Alanis Morissette

  • Born in Canada in 1974.
  • She has released nine studio albums.  Her third album – Jagged Little Pill – was her mega-seller.  Six singles were released from the album, with Ironic her biggest hit. Worldwide sales were 33 million, making it the second biggest selling album by a female artist of all time.
  • A Broadway musical based on Jagged Little Pill opened in 2019. It received 15 Tony nominations, and it won two Tony awards. In 2021, it won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
  • I have always been amazed by her voice. She has a unique sound, full of emotion and high energy, with a signature nasal-based finishing note to some of her lyrics – almost like a squeal.
  • She writes (or co-writes) her own songs, and they range from soft introspective ditties to kick-ass rock & roll. Her lyrics are raw and biting. I’ve always been impressed with the musicians in her band – they can rock!
  • Check out the video for Ironic, and then watch the James Corden parody that he did with Alanis.

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