Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is an American country/pop singer. She is known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song "Blue" when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album's eponymous leadoff single, "Blue," was originally intended to be recorded by Patsy Cline in the early 1960s. It became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Cline's vocal style. When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade. Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. She has also released ten studio albums and four compilation albums through her record label of 13 years, Asylum-Curb, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990-00 decade.
LeAnn Rimes has been seen wearing
LeAnn Rimes seen on Mar 27 2013 in Calabasas, CA. LeAnn Rimes was seen grabbing lunch to go in Calabasas on March 27, donning a casual outfit that had a striking pop of color. Starting with her neon long sleeve tee layered over a striped button up (get the look by pairing two of Splendid's tops together, such as the Long Sleeve Light Jersey Tee in Hot Fuchsia over the Chambray Stripe Top in White), LeAnn then slipped into a pair of distressed cuffed denim (take your pick between Joe's Jeans' lighter Ankle Jean in Cooper and Work Custom Jeans' darker Twiggy in Medium Riviera) and tan peeptoe wedges. A white shoulder bag and a pair of brown circular sunglasses added on the final elements of LR's outfit. Thoughts, everyone? Elsewhere, word on the street is that LeAnn and her hubby Eddie Cibrian are intent on not being upstaged by Eddie's ex Brandy Glanville's newfound fame via "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and are looking to get their own reality show! According to Gossip Cop, "The couple is shopping a docu-series about their life together. They are personally going into pitch meetings in an effort to sell it." Hmm... sounds a bit desperate to me, especially if they are actually going to these meetings themselves! Isn't that their manager's job?
LeAnn Rimes seen on Oct 26 2012 in New York, NY. LeAnn Rimes was photographed leaving her NYC hotel on October 26, flashing a smile for photogs before entering her waiting car. For her casual outfit, LeAnn paired a deep red motorcycle jacket (similar to June's Motorcycle Jacket in Burgundy) with a heather grey tank (try T2 Love's Tank in Heather) and vintage wash skinny jeans (Rock Revival's Sora Jean Pant is similar). From there, the songstress slipped into a pair of grey suede fringed boots (for a fringe-less pair, try Seychelle's Crazy For You in Stone) and then toted a shoulder bag with chain strap; a top knot completed LR's ensemble. What's your take on this look, everyone - love it or loathe it? In other somewhat scandalous (yet completely unverified) LeAnn gossip, Star Magazine is claiming that her recent trip to rehab was not real! According to the mag, "LeAnn may have invented her recent 30-day treatment stint as a twisted publicity stunt to garner public sympathy. She never cited drugs, alcohol or an eating disorder as the reason behind her treatment - there is little evidence she ever went anywhere. Instead of writing new songs, some are whispering LeAnn chose rehab as the easiest way to revive her career, believing that people would take her side out of pity." Without any actual evidence, it's pretty bold for the mag to be throwing out claims like this. Wonder if LeAnn has a lawsuit in the works?
LeAnn Rimes seen on Oct 09 2012 in Calabasas, CA. LeAnn Rimes was seen doing some grocery shopping at Maddy’s Market in Calabasas, CA on October 9, stopping by to pick up a handful of festive supplies - including two pumpkins! - before loading everything into her car. Outfit wise, LeAnn wore a red long sleeve top that featured a graphic print of a black and white dog (for a basic option in a similar shade, check out Free People's Aztec Swing Top in Cherry) paired with a black leather mini skirt (if you're looking for a similar skirt that's not leather, try Tag Jeans' Brooke Mini with Zippers in Black) and boots (Dolce Vita's Joust in Black are similar) and a classic pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. On the accessories front, LeAnn grabbed a leather shoulder satchel and then added on a watch and several bracelets (check out Sophia & Chloe's Friendship Bangle in Gold) to her left wrist. Are you into LR's supermarket style here, everyone? In other LeAnn news, the blonde singer recently tweeted about how much she loves "pure normalcy"! Says LeAnn: "Lunch withy BFF and market for dinner with hubby. After the weekend I’ve had pure normalcy is welcomed!!!!! Sweats, pork roast w/ veggies, my hubby…. Heaven! I love when he comes home… and I’ve got dinner ready. It feels so Lucy and Ricky :)" Sounds pretty great!
LeAnn Rimes seen on Sep 20 2012 in Napa, CA. LeAnn Rimes made one of her first public appearances after checking into an in-patient rehabilitation program late last month at VH1's Save The Music Foundation Songwriter's Music Series Concert, which was held at the William Hill Winery on September 20 in Napa, CA. LeAnn took to the stage to perform at the charitable soiree, and kept her look casual yet stylish for the evening. Starting with Stella McCartney's leopard printed t-shirt (for a similarly graphic look, check out Hard Tail's Short Sleeve Slouchy Dolman in White; for a frisky leopard look, try Brokedown's Leopard Heart Tank in White), LeAnn then opted for a pair of grey striped rag & bone jeans (for a similar look, try James Jeans' Motorcycle Legging in Black Acid) that she paired with nude strappy Michael Kors heels. Accessory wise, LR wore a few rings, and then piled on the bangles... try stacking Wildfox Couture's Wildfox Skull Bracelet in Black Lacquer for a similar look. What are your thoughts on LeAnn's post-treatment look here? Also, do you buy the claim that LeAnn was in rehab for "personal and emotional issues" - and not an eating disorder? Whatever the case may be, and for whatever reason LeAnn decided to check herself in, it's good that she was getting the help and treatment that she needed. At another event in early September, LeAnn did say that she could not "ignore the elephant in the room," and went on to say: "I'm totally cool and so happy; I think I'm about to cry. Thanks for being awesome fans – patient and understanding." Thoughts, everyone?
LeAnn Rimes seen on Feb 24 2012 in Malibu, CA. LeAnn Rimes was caught leaving lunch with girlfriends in Malibu on February 24, flashing a quick smile for the lingering paparazzi. For her Malibu ensemble, LeAnn was spotted rocking Michelle Jonas Travelwear's tie dyed Long Keyhole Dress (for two similar options, check out Jenny Han's Lace Back Maxi Dress in Sanskrit or Hale Bob's Halter Maxi Dress in Neutral) under a leather jacket (like BB Dakota's Izzy in Cognac) and paired with a hot pink Bottega Veneta tote. For a similar look, try Kristen Bell for Erica Anenberg's Sutton Tote in Fuchsia. A pair of Balenciaga sandals and a wrap bracelet completed LeAnn's outfit. Thoughts, everyone? In other LeAnn news, the recently slimmed-down country singer seems to be in talk with "X Factor" producers about offering her a spot. Says LeAnn: "I love the show. There are a lot of unknowns, but I’m always open. Always open to many, many different things." Kind of vague, but still... would you like to see her be an "X Factor" judge?