Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” Album

Shania Twain’s third studio album, Come On Over was released on November 4, 1997 and has gone on to break records to become one of the world’s best-selling albums.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Shania Twain's Come On Over at

In what was mostly a collaboration with then husband and producer Robert John Mutt Lange, the two wanted to break the traditional country music flow and explore a variety of country pop numbers instead. It was recorded from 1996 to 1997 at not less than eight different studios. The album was released in different versions namely the original country version in 1997. Thereafter, the revised pop and international versions were released in 1998 and 1999.

Accomplishments of “Come On Over”

It achieved major success, beating her own previous record and becoming the best-selling country album by a Canadian, and best-selling studio album released by a female singer irrespective of its genre. It stood out once again to become the ninth-best selling album globally and in the United States.

Debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts, it stayed at the top for 50 weeks. Furthermore, it stayed among the top 10 in the aforementioned chart for 151 weeks. From the sixteen tracks released on the album, six made it to the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40.

The album received the following certifications:

  • 18x Platinum in Australia
  • 21x Platinum in New Zealand
  • 11x Platinum in the United Kingdom
  • 20x Platinum in the United States.

In the UK, the album stayed on top of the charts for 11 weeks, spent 19 weeks topping Australian charts and stayed on top of Canadian charts for more than 110 weeks. Globally, it has sold more than 40 million copies, with over 20 million copies sold in the United States.

During the 41st Grammy Awards, Come On Over received six nominations including Best Country Album and Album of the Year. The single, You’re Still the One was named Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. The titular track was also named Best Country Song.

3 Responses

  1. Miss Jayden says:

    Hi. Thanks for this so much. I’m just wondering about this in your story: “2x Platinum in the United States.” You did say it sold over 20 million in the US in your paragraph below this stat. Did you mean for the Bullet Comment to say 2 X Diamond? Or did you intend to type 20 X Platinum? I love the story and it’s great. I’m just suggesting that there might be a typo in the story, if I’m reading this correctly. I love your Website and I just found it today when a friend shared the link with me. I’m now a fan! Thanks.

    • SMF says:

      Hi Miss Jayden, thanks for your comment and being a fan of this platform. And yes, you’re right it was a typo. We meant to say “20X Platinum”. We have corrected the error. Thanks again for bringing that to our attention.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks so much. I’m happy to help. Thanks for this great website. I love learning all about music history and artists . And the meaning behind their songs, as well as their stories. Have a great day!

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