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WASHINGTON, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 30th American Music Awards announced Thursday that Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Bobby Brown will appear on the Jan. 13 telecast on ABC.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Country Music News

Les Paul born in Waukesha, Wis., 1915. Crystal Gayle born in Paintsville, Ky., 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Leona Williams born in Vienna, Mo., 1943. David Lee Murphy born in Herrin, Ill., 1959.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

OSCAR-WINNER CONRAD HALL DIES Oscar-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall died Saturday at a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital of complications from bladder cancer. He was 76.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Country Music News

Earl Scruggs born in Cleveland County, N.C., 1924. Jett Williams, Hank Williams Sr.'s daughter, born in Montgomery, Ala., 1953.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues, who was born in 1941 (age 51); Marianne Faithfull in 1946 (age 56); Whitesnake's Cozy Powell in 1947 (age 55); Robert Parissi of Wild Cherry in 1950 (age 52); and Yvonne Elliman in 1951 (age 51).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.
By United Press International

People

POPE CALLS FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Cab Calloway, who was born in 1907; the late Chris Kenner was born in 1929; "Little Richard" Penniman, who uses Christmas Day as his birthdate, in 1932 (age 70); the late O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers was born in 1
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Country Music News

Grand Ole Opry member Buck White born in Oklahoma City, 1930. Alabama singer-guitarist Randy Owen born in Fort Payne, Ala., 1949.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

STARS LINE UP FOR MUSIC AWARDS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

ARLEDGE WROTE MEMOIR IN FINAL DAYS
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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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)
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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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