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Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors Shania Twain

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Shania Twain was honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bo Derek helped Shania unveils the 2,442nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard. 

Singer Shania Twain was born on August 28, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She began performing at the age of 13, on CBC Television’s Tommy Hunter Show.  At her Walk of Fame ceremony, she voiced surprise that she had come so far. 'I mean, why is a girl from Timmins, Ontario, standing here, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?' the Grammy-winner asked. 'I really don't know... it's a small miracle, to be honest, that I am here today.'

With more than 57 million albums sold in the U.S. and Canada; she is the top selling female country artist of all time; has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries; has the eighth-biggest selling album of all time in the U.S. and 18 top ten songs, 8 of which reached #1.  She is the only artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies.

Her big break came with her second album 'The Woman In Me' in 1995, which went on to sell more than 12 million copies, and won her a Grammy Award in 1996 for best country album.The Hollywood honor came five months after the 45-year-old tied the knot with Frederic Thiebaud, two years after splitting with her husband of 14 years Robert Lange   
“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?,' the first single from the album made an impression, but the brash and sassy “Any Man of Mine” really set the tone for Twain’s impact on country music. The Woman In Me went on to sell more than 12 million copies in the U.S., replacing Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits as the best-selling album by a female country artist, and earning Twain a Grammy in 1996 for “Best Country Album.”

She followed that remarkable success with several other hits. With sales of 20 million in the U.S., the album became the biggest-seller by a woman in any genre of music.  Not only did Twain reach beyond country music to reach pop fans, she crossed oceans, becoming a top selling artist worldwide.   
In May of 1998, with two wildly-successful albums, and enough hit songs for a solid show, Twain set out on her first headlining tour, Come On Over.  The tour was one of the highest grossing tours in both 1998 and 1999, along with, becoming one of the biggest tours by a female musician in any genre. Having done what she came to do, Twain finally took a break.

She retreated to her home in Switzerland, and had a baby boy in 2001, and generally lived her life for the next few years.  Her distinctive voice was missed, and Country Music magazine ran an article that read like a letter to Twain, begging her to come back with more music.  At the end of 2002 she did. Twain’s most recent album is Shania Twain Greatest Hits and with her previous powerhouse albums to draw from, the record is the ultimate exclamation point to her career so far.
Shania Twain's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony can be seen on the web site. All photographs, in the collection, are available for purchase.

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