Shania Twain celebrates the album that changed everything [VIDEO]
Share September 30, 2020 Updated October 1, 2020 at 12:21 am Share Shania Twain Celebrates The Album That Changed Everything [VIDEO] Kristin M. Hall Associated Press NASHVILLE – The album that made Shania Twain a world star also changed country music for the years that followed.
The author-songwriter Canada celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of The Woman in Me with a deluxe reissue, expected Friday, which will include remastered versions of 12 original songs, remixes, concert versions of his show from Las Vegas and the early versions of the songs.
Shania Twain's debut album, an eponymous record released in 1993 and for which she had done little to write, failed on the charts. But her life changed after the release of The Woman in Me , her second album released in February 1995, which was the best-selling album by a female country artist at the time.
“I was a poor kid, then a struggling artist all these years until it finally happened,” Shania Twain told The Associated Press from her home in Switzerland. “It changed my life and my career too.”
The determined singer overcame an abused early childhood and helped raise her siblings after her parents died in 1987.
After the failure of her debut album, she met rock producer-songwriter Robert “Mutt” Lange and they married in 1993. Robert Lange was best known for creating hit albums and songs for AC / DC and Def Leppard, but he was the first to recognize that she had a distinctive voice as a songwriter.
Songs like Any Man of Mine , which became his first country number 1 and first concurrent hit on the pop charts, showed his sassy, flirty and confident side. The album featured Shania Twain's point of view through songs like (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here! , The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You) and Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? .
“In my mind, I was just myself and that was what was wonderful about that – being able to be myself and letting my personality shine through in the music,” the singer said.
Shania Twain's success, built on her own compositions and which will be fully realized through her third and most popular album Come On Over , has paved the way for the next generation of artists straddling genres like Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren. Morris.
“I think we've all been influenced by Shania, even though we don't realize it,” Carrie Underwood told The Associated Press in 2016 at an event where Shania Twain was honored. “(His music) was so different and quite revolutionary back then. She certainly paved the way for many of us. ”
The Woman in Me , also introduced Shania Twain as a visually creative artist who knew how to use music videos to expand her reach, since she had not yet started major tours.
Shania Twain – Any Man Of Mine SHANIA TWAIN
The album won her the first of her five Grammy Awards, as well as the Academy of Country Music trophies for Album of the Year and Vocalist of the Year. The Woman in Me was certified 12 times platinum, but she would later break her own sales record with the next album, Come On Over , two years later. This album will go 20 times platinum.
The Woman in Me was the first of three of her albums that were certified diamond, meaning they have sold over 10 million copies.