LeAnn Rimes is perhaps the most famous native of Pearl, a small town just off of I-20 in Mississippi, and understandably so. With a 14 album discography, enough awards to fill the bed of an F-150 (including two Grammy awards and twelve Billboard Music Awards), and four still-standing records in the entertainment industry (including being the youngest artist to win a Grammy), LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful country artists of her generation. Entering into the music industry at age 13, LeAnn Rimes has managed to remain a successful recording vocalist through her teen years and into adulthood, a feat few child performers ever achieve.LeAnn Rimes begun singing in her early childhood, and appeared on a musical variety show at age eight. Her family moved to Garland, Texas where she was discovered by legendary country producer/songwriter Bill Mack, a contemporary of Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, among other influentials in the country world. Intrigued by the young Rimes' powerful voice, LeAnn produced a number of independent albums with Mack until she was signed by Nashville-based Curb Records in 1996. Her debut album, Blue, was a six-time platinum certified record by the RIAA. By age thirteen, LeAnn Rimes had become one of the most popular country vocalists in America. Following the success of Blue, LeAnn released four more albums over the next three years. These albums, including 1997's Unchained Melody: The Early Years and 1998's Sittin' On Top of the World featured standard country faire, with a mix of contemporary songs written for LeAnn and covers of famous country songs, such as her stunning rendition of I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton. LeAnn has recorded at least one album for every year of her career since save for in 2000, when she was embroiled in a lawsuit with her father, claiming he had been withholding money from her. By 2001 she had reconciled with her father, married former backup dancer Dean Sheremet, and began recording her next album, Twisted Angel, which showed a decided R&B influence. After the jazz-inspired 2004 holiday album What a Wonderful World, LeAnn began to return to her roots as a country singer. Her next three albums, This Woman, Whatever We Wanna and Family all mark a return to her original country sound, with hints of pop and rock influence that demonstrate her maturity as an artist. From the balladic time-honored sound of Some People to the ragtime-meets-gospel style of Are You Ready for a Miracle and the reflective uptempo country-pop track Something's Gotta Give, LeAnn has proved to be more than just a cherubic one-hit wonder, and is a shining example of just how successful a small town girl can get when she's not afraid to write songs that appeal to a mainstream audience while still staying true to her country style.
American country singer born on August 28, 1982. She's the youngest winner of a Grammy Award (1996 - Best Newcomer). She was only 14 years old.
Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country and pop music singer. Rimes emerged with her first single, "Blue," when she was just thirteen years old in 1996. She is most recognized for her crossover hit "How Do I Live" which, according to the Billboard charts, is one of the most successful songs in American music history, spending 69 weeks on the charts, more than any other song in American history. While country singer Trisha Yearwood's version of the song won a Grammy in 1998, Rimes' version outsold Yearwood's by millions of copies.
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Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982), known professionally as LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer. Known for her rich vocals, Rimes rose to stardom at age thirteen following the release of the Bill Mack song "Blue", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album's eponymous leadoff single, "Blue", became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style. When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade.
Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. She has also released ten studio albums and three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums, one released in the US and the other released internationally, 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. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990-00 decade. Rimes has also written four books, two novels and two children's books.