Shania’s latest 2011 victory: induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Shania’s latest 2011 victory: induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Timmins' finest at the Peoria Civic Centre (Image: Kevin May)

It’s already shaping up to be a banner year for Shania Twain, if you count making headlines without actually making music. The country singer drew the paparazzi’s loving gaze on day one of 2011 when she wed long-time friend and Nestle executive Frederic Thiebaud, and her hour-long TV show Why Not? With Shania Twain will reportedly debut on OWN in April. And if that’s not enough, today the Canadian Music Hall of Fame announced that Twain has been chosen as the 2011 inductee.

In case all of her peripheral activities have distracted you from her overwhelming past musical success, let us refresh your tabloid-weary memories with some of her accomplishments: she’s gone multi-platinum in 32 countries, won 12 Juno awards, five Grammys, and has cracked 80 million in global album sales. Twain will be honoured for these accomplishments, and for just generally feeling like a woman, at the Juno Awards in March.

But if you’re such a superfan that marriage, a television show and a fancy awards ceremony don’t impress you much, not to worry: her autobiography comes out this spring. Yeesh.

Shania Twain is the 2011 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee [National Post]
Shania Twain to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame [Globe and Mail]
Tradesies: Shania Twain to marry the ex-husband of the woman who broke up her first marriage [Toronto Life]
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