Country Pop Bites: Shania Twain – June 22
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1995 Shania Twain went platinum for the first time in her career, with her album "The Woman In Me"?
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Here are 5 little known truths about Shania Twain.
- Shania Twain was born Eileen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on August 28, 1965.
- She was raised in the small mining town of Timmins, Ontario, by her mother, Sharon, and stepfather, an Ojibway Indian named Gerald Twain. She later changed her name from Eileen to "Shania"; an Ojibway word meaning "I'm on my way".
- Twain married South African music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange in 1993, who was known for his work with the heavy metal bands AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Foreigner.
- Twain signed a reported $3 million contract with Revlon cosmetics to endorse their products in the late 1990s.
- The couple welcomed their first child in 2001, a son named Eja (pronounced "Asia"), but parted ways after 14 years of marriage on May 15, 2008.