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Shania Twain ending Las Vegas residency in December

Shania Twain ending Las Vegas residency in December

LAS VEGAS, July 26 (UPI) --Shania Twain is ending her residency at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace after two years.
Danielle Haynes
Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) --Recording artist and actor Ludacris will host Sunday's 2014 Billboard Music Awards, producers announced Wednesday.
Karen Butler

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
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Twain, Dion to be Billboard Music Awards presenters

Twain, Dion to be Billboard Music Awards presenters

LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Cee-Lo Green, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Kelly Rowland and Hayden Panettiere are to be presenters at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, ABC said.
Mayer and Paisley to sing together at ACM Awards

Mayer and Paisley to sing together at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, April 5 (UPI) -- John Mayer is to perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, organizers said Friday.

Cirque du Soleil puts on special show

LAS VEGAS, March 24 (UPI) -- Seven Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas casts have come together to create one show to raise awareness and funds for water-related issues, officials said.
Canada's Shania Twain Center may close

Canada's Shania Twain Center may close

TIMMINS, Ontario, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Shania Twain Center, located in the Canadian singer's hometown of Timmins, may be shut down due to slow ticket sales, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

Celine Dion cancels act: laryngitis

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Doctors say illness in her vocal chords caused singer Celine Dion to cancel four more shows after missing her Las Vegas return engagement debut last week.
Twain's stalker released from jail

Twain's stalker released from jail

TORONTO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A former surgeon who pleaded guilty to stalking singer Shania Twain was released from Canada's Don Jail Tuesday after seven months in custody, officials said.

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Lionel Richie returns to country roots

Lionel Richie returns to country roots

NASHVILLE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Singer Lionel Richie says he's returning to his country roots with his new album "Tuskegee" featuring duets with some of country music's leading stars.
Bail denied for Shania Twain stalker

Bail denied for Shania Twain stalker

TORONTO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The 51-year-old former surgeon who pleaded guilty to stalking Canadian country and crossover singing star Shania Twain was denied bail in Toronto Wednesday.

Twain stalker pleads guilty

TORONTO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A man accused of stalking Canadian country pop singer Shania Twain has pleaded guilty in mid-trial.
Shania Twain announces Vegas residency

Shania Twain announces Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS, June 9 (UPI) -- Country music star Shania Twain has signed up for a two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, AEG Live said Thursday.
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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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