19 years of ‘Greatest Hits’, Shania Twain’s best-selling album

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On November 8, 2004 Shania Twain published Greatest Hits, his first greatest hits album. An album that contained seventeen of the Canadian singer’s mega hits, including her seven number one songs on the Hot Country Songs, the list published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

Greatest Hits is the perfect showcase to see Shania Twain’s continued progression as a songwriter and performer for multiple generations of fans and similar artists. Many successes include Any Man Of Mine, (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!, You Win My Love, No One Needs To Know, You’re Still The One, Love Gets Me Every Time, Honey, I’m Home, Man! I Feel Like A Woman!, That Don’t Impress Me Much, From This Moment On, Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You), Come On Over, I’m Gonna Getcha Good!, Forever And For Always and Party For Two.

However, Greatest Hits represents much more than a collection of classics; is a celebration of the queen of country pop genre; was the Best-selling country album in the US in 2005 and was certified 4× platinum in the US and 3× platinum in the UK. Additionally, this work by Twain earned the Guinness World Record award for being the fastest-selling album by a female artist in the US, with 529,000 albums sold in its first week, and achieving 5 million albums sold to date.

First time on vinyl

Last Friday, Universal Music released two vinyl editions of this acclaimed Twain compilation album, which have been remastered from the original tapes and also contain two bonus tracks: Shania’s latest hit, Giddy Up!, and a fan favorite, Life’s About To Get Good.

These vinyl editions, for the international market, include the mixes of the songs from the edition of Come On Over published in November 1997, which use a more pop-oriented production style, a little further away from country instrumentation and with another series of elements that incorporate drum loops, keyboards and synthesizer, something that was not used in the North American version, in which the mixes were full of acoustic guitars, violins, pedal guitar -steel and electric guitar riffs. Of course, the tracklist and the cover, both for the North American and international editions.

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Last February, Shania released Queen Of Me, her first work since she published in September 2017 nowwith which it reached number 1 in sales in the US.

queen of me It is the sixth album of his career, in which He had a break due to problems derived from Lyme disease which caused serious problems with his voice. It is one of the superstar’s most triumphant works, an album about power and self-worship.

Awarded five Grammy Awards and 100 million copies sold worldwide, Twain is the most commercially successful female country artist in history.


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