Shania Says She Has Bigger Fan Base

Country music beauty SHANIA TWAIN refuses to panic that both her and BRITNEY SPEARS are releasing greatest hits albums on the same day, insisting her fan base is wider than the TOXIC star's. The MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN! singer - who has sold close to 80 million albums during her career - will be relaxed when her disc hits record store shelves on 9 November (04) because she is so confident in her popularity. She says, "I don't think it's going to interfere at all on a competitive level, because we have such completely different audiences. There's some crossover, sure. But my fan base is so wide that I can't imagine that their parents are buying Britney's album. Their parents are buying my album. Their grandparents are buying my album. So it's a different audience in that sense, but there's probably some crossover there. "Besides, things are long-term. I've got three singles on this CD. This isn't just about the first day. This isn't just about the first week. My records never have been anyway. This is about what's going to happen over the following year." thanks contactmusic.com