Alanis Morissette Biography
Alanis Nadine Morissette was born on June 1, 1974 in Ottawa, Ontario CANADA, by French-Canadian and Hungarian parents. At age ten, Alanis tried out for a part in a TV show, when left the comedy run to pursue a singing career and in 1991 released her first album which was issued only for Canadian market, followed, a year later, by the second LP, another collection of Pop-Dance tunes.
Morissette, after high school, relocated to Los Angeles where she recorded the impressive commercial breakthrough "Jagged Little Pill" in 1995, this album reached the #1 spot on The Billboard Top 200 chart and entered the top 10 charts in numerous countries all over the globe selling 15 million copies. Three singles, "Hand In My Pocket", "You Oughta Know" and "Ironic", smashed at #1 on The Modern Rock chart and "You Learn" crested at #7 on the same chart. "Ironic" became the most popular track in the United States peaking at #4 on The Billboard Hot 100. At the 38th Annual Grammy Awards "Jagged Little Pill" was named Best Rock Album and Album Of The Year, "You Oughta Know" won for Best Rock Song and for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Three years later she contributed the song, "Uninvited", to the "City Of Angels" movie soundtrack, a single which achieved great succes on Adult Contemporary charts and was awarded with two Grammys for Best Rock Song and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Alanis Morissette issued her second full-length disc, "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie", in November of 1998, it went straight to #1 on The Billboard 200 chart spawning "Thank U", which climbed into the top 20 of both Billboard's Hot 100 and Modern Rock charts, plus two minor hits, "Unsent" and "So Pure".
The acoustic live-set "MTV Unplugged" appeared one year later and the next studio album, "Under Rug Swept", was released in February of 2002; within a month Morissette was once again at the top of the North American charts; the first single, "Hands Clean", hit #1 in her homeland but only had moderate success in the United States; the second single, "Precious Illusions", reached the top 5 of the Canadian chart.
In May 2004, she released her next album, "So Called Chaos", the record peaked at #5 in U.S. and at #2 on The Top Canadian Albums chart spawning the top 3 hit single, "Everything".
Alanis Morissette released a best-of compilation in mid-November 2005 simply titled "The Collection". The 18-track set, which reached #51 on The Billboard 200, included select songs from all her albums, as well as a new single, the cover version of Seal's "Crazy", it peaked at #10 on the U.S. Adult Top 40 chart.
Released in June 2008, her next outing, "Flavors Of Entanglement", peaked at #8 in U.S. and rose to #3 in Canada while the main single, "Underneath", ascended into the top 20.
Alanis Morissette will burst back onto the scene on August 28, 2012, with her highly anticipated sixth international studio album, "Havoc And Bright Lights". It includes the single "Guardian".