With over 137,000 units sold, superstar Shania Twain’s NOW debuted 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. Earning Platinum in her home country of Canada and additionally landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country albums chart, Now also took the No. 1 spot in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and Zimbabwe, 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 album, working with Matthew Koma, Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Gavin DeGraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon) on the critically-acclaimed NOW.
“Sheer audacity makes Now one of the year’s most daring releases on the pop spectrum. Warmth and perseverance make it one of the best.” – Vulture
“Dramatic and diverse, it’s an album about rebuilding a career and a broken heart, shot through with girl power, showbiz schmaltz and rare vulnerability.” – Rolling Stone
““Now” shows Twain to still be a dynamic force” – ABC News
“Twain has been through a lot over the years, and the blunt, weathered qualities of her voice only make her anthems about survival more affecting and more potent” – Entertainment Weekly
“On her recently released album, Now — her first full-length in 15 years — she continues to blend everything together masterfully: lots of soulful ballads rooted in the southern tradition, supplemented by radio-friendly tunes suitable for any station across the 50 states.” – The Fader
Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 75 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 honored 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!”.http://www.countryschatter.com/2017/10/59425/New ReleasesPress ReleaseBillboard,Gavin DeGraw,Jake Gosling,NOW,shania twain