Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American pop music singer.
Rimes emerged with her first single “Blue” when she was just thirteen years old. 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, spending 69 weeks on the charts, more than any other song in American history. While country singer Trisha Yearwood’s version of the song won a Grammy in 1998, Rimes’ version outsold Yearwood’s by thirty million. 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.
Rimes was chosen to sing the theme song “Light the Fire Within” for the February 8, 2002 Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
On February 23, 2002, she married Dean Sheremet, a dancer whom she met while recording Twisted ...