This smiling sweetie was born in Canada as Eilleen Regina Edwards, but would later change her name and grow up to sell over 100 million records … making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Now dubbed the “Queen of Country Pop,” her debut album in 1993 failed to make a big splash. Her second studio album, though, was much more successful … it included a Top 40 single that was #1 on the country charts, won her a Grammy and was named Album of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
From there, she skyrocketed to superstardom with her 1997 album that produced a string of hits, earned her 4 Grammy Awards and to this day holds the 12th all-time best-selling album in the U.S. … right ahead of Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite for Destruction.”
She put out one more album in 2002 before taking a hiatus in 2004 for health reasons, including vocal rehabilitation. She made a triumphant return with a new single in 2011, followed it up with a Vegas residency and released her first studio album in 15 years in 2017.
Oh, and she also appeared on an episode of “Broad City” that year.