World Icon On Tuesday, July 26, Netflix will start streaming Shania Twain’s Not Just A Girl, a brand-new, career-spanning documentary made by Mercury Studios and directed by Joss Crowley. Since the 1990s, Shania has paved the way as a genre-defying, iconic, and powerful woman who has broken records, racked up a sizable international fanbase and produced a collection of some of the biggest hits that have endured through the years.
From her modest beginnings in Timmins, Ontario, where she was raised in poverty and was inspired by Dolly Parton’s story, through her first record label signing in Nashville, and onto her career-defining meeting with her future husband and rock producer Mutt Lange prior to writing, recording, and releasing her breakthrough album The Woman In Me, Not Just A Girl takes viewers through her life.
Shania Twain Netflix Documentary
The Mercury Studios-produced documentary includes home interviews with Shania Twain as well as studio session footage from throughout her career.
The tale of an artist who took great risks, Not Just A Girl is the saga of a woman who wanted to forge her own path and be wholly independent of everyone else. Lionel Richie, Diplo, Avril Lavigne, and Orville Peck are some of the celebrity voices that appear in Not Just A Girl. She blazed a route, according to Lionel Richie. She opened the way for musicians everywhere, says Orville Peck. The movie follows her journey from a country music underdog to a crossover performer who defied expectations and walks viewers through her vision for Come On Over when she wanted to become a worldwide pop success.
Shania made the concepts of self-assurance, femininity, and self-discovery relevant. It also discusses Shania’s influence on contemporary LGBTQ+ musicians and artists working in all genres. Orville Peck recalls, “She reached through the stereo and made me feel protected when I was a young kid.” Click HERE to view the trailer.
On the event’s last night, Shania will play with Lindsay Ell and Robyn Ottolini, two other Canadian female powerhouses, at this year’s Boots and Hearts festival (August 4-7). According to Brooke Dunford, Director of Booking and Brand Strategy at Republic Live, as a Canadian team dedicated to showcasing Canada in the global festival market, they are pleased to welcome a Canadian country icon on Canadian soil to celebrate everything she’s done for the genre.
Twain presently has a show at her Let’s Go! residency, which is her second residency in Las Vegas. The two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Zappos Theater began with a sold-out run and is still the most sought-after show in Vegas. When it was released in September 2017, Twain’s first album in 15 years, NOW, opened at No. 1 in all key markets. Any Man of Mine, That Don’t Impress Me Much, You’re Still the One and Man! I Feel Like A Woman is among Shania’s top singles.
She continues to be a cultural icon, receiving accolades from musicians like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Kacey Musgraves, Haim, and Avril Lavigne among others. She is a five-time GRAMMY winner and one of music’s most known pioneers.
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In addition to the documentary, Shania will make some of her best singles in chronological order of appearance in the film available on a compilation album called Not Just A Girl (The Highlights) through Mercury Nashville/UMe. The Highlights’ Not Just A Girl will also be accessible digitally starting on July 26 and physically starting on September 2. Shania held the record for the female artist with the most chart-topping weeks from 1993 to 2021, with her albums spending a total of 97 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums.