Real Name: Alanis Nadine Morissette
Date of Birth: June 1, 1974
Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Father: Alan Richard Morissette
Mother: Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein)
* Alanis (1991)
* Now Is the Time (1992)
* Jagged Little Pill (1995)
* Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
* Under Rug Swept (2002)
* So-Called Chaos (2004)
* Flavors of Entanglement (2008)
* Havoc and Bright Lights (2012)
Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards.
Morissette was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein), a Hungarian-born teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a French-Canadian high school principal. Morissette's parents were devout Catholics. She has a twin brother, Wade, and an older brother, Chad. At six, she began playing the piano. In 1984, Morissette wrote her first song, "Fate Stay with Me," which she sent to a local folk singer, Lindsay Morgan, who recruited Morissette as her protégé. Morissette released "Fate Stay with Me" as a single via a label she founded with Morgan. A limited number of copies were pressed, and it received little airplay. In elementary school she was identified as gifted and attended St. Elizabeth's PGL (program for gifted learners). During her high school years, she attended Immaculata High School and Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa while continuing to pursue a career in the arts. In 1986, she was a cast regular on the CTV/Nickelodeon show, You Can't Do That on Television. In 1987, Morissette competed in the inaugural year of the Rising Star Talent Competition, an amateur contest held in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition.
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 worldwide debut album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, which remains the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the U.S., and the highest selling debut album worldwide, selling 30 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 40 million albums worldwide.
In February 2005, Morissette became a naturalized citizen of the United States while maintaining her Canadian citizenship.
Lyrics and Videos
- Alanis Morissette - Guardian Lyrics with Official Video
- Alanis Morissette - Ironic Lyrics with Official Video
- Alanis Morissette - Lens Lyrics with Official Video
- Alanis Morissette - Magical Child Lyrics with Video
- Alanis Morissette - Receive Lyrics with Official Video
- Alanis Morissette - Uninvited Lyrics with Video
- Josh Krajcik & Alanis Morissette - Uninvited (XFactor USA) Lyrics with Video