Shania Twain's new album, Now, was released on Sept. 29, and the country icon's first full-length offering in nearly 15 is years is quickly climbing the charts.
The album previously nabbed the top spot on Billboard's 200
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Now is Twain's second Billboard No. 1, a feat she previously achieved with 2002's Up!. Only one other country album has topped the Billboard 200 this year — Thomas Rhett's Life Changes — and Now is the first time a female country act has hit No. 1 since Miranda Lambert's Platinum in 2014.
Each song on Now was written by Twain, who also co-produced the album. Now is perhaps Twain's most personal album yet, as the singer has gone through a divorce, a battle with Lyme disease and a remarriage since releasing her last album.
"Even when I was realizing maybe I could record another album, then the fear was, 'Where do I begin?'" Twain told Rolling Stone. "It took a while to build up the courage to even share the songs. Once I did start sharing them … the responses were really powerful and I thought, 'You know what, I'm gonna try to do this alone. I'm gonna write the most honest experiences and emotions that I can in these songs.'"
Twain will head out on tour in support of the LP beginning May 3 in Tacoma, Washington.
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