Shania Twain, OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over million records, Her self-titled debut studio album saw little commercial success upon . Shania Twain only reached No on the US Country Albums Chart, but it . Twain's crossover appeal in country, pop, and dance music, led the album. We look at everyone in the room except the person we think is cute, and we avoid them at all costs. This is not a successful flirting method — no. Fred Astaire was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. . Fred had already been hunting for new music and dance ideas. Wagon (), winning popular acclaim with the theater crowd on both sides of the Atlantic. . No loafing on the job on an Astaire picture, and no cutting corners.
Twain's crossover appeal in country, pop, and dance music, led the album Up! The international music disc was remixed with Indian-style orchestral and percussion parts recorded in MumbaiIndia. They were originally invited to contribute parts to the pop version of "I'm Gonna Getcha Good! Tour in Twain's popularity in UK was reflected by numerous appearances on the long-running music show Top of the Popsperforming singles from Come On Over from In an entire special show was dedicated to her on sister show TOTP2in which Twain herself introduced some past performances of her greatest hits and new singles from Up!.
During the show, she performed " Up! It was a much bigger hit on the other side of the Atlantic, released in a pop version, the single hit No. In Australia, Germany and France the song reached the Top 15 in each case. The follow-up single, " Up! The second European single became the mid-tempo song " Ka-Ching! The song eventually became another smash hit in the important European markets, reaching No.
The third single from the album would be the most successful in the US. The romantic ballad " Forever and for Always " was released as a single in April and peaked at No. Due to the enormous European success of Up! The title track "Up! In JanuaryUp! Greatest Hits and delay of new album[ edit ] Inshe released the Greatest Hits album, with three new tracks. As ofit had sold over 4. The follow-up singles, " Don't!
The former made Top 20 on Adult Contemporary, while the latter did not gain enough airplay to reach the Country Top Return to music, residency, and tour[ edit ] Twain announcing her upcoming Caesars Palace show in Las Vegas in In MayTwain confirmed in an interview that she would release her first new single in six years, " Today Is Your Day ", after the finale of Why Not? The last episode of "Why Not? In the interview, Twain said that a new album was coming, but she said that she was still in the process of finding the right producer.
In a series of interviews leading up to her Calgary Stampede shows, Twain said she hoped to tour in and that it would lead to the release of a new album.
Twain also announced this would be her last tour before her fifth studio album, which she intends to release while she is Six tracks are already completed. I've written 38 songs in total, and now the process is underway to narrow that down to another six or eight to finish recording".
That same month, it was announced by several sources, that even though her current Rock This Country Tour is her final time touring, she is possibly planning on extending the tour overseas because the Rock This Country tour was only based in the United States and Canada.
Twain also mentioned, possibly returning to Las Vegas with a new residency show for possibly late or The new show would end up featuring music from her long-awaited new album as well as her hits. Now and Christmas album[ edit ] In OctoberTwain confirmed to Rolling Stone that she had new music coming "really soon. The latter observation will be no news to the profession, which has long admitted that Astaire starts dancing where the others stop hoofing.
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The partnership, and the choreography of Astaire and Hermes Panhelped make dancing an important element of the Hollywood film musical. Six out of the nine Astaire-Rogers musicals became the biggest moneymakers for RKO; all of the films brought a certain prestige and artistry that all studios coveted at the time. Their partnership elevated them both to stardom; as Katharine Hepburn reportedly said, "He gives her class and she gives him sex appeal. Astaire was also given complete autonomy over how the dances would be presented, allowing him to revolutionize dance on film.
This gave the illusion of an almost stationary camera filming an entire dance in a single shot. Astaire's second innovation involved the context of the dance; he was adamant that all song and dance routines be seamlessly integrated into the plotlines of the film.
Instead of using dance as spectacle as Busby Berkeley did, Astaire used it to move the plot along.
Typically, an Astaire picture would include at least three standard dances: Rogers was outstanding among Astaire's partners not because she was superior to others as a dancer, but because, as a skilled, intuitive actress, she was cagey enough to realize that acting did not stop when dancing began She faked it an awful lot.
She couldn't tap and she couldn't do this and that She got so that after a while everyone else who danced with me looked wrong. She made everything work for her. No loafing on the job on an Astaire picture, and no cutting corners. He negotiated with RKO to strike out on his own with A Damsel in Distress in with an inexperienced, non-dancing Joan Fontaineunsuccessfully as it turned out.
While both films earned respectable gross incomes, they both lost money because of increased production costs, : Astaire was reunited with Rogers in at MGM for their final outing, The Barkleys of Broadwaythe only one of their films together to be shot in Technicolor.
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June Learn how and when to remove this template message With Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody of InAstaire left RKO to freelance and pursue new film opportunities, with mixed though generally successful outcomes. Throughout this period, Astaire continued to value the input of choreographic collaborators and, unlike the s when he worked almost exclusively with Hermes Pan, he tapped the talents of other choreographers in an effort to continually innovate.
His first post-Ginger dance partner was the redoubtable Eleanor Powell —considered the finest female tap-dancer of her generation—in Broadway Melody ofin which they performed a celebrated extended dance routine to Cole Porter's " Begin the Beguine. She really knocked out a tap dance in a class by herself. The former film is particularly remembered for his virtuoso solo dance to "Let's Say it with Firecrackers" while the latter film featured an innovative song and dance routine to a song indelibly associated with him: The first, You'll Never Get Richcatapulted Hayworth to stardom and provided Astaire his third on-screen opportunity to integrate Latin American dance idioms into his style the first being with Ginger Rogers in "The Carioca" number from Flying Down to Rio and the second, again with Rogers, was the "Dengozo" dance from The Story of Vernon and Irene Castletaking advantage of Hayworth's professional Latin dance pedigree.
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He next appeared opposite the seventeen-year-old Joan Leslie in the wartime drama The Sky's the Limitin which he introduced Arlen and Mercer 's " One for My Baby " while dancing on a bar counter in a dark and troubled routine. This film, which was choreographed by Astaire alone and achieved modest box office success, represented an important departure for Astaire from his usual charming happy-go-lucky screen persona, and confused contemporary critics.
His next partner, Lucille Bremerwas featured in two lavish vehicles, both directed by Vincente Minnelli: While Follies was a hit, Yolanda bombed at the box office, and Astaire, ever insecure and believing his career was beginning to falter, surprised his audiences by announcing his retirement during the production of Blue Skiesnominating "Puttin' on the Ritz" as his farewell dance.
After announcing his retirement inAstaire concentrated on his horse-racing interests and in founded the Fred Astaire Dance Studioswhich he subsequently sold in While Three Little Words did quite well at the box office, Let's Dance was a financial disappointment. The Band Wagonwhich is considered to be one of the finest musicals ever made, received rave reviews from critics and drew huge crowds. But because of its excessive cost, it failed to make a profit on its first release.
Soon after, Astaire, along with all the other remaining stars at M-G-M, was let go from his contract because of the advent of television and the downsizing of film production. InAstaire was about to start work on a new musical, Daddy Long Legs with Leslie Caron at 20th Century Foxwhen his wife Phyllis became ill and suddenly died of lung cancer.
Astaire was so bereaved that he wanted to shut down the picture and offered to pay the production costs out of his own pocket. However, Johnny Mercer the film's composer and Fox studio executives convinced him that work would be the best thing for him at that time. When Daddy Long Legs was released init did only moderately well at the box office.
His next film for Paramount, Funny Faceteamed him with Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson and despite the sumptuousness of the production and the strong reviews from critics, it failed to make back its cost. Similarly, Astaire's next project — his final musical at M-G-M, Silk Stockingsin which he co-starred with Cyd Charissealso lost money at the box office. As a result, Astaire withdrew from motion pictures for two years. Why should anyone have to convince someone else to be with them?
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