uperstar Shania Twain’s NOW scores Platinum certification in her home country of Canada and debuts at No.1 on Nielsen Soundscan chart, making it the highest chart debut in Canada for 2017. The chart-topping album also debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums making it the first female country release in over three years to summit the all-genre chart. Now also landed at No. 1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Country albums chart, and took the No. 1 spot in the US, UK, Australia, as well as Top 5 in Ireland and New Zealand. The global icon’s first album in nearly 15 years is one of Shania’s most personal to date as she singlehandedly wrote every song on the 16-track collection.
“This is an emotional day as I take in the great news that my new album has come in at No. 1,” shares Shania. “I am deeply moved to have your support and soon we will be singing the songs together in concert on my upcoming tour where I will have the chance to celebrate with you in person. Can’t wait!”
Shania co-produced the critically-acclaimed album, NOW, working with Matthew Koma, Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Gavin DeGraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon).
“Shania Twain, Canada’s country music icon, is back!” – Readers Digest
“The creative genesis of Now turned out to be a mixture of classic/modern country and pop – a hybrid she helped create and cement back in the 90s.” – Postmedia/24HRS
“After a 15-year hiatus, Twain is back with what might be the most honest and approachable record she’s ever made.” – Chatelaine
“Shania Twain doesn’t feel at all uncomfortable about airing her emotional struggles on Now, her first studio album in 15 years.” – NUVO
Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner, 13-time JUNO Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania’s albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, The Woman In Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.
Recognizing her indelible impact and achievements in music, Shania is the first and only female artist to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award and the Country Music Hall of Fame recently opened the Shania Twain: Rock This Country exhibit. Shania was also honoured with the Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony. Shania’s hits include “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still the One,” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”.