LeAnn Rimes takes the stage at the Newton Theatre Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.
LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, won two Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award. Rimes recently inked a worldwide deal with RCA UK who recently released her 16th studio album, Remnants. The album dropped on February 3, 2017 in the U.S. and debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at #3 on iTunes overall charts in its first week.
LeAnn Rimes had her first national hit at age 13 with the 1996 release of Blue, which remained at the #1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for more than three months. 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Blue. Out of the 42 charting singles she has released throughout her expansive career, Rimes’ song “How Do I Live”, ranks #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs,” and it holds the record for being the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight”, which went #1 in 11 countries. Rimes had a hand in penning every song on her 2007’s release Family, which received two Grammy nominations. Her last album with Curb Records, Spitfire, was released in June 2013 and was immediately a critics darling, debuting at #9 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and #4 on iTunes. An album of greatest hits dance remixes, Dance Like You Don’t Give A ….Greatest Hits Remixes, was released the summer of 2014 and went to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart. In 2015, Rimes released her third Christmas album titled, Today is Christmas, which is a follow up to her 2014 album, One Christmas.