How Shania Twain Celebrated the 18th Anniversary of Her Album 'Up!'

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 21, 2020
04:40 A.M.
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This month musician Shania Twain had quite a big milestone to celebrate. She revealed to her social media fans that she was celebrating the 18th anniversary of her album, “Up!”


Shania Twain, 55, became a household name in the 1990s and she’s still relevant and well-known today. On Thursday, the star celebrated the 18th anniversary of her successful album, “Up!”

Taking to Twitter to commemorate the huge milestone, the singer posted two photos to celebrate. The images were snapshots of her album, one showing a photo of the star, and the one next to it featured the titles of the album’s tracks.

Shania Twain at the American Music Awards on November 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images


Part of Twain’s body also appeared with the song titles. In the photoshoots, the star featured wearing a white tank top that had small rips across the front, she completed her look with a cream white skirt.

The star smiled in the one-shot with her hands on her messy brunette hair. While in the other picture she appeared to be laughing as she held her head with one hand and placed the other one on her stomach.


In the caption of the post, the Grammy Award winner wrote: “Happy Birthday Up!” The singer asked her fans to share their favorite songs from the album and included a red balloon emoji and red heart kiss emoji before adding:

“18 years of going up up up!”


The hit album reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, according to “Billboard.” It ended up becoming Twain’s first chart-topper on that specific chart while it spent 93 weeks on the chart.

Shania Twain had to undergo laryngoplasty surgery, an operation where her vocal box was reconstructed.

The musician’s album included hit songs like “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face,” “Forever and for Always,” and “I’m Gonna Getcha Good.” “Up!” was released in 2002 and it was her fourth studio album.


Two years ago, Twain spoke to “The Guardian” about the time she lost her voice and couldn’t sing. The incident occurred when the star was at the peak of her career and she couldn’t create another record for 15 years with the singer confessing:

“I never thought I’d sing again.”


She had to undergo laryngoplasty surgery, an operation where her vocal box was reconstructed. Twain, who started writing songs at age 10, lost her voice after a tick bit her and she ended up contracting Lyme disease.

Her last album before the incident occurred was “Up!” The musician’s first comeback album after her long hiatus was called “Now,” and it came out in 2017 to the delight of her fans.