Whether you're a fan of country music or not, there's no denying this Canadian-born beauty is amongst the most magnificent specimen of female form in all the universe. She truly knows how to put on a show, having successfully converted millions into country music lovers. By combining the contemporary Nashville sound with an assertive 'grrl power' attitude, she's shown what a crossover artist can do. Her worldwide sales exceed the 50 million mark, which is an indication of her crossover appeal. She is a recording megastar and it doesn't hurt that Shania is married to Robert John Mutt Lange, a music producer. We're sure his talents have been a great contribution to her success. But, as we all know, a girl's got to have talent and she does. Her looks don't hurt, either. We're thinking that many have bought her albums for the simple reason that she's about as lust-worthy as it gets. >From her tight-bodied, figure revealing out of this world outfits to her powerful voice, Shania is a true celebrity and not just in the country world. Shania's life has not been without trauma. Born in Ontario in 1965, Shania and her family lived in a rather unstable financial home. The Twain home, however, was always filled with music. A child of divorce always has it rough; but, with the encouragement from her mother and step-father, Shania took her writing and singing talents public. They'd wake her up in the middle of the night and take her to afterhour clubs to perform. By the time she was 8, the Twains had taken their young ingenue to every public venue; everywhere from church to community events to performing with local bands at bars. Performing became a huge part of Shania's life. Working part time jobs all through school along with singing gigs with a cover band, Shania's life was full. Unfortunately, tragedy struck in 1987, when Shania's parents were killed in a car accident, forcing her to become surrogate mother to her other siblings. In order to support her siblings, Shania worked at a resort, singing and dancing. While singing show tunes at the resort for three years, Shania continued to work on her career by releasing a demo tape that a representative at Mercury Records in Nashville heard. When she finally became a Mercury Records artist, Shania, who was still known as Eileen Twain at the time, was urged to change her family name for a name that would go better with Eileen. Loyal to her family's origin, she chose the Ojibway name Shania instead. "Shania", which means "I'm on my way" in the Native American language, was indeed well on her way. While her first album, Shania Twain was not successful, her second album, The Woman In Me -- released in 1995 -- went on to sell 18 million copies, more than any other female country artist. The album not only broke records, it also spawned seven hit singles. With huge hits such as "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" and "That Don't Impress Me Much", it's no wonder that Shania was featured as one of the divas to perform at VH1's Divas Live, with fellow divas at large Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Gloria Estefan. The album of the live performances was released in 1998. The price of huge success is controversy, which Shania was no stranger to. Die-hard country fans did not appreciate Shania's assertive lyrics, which portrayed a strong, independent woman behind the lyrics, nor did they like her midriff-baring look, which practically became her trademark. Even more disturbing to country fans was the fact that Shania did not hail from Nashville. She might sing about corny stuff, but her sex appeal is off the charts. Just think of the times you've watched one of her videos, despite whether or not the sound was on. You know the exact reason you were tuned into her, and that's what we're talking about here. Man! Is she ever some woman! Is it such a stretch that Shania might have gotten frisky one night, maybe created a little naughty tape? After all, didn't she release the mega hit 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman'? She surely did. You be the judge, as is your right and download what we've got and decide for yourself. Is it Shania doing the down and dirty?
Here are some of her quotes, so you can know her even better:
-- Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
-- Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do.
-- Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music.
-- The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That's the only reason. It doesn't sell your music for you.
-- So many people bare their midriffs, I don't know why mine is such an issue. (We wonder what else she bares?)
-- My goal is to appeal to as many people as I can. I'm not looking to leave country, but I do want to have more international success.
-- Later in my life, I'm going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don't give it my all right now I'll regret it later. That's very important to me, because I've worked all my life to have this.
-- It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance.
-- It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique.
-- If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it's a compliment, but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.
-- I'm not going to be somebody who wants to hold on to my fame for the rest of my life.
-- I'm more private than people realize. I'm not that easy to get to know.
-- I remember I autographed it to Mutt Lange, and I may only have put one t on Mutt. I mean, I'd never heard of such a name. I'm sure he must've thought that was quite funny. He must've known from that autograph, right off the bat, that I had no idea who he was.
-- I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I'm doing.
-- I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
-- I have arm-wrestled here and there... guys seem to want to test my strength.
-- I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.
-- I feel sexy when I get out of the tub - your skin is fresh and you've put up your hair without looking.
-- I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
-- Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
-- All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do. Everything I've achieved since then is above and beyond.
Everyone loves Shania Twain trivia:
-- Named an officer of the Order of Canada for her charity work and trail blazing attitude to music. (November 19, 2005)
-- Her single Shoes will lead the album ‘Music From and Inspired by Desperate Housewives,’ due September 20 via Disney's Hollywood Records. (August 24, 2005)
-- Won Canadian “best hair on a musician” award. (2005)
-- Became the sixth artist in US music history to sell more than 20 million copies of one album, after receiving the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) double diamond award. (2004)
-- Has a museum in her hometown Timmin, Ontario named after her.
-- Is on no. 13 of the top concert list in 2003, earning $40.8 million.
-- Says performing live is the most satisfying part of being a singer, citing she’s just a lot more relaxed in concert with her fans.
-- Was among a host of singers who took to the stage in Hyde Park, central London, for an open-air concert Sunday to raise money for disadvantaged children -- More than 100,000 tickets were sold for the Party in the Park, which is expected to raise more than $1.6 million for the Prince's Trust, the charity headed by Prince Charles. (July 7, 2003)
-- Twain is the sexiest female in Canada according to a poll of 500 Canadian beer drinkers which was held in conjunction with Canada Day (July 1). (July 4, 2003)
-- Twain's latest album, Up!, was easier for her to record than her previous efforts because she said she felt no pressure -- In fact, Twain said her stress level rose after The Woman In Me (1995) proved so successful, making it a tough act to follow with Come On Over (1997). (May 19, 2003)
-- Despite that fact that her current album, Up!, could qualify for twice the album sales for every one unit sold due to its two-CD content, Twain said she won't go down that road –- She wants the Recording Industry Association Of America to only certify sales of Up! based on each single unit sold because she said to do otherwise would be deceitful. (April 22, 2003)
-- Twain says her duet Monday night with Alison Krauss at the Country Music Television Flameworthy Awards was an acoustic dream of hers -- While she says she likes the commercial sound for touring, she feels the treatment she gave her song Forever and For Always was exactly the right thing to do. (April 12, 2003)
-- Twain has the top album of the Soundscan era, according to the service's parent company, Nielsen -- Soundscan has been tracking album sales since 1991 and Twain's 1997 release, Come On Over, reigns on top, selling 14.4 million-plus copies. (January 3, 2003)
-- Twain was guest of honor at an exclusive party near Nashville Thursday night (November 7) to listen to her UP! Album.
-- In her video for her new single, I'm Gonna Getcha (Good), Twain may not be quite so recognizable -- the country diva has been made over as a space-age siren. (November 2, 2002)
-- She was listed in People Weeklys Most Intriguing People list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)
-- She is voted sexiest vegetarian alive by PETA
(12 August 2001) She gave birth to first child, a son, Eja (pronounced Asia).
-- Name Shania means I'm on my way in Ojibwa.
-- She has scored six No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart. Her biggest hit is the country-pop smash You're Still the One (1998, No. 1 country, No. 2 Hot 100).
-- Another of her biggest hits, 1997's Love Gets Me Every Time, became the first country No. 1 released by a female country artist to spend five weeks atop Billboard's country chart since Dolly Parton's 1977 hit Here You Come Again.
-- She is one of only four native Canadians to reach the peak of Billboard's country chart since its inception in 1944. The other top hitmakers are Hank Snow (who first turned the trick in 1950), Anne Murray (first No. 1 hit in 1974), and Terri Clark (first and only No. 1 hit in 1999).
-- She has sold 19 million copies of Come On Over domestically.
The sexy country pop diva, Shania Twain, has endured great tragedy and achieved fantastic success. Women want to be her. Men want to have her. And, that's as it should be. Her looks take one's breath away. She has a unique singing voice and the hottest navel we've seen in a long time. Do we get to see more of Shania? Maybe Shania without clothes? Maybe even Shania having a romp in the hay? Wouldn't it be great to download such a vid clip to your computer? Oh, to see Shania naked would be a wondrous moment in your life. Come and see what we have for you. You won't be disappointed.