Shania Twain is my favorite country singer, and I’d like to know more about her. Is she married? Does she have any children?
—Laranna B., Texas
The Grammy-winning country singer is married to her producer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and the couple has a son, Eja (pronounced Asia). Twain and Lange, married since 1993, live in Switzerland. Lange produced Twain’s albums, The Woman in Me, Come on Over, and UP!, and co-writes many of her songs with her. Twain took a two-year hiatus around the time her son was born (Aug. 12, 2000). Growing up in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, Twain cared for her two brothers and younger sister after their parents were killed in a car crash in 1987. She supported the family by singing and dancing. Come On Over sold more than 34 million copies, making it the most successful female artist solo album of all time. She recorded three versions of each song on her newest album UP!. One disc is country, one is pop, and the third has a world mix sound, with influences from music of other countries.