Born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965 is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best selling of all time. Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the Queen of Country Pop.
|Net Worth||$450 million|
|Date of Birth||28 August 1965|
Shania Twain Net Worth and Salary in 2019
Twain’s popularity and record sales numbers have left her a wealthy woman. In 2019, Twain’s net worth is an estimated $350 million dollars. However, reports from different sources vary, and some put the amount up to as high as $450 million.
Twain married Robert Lange, a music producer she often worked with, in 1993. They have a son. She divorced her husband in 2010 after finding out that he had an affair with her best friend.
On January 1, 2011, she married Frederic Thiebaud, an executive at Nestle. Her current husband is the ex-husband of the woman her husband was having an affair with.
After her siblings grew up and moved away, she could finally focus on building her career. She recorded a demo tape and sent them to record executives. Mercury Nashville Records recognized her potential and signed a contract with her.
Her debut album, the self-titled ‘Shania Twain’ was released in 1993. The album received positive reviews, and gave two minor hits, ‘What made you say that’ and ‘Dance with the one that brought you’.
She released her second studio album, ‘The Woman in Me’ in 1995. She had written or co-written most of the songs in this album. It became a best seller, peaking at No.1 in the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.
Her album ‘Come on Over’ was brought out in 1997. The album became a blockbuster and went on to become one of the biggest selling albums in Canadian music history. She also toured extensively to promote the album.
Three versions of her next album, ‘Up!’ were released in 2002, including a pop version, a country version and an international version. The album went Diamond.
From September 2003 to July 2004, she was on a concert tour to promote her album ‘Up!’ She toured North America as well as Europe.
She released a compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’ in 2004. The album consisted of 17 hits from her previous albums and featured three new songs.
She starred in a reality show, ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain’ which premiered on Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. The show highlights the singer’s journey from poverty stricken childhood and difficult youth to the heights of superstardom.
Early Life and Educational History
She was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards on the 28 of august 1965, to Sharon Morrison and Clarence Edwards. Her parents divorced when she was two years old and she along with her two sisters started living with her mother.
Her mother later married Jerry Twain who adopted the girls. The family grew with the birth of a brother and the adoption of another. Her stepfather was an abusive man who fought frequently with her mother.
She started singing and performing from an early age. Music was a form of escape from the difficulties of her daily life. Her family was very poor and she earned money by singing at clubs.
She went to Timminis High and Vocal School, and sang for a local band called Longshot.
She got an opportunity to perform on the Tommy Hunter Show, aired on CBC television when she was just 13.
After graduating form high school in 1983 she joined a band called Flirt and toured all over Ontario with the band. She also started taking lesson from a singing coach.
She met country singer Mary Bailey who arranged a fundraiser in 1987 for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation where Twain got a chance to perform.
In 1987, her parents got killed in an automobile accident leaving the 21 year old to take care of her younger siblings.