Shania to join Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Newlywed Shania Twain has another reason to smile — the Timmins, Ont., native has been announced as the 2011 inductee to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
The 12-time Juno Award winner will be honoured during this year's award telecast in Toronto on March 27. It will be her first return to the Junos since hosting the 2003 music bash in Ottawa.
"Shania Twain revolutionized the look and sound of country music and truly is one of the most accomplished and celebrated music artists of her era," said Melanie Berry, president and CEO of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Junos.
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"Her authenticity as a songwriter and performer has made her a global powerhouse, and we're so proud to honour her at home in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame," Berry said in a release.
Twain is a five-time Grammy winner for songs such as You're Still the One, Come On Over and Man, I Feel Like a Woman. She won the top artist Juno in 2003 and in 1996.
The 40th Juno Awards ceremony will be hosted by 24-year-old Toronto rapper Drake and nominations will be announced on Feb. 1.
Twain married Swiss businessman Frederic Thiebaud on New Year's Day in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in front of 40 family members and friends.
The 45-year-old Twain is preparing to launch a TV show on Oprah Winfrey's cable channel, OWN, called Why Not? With Shania Twain, and has plans to publish a memoir.