Shania Twain received the music icon award at the 2022 People's Choice Awards, and she has all the rights to be called legendary.
Also dubbed the Queen of Country Pop, Twain has become of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling more than 100 million records. So, how does the 57-year-old become this successful? Take a look at her life, career, and net worth here!
The Life and Career of Shania Twain
The singer-songwriter was raised in Timmins, Ontario, and pursued singing and songwriting at a young age. She then signed with Mercury Nashville Records in the early 1990s and released her debut studio album in 1993 to a commercial failure.
She started collaborating with the producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who later became her husband and quickly found success in her second studio album, The Woman in Me.
Released in 1995, it sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, spawned eight singles, and won her a Grammy Award. After two years, her third album, Come on Over, was out and became the best-selling studio album by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time, selling over 40 million copies.
It produced some of her greatest hits, like "You’re Still the One” and “From This Moment On,” earning he four Grammy awards. In 2002, she dropped her fourth album, Up!, which sold more than 20 million copies and was certified Diamond in the U.S.
Twain went on a hiatus after the release of her Greatest Hits album in 2004 due to some health issues. She then appeared in her own miniseries Why Not? with Shania Twain, released a new single in 2011, and published an autobiography, From This Moment On.
She returned to the limelight in 2012 and held her exclusive concert residency. From there, she embarked on a series of tours.
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With these honors and successes, it’s no surprise that Twain is now worth $400 million.
The Music Icon Awardee
Twain received the music icon award at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 6.
"Oh my gosh, this is such a privilege and a dream! Am I dreaming? Thank you so much for presenting me with this award and highlighting my work for having a significant impact," she said when she accepted the honor from presenter Billy Porter, per People. "I don't know if that's the right thing to say, but it's always my wish to inspire people with my music.”
"I always miss my mother at these moments my life. She would have loved watching her little girl living this moment right now,” she continued. “But my fans, my friends, my team — you are the ones who really fill that space… not my mother's space. But you're here with me, you're celebrating, we're celebrating together, and you've made me feel loved and special my whole working life. I'll always be grateful for that."
Twain also performed a medley of her hit songs at the event, including her new single “Waking up Dreaming,” which will be part of her upcoming album, Queen of Me, in 2023.
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