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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born 1 June 1974) is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian-American singer and songwriter. She was born in OttawaCanada. She began singing in Canada as a teenager in 1990. In 1995, she became popular all over the world.

As a young child in Canada, Morissette began to act on television, including 5 episodes of the long-running seriesYou Can't Do That on Television. Her first album was released only in Canada in 1990.

Her first international album was Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995. It was a rock-influenced album. Jagged has sold more than 33 million units globally. It became the best-selling debut album in music history. Her next album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998. It was a success as well. Morissette took up producing duties for her next albums, which include Under Rug SweptSo-Called Chaos and Flavors of Entanglement. Morissette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

She also acted in several movies, including Kevin Smith's Dogma, where she played God.


About her lifeEdit

Alanis Morissette's father is French-Canadian. Her mother is from Hungary. She has an older brother, Chad, and a twin brother, Wade, who is 12 minutes younger than she is. Her parents had worked as teachers at a military base in LahrGermany.

Morissette became an American citizen in 2005. She is still Canadian citizen.


Jagged Little PillEdit

Morissette has had many albums. Her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill became a very popular album. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The album caused Morissette to win four Grammy Awards. The album Jagged Little Pill touched many people.

On the album, Morissette sang songs about many different things. These things include:

  • love (in the song "Head Over Feet")
  • life (in the songs "Ironic" and "You Learn")
  • her feelings (in the songs "Hand In My Pocket" and "All I Really Want")
  • sadness (in the song "Mary Jane")
  • anger (in the song "You Oughta Know")
  • frustration (in the songs "Not the Doctor" and "Wake Up")

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