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LeAnn Rimes



Biography

LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, won two Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won "Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award. LeAnn recently inked a worldwide deal with RCA UK who recently released her 16th studio album, Remnants. The album dropped on February 3, 2017 in the U.S. and debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at No. 3 on iTunes ® overall charts in its first week.  The first single released in the U.S. is “Long Live Love” which has peaked at # 1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart and held the #1 spot for multiple weeks.
 
She had her first national hit at age 13 with the 1996 release of Blue, which remained at the #1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for more than three months. 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Blue. Out of the 42 charting singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn’s song How Do I Live”, ranks #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs,” and it holds the record for being the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can't Fight the Moonlight”, which went #1 in 11 countries. She had a hand in penning every song on her 2007’s release Family, which received two GRAMMY nominations. Her last album with Curb Records, Spitfire, was released in June 2013 and was immediately a critics darling, debuting at #9 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and #4 on iTunes. An album of greatest hits dance remixes, Dance Like You Don’t Give A ....Greatest Hits Remixes, released the summer of 2014 and went to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart. In 2015, LeAnn released her third Christmas album titled, Today is Christmas, which is a follow up to her 2014 album, One Christmas.

LeAnn has long-supported a variety of charity organizations including the National Psoriasis Foundation, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Stand Up For Kids as well as The Trevor Project. She recently began her work with the Friend Movement, an anti-bullying organization and last month she was honored with the “Ally of Equality Award” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrating her 20 years supporting the LGBTQ community. This follows her 2009 honor when she was the recipient of the ACM Humanitarian Award.

 
LeAnn Rimes