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December 19, 2002 - Shania Twain will once again reside in the #1 slot of the Billboard albums chart next week with her album Up!, which sold an additional 373,000 copies last week, according to SoundScan. Read more.

December 14, 2002 - HitsDailyDouble.com reports chart-topping Shania Twain is again leading the way, headed towards 400k in sales, a boost of 25% from this week's total of 328k in the U.S. album charts.

December 13, 2002 - Shania Twain is artist of the month on Channel V, India. She recorded a video message for her fans: "Hi India, I'm Shania Twain, and I'm the chosen one."

December 13, 2002 - Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, matchbox twenty, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, and Kenny Chesney have been added to the list of performers who will be appearing at the 39th annual American Music Awards, which will air Monday, January 13, 2003, on ABC.

December 11, 2002 - Launch.com reports Shania Twain will tour in support of her new chart-topping album, Up!. The singer has tentative plans to hit the road sometime next year. She said, "I definitely plan to tour with this CD, and it it'll take a little time to get together because I'd really like to concentrate just on the music for a little while. I want people to get familiar with the music, and come early next year, I will start on the production of the tour."

December 8, 2002 - Tina Fey joked during Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update last night, "In an interview with Time magazine, Shania Twain says that she doesn't care if she ever performs again. This marks the first time Shania Twain and I have ever agreed on anything."

December 6, 2002 - LFI has photos of Shania Twain performing live on the Michel Drucker's talk show 'Vivement Dimanche' in Paris.

December 6, 2002 - "I needed a break, physically and mentally," Shania Twain explained of her move to Lake Geneva to People magazine, where people are "calm and discreet. They might say hi or give me a smile, but they're not jumping up and down or shaking. I don't feel like a star there. I feel normal." Which was exactly the point. "I needed to leave behind the whole 'Shania' thing and be myself," says Twain. "I did a lot of hiking and cooking. I skied. I spent time with my horses. For the first time in my life, I was just resting."

December 3, 2002 - Time magazine's entire article with Shania Twain is posted on the mag's website. Check it out here.

December 2, 2002 - Chuck Yarborough of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed Shania Twain's new album 'Up!' saying, "File Under: For this we waited three years? If the human gene pool were as shallow as Shania Twain's writing, we'd still be brandishing sharpened sticks and calling each other Oog." Ouch.

December 2, 2002 - "I never burned to perform, and I don't care if I ever perform again," Shania Twain said in a Time magazine interview on newsstands Monday. "I have no need to do that."

December 1, 2002 - Sean Richardson of the Boston Phoenix reviewed Shania Twain's new album 'Up!'. He writes, "'Up!' is a logical follow-up to Come On Over, and a step forward in many respects. Its only commercial liability is the lack of an obvious successor to 'You're Still the One.'" Read more.

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