Birth Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes
Age: 30, born 28 August 1982
Born and residing in: United States
Height: 5' 5"
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Eddie Cibrian
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About: LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is an American country musician. She is known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame at the age of 13 becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996. Her debut album, Blue, reached Number 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified "multi-platinum" in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album's lead single of the same name (originally LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is an American country musician. She is known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame at the age of 13 becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996. Her debut album, Blue, reached Number 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified "multi-platinum" in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album's lead single of the same name (originally intended to be recorded by Patsy Cline in the early 1960s) became a Top 10 hit. With immediate success, Rimes attained widespread national acclaim for her similarities to Cline's vocal style. When Rimes released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs, Rimes went more towards country pop material, which would set the trend for a string of albums that would be released into the next decade.
Since her debut, Rimes has won many major industry awards, which include two Grammys, three ACMs, one CMA, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. In addition, Rimes has also released ten studio albums and four compilation albums through her record label of 13 years, Asylum-Curb, 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.
Blue is the debut album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States on July 9, 1996 by Curb Records. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, and number-one on Hot Country Albums. The album has been certified 6× Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of six million copies in the US.
Singles released from this album include, in order of release: "Blue", "Hurt Me", "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)", and "The Light in Your Eyes". These songs all charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts between 1996 and 1997; "Blue" and "The Light in Your Eyes" both reached Top Ten, while "Hurt Me" fell short of Top 40. "One Way Ticket" is Rimes's only Number One hit on the country music charts.
When purchased at Target stores during the 1996 Christmas season, the album included a bonus single of "Unchained Melody," with "Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart" on the b-side. The former peaked at #3 on the country charts in 1997.
Allmusic rated Blue four out of five stars. Shawn M. Haney, who reviewed the album, called it "a delightful free-for-all of sassy pick-me-up country", and stated that "perhaps people of any age or style of interest will feel youthful again after a good listen and a half.
You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs is the third album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States by Curb Records on September 9, 1997, when Rimes was 15 years old. The album was hugely successful but many critics thought that much of the material did not do Rimes' talent justice. The album has been certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA. It is the only album to ever debut #1 on Billboard 200, Top Country Albums, and Contemporary Christian charts at the same time.
Three singles were released from the album, "How Do I Live" is released as the first single on May 17, 1997. The song became Rimes's biggest selling album so far, it peaked at number two and spent a record-breaking 69 weeks on the chart, more than any other song in history until Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" in 2009. It spent 32 weeks in the US Top 10, 58 weeks in the US Top 50 and reached the top 10 in the Netherlands, Norway and UK. It was certified triple platinum by RIAA, for shipments of 3,000,000 copies in the United States, and also received a platinum certification in United Kingdom.
"You Light Up My Life" is the second single released from the album, it peaked at number 34 and was certified gold in the United States. The last single released from the album is "On the Side of Angels" which peaked at number 4 on the US Country Chart.
Sittin' on Top of the World is the fourth album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States on May 5, 1998, by Curb Records. The album has been certified Platinum. It contains cover versions of "Insensitive" by Jann Arden, "Sittin' on Top of the World" by Amanda Marshall, "Purple Rain" by Prince, and "Rock Me (In the Cradle of Love)" by Deborah Allen.
Sittin On Top Of The World debuted at #4 on Billboard 200 in its 1st week with 156,500 copies sold, it peaked at #3 in its 2nd week. The album spent 3 weeks in top 10 and 37 weeks in Billboard 200.
LeAnn Rimes is the self-titled fifth album by LeAnn Rimes, released in 1999.
The album consists of covers of many country classics, including several Patsy Cline songs. The only new song on here is "Big Deal", a bouncy honky-tonk single which details a bitter Rimes telling off a friend who's madly in love with and happily dating Rimes' ex.
The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. "Big Deal" peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks. The album has been certified Platinum for shipments of one million copies in the United States.
LeAnn Rimes debuted at #8 on Billboard 200 with 115,000 copies sold in its first week.
I Need You is the sixth album by country-pop artist LeAnn Rimes, released in 2001. The album was released by Curb Records as a collection of promotional tracks and B-sides to help satisfy Rimes' recording contract obligations during litigation with the label and her management. The album was re-released on March 26, 2002 with four remix bonus tracks and the song "Light the Fire Within" which LeAnn performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Salt Lake City.
The album was publicly disowned by Rimes in 2002 because it was "cobbled together with studio outtakes."
I Need You debuted at #10 on Billboard 200 with 84,915 copies sold in its 1st week, it fell to #23 in its 2nd week with 54,877 copies sold, #26 with 63,792 copies in its 3rd week and #42 with 40,720 copies in its 4th week. It spent 4 weeks in the top 50 and a total of 30 weeks in Billboard 200.
Twisted Angel is the seventh album by American country pop singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States on October 1, 2002 by Curb Records. The album was critically panned. Many fans of her previous country sound protested this album's much heavier, more prominent pop leanings, claiming that Rimes had "sold out".
LeAnn performed the track "Love Is an Army" at the 2003 Country Music Awards.
The track "You Made Me Find Myself" is a cover. It was originally performed and written by international recording artist Tina Arena on her album Just Me.
The track "Review My Kisses" was covered by international recording artist Lara Fabian on her A Wonderful Life album.
Twisted Angel debuted at #12 on Billboard 200 with 61,398 copies sold in its 1st week, it fell by 47% with 32,619 copies sold in its 2nd week. and a 14% decrease in its 3rd with 28,176 copies sold.
This Woman is a 2005 album by LeAnn Rimes. While promoting This Woman, she stated that it was her return to her "roots", country music. In essence, the album has a strong theme of love, falling in love and marriage. This could be due to LeAnn's own marriage to her back up dancer Dean Sheremet. The album was a success on the country charts. Like Twisted Angel, Rimes helped pen tracks on the album ("You Take Me Home", "I Got It Bad" and "When This Woman Loves a Man").
Singles from the album include, in order of release, "Nothin' 'bout Love Makes Sense", "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way", "Something's Gotta Give" and "Some People". Respectively, these reached #5, #3, #2, and #36 on the country singles charts.
The album also features the track "I Dare You" which was also recorded by SHeDAISY on their 2003 album Sweet Right Here.
A bonus thirteenth track, "Afraid to Fall", was released exclusively to US Target stores. It was also included as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the album. Rimes helped pen this track as well.
This Woman debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with over 101,000 copies sold in its 1st week, it fell to #25 with 40,000 copies sold in its 2nd week and #40 in its 3rd week with 37,000 copies sold. The album spent 3 weeks in top 50 and a total of 47 weeks in Billboard 200. It has received gold status and sold over 618,000 copies in United States as of June 2006 by Nielsen SoundScan.
Whatever We Wanna is a 2006 album by LeAnn Rimes. The album is similar to her R&B influenced Twisted Angel but has a more rock-oriented sound. The album was released exclusively in Europe. It was originally slated to be released in the U.S., however, it was not released due to the success of her single (from This Woman), "Something's Gotta Give" (which peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Songs), leading to an increase in sales of This Woman.
Family is the twelfth studio album by American country recording artist LeAnn Rimes, released October 9, 2007, on Curb Records in the United States. It was produced primarily by musician and record producer Dann Huff, with additional production by Tony Brown and guest vocalist Reba McEntire.
The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 74,200 copies in its first week. Upon its release, Family received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented Rimes' performance and songwriting. It earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for the album's lead single "Nothin' Better to Do".
The first single, "Nothin' Better to Do", was released to radio on May 29, 2007 which she was nominated for a Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy for the 50th Grammy Awards, followed by "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine" and "What I Cannot Change", which was nominated for a Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy for the 51st Grammy Awards and went to number one on the Billboard Dance chart.
Lady and Gentlemen is the thirteenth studio album by American Country music recording artist LeAnn Rimes. The album, Rimes' second cover album (the first being her self-titled album), will be released on September 27, 2011 via Curb Records. Rimes co-produced the album with country singer Vince Gill and Darrell Brown. A vinyl record of the album is set to be released on the same day.
The first single released for the album is a cover of John Anderson's 1983 single, "Swingin'" on June 14, 2010. The second single, "Crazy Women", was released on December 6, 2010. A third single, "Give", (written by Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary and Connie Harrington and penned by Rimes) was released on July 18, 2011. ... (more) (less)
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