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I Spent An Afternoon With Shania Twain And Lost My Damn Mind

I'm fragile still. Be gentle.

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There are three things you need to know about me: 1) I love Britney Spears, 2) I also love Shania Twain, and 3) I'm currently obsessed with green tea and have been 15 days sober from coffee, and it's all I talk about besides Shania and Brit. Green tea will change your life!

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So, anyways, Shania Twain is a legend. I've been obsessed with her for basically my entire life, and her music is the only thing besides most food that brings me peace.

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I've written about Shania a number of times. I personally think she is the most underrated music artist of all time. Facts are facts.

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So, when she responded to a tweet of mine, I politely flipped the fuck out.

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And then someone from her team reached out and asked me to host a surprise listening party for her new album, Shania Now. This will be her first album released in 15 years!!!! Read more about that here.

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The event was a total setup. Her biggest fans were invited for what they thought was just a listening party, but the real truth is Shania was there to surprise them.

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It was magical. You can watch that surprise (and me shaking) here:

I had a lot of fun surprising some of my biggest fans at the @Spotify NY listening party of #ShaniaNOW.

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Then I got to interview God.

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Here are eight random things I learned:

1. Shania name-dropped Brad Pitt in "That Don't Impress Me Much" ("so you're Brad Pitt") because of a nude-photo scandal.

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Paparazzi took nude pics of Brad Pitt in the '90s and Shania was writing the song right around then. So, figure it out for yourself.

2. Shania would like to collaborate with Nicki Minaj.

I had to ask her who out of the pop girls she would collab with, and she said Nicki! Iconic.
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I had to ask her who out of the pop girls she would collab with, and she said Nicki! Iconic.

3. Her favorite song to perform live is "Man! I Feel Like A Woman."

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5. Britney Spears has been inside Shania's house.

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In case you didn't know, Shania cowrote Britney's gorgeous ballad "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know." Shania said Britney went to her house and was very sweet. Legends supporting legends. Iconic!

6. Shania warms up her voice by jumping on a trampoline and singing Celine Dion and Ariana Grande.

Shania lost her voice and thought she would never be able to sing again after she had complications from Lyme disease. Now she has to warm up for HOURS before she sings. One way she warms up is by singing Celine and Ariana...while on a trampoline. It lets her hit the high notes.

4. Her new album, Shania Now, is amazing.

I like to call it Up!'s gorgeous little sister. It's pop, country, and standard Shania fare. One minute we're crying, then bopping, and then literally fist-pumping. So much fun, you guys.
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I like to call it Up!'s gorgeous little sister. It's pop, country, and standard Shania fare. One minute we're crying, then bopping, and then literally fist-pumping. So much fun, you guys.

7. This is obvious, but Shania is a gorgeous talent and I will forever stan.

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So yeah, that was the best day of my life. Everyone buy Shania Now on Sept. 29!

The end because I'm a corpse.