Here's your "Holy crap, I'm getting old" moment for today: Shania Twain was put out to pasture in Las Vegas, where it seems all popular musicians end their days in the limelight. It seems like only yesterday she was burning up MTV!
The country-pop singer has sold over 82 million albums worldwide and her last three releases sold at least 20 million copies. But her last album Up! was released in 2002 and she hasn't seemed eager to put out any new material since. So with that, Shania has instead decided to roll out her endless catalogue of hits with a two-year residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. She kicked off her run last Saturday with her first show in over eight years!
By all reports, opening night was a smashing success. Shania was never a groundbreaking performer, but fans were more than happy to have her sing a paint-by-numbers medley of her biggest hits and gave her a standing ovation at the end. "You guys are going to get me all emotional, and then my eyelashes are going to fall off," she told the crowd while on stage.
Shania's Vegas run is expected to last until the end of 2014, at a minimum.
Would you see Shania in Vegas?
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