March 28, 2003 - George Jones
acknowledges Shania Twain is Canadian and points out that he means no disrespect,
but he can't help but blame her for the genre's demise. "They still call
it country music and that makes me madder than anything. Because to me
they are using country music as a stepping stone," he told the Calgary
Sun. "Shania Twain, and people like that, they don't care any more about
country music than Joe Blow from Kokomo."
19, 2003 - Blender magazine caught up with Fabolous in their April issue.
Asked what type of music he hates, Fab said, "Country. We don't hear a
lot of country music in the 'hood. But for some reason, I like Shania Twain."
March 7, 2003 - Big Pictures
had photos, since removed, of Shania Twain arriving at the Dorchester Hotel in London on
Wednesday (March 5).
March 5, 2003 - Shania Twain
performed at the San Remo Pop Festival in Italy on Tuesday (March 4). Check
out pictures from RexFeatures.
February 27, 2003 - Shania
Twain performed on the Dutch National Lottery Show on Tuesday (February
25) at Studio 24 in Hilversum, Holland. Check out pictures from WireImage.
February 18, 2003 - David
Browne of Entertainment Weekly sounds a sour note on the future of Mariah
Carey and Whitney Houston. Browne writes, "The apathetic public response
to both 'Charmbracelet' and Whitney Houston's 'Just Whitney...' confirms
that these two longstanding, long-screaming divas have met their expiration
date." He added, "The lesson to learn from all this chaos would appear
to be obvious: You can only take your control-freaky, money-flaunting,
power-tripping behavior so far before it all comes crashing down around
you. It's a lesson that has clearly made an impact on the two women who
have replaced Whitney and Mariah in the hearts and stereos of America,
namely Shania Twain and Jennifer Lopez." Read more.
February 14, 2003 - Canada's
own Shania Twain got five nominations for this year's Juno Awards, organizers
announced Wednesday. The gig takes place at the awards gala on April 6th
at the Corel Centre in Ottawa-Gatineau. Read more.
February 11, 2003 - NPR has
a profile of Shania Twain's latest album 'Up!' with an audio review by
Ken Tucker. Listen to it here.
February 6, 2003 - Shania
Twain has found herself in the Canadian record books. Twain's "Up!" held
the No. 1 spot on the Canadian album charts for the 11th consecutive week,
breaking the record for the longest run on top in Canadian Nielsen SoundScan
history. Read more.
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