She has a face of an angel and she is one of the nicest women you could ever meet
has turned millions of their compatriots in music fans. She reached the heights in the music industry, but every time I get the feeling that it breaks the ceiling.
. Name: Eileen Regina Edwards (Eileen Regina Edwards)
. - Rostral Columns took the name Shania
in 1990 (pronunciation: shu-NYE-uh, some people call it - shanaynay - tender version of her name).
. Date of Birth: August 28, 1965
. Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario (grew up in Timmins, Ontario)
. Eyes: green
. Hair: dark brown
. Pro: resourceful
. Disadvantage: impatient
. The main thing in life: family and happiness
. Parents: Clarence and Sharon Edwards
. - Shanii biological father left her when she was two years.
. - Jerry and Sharon Twain
met and married later, it was from him and took the name Shania
. - Jerry Twain
adopted Shaniyu when she was 4 years.
. - Parents Shanii tragically killed in a car accident in 1987, when the girl was only 21 years old.
. Siblings: Jill, Carrie-Ann, Mark, Darryl (in starshenstvu, Shania
second of them, both younger than her brother, and sisters - the youngest one, the other older)
. Personal preference
. Food: Pasta
. Dessert: All pastries but especially love - peach pie
. Colors: red, green
. Music: All
. Cinema: Immortal Beloved
. Actor: Jim Carey
. Actress: Jessica Lang
. Hobbies: Camping, horseback riding
. Instrument: Guitar
. The first statement: the song "Country Roads"
. First record: in 1985, was recorded a duet with Tim Denis called "Heavy On The Sunshine"
. Born Eileen Regina Edwards, and now all known as Shania Twain
, was born August 28, 1965 in Windsor and grew up in the lovely town of Timmins, Ontario (about 500 miles north of Toronto)
. Her mother Sharon and stepfather Jerry Twain
engaged in the forestry trade. The family had five children - in starshenstvu Shania
was the second - and because of the unstable father, a rather precarious financial situation. Talented girl's childhood was filled with Barbie dolls and coloring fun. Shania
was not a typical upbringing, which is characteristic of middle-class family living in rural areas. Shania
gladly wrote and sang their songs, and she drew great inspiration from the popular tunes of his time. Tammy Vinitt and Willie Nelson were among her favorite musicians, and she liked Stevie Wonder, the "mom and dad" and "Carpenters". Parents Shanii contributed her creative talent - they raised it in the night and sent to night clubs to speak to the public. "I miss my childhood. - Says Shania
. - I have always focused and very absorbed in his career. Even now it takes me less than when I was a child. I loved to express his life through music. Music is everything I ever worked. I spent a lot of time alone with his guitar, writing and singing their songs for long hours. I washed his fingers in the blood, and I liked it! But I never encouraged the pressure on the Executive. Although my parents and forced me to speak, that in the end gave a good result - by nature I was a recluse and I was not easy to make a step forward. If it were not for my parents, I would still be singing in her bedroom ". These words Shanii can cause association with abusive parents, but it's not - they are very proud of such obvious talent of his daughter.
"Usually, they pulled me out of bed about an hour of the night and dragged to the local club. I got up, sang a few songs and knew what she was doing it quite professionally. At the age of eight years, I began to take off and earn money, but the bar on casual work - every channel, every radio station, every community center and nursing home - laughing Shania
. - I did everything that my parents could take from me. They made me do it! ".
A logical question - why parents Shanii were so stubbornly addicted to the creation of her music career. "My mother lived my career. When I was a child we were very poor and my mother often depressed due to the fact that she had nothing to feed five children. She knew that I was talented, and she lived with the hope that my ability to turn out for my chance to do in this world that something special ".
No parting with the music, their summer vacation Shania
spent several times in a row with his father, working in a team of master logging in the middle of the Canadian bush, consisting of 13 persons. This frail woman could freely possess an ax and also constrain those of men, which would have been twice her. These inner resistance was definitively established in the nature Shanii in 1987, when her parents broke up in a car crash. The girl was only 21 year. This tragedy was not crucial by event in the transition from adolescence to adulthood - it was like a rapid drop in the reality, which ended with a loud smacks. "My life has changed dramatically. When my parents died, my younger brothers and sisters still living at home. The brothers were only 13 and 14 years, and for all of them, I was both sister and mother. I had an obligation, and since I could not work on casual work there, there. I could no longer write their own songs, whenever it occurred to me ". Because of the situation, Shanii had to get a job singer. She bought a house and equipped family vehicle: "I thought it forever ...".
Having worked in this area for some time, Shania
dividing all that uchavstovovat in the musical comedy theater, Andrew Lloyd Webber to Gershwin. Three years later, "children" Shanii grown up and one by one left home, having gone their own way. "When they left, I felt like a 45-year-old woman, whose children go off to college. I said: "Wow!" and thought that now I have my life to live. At this time everything was in my hands. I did not have to cook or clean up, pay bills - at the time of such revelations Shania
very worried. - Do not go to school meetings, not bully them after work and do not send in the evenings at the disco. What is remarkable words: "I am free!". I asked myself - what I want from a new life? And I decided that I want to grow! ".
And when really it is time Shania
simply gathered their belongings and began to operate. She put together a demo version of the original records and was ready to go to Nashville soon. Manager Shanii (longtime friend Mary Bailly) arranged a meeting with Richard Frank, Nashville lawyer and former Canadian travel. He received the records and met with producer Norra Uvilsonom. It was he who introduced the girl Buddy Cannon, who at the time worked at A & R at Mercury Nashville and gave him the material.
With its rich experience, which she received in musical theater, and a versatile talent, Shania
cope with any style of music. So why is this age-old Canadian woman gravitated to Nashvill and country-style? "My parents love this music - she explains. - I grew up on Vaylone, Willie, Dolly, Tammy, on all of them, but I also listened to "Mamas and the Papas", "Carpenters", "Supremes", Michael Jackson, and other. But in my childhood I preferred country.
These meetings resulted in a recording first album Shanii, traditionally called "Shania Twain
" (Shania Twain
, 1993). Album won a good success and even received an award from CMT Europe's Rising Video Star. Incidentally, it was a Mercury Records Shaniyu forced to change its name (while it was still Eileen Twain
) to the more sonorous. Remembering his ancestral beginning, she chooses the name Shania
, which in Ojibwe means "I'm on my way". And it was the right choice - a difficult path was designed precisely for this girl.
Ensuing her second album "Woman in me" (The Woman In Me, 1995) - not only broke records, but also gave the world unforgettable hits 7. It has sold over 10 million copies, far more than all the other singers. It was truly an international project written in Spain, Italy, the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and the United States.
As the author of texts Shanii inspiration is drawn from a very "child" considerations. "I like to write colorfully - Shania
think for a while. - Kids love to color, they do not need to know the reason why they should use it green, not blue. They just do it. They have no restrictions. They are completely open to creative ideas. These are the feelings I feel, when I make my songs ". Shania
is very proud of his work, and Matt says this project, as an advisor or co-author of almost each of the tracks.
"The last couple of years I worked on the song" Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under ". It will be a single, and I like his name - it is original and attracts the attention. In writing the texts I am not a beginner, but for me the scene seemed to be a new business. Matt believes in me and said that this song will hit season. This excites me! ". And indeed, this track instantly took first place in the top five hits of Canada and the U.S.. The song "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)" Shania
wrote a few years before the release of the album.
Musical career is closely intertwined with the personal lives Shanii. It is in art, she met the love of my life - producer Matt Lendzha, which at the moment is her husband (the wedding was held - 28 December 1993). Here's how it happened: "Matt a huge fan of country-style. I can be pritsesoy his life, but Tammy Vinett his Queen! Steel guitar is his favorite instrument. After releasing my first album, he joined the ranks of my fans and wanted to meet me. First, we talked for a few weeks on the phone, and only then met personally. I had no idea that he is world-famous record producer. Otherwise, I do not think that I am fully able to creatively reveal. It worked really well. By phone, we not only become good friends, but even wrote songs and developed ideas. Creatively, we were very similar to each other. For the first time I talked to him personally, face to face, in Nashville during Fan Fair show in 1993 and since then we have not parted. It's so romantic! Is a wonderful, simply wonderful marriage. My husband Matt producer of my dreams and the love of my life. These are two separate things. But at the same time, which still wants a woman? "
Two years later, Shania
released her third album "Come On Over", which already contains the greater number of copyright songs. It has sold over 18 million copies in Canada, where this album was recognized as platinum, and more than 32 million copies worldwide. Shania
really wanted to know her not only as a singer but also as a songwriter. "I do not want to put my stamp on the beautiful faces with a pleasant voice, I am completely different я-пTп©п¦пT. Personally for me not to perform their songs, very uncomfortable occupation ". She also dreams of finding the optimal balance between their professional career and personal life. "I do not neglect their personal lives. But I could not write music or go the other way. "
was facing the world famous company Revlon.
began to perform country music in clubs when she was only eight years
. - She moonlighted in various places, wanting to help his family, including a local McDonalds.
. - Her husband Robert John Mutt Lendzh famous rock producer whose child celebrities such as AC / DC, The Cars, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Bryan Adams and others.
. - Debut album, "Shania Twain
" was released July 6, 1993 and contained only one song are written very Shaniey "God Ain't Gonna Getcha For That"
- The second album "Woman in Me" was implemented on Feb. 7, 1995. Each song was written Shaniey personally or in co-authorship with Matt.
. - The third album "Come On Over" was released on November 4, 1999.
. - An international version of the latest album "Come On Over: The International Version" was released on November 23, 1999 in North America, with new pop-country music remixes.
. Shania Twain
. What Made You Say That
2. You Lay A Whole Lot Of Love On Me
3. Dance With The One That Brought You
4. Still Under The Weather
5. God Ain't Gonna Getcha For That
6. Got A Hold On Me
7. There Goes The Neighborhood
8. Forget Me
9. When He Leaves You
10. Crime Of The Century
The Woman In Me, 1995
1. Home Ain't Where His Heart Is
2. Any Man Of Mine
3. Whose Bed Have Your
Boots Been Under?
4. I'm Outta Here!
5. The Woman In Me
6. Is There Life After Love?
7. If It Don't Take Two
8. You Win My Love
9. Raining On Our Love
10. Leaving Is The Only Way Out
11. No One Needs To Know
12. God Bless The Child
Come On Over, 1999
1. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
2. I'm Holdin 'On To Love
3. Love Gets Me Every Time
4. Don't Be Stupid
5. From This Moment On
6. Come On Over
8. Whatever You Do! Dont!
9. If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!
10. You're Still The One
11. Honey, I'm Home
12. That Don't Impress Me Much
13. Black Eyes, Blue Tears
14. I Won't Leave You Lonely
15. Rock This Country!
16. You've Got A Way Official site