Shania Twain is this year’s inductee to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
The 12-time Juno Award winner and five-time Grammy winner from Timmins, Ont., will be honoured during the Junos telecast in Toronto on March 27, marking her first return to the show since hosting the 2003 Junos bash in Ottawa.
Twain, 45, who married Swiss businessman Frédéric Thiébaud on New Year’s Day, 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.
With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Twain, 45, stands among the bestselling artists of all time.
The 40th Juno Awards ceremony will be hosted by 24-year-old Toronto rapper Drake. Nominations will be announced on Feb. 1.
“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 Junos organizer the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
“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.”