Rewinding the Country Charts: In 1995, Shania Twain Took Her ‘Man’ to No. 1

Rewinding the Country Charts: In 1995, Shania Twain Took Her ‘Man’ to No. 1

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Shania Twain attends the Sixth Annual Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 6, 1995, at New York Coliseum in New York City.

“Any Man of Mine” became her first of seven Hot Country Songs leaders.

On July 22, 1995, Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine” notched its first of two weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, becoming the superstar’s first leader on the list.

Written by Twain and then-husband Robert John “Mutt” Lange (who solely produced the song), “Man” marked the first of four No. 1s on the ranking from her breakthrough LP The Woman in Me. The set led Top Country Albums for 29 weeks, beginning the same frame that “Man” first topped the singles survey.

Twain, born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, boasts seven Hot Country Songs No. 1s, among 16 top 10s and 34 total entries. Her most recent charted title, “Life’s About to Get Good,” hit No. 33 in July 2017, while parent set Now arrived as her fifth leader on Top Country Albums that October.

On Dec. 9, 2016, Twain was honored with the Icon Award at Billboard‘s Women in Music celebration. “I think I was three when I realized this was what I was supposed to do for the rest of my life,” she mused. Echoing the spirit of her breakthrough hit, she added with a laugh, “Behind every great woman is a great man … but [behind him] there’s an even greater woman.”

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