Shania Twain's first album in 15 years, Now, debuts at Number One on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts. Despite competition from Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato this week, Now sold 137,000 copies, 134,000 of which are actual sales. Now also debuted at Number One in Australia, Canada and the UK.
Shania's previous albums — Up!, Come On Over and The Woman In Me — have been certified Diamond for sales of over 10 million copies. Those albums were released in 2002, 1997 and 1995, respectively, and a lot has changed since then. Shania tells us that the industry and she define success differently these days. ["You know, it was something I had to prove to myself and I did that, and I got to the point where I really believed I didn't need the help from anybody else and that I was gonna make it through that and I did, so that's a big success for me. As far as how much it will sell, I mean now we count things differently anyway. We tally everything so different so somebody would have to give me a comparison of what that would mean. Like what would 10 million albums mean today? I'm still trying to figure out how they do that but I'll leave that up to the industry to worry about, but all I care is that it's relatable and popular in a comparable way, whatever that it."] SOUNDCUE (:41 OC: . . . whatever that it.)
So far two singles have been released from Now — “Life’s About To Get Good” and “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed.”
Shania wrote all 12 songs on Now by herself in addition to co-producing the project.