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Country Singer Shania Twain Gets Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Los Angeles, June 3: Shania Twain - the top-selling female country artist of all time - got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (2 June).The singer, born in Canada, was joined

PTI [ Updated: June 03, 2011 16:29 IST ]
country singer shania twain gets star on hollywood walk of
country singer shania twain gets star on hollywood walk of fame

Los Angeles, June 3: Shania Twain - the top-selling female country artist of all time - got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (2 June).


The singer, born in Canada, was joined by actress Bo Derek at the ceremony for the 2,442nd star.

"Shania is an Ojibwa name that means, 'I'm on my way.' And I have to say it has been a blast watching you, on your way, right up to today," Derek told Twain. "She is one of the most talented, beautiful, beloved people in the world."

Twain - whose 1997 album "Come On Over" was the biggest seller by a woman in any music genre - has had eight No. 1 hit songs and more than 57 million albums sold in North America.

At the ceremony, she read an excerpt from her memoir released last month, "From This Moment On," in which she clarified for her son her place in the world.

"I remember standing back-stage with (son) Eja one night watching the arena fill up. ... Eja turned to me and observed, 'Mommy, they look like ants,' referring to all the people streaming in from a distance. 'You are the queen and they are all here for you."'

"I have never wanted Eja to get confused by the image of celebrity, and develop a false impression that I was in anyway superior to anyone. So, I reminded him that I wasn't a queen. In fact, I said, 'I work for those people.

They don't work for me the way that army ants do for their queen. They are here to be entertained by me and I have to get out there and make them happy.' And that is the truth of being a star."

The star is in front of the W Hollywood hotel. AP

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