Canada's most powerful musicians: 3. Shania Twain

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Shania Twain doesn't need to release an album to stay relevant. According to Nielsen Entertainment, Canadian radio played her songs more than 70,000 times in the last year — not bad, considering she hasn't put out a disc since 2004.

Besides her ubiquitous radio presence, Twain continued to push Shania by Stetson, a perfume she launched in early 2005, and a CBC movie and a Country Music Television special about her life aired on TV in November and April respectively. She also contributed a new song to the Desperate Housewives soundtrack last September and even taught Martha Stewart how to make poutine in November.