The Woman in Me, released on February 7, 1995, is the second studio album released by Shania Twain and her first with the majority of the songs co-written by her. It went onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year, and was eventually certified 12× Platinum by the RIAA on December 1, 2000, representing 12 million shipments throughout the United States, and 20 million copies worldwide.
Here are 5 fun facts about this landmark release!
1. 8 of the 12 songs on the album were singles: “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”, “Any Man of Mine”, “The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)”, “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!”, “You Win My Love”, “No One Needs to Know”, “Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)” and “God Bless the Child”. “Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)” became the first from The Woman in Me not to reach the top 20 of the country charts.
2. “Any Man of Mine” also proved to be a critical success, it was nominated for both Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. It won Single of the Year at both the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Radio Awards in 1995. It also won Country Single of the Year at the 1996 Jukebox Awards and Song of the Year at the 1996 RPM Big Country Music Awards.
3. The music video for “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” was shot in Santa Ynez, California and directed by John Derek, also known for marrying glamorous starlets and for launching the career of his last wife, Bo Derek.
4. “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!” became Twain’s second number-one hit at country radio, and the first single to be promoted with three different mixes worldwide to cater to international genre demand.
5. The single sales from “God Bless the Child” were donated to Second Harvest/Kids Cafe in the US, and from Canada to Breakfast for Learning.