Today is a significant day for award-winning singer-songwriter Shania Twain. Fans have been waiting in anticipation for 15 years for a new album, and the wait is "now" over.
Today, Shania Twain released her new album, "Now." Fans have extremely high expectations for the album, as the legendary singer has a history of producing award-winning music.
The "Queen of Country Pop" has an impressive resume including five Grammy awards, three consecutive Diamond albums, and more than 100 million records sold. One of Twain's albums, "Come On Over," is the best-selling country album, the best-selling studio album by a female, and the best-selling album by a Canadian.
After her unparalleled string of success, Twain took an unexpected music hiatus. During her fifteen year absence, Twain dealt with a difficult divorce and medical struggles that left her voice in a rocky condition. The singer recently opened up about the vocal impact, but maintained an optimistic outlook.
She said, "I discovered things in my voice that I didn't know were there. Things that I just hadn't tried before, because I wasn't forced to try them. Almost out of compensating for the things that I couldn't do, I inadvertently discovered other elements of my voice."
The singer told Entertainment Weekly that she was extremely eager for the release of this new album. The 52-year-old said that she was more involved with this record than she ever had been in years past.
She said, "I'm just so ready. I've had to be very patient- as have all the fans. I just want them to hear it all. I was more involved than I had ever had experience doing, and I loved it."
Twain also told ABC News that this process took an extreme amount of courage. She said that she never thought she would make music again, especially without her ex-husband and former musical partner, Mutt Lange.
She said, "The whole journey, that was the most courageous time for me, you know, saying, 'You're gonna take all the weight yourself and all the risks yourself, and if it doesn't work, the accomplishment was taking on the challenge.'"
"Now" includes 12 songs on the regular album and 16 songs on the deluxe album. Twain wrote all of the songs about her personal story with the themes of "survival, perseverance, optimism, and embracing hope."
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