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LeAnn Rimes

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Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She originally rose to success as a country music artist at age 13 with 1996's "Blue". She has since crossed over into pop, contemporary Christian, and other musical genres. Rimes has placed over 40 singles on international charts since 1996. In addition, she has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.8 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her number 17 in terms of sales success in the 1990–2000 decade.Rimes was raised in Texas and demonstrated a unique singing ability from a young age. Through her parents' efforts, Rimes began performing in various programs, including musical theater and local music contests. Developing a local following, Rimes recorded two studio albums as a preteen. These records helped bring her to the attention of Nashville label Curb Records. She signed a contract with Curb at age 13 and released 1996's "Blue". It became a top ten hit on the Billboard country songs chart. Her 1996 album of the same name sold over six million copies and established her as a major country artist. In 1997, Rimes crossed over into pop music with "How Do I Live". The song became one of the best-selling singles of the 1990s. An extended mix of the track was included on her next album You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, which sold over four million copies. Over the next several years, Rimes's singles demonstrated further crossover success. These include "I Need You" and "Can't Fight the Moonlight".

Breaking away from her father's management in the 2000s, Rimes experimented with several styles. In 2002, she released the pop-inspired Twisted Angel and in 2004 released the Christmas record What a Wonderful World. She returned to her country origins with 2005's This Woman, which produced three country hits. A similar album project followed in 2007 titled Family. After appearing in the 2009 television film Northern Lights, Rimes began an affair with fellow actor Eddie Cibrian. The relationship received notable media attention over the next several years. Her 2013 album, Spitfire chronicled the affair and her personal difficulties from the experience.

Ending her long-time professional relationship with Curb Records, Rimes released a series of Christmas recordings over the next several years. This included 2014's One Christmas: Chapter 1 and 2015's Today Is Christmas. In 2016, she returned with the pop-flavored studio effort Remnants, which featured two Billboard dance club hits. Her most recent efforts include a 2020 album titled Chant: The Human & the Holy, which centers on personal mantras and chants inspired by Rimes's mental health journeys. Rimes further developed her acting career during this period. She has since appeared in several feature and television films including Good Intentions (2010), Reel Love (2011), and It's Christmas, Eve (2018). She also guest appeared in the Netflix series Country Comfort (2021) as herself.

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July 15, 2022

First Country: Zach Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Cody Johnson, LeAnn Rimes & More

This week's column also includes music from Arlo McKinley, Tyler Hubbard, Wade Bowen with Vince Gill, amd for King & Country with Hillary Scott.

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June 17, 2022

P!nk, Chris Rock, Nandi Bushell, Krist Novoselic & More Added to Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Chic's Nile Rodgers, LeAnn Rimes and Heart's Nancy Wilson have also been added to the rosters.

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April 22, 2022

Grammy Museum to Host ‘The Power of Women in Country Music’ Exhibit

The exhibit will highlight the careers of Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Mickey Guyton and more.

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April 21, 2022

Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift to Be Featured in New Grammy Museum Exhibit

The Power of Women in Country Music will include a public program featuring LeAnn Rimes and author Marissa R. Moss

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March 28, 2022

LeAnn Rimes Welcomes Mickey Guyton, Ashley McBryde & More for ‘CMT Crossroads’

The show will celebrate Rimes' 25th career anniversary and preview new music from the singer-songwriter.

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March 15, 2022

Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Makes History as the Longest-Charting Billboard Hot 100 Hit Ever Among Women | Billboard News

Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” logs a 70th week on the Billboard Hot 100 (on the chart dated March 19, 2022), rewriting the record for the most weeks ever spent on the survey for a song by a woman. It one-ups the 69-week run of LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” in 1997-98.

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March 10, 2021

Gladys Knight, Cynthia Erivo Tapped for ‘A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change’

Common will host CBS special featuring John Fogerty, LeAnn Rimes, Patti LaBelle, and more artists

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December 23, 2020

LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About Seeking Treatment For Anxiety, Depression: I Was ‘Going Down a Dark Path’

LeAnn Rimes dropped in to Wednesday's (Dec. 23) Tamron Hall to discuss seeking treatment for depression and anxiety, and how the support of her husband Eddie Cibran helped her heal.

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Discs

the wild

July 15, 2022

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the only

May 20, 2022

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how much a heart can hold

April 8, 2022

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Whatever We Wanna (Deluxe Edition)

September 10, 2021

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Throw My Arms Around the World (Dave Audé Remix)

March 5, 2021

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I Do

February 12, 2021

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Throw My Arms Around the World

December 16, 2020

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CHANT: The Human & The Holy

November 20, 2020

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My Heart

November 19, 2020

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Sing Love into the World

November 18, 2020

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Please Remember (Dave Audé Mix)

November 13, 2020

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Can't Fight The Moonlight (Dave Audé Mix)

November 13, 2020

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But I Do Love You (Dave Audé Mix)

November 6, 2020

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The Right Kind Of Wrong (Dave Audé Mix)

October 30, 2020

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Coyote Ugly (Dave Audé MegaMix)

October 23, 2020

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Rimes (Live at Gruene Hall)

September 25, 2019

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It's Christmas, Eve (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

October 12, 2018

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It's Christmas Eve

October 5, 2018

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You and Me and Christmas

September 28, 2018

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The Gift of Your Love

September 14, 2018

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Re-Imagined

June 20, 2018

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Borrowed (Re-Imagined)

June 20, 2018

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Can't Fight the Moonlight (Re-Imagined) (Live)

May 30, 2018

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Blue (Re-Imagined) (Live)

May 21, 2018

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One Way Ticket (Re-Imagined)

April 25, 2018

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How Do I Live (Re-Imagined)

March 30, 2018

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Love Line (Remixes)

November 3, 2017

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Love Is Love Is Love (The Remixes)

June 16, 2017

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Love Is Love Is Love

May 19, 2017

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Spotify Singles

March 22, 2017

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Long Live Love (The Remixes)

February 24, 2017

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Remnants

September 9, 2016

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The Story (Remixes)

August 19, 2016

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Today Is Christmas

October 16, 2015

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Today Is Christmas (Holiday Theme for NBC's TODAY)

September 25, 2015

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Celebrate Me Home

September 18, 2015

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One Christmas: Chapter One

October 27, 2014

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

September 30, 2014

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Dance Like You Don't Give A....Greatest Remixes

August 5, 2014

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Gasoline And Matches (Dave Aude Radio Mix)

January 10, 2014

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Spitfire (Remixes)

September 10, 2013

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Spitfire

April 9, 2013

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Give (Remixes)

October 11, 2011

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Lady & Gentlemen

September 27, 2011

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Santa Baby

December 14, 2010

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What I Cannot Change (Radio Mixes EP)

November 18, 2008

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What I Cannot Change (Extended Mixes EP)

November 18, 2008

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Nothin' Better To Do (Remixes)

November 6, 2007

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Family

October 9, 2007

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And It Feels Like

May 22, 2006

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Last Thing On My Mind (Remixes)

June 21, 2005

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This Woman

January 25, 2005

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What A Wonderful World

October 12, 2004

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We Can (Remixes)

January 1, 2003

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Twisted Angel

October 1, 2002

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Tic Toc (Remixes)

January 1, 2002

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Suddenly (Remixes)

January 1, 2002

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Life Goes On (Remixes)

January 1, 2002

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But I Do Love You (Remixes)

January 1, 2002

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God Bless America

October 16, 2001

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I Need You

January 30, 2001

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You Are (Remixes)

January 1, 2001

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The Right Kind Of Wrong (Remixes)

January 1, 2001

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Soon (Remixes)

January 1, 2001

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Sittin' On Top Of The World (Remixes)

January 1, 2001

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I Need You (Remixes)

January 1, 2001

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Can't Fight The Moonlight (Dance Mixes)

August 22, 2000

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Sittin' On Top Of The World

May 5, 1998

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You Light Up My Life

September 9, 1997

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How Do I Live (Dance Mixes)

June 3, 1997

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The Early Years

February 4, 1997

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LeAnn Rimes

October 26, 1996

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Blue

July 9, 1996

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