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Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette signing autographs for fans after concert
Personal information
Birth nameAlanis Nadine Morissette
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, electronica
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress, record producer
InstrumentsPiano, guitar, flute, harmonica, bass, vocals
Years active1987 present
LabelsMCA Canada, Maverick, Warner Bros., Epiphany Music

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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and also shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records Canada.

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

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