Twain to per­form dur­ing half­time at Grey Cup

Five-time Grammy Award win­ner also per­formed in 2002 in Ed­mon­ton

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

OTTAWA — Coun­try mu­sic su­per­star Sha­nia Twain is com­ing back to the Grey Cup.

The five-time Grammy Award win­ner from Tim­mins, Ont., was an­nounced on Thurs­day as the half­time per­former at this year’s Cana­dian Foot­ball League cham­pi­onship in Ottawa on Nov. 26. Twain also per­formed at the 2002 Grey Cup in Ed­mon­ton.

“It’s an ab­so­lute honour to re­turn to the Grey Cup stage in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal dur­ing Canada’s 150th birth­day,” Twain said. “I’m thrilled to be com­ing home and be­ing a part of the coun­try’s big­gest an­nual party.”

Twain has sold more than 90 mil­lion al­bums world­wide with U.S. sales top­ping $34.5 mil­lion, mak­ing her the top-sell­ing fe­male coun­try artist of all time. This year’s Grey Cup per­for­mance will follow the re­lease of her fifth ful­l­length stu­dio al­bum “Now,” out Sept. 29. Solely writ­ten and co­pro­duced by Twain, “Now” is her first al­bum re­lease since 2002’s “Up!”

“Sha­nia is a mas­sive Cana­dian icon and a global su­per­star, so we are so ex­cited that she will help us cap off such a sig­nif­i­cant year for our coun­try at the 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa,” said CFL com­mis­sioner Randy Am­brosie.

“This prom­ises to be a fan­tas­tic event and a special per­for­mance for our fans and view­ers across Canada and all around the world,” Am­brosie added.

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