another racing related note, NASCAR driver Tim Fedewa has named his car 'Shania' after our favorite singer!
5/17/99 Learn more about Shania's husband, Mutt Lange at his website. The site chronicles his career from beginning to present day...from Def Leppard to Shania Twain and everything in between. Click HERE.
5/15/99 Shania graces the cover of the June '99 issue of Glamour magazine on sale now. In the article, Shania says, "I like it when men open my door. I like being treated like a lady. I don't find it demeaning at all. I find it respectful. I never found that it got you anywhere to be bitchy and defensive." How does she stay so fit? Twain, who's currently on a world tour that has sold over one million tickets, says she keeps in shape simply by dancing like crazy onstage during her concert tours. Back home, she says, her exercise is pretty much limited to horseback riding and cleaning out the stable.
5/12/99 Rolling Stone magazine has named Come On Over as one of the top five Country albums of the decade. The issue names "The Essential Recordings of the '90's" in various categories. The article says, among other things, that COO "came up with a new way for country to keep it real."
5/12/99 While visiting Colorado on her tour, Shania took time to meet with the five students still hospitalized from the Columbine High School shootings. She brought each of the students autographed pictures and a portable CD player. At the show, Shania brought some of the Columbine High School shooting survivors up on stage with her...while Patrick Ireland, one of the most seriously wounded, watched from his wheelchair.
5/11/99 Shania's "That Don't Impress Me Much" retail single is now available in stores!
5/11/99 Shania's concert from Reunion Arena in Dallas is now available on video in stores everywhere. It is entitled "Shania Twain Live!" You can also purchase it online at AMAZON.com for $13.97.
5/8/99 Internet Sucecss!...Shania Twain's Come On Over is the only country album to make the Top 10 of Billboard's first Top Internet Album Sales chart. Shania ranks No. 8 on the list, which was topped by the Cranberries' Bury The Hatchet.
5/8/99 The record-breaking streak is over! After 31 consectutive weeks atop Billboard's Country chart, Shania and Come On Over's streak for a female country artist with the No. 1 album is over. Tim McGraw's A Place In The Sun debuts this week as the new No. 1 country album. What a ride for Shania! (charts week end 5/15)
5/7/99 Shania has been nominated for 3 awards at the upcoming American Music Awards. Her nominations include Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Album for Come On Over, and Favorite Contemporary Artist.
5/6/99 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Shania didn't win awards in the three categories she was up for (Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Single Record of the Year for "You're Still The One." ) but she was given a special ACM award. The "World Class Sales Award" was given to her in recognition of the double diamond status (sales of 10 million+) of both the Come On Over and Woman In Me albums. One of the best lines uttered during the evening (May 5) came from the lips of Jay Leno as he was presenting Garth Brooks with the Artist of the Decade award. Jay paused awkwardly after a short film of Garth in concert and said, "Oh, I'm sorry, I was staring at Shania!". To which Garth mouthed back something to the effect that he "understood".
5/3/99 Country singer Shane Minor will be the opening act for some of Shania's remaining concerts. He takes the place of Leahy.
5/1/99 Record Breaker! Shania & Come On Over have now set the all time record for a female country artist with the number 1 recording for 30 weeks. COO is in it's 77th week on the chart, 39 of which have been in the top 10. (Billboard)
4/29/99 Shania in Playboy? The April 27th edition of the Toronto Sun has reported that Shania has been offered a record $1,000,000.00 dollars to pose in the magazine. Shania is reportedly considering it, but worries that posing in the magazine would alienate her country fans. Having been offered a few acting parts already, it is thought that the magazine could help launch her acting career. Hmmmm? Well, we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
4/25/99 Shania Is Stylin'...Shania has been voted as one of the 20 most stylish music stars in the May '99 edition of Celebrity Style magazine.
4/18/99 Oh Canada! While Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers was taking his last lap around the ice in Madison Square Garden on Sunday, April 18, 1999 the music playing was "You're Still The One" by Shania Twain.
4/18/99 Sexy Shania! Shania has been named one of the 50 Sexiest Women in the World by Maxim magazine. She ranks at #34. The list is featured in the issue hitting newsstands on April 20th.
4/17/99 First Lady...Shania Twain became the first woman to win the Songwriter/Artist honor at the 32nd Annual Songwiter Achievement Awards April 16th.
4/12/99 On March 14, 1999 Shania Sunday (CMT Canada's best success to date) drew over 2.34 million viewers, making it the most watched program in the history of CMT Canada.
4/10/99 Shania will be on Elton John's and Tim Rice's "Aida" CD which will be out March 23. "Aida" is the new Disney musical about a tragic love story.
4/9/99 Shania Goes Platinum! Shania's first album, Shania Twain, which was released in 1993 has now gone platinum for 1,000,000 albums sold. Congratulations to Shania!!!
4/9/99 Double Diamond! On March 16th, The RIAA debuted its Diamond Award, which honors artists who have sold at least 10 million albums. Shania received a Diamond Award for The Woman In Me, and has just received another for Come On Over, which hit 10 million April 7th!
4/7/99 Shania's comic strip debut! Late February and early March was a hot time for Shania spottings. With her Grammy performance, talk show appearances and her first-ever network special on CBS, you may have missed Shania's image which popped up in "The Nancy Files" comic strip on March 3rd. Shania appears in a poster on Nancy's wall in the comic strip. Click HERE to take a look!
4/7/99 VH1's "Shania Twain: Behind the Music" video has reached RIAA platinum status, shipping over 100,000 copies since its release on March 3rd. Shania's "Behind the Music" special aired in October 1998 and became the highest rated VH1-produced program ever.
4/5/99 Shania On The Beach? Shania has turned down an offer to appear on "Baywatch" because they wanted her to wear a bikini she felt uncomfortable wearing. (Too bad guys)
4/5/99 Shania Second??? Country Online, an internet newsletter, had a "Sexiest Country Star" contest.
2nd runner up Sexiest Female Country Star: Chely Wright
1st runner up Sexiest Female Country Star: Shania Twain
The Sexiest Female Country Star of '99: Faith Hill
2nd runner up Sexiest Male Country Star: Bryan White
1st runner up Sexiest Male Country Star: Tim McGraw
The Sexiest Male Country Star of '99: George Strait
4/3/99 SoundScan has reported that Shania's album, Come On Over, sold 4.87 million units in 1998, which made it the fourth best selling album.
4/3/99 "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" and "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!" have both been played 1,000,000 times on radio! Congratulations to Shania!!!
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