Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette

  • 17 Jan 13:35
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Before attaining international stardom with her 1995 rock album Jagged Little Pill, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette was known in her native Canada as a pop singer on the strength of her first two albums - 1991’s Alanis and 1992’s Now Is The Time. Championed by Madonna who signed Morrissette to her record label Maverick Records, Morissette then developed her unique angsty, powerful rock tone that made her famous, releasing the multi-platinum Jagged Little Pill whose singles Ironic, Hand in My Pocket and You Oughta Know led to massive sales of over 30 million copies. The album won four Grammy Awards in 1995, including Album Of The Year and Best Female Rock Performance as well as Best Rock Song for You Oughta Know. Morissette then toured extensively, releasing a video of Jagged Little Pill – Live that won a Grammy in 1997 for Best Long Form Music Video. Her 1998 album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie was also a huge commercial success – reaching number 1 in the USA and featuring the single Thank U. Morissette won two further Grammy Awards in 1998 – Best Female Rock Performance and Best Rock Song – for her single Uninvited, which she wrote for the soundtrack of the 1998 film City Of Angels. Morissette’s career continued to hold strong through the 00s with popular live performances and solid albums. She has collaborated with various other artists, including Ringo Starr, The Dave Matthews Band and Jonathan Elias. Alongside her music career, Morissette has ventured into acting – in the role of 'God' in Kevin Smith’s Dogma and in guest appearances on TV shows such as Sex In The City and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Followers: Avril Lavigne, Pink, Fiona Apple

Influenced By: Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Sinead O'Connor...


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