Shania Twain is back on top of the music world with an impressive 2022 that included a recent tribute from The People’s Choice Awards, which named her a Music Icon. Shania chatted with People in their cover story this week about her resurgence, which will include a brand new album, Queen Of Me, in 2023 along with a world tour. She told the publication, “It’s like a renaissance period for me. To be experiencing it as a relevant artist still, that’s rewarding. I feel a renewed confidence. I don’t have anything to prove anymore, and I feel freedom in that.” She added, “All these years later, I’m still here, almost in a bigger way, and I’m embracing it.”
Twain has had hardships in the last ten years, including a divorce from her first husband and a health scare that made her lose her voice for a time. However, she said, “I really found such a wonderful life.”
Talking about her childhood and teen years in Canada, when she lost her parents in a car accident, Shania said, “It was like, ‘This is all I know how to do. I’ve got to support the kids.’ That gave me a motivation and a fearless state of mind because when you don’t have a choice, you’ve got to push through, and that’s what I did.”
Kelsea Ballerini told People of Twain and her massive success, which began in the late 1990s in Nashville, “She wasn’t afraid to blur genre lines, show midriff or redefine what it meant to be a woman in country music. That boldness is something I hope to carry throughout my career.”
During her initial success, Twain struggled to get the credit for her own creativity and massive success, “It was very offensive to be considered a molded artist, that it took a man or a team to mold me. I bit my tongue a lot. But when you’re in the industry from a young age as a woman, you really learn how to let it roll off your back.”
To date, Shania has sold over 85 million albums worldwide.