Shania Twain to Be Honored by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Shania Twain is about to join ranks with Anne Murray, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Hank Snow as the newest Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, according to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
"Shania Twain revolutionized the look and sound of country music, and truly is one of the most accomplished and celebrated music artists of her era," CARAS president and CEO Melanie Berry says of the soon-to-be-inductee. "Her authenticity as a songwriter and performer has made her a global powerhouse, and we're so proud to honor her at home in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame."
Twain will receive her honor at the JUNO Awards on March 27 in Toronto, Canada. This marks her first return to the Junos since hosting it in 2003. The country superstar has won 12 Juno Awards during her career including Entertainer of the Year.
Twain reached stardom in 1995 with 'The Woman in Me.’ The album went on to sell over 12 million copies in the US and nearly 400,000 copies in Canada -- knocking Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits album out of top spot as the bestselling album by a female country artist.
Her accolades surpass any other female artist, of any genre: She has sold over 41 million albums in the US alone and acquired multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries including Canada, Australia and the UK. Half of her 17 Top 10 songs reached No.1, and three of her albums have received Diamond certification by the RIAA -- making her the only artist to have three consecutive albums that sell more than 10 million copies.
Her autobiography debuts this spring, which shares her personal and private life as well as her musical career. ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain,' her new documentary series, is scheduled to air in April on The Oprah Winfrey Network.