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SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileTwain still has legions of devotees, eagerly awaiting her new album Now, but in the decade and a half since she released original tunes, a lot has changed.Still the one: Shania Twain on returning to music after messy divorceMany new artists have come along to fill the country pop void (hello Taylor Swift!).And since her heyday, the music industry has been transformed, with singles taking over from albums, and streaming surpassing radio play or album sales.Toronto Sun music critic Jane Stevenson told CBC News that in her view “15 years is a long time in the record industry to go away,” but noted “if all these people who grew up with Shania decide ‘yes,
I want to go out and support’ and actually physically go buy her album or download it or however they’d like to buy it, she may surprise all of us.””But I do think it’s an uphill battle for her.”As we wait to see how Twain’s comeback turns out, here are a few other musical acts who hit pause, then came back to play again.The prolific David Bowie hit a decade long dry spell between 2003 and 2013. He went on to release two albums (The Next Day and Blackstar) before his death. (Jimmy King/Facebook)While the late Brit rocker had tons of timeless songs and remains hugely influential, the prolific David Bowie hit a decade long dry patch between 2003 and 2013.He gave up touring in 2004 following a heart attack and released no new album for 10 long years. Bowie finally broke the silence with a surprise announcement on his 66th birthday in January 2013; his first studio album in a decade titled The Next Day would be released that March.He followed that up with another critically lauded record, Blackstar, released just two days before his untimely death on January 10 2016. Singles Chart in 1978 at age 19 with her debut song Wuthering Heights. She was the first female artist to hit No. with a self penned song, staying atop the pop chart for four weeks.Bush followed it up with several other hits and albums,
but after her seventh studio album, The Red Shoes, came out in 1993 she disappeared from the public eye, taking time to deal with the deaths of her guitarist, and her mother. She also gave birth to a son in 1998.Her next album, Aerial, didn’t appear until 2005.She took an even longer break between concerts. Her first tour was in 1979 and apart from an occasional live appearance, fans had to wait an astounding 35 years until she hit the stage again for a series of 22 concerts in London in 2014.The former Genesis drummer turned singer had a hugely successful solo career including the 1981 ear worm In The Air Tonight. But he surprised fans by announcing his retirement after his last album of original material in 2002, putting on his cheekily named First Final Farewell Tour.