Shania Twain has had no shortage of admirers throughout her long and storied career, and this extends to catching the eyes of some of the industry's most eligible bachelors - including fellow Canadian Drake and Nick Jonas. "It's really fun," she toldHello! during the taping of Billboard's Women in Music ceremony in New York City on Friday (Dec. 9). "I love it. Kids are so self-confident now and they say those things out loud and it's so cute. It's a great compliment to me, and I'm flattered by it."
Drake, 30, and 24-year-old Nick have been vocal about their crushes on the 51-year-old. “I got the chance to see Shania’s Vegas show and when she performed this song onstage with a white horse at her side, it really sealed the deal for me: Shania Twain, lifetime crush,” Nick told Billboard.
The "Chains" singer happily embraced Shania as he was on hand to present her with the Icon award, an honour she notes as one of her standout career moments. "Because we talk about accolades, they always feel like standout moments for sure. The biggest compliment I can ever be paid is the compliments of other artists," the "You're Still the One" singer said. "So while I'm here today, it all starts coming back to me, all these young artists who were children when I was really climbing, who admired me or looked up to me and to them I'm an icon."
The five-time GRAMMY winner added: "To me, that is the highlight of my career, to be able to say that there are these people who have drawn from me or been inspired by me the same way that I've been by those before me. That's just a huge compliment, it's an accomplishment, and I take it as that more than any award really."
While the afternoon was spent honouring Shania and other notable women in music such as Madonna, Halsey and Kesha, the singer is crushing on one particular pop star. "I thinkMeghan Trainor gets my vote certainly for being very unique and blazing her own path and start," she said about the "All About that Bass" singer, who received the Chart Topper award. "Stylistically she is in a league of her own and I admire that. She's very identifiable, she's a thinker, so I would pick her out, there's more but if I had to pick one she stands out."
The Billboard Women in Music ceremony airs on Lifetime Canada on December 12 at 9 pm.