This award show moment impresses us very much.
When accepting her trophy from Billy Porter, the 57-year-old expressed how much of an honor it was to have impacted fans from multiple generations.
"My wish is to always inspire people with my music," she told the audience. "I always miss my mother at these moments in my life. She would have loved watching her little girl living this moment right now. My fans, my friends, my team, you are the ones who really fill that space...You have made me feel loved and special my whole working life and I'll always be grateful for that."
According to Shania, the biggest honor for her is knowing "people have found strength" in her lyrics and work in the music industry.
"Giddy up kids," she said. "Embrace your individuality and your crazy ideas. Just be brave. There is power in numbers. We are in this together. Love is love and when a door slams in your face, just run and leap at that door and kick it down. You won't regret it. Be the queen of you."
Before her acceptance speech, Shania appeared onstage at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., to perform a medley of hits including "Any Man of Mine," "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" and her newest hit "Waking Up Dreaming," which will be featured on her upcoming 2023 album Queen of Me.
While the costume changes, set design and dancing from audience members like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson proved to be must-see, it was a slight lyric change to "That Don't Impress Me Much" that left The People's Icon Award winner Ryan Reynolds blushing.
Instead of following the status quo and mentioning Brad Pitt, Shania sang the lyrics: "Ok so you're Ryan Reynolds? That don't impress me much."
After the PCAs celebrations come to an end, Shania won't exactly be slowing down. On Dec. 15, the Grammy winner will appear as Mrs. Potts in the Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration special on ABC.
And when 2023 kicks off, fans can look forward to Shania returning to the stage with her Queen of Me tour.
"No inhibitions, no conditions, let's get a little out of line at the Queen Of Me Tour!!" Shania teased on Instagram. "Tickets on sale now!"
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