Saturday 5/8/21 12pm ET: MaxCountry Saturday Artist Countdown: LeAnn Rimes Top 30 Hits

American singer LeAnn Rimes has released 12 studio albums and placed 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since 1996.

At the age of nine, Rimes released her demo album in 1991 on an independent label. Disc jockey Bill Mack became aware of Rimes’ album and was impressed by her voice, and soon began to cultivate a plan for Rimes to make her breakthrough in the country music industry. Rimes recorded Mack’s self-penned “Blue” and released it as a single in 1996, and it became a major country hit, propelling Rimes to her breakthrough only at age 13.

The album sold over six million copies in the United States. Her second album, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, is the only album to ever debut at number one on three individual charts at the same time. It spawned an extended mix of the number two pop hit, “How Do I Live”, which brought Rimes to crossover pop stardom. Rimes’ later releases focused on the pop music market. After the commercial decline of her 2002 album, Twisted Angel, Rimes released the album This Woman, which returned Rimes to recording country music.

Rimes is mainly known for her pop hits in Europe, Australia, and Asia. Her 2002 pop album, Twisted Angel, went gold in Australia. In 2004, The Best of LeAnn Rimes album, reached number two in the UK and was certified platinum. A remix edition of The Best of album was released in Europe later that year. In 2006, she released the pop album, Whatever We Wanna, internationally due to a rise in sales of This Woman after “Something’s Gotta Give” was released as a single.

In the United States, Rimes’s success is primarily from her country hits. The 2007 album, Family included two Top 40 country singles, as well as “What I Cannot Change”, which hit number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in February 2009. LeAnn has also garnered Dance Club success with remixes of “Nothin’ Better to Do”, “Headphones” and “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine”.

Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide to date, with 16.5 million albums and 5.5 million singles certified by RIAA. Rimes was ranked the number 17 Best Selling Artist of the 1990-99 decade by Billboard. She was also ranked at number 184 on Billboard 200 Artists and number thirty-one on Country Artists of the 2000-09 decade.

1Can’t Fight the Moonlight
2How Do I Live
3Life Goes On
4I Need You
6Written in the Stars (With Elton John)
7Last Thing on My Mind (Ronan Keating)
9Big Deal
10We Can
11One Way Ticket (Because I Can)
13But I Do Love You
14Unchained Melody
15On the Side of Angels
16You Light Up My Life
17Nothin’ New Under the Moon
18This Love
19The Light in Your Eyes
20Nothin’ Better to Do
21Long Live Love
22And It Feels Like
23Something’s Gotta Give
24Looking Through Your Eyes
25Nothin’ ’bout Love Makes Sense
26Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way
28Hurt Me
30Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore (With Bon Jovi)