LeAnn Rimes
American singer, songwriter, actress
LeAnn Rimes
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, known professionally as LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer. Known for her rich vocals, Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of the Bill Mack song "Blue", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
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The Grammy Awards 20 Years Ago Were So Typically '90s
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Music Review: LeAnn Rimes is a sultry survivor on 'Remnants'
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LeAnn Rimes "Remnants" (RCA U.K./ Thirty Tigers / Sony RED)
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Celebrities Mourn George Michael After News Of His Death
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Iconic pop singer George Michael died on Sunday at the age of 53.  “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist told the BBC in a statement. News of his death was met with an outpouring of emotion as celebrities and those who knew him took to Twitter to express their grief.  Paul on George Michael: https://t.co/t7vu2Hyjey pic.twitter.com/ZBq0VsTatB — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 26, 2016 I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. RIP @GeorgeMichael pic.twitter.com/1LnZk8o82m — Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016 I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael's death. He was such a brilliant talent. I'm so sad. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 25, 2016 Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, h ...
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Without Further Ado, Here Is Every Cover Of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' We Could Find
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We know there is a secret chord that every musician in the whole wide world has played, and it pleases us all. Or rather, chords. More specifically, the chords that make up “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced via Facebook on Thursday. And actually, some renditions might please us more than others.  More famous than the original is Jeff Buckley’s version, an emotional take whose quiet intensity most artists find themselves trying to imitate. It’s perhaps most closely followed by Rufus Wainwright’s version, which appeared on the soundtrack to millennial favorite “Shrek.” K.D. Lang has covered the song, as has Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, several contenders on “The Voice,” more than a few (very impressive) a cappella groups and dozens of other instrumentalists and vocalists alike. Below we’ve compiled a Spotify playlist with 141 versions of the song after Cohen’s original. That’s 10-and-a-half hours of “Hallelujah,” plus a few YouTube videos for good measure. Enjoy ...
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One Of The Other Most Important Dr. Dre Facts Missing From Straight Outta Compton
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After witnessing Dr. Dre working in the studio for many years I would have to say that one of most important facts missing from the NWA movie is not just aspects of Dre's personal and political life and vision, but a clear description of the high level of sonic mastery and expertise that he has exhibited and presented to the world for the past 30 years. When Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin presented Def Jam's hip hop productions to the world with classics by Run-DMC, LL Kool J and Beastie Boys, they brought not only productions that had dynamic and socially relevant songs to the world, but also a level of sonic excellence that was achieved by bringing top musicians and mixing engineers into the studio to engineer and fine tune those sound recordings. The difference between Dr. Dre and most producers is that when most producers get to a level where they feel they have the songs strong enough, they then bring in top level Grammy award winning mixing engineers like Manny Maroquin, Ser ...
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LeAnn Rimes returns with new "soul-based" album
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Musician LeAnn Rimes talks her new album 'Remnants'. Francis Maguire reports.
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LeAnn Rimes displays bust on stage in plunging bodysuit
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Leann Rimes showed off more than just her singing skills while performing at London’s G-A-Y Heaven nightclub Saturday night. The 33 year old singer seductively bared plenty of skin in a one piece that barely contained her booming cleavage. Video from the performance showed the slender star discreetly adjusting her plunging, braless neckline while taking a swig of water in between renditions of hit songs like “How Do I Live” and “Life Goes On.” Apparently unconcerned about a potential wardrobe malfunction, snaps showed Rimes confidently squatting down on her black sexy, stiletto heels to wave at fans while performing in the super low cut, black bodysuit. With stick straight hair and skirt-like, bow-tie pants made of white satin, the child star appeared happy to be performing again in the wake of having scored a new recording deal last month with Sony to produce her 16th album. Rimes featured a photo of herself dancing on stage on her Instagram under a rain of multi-colored confetti with ...
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LeAnn Rimes on talks about having kids with Eddie Cibrian
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The singer also opens up about becoming a stepmom at 28.
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Kevin Rowland webchat – post your questions now
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The Dexys frontman will answer your questions in a live webchat from 12 noon BST on Tuesday 24 May – post them in the comments below 2.17pm BST As the former frontman of Dexys Midnight Runners, Kevin Rowland became a star playing a unique style of ragged pop-soul. Come on Eileen and Geno were their big hits, the former still a wedding disco staple, but Rowland has created much more besides. He recorded two solo records after the Dexys days, including My Beauty, the cover of which saw him dressed in lipstick and lingerie, and which featured versions of songs like Daydream Believer and You’ll Never Walk Alone. Rowland has always revered classic songwriting, and, with Dexys reformed, continues the tradition with new album Let The Record Show Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul – it does what it says on the tin, covering the Bee Gees, LeAnn Rimes and more in an Irish style. Continue reading...
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LeAnn Rimes talks being a stepmom, tells her critics: 'God bless you'
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LeAnn Rimes isn't letting anyone steal her holiday cheer.While LeAnn has no children of her own, she is proud to be the stepmother to her husband Eddie Cibrian's two sons Mason, 12, and Jake, 8.
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Dean Sheremet: The "Dumbest Thing" LeAnn Rimes Ever Did for Her Career "Was Divorce Me" (Esther Lee/Us Weekly)
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Esther Lee / Us Weekly: Dean Sheremet: The “Dumbest Thing” LeAnn Rimes Ever Did for Her Career “Was Divorce Me”  —  Dean dishes all the dirt!  Dean Sheremet gave a recent tell-all interview about his ex-wife LeAnn Rimes' infamous 2009 cheating scandal with Eddie Cibrian, describing the entire ordeal as a “f …
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Rimes applauds skimpy bikinis at Miami Beach show
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country singer LeAnn Rimes attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim shows in Miami Beach and says she was wowed by a selection of skimpy swimwear on the walk.
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Break Time: LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian brag about their love
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Welcome to Break Time! Here are the stories from around the web that will get your mind off of the big "Jeopardy!" controversy.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of LeAnn Rimes
  • 2016
    Age 33
    Rimes released a new single, "The Story", on 24 June 2016 in the UK.
    More Details Hide Details It is the first single from her studio album Remnants and the first on under her new label RCA UK. The song was written by Phil Hanseroth and first recorded by Brandi Carlile. Rimes promoted the track in the UK on BBC 1 The One Show and at London's LGBT venue 'Heaven', but the track did not enter any UK commercial charts. Rimes has indicated that she feels a strong connection with the track. In an interview with Billboard, she said "I fully embrace the journey I am on and have a deeper understanding of how every piece of my story serves a purpose in my evolution as a woman and an artist,This song is not only a love song but a song of self-acceptance and appreciation for life." The song had its worldwide release in September 2016; the album, Remnants, is due to be released in the UK on 28 October 2016.
  • 2015
    Age 32
    Today Is Christmas, Rimes’ most recent holiday album, was released on October 16, 2015, as a full album rather than an EP.
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  • 2014
    Age 31
    In July 2014, she announced she would release three Christmas EPs, one per year for 2014, 2015 and 2016; at that time, the first of these, One Christmas, was reported to include these six songs: 'Silent Night Holy Night, 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,' 'Blue Christmas,' 'Someday at Christmas,' 'Hard Candy Christmas' and 'White Christmas.'
    More Details Hide Details One Christmas was released on October 28, 2014, with 'White Christmas' replaced by 'Carol of the Bells.'
    On May 25, 2014, Rimes sang the national anthem at the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
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  • 2012
    Age 29
    On April 4, 2012, Rimes was featured on the song, "The Choice", which was released by Soles4Souls as a charity single to help the foundation put 500,000 pairs of shoes on children who live without.
    More Details Hide Details The official first single to be released from Spitfire, "What Have I Done", was released to digital download to on November 20, 2012, but was replaced by the second single, "Borrowed", released on December 18, 2012, for radio release. The album was released to digital download in the UK and Australia on April 15, 2013, with the physical CD copy of the album released on April 22, 2013 in the UK, and on April 26, 2013 in Australia. The album was released in the US on June 4, 2013. Spitfire is Rimes' last album under her contract with Curb Records. Spitfire sold 10,798 copies in its first week and debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Rimes announced via her Twitter account on July 17, 2011 that the new release date for her Lady & Gentlemen album would be September 27, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details She also stated that her next studio album is already done and will be released next year. Rimes went back into the studio in March to record fifteen more songs for her new album, Spitfire.
    Rimes and Cibrian wed on April 22, 2011, at a private home in California.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, she opened up about her lifelong struggle with the autoimmune disease psoriasis. She participated in a PSA to raise awareness about the disease, then later became one of the spokesperson for Sheer Cover makeup. Rimes lent her voice to the 2008 song "Just Stand Up." The proceeds benefited Stand Up to Cancer. As a result of SU2C fundraising endeavors, the SU2C scientific advisory committee, overseen by the American Association for Cancer Research, was able to award $73.6 million towards cancer research.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    On December 19, 2010, she performed "The Rose," joined by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in remembrance of the many gay teenagers who committed suicide in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details On her weblog she wrote on June 18, 2011: "I believe in equality for everyone. I believe everyone should have the right to love and commit to whomever they want. All I know is that in God's eyes we are all the same. I just wish we could see through the eyes of God more often." On August 29, 2012, Rimes checked into treatment for anxiety and stress.
    On December 27, 2010, it was announced via Billboard that Rimes and Cibrian were engaged.
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    In June 2010, Rimes spoke for the first time about the end of her first marriage stating; "I take responsibility for everything I've done.
    More Details Hide Details I hate that people got hurt, but I don't regret the outcome."
    On December 10, 2010, Rimes released her second single titled "Crazy Women" to radio. "Crazy Women," A re-recording of "Blue" and "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" were announced, in the same post, as the three extra tracks that Rimes went back in the studio to add to the album. A third single, "Give", debuted at No. 60 in July 2011.
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    Rimes debuted the song at the 2010 CMT Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The single was released on June 8, 2010.
    Despite singing new material at several live shows earlier in the year, it was announced, on May 24, 2010 by Rimes via her Twitter account, that her new studio album would be a cover album of country songs, titled Lady & Gentlemen.
    More Details Hide Details The first single from the album was a cover of John Anderson's 1983 single, "Swingin'".
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Rimes' marriage to Sheremet ended in 2009 following press coverage of her extramarital affair with actor Eddie Cibrian while she worked with him on Northern Lights (a Lifetime made-for-TV film); Brandi Glanville, Cibrian's wife at the time and the mother of his two sons filed for divorce as a result of the adultery in August 2009, ending eight years of marriage.
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    In July 2009, the couple separated and in September 2009, Rimes announced their plans to divorce. The divorce was finalized on June 19, 2010, exactly six months after Sheremet filed divorce documents for dissolution of marriage.
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    It was released on April 14, 2009 and contains a bonus CD with an exclusive live performance of the song and both Brown and Rimes reading excerpts from the book.
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    In 2009, Rimes published What I Cannot Change along with song co-writer, Darrell Brown.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    In 2008, she recorded For Good with Delta Goodrem for the Wicked 5th Anniversary album.
    More Details Hide Details LeAnn teamed up with Joss Stone for a CMT Crossroads special aired in fall 2007.
    In late 2008, Rimes was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "What I Cannot Change", the third single from the album.
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    In 2008, Rimes toured with Kenny Chesney where she opened every show on his 2008 Poets and Pirates Tour, along with other artists on select dates such as Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Sammy Hagar, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, and Luke Bryan.
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  • 2007
    Age 24
    Before releasing Family, Rimes would once again collaborate with singer, Reba McEntire for her album Reba: Duets, which was released on September 18, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Both artist would later go on to perform the duet from the album, "When You Love Someone Like That", at the 41st CMA Music Awards. The duet would also be included on the album.
    In October 2007, Rimes released her ninth studio album, Family.
    More Details Hide Details The album was a mix of country, pop, and rock music, and included the duet with Bon Jovi, "Til We Ain't Strangers Anymore". Family was the first album released by Rimes in which every track was co-written by Rimes herself. Rolling Stone said the songs on the album are "uneven" and rated it three and half out of five stars. Allmusic gave Family four out of five stars and said that the album, "illustrates her range as a singer along with some true strength as a writer." The album helped nominate Rimes for the Academy of Country Music's "Top Female Vocalist" award in 2008. The album's lead single, "Nothin' Better to Do" was released in mid-2007, and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Country Chart before the end of the year. Two more singles were released from the album, "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine" and "What I Cannot Change."
  • 2006
    Age 23
    Rimes would release one final single in the US from her album This Woman in August 2006 called "Some People" which would peak at 34 on the US country charts.
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    In summer 2006, Rimes released the studio album Whatever We Wanna, which was released exclusively outside of the United States and Canada.
    More Details Hide Details It was originally planned on being released in North America, however due to the success of This Woman, it was never released. The album spawned three singles, "And It Feels Like", a duet with Brian McFadden titled, "Everybody's Someone" and "Strong". The album leaned more towards Pop Rock and R&B music instead of country.
    In 2006, Rimes recorded a cover version of Barbara Mandrell's "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)", for a tribute album to Mandrell's career titled, She Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool: A Tribute to Barbara Mandrell.
    More Details Hide Details Rimes also would record a track for Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration album titled, "Remember When."
  • 2005
    Age 22
    Although the album received mixed reviews from magazines and critics, it was Rimes's best-selling album in over five years, reaching number three on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Top Country Albums chart in 2005, selling more than 100,000 copies within its first week.
    More Details Hide Details Rimes explained to the Chicago Sun-Times that the album helped mature her as a person, "I have 10 years of experience, so it's tough to get anything past me in this business. I've become a very strong woman because of all I've gone through, good and bad." This Woman would eventually be certified "Gold" later in 2005, after selling more than 500,000 units nationwide. The album's singles were Rimes's first Top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart in five years. The three singles released from the album — "Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense", "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way", and "Something's Gotta Give" — all peaked within the Top 5 on the country charts between 2005 and 2006. From the album, Rimes was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Something's Gotta Give". In addition, she was also nominated for an American Music Award for "Favorite Female Country Artist."
    In January 2005, Rimes released her seventh studio album, This Woman, her first album of contemporary country music in many years.
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  • 2004
    Age 21
    Rimes would also team up with country singer and idol Reba McEntire to contribute to the 2004 Dr. Pepper commercial campaign.
    More Details Hide Details She would also release the sequel to Jag, titled Jag's New Friend, in September and in October she also issued her first holiday-themed and sixth studio album titled, What a Wonderful World.
    In 2004, Rimes released her second greatest hits album, The Best of LeAnn Rimes, internationally in February.
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  • 2002
    Age 19
    The couple married the next year, in 2002.
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    In March 2002, Rimes reissued the I Need You album with nine of the songs originally released on the album, an extended version of the song You Are, the song "Light the Fire Within", which she sang at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and four bonus remixes.
    More Details Hide Details Rimes would later that year release her fifth studio album titled Twisted Angel, which contained more adult material. After battling managerial control over her career the previous year, Twisted Angel became the first album released by Rimes that was not produced by her father. Instead, Rimes executive produced the album. A month following the album's release, Twisted Angel was certified "Gold" by the RIAA, her second Gold-certified album. The album received mainly negative reviews by most music critics and magazines. Allmusic stated that the album could possibly "alieniate her from her original fans" and "the songwriting is a little uneven." Rolling Stone gave the album two out of five stars, stating that the album sounded too "country-pop crossover." The album peaked at number three on the Top Country Albums chart and number 12 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. Two singles were spawned from the album between 2002 and 2003, however none of the singles were Top 40 hits on the country or pop charts. The lead single, "Life Goes On", reached the Top 40 only on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, peaking at number 9. The second single, "Suddenly", only peaked at 43 on the US Country charts, 47 on the UK charts and 53 on the Australian charts.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    She made her official film debut in 2000 for Coyote Ugly, providing the singing voice for Piper Perabo's character Violet Sanford and making a cameo appearance towards the end of the film.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, she also recorded four songs for the film's soundtrack, including the Top 20 Pop hit, "Can't Fight the Moonlight." In 2005, Rimes hosted the country music television competition, Nashville Star on the USA television network. However she only held the position for one season after deciding to depart from the show's cast. In early June 2007, she was chosen at the last minute to record the leading song for the soundtrack of Evan Almighty called "Ready For A Miracle" (previously recorded by Patti LaBelle). The song can be heard in the movie, during the end credits, and in the trailers of Evan Almighty. Rimes played a supporting role in the movie Good Intentions with her friend Elaine Hendricks, which filmed near Atlanta, Georgia. Rimes plays Meg Galligan in the made for TV movie, Northern Lights, based on the Nora Roberts novel of the same name. The film aired on the Lifetime network on March 12, 2009.
    She would also contribute four songs for the film's soundtrack on August 1, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Two singles were released from the Coyote Ugly soundtrack. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" was released as a single for the soundtrack on August 22, 2000 with the second single from the soundtrack, "But I Do Love You", as the B-side track. By February 2002 "Can't Fight the Moonlight" became a crossover Pop hit, reaching number 11 in United States and becoming the highest selling single of 2001 in Australia. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" won Rimes a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for "Favorite Song from a Movie." In January 2001, Curb Records released another compilation of previously recorded material, I Need You. The album topped the Top Country Albums chart for one week, and also peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200. I Need You did not garner praise from many critics and was mainly given negative reviews. Rolling Stone gave the album two and a half out of five stars and called the album, "synthetic-feeling." Despite very little praise from critics, the album was sold well, and was certified "Gold" in sales by the RIAA. Rimes would later go on to publicly disown the album, which she stated was compiled together from studio outtakes her father had produced and that it was released without her knowledge or input. At the time, during the litigation with her label, Rimes was asking that her label, Curb, give her the rights to all past recordings and videos, give up all publishing interests in her compositions and destroy all currently available recordings."
    Rimes would make a cameo in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly.
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    On March 8, 2000, Rimes contributed to the soundtrack from the 1999 TV movie Jesus, called Jesus: Music From & Inspired by the Epic Mini Series.
    More Details Hide Details The song, "I Need You", would be released as a single from the soundtrack on July 18, 2000. "I Need You" was characterized by Allmusic as having similarities to that of Adult Contemporary and Pop music. The song became a Top 10 country hit and also a major pop hit, reaching number eleven on the Hot 100.
    In 2000, Rimes would make her full crossover into pop music.
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  • 1999
    Age 16
    Also in 1999, Rimes recorded a duet with Elton John for the stage musical Aida, titled "Written in the Stars".
    More Details Hide Details The song became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The album would spawn a second single, a cover of Cline's "Crazy" that was released outside of the United States.
    Rimes released her fourth studio album for Curb, LeAnn Rimes, in October 1999, a collection of country standards.
    More Details Hide Details The album covered songs mainly by Patsy Cline – which included "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", and "She's Got You" – that were primarily taken from her 12 Greatest Hits album. The album also covered Marty Robbins's "Don't Worry" and Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee". The album included one new song, "Big Deal". The song gained many positive reviews. Allmusic called the song, "a return to her roots" and "a salute to one of her idols, Patsy Cline." The album in general received much praise. Allmusic called the album one of her "better" efforts, since they had disliked her previous releases. Entertainment Weekly gave the album a positive review and said that Rimes's voice, "dares listeners to take note of what is missing in her interpretations – the gutsiness and gut-wrenching urgency of performers who felt what they sang." The album was a major success like her previous releases, debuting at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, topping the country albums chart for two weeks. In addition, it also peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album also sold over one million copies in the United States, and was certified "Platinum" in sales by the RIAA. The album's new song, "Big Deal", was the lead single off the album, and became a Top 10 country hit that year, peaking at number six.
  • 1998
    Age 15
    Rimes released her third album for Curb in May 1998, Sittin' on Top of the World.
    More Details Hide Details The album leaned more progressively towards Adult Contemporary and mid-tempo pop music. It included pop material written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster. It also included a remake of Prince's "Purple Rain" and was produced by her father. The album was given mixed reviews. Allmusic gave the album two out of five stars. Rolling Stone said Rimes vocal style "holds her own in the more popular style of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, wherein a spectacular voice upstages a song, grins and goes on about her business." Upon its release, Sittin' on Top of the World debuted at number two on the Top Country Albums chart, and number three on the Billboard 200, and sold over a million copies in the United States, certifying "Platinum" in sales by the RIAA. The album spawned the number four Country hit "Commitment", the Top 20 Pop hit "Looking Through Your Eyes", and the number ten country hit "Nothin' New Under the Moon".
  • 1997
    Age 14
    On October 13, 1997 she published her first novel, titled Holiday in Your Heart, along with Tim Carter.
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    In September 1997, Rimes released her follow-up studio album to Blue titled You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs.
    More Details Hide Details The album covered classic inspirational songs, such as "Clinging to Saving a Hand" and "Amazing Grace". It also featured pop music remakes of songs such as Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" and Bette Midler's "The Rose". The album was a departure from Rimes's previous releases as it contained more Adult Contemporary-styled music than Country. The album sold over four million copies in the United States, certifying 4× Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album contained an extended version of the single "How Do I Live", which became a major pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number two. "How Do I Live" set a new record for becoming the longest-running single in Billboard Hot 100 history, spending 69 weeks on the chart.
    In June 1997, Rimes would appear on the Disney Channel for television special called LeAnn Rimes in Concert.
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    Rimes's version of the title track became a major country hit in early 1997 and helped increase sales for the album.
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    In 1997, Rimes released a compilation of previously recorded material under the Nor Va Jak label, Unchained Melody: The Early Years.
    More Details Hide Details The album mainly consisted of cover versions, ranging from Country to pop covers, including songs originally recorded by The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Bill Monroe, and Dolly Parton.
    With the album's success, Rimes received many major industry awards. In 1997 at 14 years old she became the youngest person to win a Grammy, for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Blue".
    More Details Hide Details She was also the first Country music artist to win the Best New Artist category. The same year she won the Country Music Association's "Horizon Award" for Best New Artist Of The Year, becoming the youngest person to ever be nominated and win a Country Music Association award.
  • 1996
    Age 13
    Rimes followed up the single with several charting country singles from her 1996 album, starting with "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)", which reached number one on the Billboard Country Chart in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details She also released a duet single with Eddy Arnold from the album, a remake of his 1955 hit "The Cattle Call". The album's other hits included the Top 5 "The Light in Your Eyes" and the minor hit "Hurt Me".
    Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
    More Details Hide Details The album's eponymous leadoff single, "Blue", became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style. When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade. Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. She has released ten studio albums and three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums, one released in the US and the other released internationally, through her record label of 13 years, Curb Records, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.
  • 1994
    Age 11
    In July 1994, Rimes recorded the song on her independent album, All That.
    More Details Hide Details After signing with Curb Records, Rimes re-recorded a new version of "Blue" that was released on her debut studio album, and as a single which peaked at number ten on the Billboard Country Chart. During this time the media was reporting that Rimes was the successor to Patsy Cline's legacy. The album Blue sold 123,000 copies in its first week, the highest figure in SoundScan history at that time. It peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart, eventually selling a total of four million copies in the United States and eight million copies worldwide. AllMusic considered the album to be "delightful" and that it could "help inspire other young teens".
  • 1991
    Age 8
    She released three albums between 1991 and 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Rimes was discovered by Dallas disc jockey and record promoter Bill Mack. Mack was impressed by Rimes's vocal ability, and over the following three years, he made various attempts to bring Rimes to a mainstream level. The center of Mack's plan to bring her success was his composition, "Blue", which Mack claimed he intended to be recorded and made into a hit record by Patsy Cline, but she had been killed in a plane crash before ever recording the composition.
  • 1990
    Age 7
    Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990–2000 decade.
    More Details Hide Details Rimes has also written four books: two novels and two children's books. Margaret LeAnn Rimes was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the only child of Wilbur Rimes and Belinda Butler. The family moved to Garland, Texas when she was six. She was enrolled in vocal and dance classes, and was performing at local talent shows at the age of 5. Rimes began her career in musical theatre, performing in a Dallas, Texas production of A Christmas Carol, and almost landing the lead part in the Broadway production of Annie. After appearing on the network television competition show Star Search, where she clearly charmed host Ed McMahon in addition to being a one-week champion, Rimes decided to go into country music. Rimes appeared a number of times on Johnnie High's Country Music Revue in Arlington, Texas, which gained the attention of national talent scouts.
  • 1982
    Born on August 28, 1982.
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