Remember When Shania Twain Released ‘Come On Over’?

Shania Twain’s iconic album, Come On Over, was released on this day in 1997. The project marked Twain‘s third studio…

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 4, 2021

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Shania Twain’s iconic album, Come On Over, was released on this day in 1997.

The project marked Twain‘s third studio album and went on to become the best-selling country album by a female artist in history. To date, Come On Over has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and over 20 million in the United States alone. It’s been certified 20x Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Upon its release, Come On Over debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and remained there for a whopping 50 non-consecutive weeks. It also remained in the Top 10 for a total of 151 weeks.

The 16-track project included songs all co-written by Twain and her then-husband/producer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange. It spawned 12 singles, including “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,” “You’re Still the One,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “From This Moment On” with Bryan White.

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Twain celebrated the anniversary of the album on Instagram and even teased a possible re-release of the project. 

“Happy Birthday ‘Come On Over’ 🎉,” she wrote. “Thank you for making this the best-selling country music album, and the best-selling studio album by a female act ❤️ ….Do you think it deserves a diamond release? 💎😉 #LetsGoGirls”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The release of Come On Over took Twain‘s career to new heights and earned her several nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards.

To this day, Come On Over remains one of Shania Twain’s most iconic albums and is loved by fans everywhere.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.