When Shania Twain
Song Title: When
Artist: Shania Twain
Date of release: 1st of June 1998
Description: ” When ” is by Shania Twain ( born Eilleen Regina Edwards ), the Canadian singer and songwriter. Shania is one of the best-selling female artist in country music history and has a place as one of the best-selling music artists of all time with record sales in excess of 85 Million. Three consecutive Albums of Shania’s were certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ), making her the only female artist in history to achieve this.
The song was co-written by Shania Twain and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Robert is a South African record producer and songwriter. He has worked with many of the World’s biggest artists including AC/DC, Def Leppard, Michael Bolton, Bryan Adams, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Nickelback and Muse. As a writer, he co-wrote ” (Everything I Do) I Do It for You ” with Bryan Adams. The 1991 single has the record for the longest unbroken run at number one in the UK.
” When ” was released on the 1st of June 1998 in the United Kingdom, it wasn’t released in the United States, the only one of the twelve singles from the Album not released there. The single was taken as the second UK release from Shania’s third Album Come On Over.
The Album, released on the 4th of November 1997, went on become the best-selling country music Album, the best-selling studio Album by a female act, and the best selling Album by a Canadian artist. At the time of writing, Come On Over has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
The accompanying music video was directed by Markus Blunder and filmed in New York City. Canadian Markus is an internationally acclaimed advertising director and photographer. Markus has won several awards for his work on many of the music videos he has directed which featured many well known artists like En Vogue, Des’ree, Freddy Jackson, Marc Cohn, Metallica, Slayer, Richard Marx and Texas. The stunt double used by Shania for the video was actress Alissa Dean.
” When ” was a commercial success for Shania. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 13th of June 1998 and reached a peak of number 18. It spent 1 week in the top twenty and a total of 4 weeks on the UK chart. The song also charted in Canada, Scotland and Belgium.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 18
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 12, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 14, Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 8, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 18
Official Website: Shaniatwain.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/ShaniaTwain
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/ShaniaTwain