By the age of 10, she was singing and writing songs by age 10. In 1987- when Shania was 22- her parents died in a car accident, leaving her to care for three younger siblings.
After several years spent earning money by singing at a local resort, Twain went to Nashville in 1993. She immediately signed with Mercury Records and released her self-titled debut album. That same year, Twain married South African music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, who was known for his work with the heavy metal bands AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Foreigner.
In 1995, Twain released "The Woman in Me" album, which sold 12 million copies, becoming the bestselling country album by a female artist in history. The hit songs “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” “Any Man of Mine,” and “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!” earned Twain a Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Her album, "Come on Over," sold 17 million copies, thus becoming the bestselling country album of all time. It contained eight more hit singles, including “You’re Still the One,” “Love Gets Me Everytime,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Honey, I’m Home,” “From this Moment On,” and “You’ve Got a Way.”
Shania was named the 1999 Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. She was the first non-US citizen to win the CMA award.
In May 2011, Twain released her autobiography, From This Moment On. That same month, she confirmed that she will release her first new single in six years, "Today Is Your Day" which was officially released to iTunes and country radio on June 12, 2011. She is finishing up her fifth studio album.
Twain will headline at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas for two years. Her show, titled Still the One, will begin on December 1, 2012.
Twain has received a number of honors:
• She was named the 1999 Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association; Twain was the first non-US citizen to win the CMA award.
• Twain was ranked No.7 in Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music in 2002.
• In 2003, Twain was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
• On November 18, 2005, Twain was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada.
• Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on March 27, 2011.