Accused Shania stalker maintains manners

Accused Shania stalker maintains manners

TORONTO, May 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian doctor says he is undaunted by being locked up for allegedly stalking singing star Shania Twain.
Shania Twain gets married in Puerto Rico

Shania Twain gets married in Puerto Rico

RINCON, Puerto Rico, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Shania Twain's camp confirmed the country songstress and fiance Frederic Thiebaud were married this weekend.

Singer Twain carries Olympic torch

TIMMINS, Ontario, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Country music singer Shania Twain said Saturday it was a pleasure to carry the official Olympic torch into her Canadian hometown of Timmins, Ontario.

Twain tells fans she's OK post-separation

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. country music singer Shania Twain says she is doing well more than a year after her split from her husband, producer Robert "Mutt" Lange.
Shania to temp as 'Idol' judge

Shania to temp as 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Shania Twain has agreed to be a guest judge on the singing competition series "American Idol."
Shania Twain tops beautiful Canadian list

Shania Twain tops beautiful Canadian list

TORONTO, May 7 (UPI) -- Pop-country star Shania Twain tops HELLO! magazine's 2009 list of the 50 Most Beautiful Canadians.
Report: Shania Twain's hubby cheated

Report: Shania Twain's hubby cheated

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Shania Twain and her husband, Robert "Mutt" Lange, broke up because the music producer was involved with another woman, sources told People.com.
Shania Twain and husband split

Shania Twain and husband split

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Shania Twain has confirmed the country music star and her husband are breaking up.

Songwriter charged in publisher's death

NASHVILLE, April 29 (UPI) -- Songwriter Richard Fagan has been arrested in connection with the death of Gaetano Oteri, a Nashville music publisher.

Anne Murray enjoyed duets project

TORONTO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Anne Murray says she was "dragged kicking and screaming" into her latest album.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

EU approves Universal's $2.09B BMG buy

BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) -- EU regulators approved Universal Music Group's $2.09 billion purchase of BMG Music Publishing, the European Commission said Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Prince and Bell named sexy vegetarians

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Minnesota musician Prince and "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell have been named the "world's sexiest vegetarians."

Motorola iRadio goes country

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Motorola iRadio is adding a country lineup to its service that will debut early next year.
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Shania Twain
Shania Twain (R) presents Kenny Chesney the Entertainer of the Year award at the 42nd annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Sommers II)

Shania Twain, OC ( /ʃəˈnaɪ.ə ˈtweɪn/; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in the mid 1990s with her album The Woman in Me (1995), and achieved worldwide success with her 1997 album Come On Over, which became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and is the 9th best-selling album in the U.S. Her 4th album, titled Up! was released late 2002. To date it has sold 20 million copies worldwide.

A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awards. Twain has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind fellow Canadian Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums being certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Sometimes referred to as the "The Queen of Country", Twain has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, and is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She was also ranked the 72nd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. Most recently, Twain will have her own series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011 in recognition of her star-studded career.

Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, daughter of Sharon (née Morrison) and Clarence Edwards. Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother then moved to Timmins, Ontario with Eilleen and her sisters Jill and Carrie Ann. Sharon married Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa, and they had a son together, Mark. Jerry adopted the girls, legally changing their last name to Twain. When Mark was still in diapers, the Twains adopted Jerry's baby nephew, Darryl, after Darryl's mother passed away. Because of her connection to her stepfather, in the past, people had presumed Twain's ancestry was Ojibwa, but she stated in an interview that her biological father was part Cree. Through her maternal grandfather, she is a descendant of Zacharie Cloutier. Her maternal grandmother, Eileen Pearce, emigrated from Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.

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