Shania Twain Releases Documentary Celebrating 25-Year ‘The Woman in Me’ Anniversary

by Matthew Wilson
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Shania Twain enchanted audiences with the release of her second studio album “The Woman in Me” in 1995. Her debut album may have introduced her as country music’s next darling. But her second album started a Twain fever in the ’90s that reached its peak with her follow up “Come On Over.”

To celebrate the 25th of anniversary of the album, Twain released a documentary showing a behind-the-scenes look. Twain takes fans back during the early days of her career. She also shared the inspiration behind some of the album’s classic hits.

On Instagram, Twain explained the reasoning behind the documentary. She wrote, “I had so many wonderful experiences putting The Woman In Me together. I was pushing my limits, liberating myself, digging deeper into my self-expression. Celebrating my own strength and femininity, constantly pursuing my originality.”

“All whilst getting a huge education on the world and the music industry, very fast!” Twain continued. “I couldn’t have dreamed of what the album would go onto achieve. And I’ve been surprised all over again with the Diamond Edition! I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the 25th-anniversary reissue. And want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support and love you have shown me. This ride is so much more fun with you all by my side.”

Shania Twain Released Her Second Album During the 1990s

 Released in 1995, “The Woman in Me” was Twain’s biggest selling album at the time. It followed Twain’s debut, which was considered a commercial failure in many regards. But it did establish Twain within the country music industry and gave her the chance to wow audiences with a second chance.

Upon release, the album sold four million copies that year and 12 million by the year 2000 worldwide. The album featured eight singles, many of which became Twain’s signature songs like “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” for instance. But more importantly, the album pushed Twain into the upper echelon of country music that few artists have reached since.