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AboutMargaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country and pop music singer.

LeAnn 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 version of the song won a Grammy in 1998, Rimes' version outsold Yearwood's by millions of copies. Rimes' other notable songs include Can't Fight the Moonlight and Right Kind of Wrong (both songs were featured and included in the movie Coyote Ugly [2000] soundtrack) and American Idol favourite I Need You.

Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide to date with 16.5 million albums and 5.5 million singles certified by RIAA. Was ranked the #17 Best Selling Artist of the 1990-99 decade by Billboard. She was also ranked at #184 on Billboard 200 Artists and #31 on Country Artists of the 2000-09 decade
She has won an American Music Award, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and four Billboard Music Awards.

Rimes was chosen to sing the theme song Light the Fire Within for February 8, 2002, Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

On February 23, 2002, she married Dean Sheremet, a dancer whom she met while recording Twisted Angel, her first pop-oriented and fifth studio album released that same year which went gold in Australia (though it was critically acclaimed due to her newly-founded 'sexy image' and resulted to it being a commercial decline). Two singles on the album were released: Life Goes On and Suddenly.

In 2005, LeAnn was selected to become the new host of the USA Network reality tv series Nashville Star, a position she held for only one season. She also was selected to sing Remember When, the official song for Disneyland's 50th-anniversary celebration.

On January 25, 2005, Rimes returned to country and released This Woman. Although it was met with mixed reviews, the album became a comeback of sorts for Rimes. With sales over 600,000, it was Rimes best-selling album since her self-titled album in 1999. In terms of the singles released, this is her most successful album since her debut nearly 10 years ago. Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense reached the Top 5 and became her biggest hit on the country charts in years. Probably Wouldn't Be This Way is a song about a woman trying to get over lost love and was released as a single. The song's accompanying music video was very dark, but the song otherwise was received well in the country music world. When "Something's Gotta Give" reached the #2 spot in June 2006, it became her biggest country hit since One Way Ticket (Because I Can), her sole number one hit 10 years ago.

Rimes co-wrote four songs off the album: Something's Gotta Give, When This Woman Loves a Man, and Afraid to Fall and I Got It Bad which was co-written with her then-husband Dean Sheremet.

On June 6, 2006, LeAnn released a new album in Europe called "Whatever We Wanna". The album presented a pop-oriented sound internationally due to a rise in sales of This Woman after "Something's Gotta Give" was released as a single. The first single off Whatever We Wanna was And It Feels Like. The album however did not receive an official US release.

In March 2009, LeAnn became the first country crossover artist to top the Billboard Club Play list when remixes for What I Cannot Change topped this dance chart. Prior to LeAnn's accomplishment, the highest-charting song by a country artist on this dance survey had been the #2 peak of You Keep Me Hangin' On, which was a Reba McEntire remixed remake.

In 2010, she divorced Sheremet and from 2011 to the present, Rimes married American actor Eddie Cibrian.

Over the years, LeAnn has been collaborating with other artists on their music material such as Delta Goodrem, Aloe Blacc, Ronan Keating, Elton John, Bon Jovi and the list goes on.

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