LeAnn Rimes is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author. LeAnn rose to stardom at age 13 following the release “Blue”, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker.
LeAnn’s breakthrough into country music came in 1996 with the debut album, Blue, which reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multi-platinum. The album’s single, “Blue”, became a Top 10 hit and gained national acclaim. When she released her second studio album in 1997, You Light Up My Life she moved towards country-pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade.
Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award.
She has released ten studio albums and three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums, one released in the U.S. and the other released internationally, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States.
Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990–2000 decade. Rimes has also written four books: two novels and two children’s books. Her hit song “How Do I Live” was ranked as the most successful songs of all time by Billboard magazine.