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Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Pearl, Mississippi, USA) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actress, who records under the name LeAnn Rimes. She is best known for her rich vocals similar to legendary country music singer Patsy Cline, and her rise to fame at the age of 13, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996. Her debut album, Blue, reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified “multi-platinum” in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album’s lead single of the same name (originally intended to be recorded by Patsy Cline in the early 1960s) became a Top 10 hit. With immediate success, Rimes attained widepsread national acclaim for her similarities to Cline’s vocal style. When Rimes released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs, Rimes went more towards country pop material, which would set the trend for a string of albums that would be released into the next decade.

Since her debut, Rimes has won many major industry awards, which include two Grammys, three ACMs, one CMA, and one American Music award.In addition, Rimes has also released ten studio albums and four compilation albums through her record label of 13 years, Asylum-Curb, and placed over forty singles on American and international charts since 1996.

Studio albums

* 1991: Everybody’s Sweetheart
* 1992: From My Heart to Yours
* 1994: All That
* 1996: Blue
* 1997: You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs
* 1998: Sittin’ on Top of the World
* 1999: LeAnn Rimes
* 2001: I Need You
* 2002: Twisted Angel
* 2005: This Woman
* 2006: Whatever We Wanna
* 2007: Family

Filmography

Year Title Role
1997 Holiday in Your Heart Herself
1998 Days of Our Lives Madison
2000 Coyote Ugly Herself
2003 American Dreams Connie Francis
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Kelly Deegan
2008 Good Intentions Pam
2009 Northern Lights Meg Galligan

Source: Wikipedia.org

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