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Name: LeAnn Rimes  
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Date of Birth: 28th August 1982
Place of Birth: Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Profession: Singer
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Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is a popular American country music singer.


Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Rimes emerged with her first single, "Blue", when she was just thirteen years of age. She is most recognized for her crossover hit "How Do I Live" which, according to the Billboard charts, is one of the most successful songs in American music history. Rimes' other notable songs include "Can't Fight the Moonlight", from the movie Coyote Ugly, and American Idol favorite, "I Need You".

She has won an American Music Award, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and four Billboard Music Awards.

At the February 8, 2002 Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Rimes was chosen to sing the theme song for those Olympic Games, "Light the Fire Within".

On February 23, 2002, she married Dean Sheremet, a dancer she met while recording Twisted Angel. They currently live in Nashville.

In 2005, LeAnn was selected to become the new host of the USA Network reality tv series Nashville Star. She was also selected to sing "Remember When," the official song for Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration.

On Saturday, September 3, 2005, LeAnn Rimes performed a concert, on a three hour special on Larry King Live, as a benefit for those affected in the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina. As a Mississippian, she said that Hurricane Katrina "hit close to home". She had performed in Biloxi, Mississippi just days before the hurricane.



  • (1996) Blue - #3 US; 6x platinum
  • (1997) Unchained Melody: The Early Years - #1 US; 2x platinum
  • (1997) You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs - #1 US; 4x platinum
  • (1998) Sittin' On Top Of The World - #3 US; platinum
  • (1999) LeAnn Rimes - #8 US; platinum
  • (2001) I Need You - #10 US; gold
  • (2001) God Bless America - #159 US
  • (2002) Twisted Angel - #12 US; gold
  • (2003) Greatest Hits - #24 US; gold
  • (2004) The Best Of - #2 UK
  • (2004) What A Wonderful World - #81 US
  • (2005) This Woman - #3 US


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US Country UK Singles Chart AU Top 50
1996 "Blue" #26 #1 - #8 Blue
1997 "How Do I Live [Extended Version]" #2 - #7 - You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
1997 "You Light up My Life" #34 - - - You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
1998 "Looking Through Your Eyes" #18 - - - Sittin' on Top of the World
1999 "Big Deal" #23 - - - LeAnn Rimes
2000 "I Need You" #11 - - - I Need You
2001 "Can't Fight the Moonlight" #11 - #1 #1 I Need You
2005 "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way" #61 #6 - - This Woman

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